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Score Guide – Home Alone (1990)

Join Will & Wend for their first Christmas Score 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

Disc One

6:15 – 1. Home Alone (Main Theme)

9.57 – 2. Go Pack Your Suitcase/Introducing Marley/In Good Hands

14:50 – 3. Banished to the Attic

16:44 – 4. We Slept In/Hard Count

18:43 – 5. Making the Plane

19:44 – 6. The Basement

23:35 – 7. Target Practise/Sledding on the Stairs

26:49 – 8. Lights On/Guess Who’s Home/Paris Arrival

30:47 – 9. The Man of the House/Police Check

32:44 – 10. The Bookshelf

34:48 – 11. Phone Machine/Drug Store/Escape Across the Ice

38:45 – 12. Follow That Kid! [Film Version]

41:47 – 13. Listening to Carson

42:41 – 14. Cleaning Clothes/Kitchen

44:10 – 15. Scammed by a Kindergartner [Film Version]

46:55 – 16. Somewhere in my Memory (Walking Home) [Film Version]

49:34 – 17. O Holy Night [Film Version]

52:19 – 18. Star of Bethlehem [Film Version]

54:05 – 19. Carol of the Bells

56:03 – 20. Setting the Trap

1:01:22 – 21. The Attack Begins

1:03:37 – 22. Marv Enters the Basement/A Hot Hand/Sore Head

1:04:09 – The Chess Game (Harry Potter and the INSERT NAME Stone)

1:05:14 – 23. Paint Cans

1:06:41 – 24. Clothesline Trapeze/Marley to the Rescue

1:09:06 – 25. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Film Version]

1:09:58 – 26. The Next Morning/Mom Returns/Finale

1:14:04 – 27. We Wish You a Merry Christmas/End Title [Film Version]


Anthony O’Toole’s Transcription & Analysis of Setting the Trap

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Sideshow & Tell Holiday Special / The Force Awakens

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

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Sideshow & Tell 11/02/15

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


2:40 The Amazing Spiderman

6:13 Home Alone

9:00 The Knick

12:50 The Crow

14:26 Jurassic World

19:25 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominations

28:03 Pick of the Week