Join Will & Wend for their first ChristmasScore Guide! In their final episode of 2017 they merrily explore a childhood classic, the 1990 comedy chrimbo movie, Home Alone, composed and conducted by masterful maestro, John Williams.
Your festive hosts shall be pulling back the composer’s christmassy curtain for you our loyal listener, to reveal themes, identify leitmotifs, and gush over instrumentation and all those sparkling musical moments that make this soundtrack so well-loved the world over.
Crowbars up, snow shovels at the ready, let’s feel that gingerbread feeling!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Home Alone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition La-La Land Records (2015)
Intro Tag: Xander Stobbs
6:15 – 1. Home Alone (Main Theme)
9.57 – 2. Go Pack Your Suitcase/Introducing Marley/In Good Hands
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! This week on Sideshow and Tell there will be no reviews, news or release information instead, for our final episode of 2015, we’re having a dinner party to thank each and every one of you that has listened and supported us throughout the year and made this the best year Sideshow has ever had!
We start off this week’s SAT with Will, Andrew Steele and Wend’s thoughts right after seeing Star Wars The Force Awakens for the first time! Next, with the entire Sideshow team hosting this holiday special, each member of the Sideshow family picks their favourite track from a holiday movie and talks about why they love it.
To finish, we all present to you the ULTIMATE pick of the week – The Force Awakens by John Williams! The team give their reactions to the latest film in the Star Wars Saga, discussing the amazing movie and the incredible score by the maestro!
We hope you enjoyed our dinner party and having the whole team on the show! What an incredible year we’ve had! We will be taking a short break over the Christmas period but we will be back in the new year with more goodies than ever as we intend to make 2016 bigger and better than this year! Thank you all for listening, supporting and contributing to Sideshow in 2015, we would be nothing without you! We wish you all the happiest of holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!
2:59 The Force Awakens – Reactions from the Cinema
7:38 Favourite Holiday Tracks
34:05 Ultimate Pick of the Week – The Force Awakens
In this week’s 20th anniversary newscast, congratulations are in order! The Sideshow team join in celebration with our amazing host Ian for the greatest SAT to date! Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including a vinyl release of The Amazing Spider-Man by James Horner, from Spacelab9, a 25th anniversary edition of Home Alone by John Williams, from Sony Masterworks, Season 2 of The Knick by Cliff Martinez, from Milan Records, The Crow by Graeme Revell, on vinyl from Varèse Sarabande, and also on vinyl, Jurassic World by Michael Giacchino, from Mondo Records. Ian finishes this special show with his pick of the week from WaterTower Music!
Link to Ian’s interview with cinematographer James Clarke