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Sideshow & Tell 10/24/15

In this week’s newscast, Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including The Peanuts Movie by Christophe Beck, from Epic Records, Suffragette by Alexandre Desplat, from Back Lot Music, Alan Silvestri – World Soundtrack Awards, the live concert by Silva Screen Records, a 2CD limited edition of Basic Instinct by Jerry Goldsmith, and a 3-Disc special edition of Kiss the Girls by Mark Isham and Carter Burwell, from Quartet Records, Spectre by Thomas Newman, from Decca Records, and finally, from La-La Land Records, Arrow – Season 3 & The Flash by Blake Neely. Ian also brings us news of the hiring of film composer Frederik Wiedmann for the upcoming animated DC movie “Batman: Bad Blood” and to finish, presents his pick of the week, Sideshow Sound Theatre´s 4th Halloween Album, Thunder Bay Hotel, released on October 15th, which can be bought exclusively from the shop page on this very website for only £8!


0:33 The Peanuts Movie

1:18 Suffragette

2:24 Alan Silvestri – World Soundtrack Awards

3:32 Basic Instinct

4:53 Spectre

6:12 Arrow – Season 3 & The Flash

7:38 Batman: Bad Blood

8:23 Kiss the Girls

10:16 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 10/18/15

In this week’s news, Ian discusses the latest film music releases including Beasts of No Nation by Dan Romer, Regression by Roque Baños, from Lakeshore Records, Bridge of Spies by Thomas Newman, from Hollywood Records, Legend by Jerry Goldsmith, on vinyl, from Silva Screen Records, and finally, from Intrada Records and Varèse Sarabande, 25th anniversary deluxe soundtrack releases for all 3 films of Back to the Future by Alan Silvestri. Ian also brings news of the AFI Life Achievement Award for John Williams, and the hiring of film composer James Newton Howard for the upcoming sequel “The Huntsman”. Finally, Ian´s pick of the week is revealed, brought to us from the marvellous people over at Mondo Records, and he informs all you incredibly supportive listeners out there of Sideshow Sound Theatre´s NEW Halloween Album, Thunder Bay Hotel, which can now be purchased digitally for £8 from our spooktacular shop page!


0:57 The Huntsman

2:40 Beasts of No Nation

3:56 Regression

5:19 Bridge of Spies

6:28 Legend

8:25 John Williams – AFI Life Achievement Award

10:45 Back to the Future

15:48 Pick of the Week

17:57 Thunder Bay Hotel

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Episode 4 – The Music of Pixar

In our 4th episode, we discuss the incredible filmography and music of Disney’s Pixar. We each bring one of our favourite film scores to the table including Michael Giacchino’s The Incredibles (his first Pixar film) and Academy Award-winning score Up, Finding Nemo by Thomas Newman, and lastly, Monsters, Inc. by the underappreciated film composer Randy Newman.


2:57 – The Pixar Theory

5:19 – Up

25:51 – Finding Nemo

36:45 – The Incredibles

59:34 – Monsters, Inc.

Links from this episode:

The Pixar Theory

Michael Giacchino‘s 2011 D23 Panel

The Doombuggies’ Spookshow

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Episode 1 – The Scores That Inspired Us

Join us for the debut episode of Sideshow Sound Radio, as we discuss the film scores that inspired each of us to become composers.

Starting with the symphonic and unashamedly emotional Star Trek First Contact score by Jerry Goldsmith and his son Joel Goldsmith, featuring an amalgam of almost all the Star Trek themes the film composer brought to the franchise including two new thematic gems, we go on to discuss the extremely underrated Thomas Newman and his intimate and well-crafted Meet Joe Black score featuring the heartbreaking cue “That Next Place”. Next, we discuss Frank Herbert’s Dune Soundtrack by Graeme Revell and the untraditional orchestration the composer used to help reflect the story of the three-part sci-fi mini-series, and finally, Danny Elfman’s dark, memorable, and tone-setting Batman 1989 score, orchestrated and conducted by the film score genius that was Shirley Walker.


2:06 – Our composing backgrounds

6:01 – Star Trek: First Contact

17:53 – Meet Joe Black

26:13 – Frank Herbert’s Dune

34:12 – Batman (1989)

Links from this episode:

Interview with film composer Graeme Revell on creating the music for “Frank Herbert’s Dune” (2000)

Danny Elfman’s amazing 1990 open letter to Micah Rubenstein as mentioned in this episode