Welcome to our freshly rebooted main show! In Episode 22 of Sideshow Sound Radio, and Part 1 of our look at the music of the DC Extended Universe. Your host, Wend Jones, is joined by two brand new members (though no strangers to the feed!), who will be appearing on every future episode of this show. Up first, from The Buckeye State via The Empire State, we have our very own Harley Quinn, Megan ‘Deets’ Culley, and from the Beaver State of Oregon, the Barbara Gordon of tonight’s show, Jen Wolff!
After hearing the musical origins of our delightful new co-hosts, the trio discuss the first two film scores in the DCEU,Man of Steel by composer Hans Zimmer, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice composed by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL.
Join us soon for Part 2 when we’ll discuss our favourite cues and musical moments from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. Until then…
Hang up your cape, enjoy life on the farm and we’ll see YOU in Belle Reve Penitentiary!
Rebels, it’s time to let old things die! A belated Happy New Year from the Score Guide team, welcome one and all to our 9th Star Wars Score Guide! In celebration of the recent cinematic release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and the stellar score by composer John Williams!
Join Captain Wend, his co-pilot Will Dodson and hopeless droid Claude back on board the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi! Supported by their expert band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through the soundtrack release, discussing, analysing and chestbeating over the surplus of old themes, new themes, surprising motifs, jaw-dropping orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest action showpiece!
*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for dropping musical bombshells and insights that made this episode one of our greatest to date: Dane Walker, Megan Culley, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Mike Watson, Mark Carman, Matthew Brown and Jamie Burns.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Records (2017)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Jamie Burns, Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Megan Culley, Wendell Jones & Ian Crabb
0:09:53 – 1. Main Title and Escape
0:22:07 – 2. Ahch-To Island
0:27:59 – 3. Revisiting Snoke
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:36:13 – 4. The Supremacy
0:40:44 – 5. Fun With Finn and Rose
0:43:59 – 6. Old Friends
0:46:49 – 7. The Rebellion is Reborn
0:50:35 – 8. Lesson One
0:54:21 – 9. Canto Bight
Rebel: Megan Culley (Professional Story Topper)
0:58:16 – 10. Who Are You?
58:57 – The Death Star Motif
1:03:08 – 11. The Fathiers
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Starkiller Base Sanitation)
1:09:37 – 12. The Cave
1:13:54 – 13. The Sacred Jedi Texts
1:17:53 – 14. A New Alliance
Rebels: Jennifer Wolff and Megan Culley (Professional Rey Defender)
1:25:04 – 15. Chrome Dome
Rebel: Megan Culley (President of the Vice Admiral Holdo Fan Club)
1:30:28 – 16. The Battle of Crait
Rebels: Mike Watson, Dane Walker and Mark Carman
1:43:04 – 17. The Spark
Rebels: Matthew Brown, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff and Dane Walker
1:57:42 – 18. The Last Jedi
1:59:37 – 19. Peace and Purpose
2:03:55 – 20. Finale
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Confirmed Nerd)
2:16:10 – How It Should End Credits by Jamie Burns
Space travellers and treasured listeners of Mouse Music, welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! The future has arrived in our 12th episode, as we discuss the computer-animated, sci-fi comedy film, Meet the Robinsons!
Joining Will & Wend for their high-flying adventure, as always, is Rachel & Todd! The team of podcasters head to the future to talk about the 2007 Walt Disney Animated Studios’, ‘Meet the Robinsons‘, scored by composer Danny Elfman and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Up next, the crew pick up Chris, turn back the clock, raise the Swiss flag and build a treehouse in the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings us an earworm from Adventureland for today’s episode, ‘Swisskapolka‘ written by Buddy Baker. Taken from the 1960 American Adventure film, ‘Swiss Family Robinson‘, enjoy Chris & Wend’s premiere performance on vocals and organ of the lyrics written by Bob Jackman!
As Chris treats his mouse bite, Rachel and Todd return us to the future to finish the show In the Parks at spaceport seven-five, with Rachel’s favourite attraction, Space Mountain! After a speedy journey through the ride’s history, the team celebrate the Tomorrowland rollercoaster by sharing their memories and thoughts on all the ride’s iterations including it’s memorable techno score, composed by Michael Giacchino.
In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, Ian has the pleasure of sitting down with the very talented and knowledgeable composer Gareth J. Rubery, superstar of the future! Gareth talks about humble beginnings in a musical household, growing up with a mouthpiece for a rattle and playing piano duets with his mother, wearing many hats with his band Radiate, the gear he uses in his studio, recording a string quartet in his home, putting his music out into the world and growing a following of amazing people on Twitter, his love for cello, Superman, Back to the Future and The X-Files, thoughts on Batman v Superman, his astonishing musical career so far, favourite composers, and heaps more!
In our latest interview, Ian has the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the wonderfully charming and incredibly talented composer Ilan Eshkeri, who talks about learning violin from an early age, collaborating with Matthew Vaughn on Stardust, the pressure of writing music for The Snowman and The Snowdog, recording Hannibal Rising with Dino De Laurentiis at Abbey Road, having heaps of fun on Kick-Ass, playing with numbers on 47 Ronin, the role of a film composer, creating the sound palette for Coriolanus, scoring the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancer, being inspired by John Barry for the Johnny English Reborn score and answering many listener questions along the way. Enjoy!
Avast ye privateers, scallywags, landlubbers and beloved listeners of Mouse Music and welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! In our 11th episode, we head to the high seas, raise the Jolly Roger to discuss the second film directed by Jim Henson‘s son, Brian Henson, Muppet Treasure Island!
Joining Cap’n Will Dodson and the old salt himself, first mate Wendell Jones, all the way from the West Coast, is Rachel Herrick! The team of podcasters set sail on the big blue wet thing to talk about a childhood favourite, the 1996 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Muppet Treasure Island‘, scored by composer Hans Zimmer, with songs by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Up next, the crew pick up pirate Legend Crewman Chris for another nautical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the shanty for today’s episode, ‘Little Toot‘ sung by the Andrews Sisters,with music by Vic Schoen. Taken from the 1948 Walt Disney Studios package feature film, ‘Melody Time‘, there’s more than meets the eye with this one!
The four caballeros finish the show In the Parks, in the pirate-infested waters of Davy Jones with a well-loved Sideshow favourite, Pirates of the Caribbean! After a brief jaunt through the ride’s history, the team drunkenly celebrate the recent 50th anniversary by sharing with you their memories and thoughts about one of their absolute favourite attractions and it’s memorable signature tune “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” composed by X Atencio, with lyrics by George Bruns.
Do you have Cabin Fever? Are you as passionate about Muppet Treasure Island as we are? We’d love to be hearing about yer experiences on Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as your memories ofLittle Toot! Feel free to contact us anytime with your bottled messages at: firstname.lastname@example.org Amongst the birds in the crow’s nest on Twitter: @sideshowsound On the Facebook Scrolls: SideshowSoundTheatre Find our beautiful pictures on Instagram: sideshowsound and our pretty paintings on Pinterest: SideshowSound
Join Will & Wend over the wall in The Slaughtered Prince for their first Score Guide of 2017! In this episode we gush over composer Ilan Eshkeri‘s well-loved film score for the 2007 romantic fantasy, Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Featuring astonishing performances by The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Metro Voices we guide you through this spectacular score, pulling back the composer’s curtain to reveal the themes, leitmotifs, instrumentation, sonic textures, and shining musical moments that make the Stardust soundtrack shine, with the help of longtime friend of the show, Tiago Gomes!
We have an exclusive interview for you all with the phenomenally talented composer, Lesley Barber, who talks about growing up on a farm, learning composition from her father, reinventing the musical language of Franz Schubert for ‘Little Bear‘, partnering up with Patricia Rozema for her first feature score, ‘When Night is Falling‘, bringing a unique voice to ‘Mansfield Park’, scoring the recent award-winning drama, ‘Manchester by the Sea‘, turning her house into a recording studio, her favourite films and scores of 2016, the story behind her Blüthner piano, female film composers and much more! Enjoy the show!
Welcome to the 80th episode of Sideshow & Tell, your weekly mini soundtrack news hosted by Ian Crabb! In this week’s episode, Ian discusses the latest film music releases, including a 2-disc reissue of Die Hard by Michael Kamen, from La-La Land Records, brings you his Home Video Pick from composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and a vinyl Pick of the Week by composer Jerry Goldsmith, from La-La Land Records. To finish SAT80, we have an exclusive interview for you all with the phenomenally talented composer, Lesley Barber, who talks about growing up on a farm, learning composition from her father, reinventing the musical language of Franz Schubert for ‘Little Bear’, partnering up with Patricia Rozema for her first feature score, ‘When Night is Falling’, bringing a unique voice to ‘Mansfield Park’, scoring the recent award-winning drama, Manchester by the Sea, turning her house into a recording studio, her favourite films and scores of 2016, the story behind her Blüthner piano, female film composers and much more! Enjoy the show!
In Episode 21 of Sideshow Sound Radio, host and ringleader Will Dodson, is joined by his partners in crime, this episode’s grease man ‘The Crabb’, and the brains of the operation, Todd Horan. The gang take a look at some of their favourite heist films and the scores that accompany them.
Ian sits down for part one of his exclusive and in-depth interview with the voice of film music fandom, longtime host of Cinematic Sound Radio, and friend of the show, the incomparable Erik Woods. Enjoy!
Aloha and welcome everyoneto episode 10 of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! For the first episode of 2017, we have all sorts of intergalactic shenanigans for you, starting with the 42nd Disney animated feature film, Lilo & Stitch!
Joining hosts Will Dodson and Wendell Jones in our podcast ‘ohana on the sunny shores of Hawaii, is our lovely co-host all the way from Los Angeles, voice actor and puppeteer, Rachel Herrick, and making his second appearance on the show, the very lovely and talented Mr. Todd Horan! The team of podcasters discuss their favourite cinematic and musical moments from 2002 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, scored by composer Alan Silvestri.
Up next, our resident Disney historian Chris Lyndon joins Wend for a cheery, tropical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the earworm for today’s episode, ‘Pineapple Princess‘ sung by Annette Funicello,written by The Sherman Brothers. Taken from the 1960 LP album ‘Hawaiiannette‘, and produced by Disneyland Records, it’s time to grab your ukuleles everyone and sing along!
Finally, for the first time on the show, the three caballeros from Jiminy Crickets! join Wend at Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland as they go In the Parks to chat about the wise-cracking, alien lounge singer Sonny Eclipse voiced by Kal David with music by Disney Composer George Wilkins! After a brief ride through the show’s history, the team happily explore Sonny’s setlist and share with you all their memories and thoughts about one of the best counter-service shows in Walt Disney World!
In the first episode of 2017, In Defence Of is back with a hot cup of positivi-tea. Your host Ian Crabb is joined by the fedora-wearing, snake-fearing action man, Indiana Will, and the one who doesn’t seem to age, Mr. Drew Ravenwood.
In episode 10 of IDO, the team discuss the fourth film in one of Steven Spielberg‘s most popular franchises, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scored by who other than composer John Williams!
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live onboard their trusty rustbucket, the SSR-15, for the finale of their three special Score Guides and last episode of 2016!
In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they continue their look back at the prequel trilogy finishing today with the grammy-nominated Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, composed and conducted by a man who without which Star Wars would be left wanting, maestro John Williams.
Your hosts traverse the marvellous musical web John Williams spun, navigate his many themes and motifs, old and new, highlight their favourite moments in each cue and take you the listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their splendiferous, ever-growing Rebel Alliance*.
Enjoy the musical exploration of their favourite score in the prequel trilogy in the latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet who helped us make this trilogy of episodes end on a high note by illuminating their most treasured cues with such amazing prowess: Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Jamie Burns, Megan Culley, Todd Horan and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Sony Classical Records (2005)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Rob Dodson, Andrew Steele, Xander Stobbs & Ian Crabb
0:010:56 – 1. Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith
Rebel: Joscha Sauerland
0:17:16 – 2. Anakin’s Dream
0:22:28 – 3. Battle of the Heroes
0:30:24 – 4. Anakin’s Betrayal
Rebel: Jennifer Wolff
0:37:16 – 5. General Grievous
0:40:06 – 6. Palpatine’s Teachings
Rebel: Rob Rawdon
0:43:20 – Comparison with ‘Snoke’ from The Force Awakens
0:48:10 – 7. Grievous and the Droids
0:50:17 – 8. Padmé’s Ruminations
1:00:07 – 9. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
1:04:50 – 10. Anakin’s Dark Deeds
Rebels: Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Joscha Sauerland, Jamie Burns
1:14:04 – 11. Enter Lord Vader
1:15:50 – 12. The Immolation Scene
1:20:40 – 13. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious
1:24:00 – 14. The Birth of the Twins and Padmé’s Destiny
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live from onboard the cockpit of their trusty and reliable SSR-15, Corellian Class Cruiser, for the second of three special Score Guides!
In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they are continuing with their look back at the prequel trilogy today with Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, with the welcome return of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices.
Guiding you through cue by cue with the help of their amazing Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss themes, motifs, instrumentation, textures and YES…that guitar solo.
Enjoy a pleasant, stress-free musical journey onboard the SSR-15 in our latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our proud Rebel Alliance for making this episode a whole lot better with your amazing commentaries and incredible instincts: Arthur Breur, David Klein, Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb, Dane Walker, Joscha Sauerland, and Benson Farris.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Sony Classical Records (2002)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Andrew Steele, Rob Dodson & Ian Crabb
0:09:31 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant
0:12:19 – 2. Across the Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones)
Rebel: Arthur Breur, David Klein
0:20:43 – 3. Zam the Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant
Rebel: Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan
0:33:02 – On the Conveyor Belt (Target exclusive bonus track)
0:35:01 – 4. Yoda and the Younglings
Rebel: Jennifer Wolff
0:39:20 – 5. Departing Coruscant
0:41:57 – 6. Anakin and Padmé
0:46:42 – 7. Jango’s Escape
0:51:22 – 8. The Meadow Picnic
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:56:13 – 9. Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit
0:59:54 – 10. Return to Tatooine
Rebels: The 4 Dane Walkers, Jennifer Wolff
1:04:41 – 11. The Tusken Camp and The Homestead
Rebel: Ian Crabb
1:14:49 – 12. Love Pledge and The Arena
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland, Benson Farris
1:22:32 – 13. Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson in orbit of that lovable dustbowl Tatooine live from onboard the spick-and-span cockpit of our old faithful, SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser, for the first of three special Score Guides!
In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, we are taking a look back at the prequel trilogy starting today with Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, and performed by the world’s most recorded orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra along with the equally important London Voices.
With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts gush over memorable melodies, magnificent motifs, and revel in all the awe-inspiring orchestration and choral work, while at the same time, having the most fun two podcasters could ever have!
Go strap yourselves in, get comfortable and enjoy our latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly awesome with their remarkable commentaries, musical instincts and Jedi reflexes: Arthur Breur, Tiffany Jordan, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Megan Culley, Ian Crabb, Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker and Jamie Burns.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Sony Classical Records (1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – The Ultimate Edition Sony Classical Records (2000)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Will Dodson, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:09:26 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo
0:14:47 – 2. Duel of the Fates
Rebel: Arthur Breur
0:23:16 – 3. Anakin’s Theme
Rebels: Tiffany Jordan, Arthur Breur, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff
0:30:02 – 4. Jar Jar’s Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga
0:32:36 – ‘The Arrival of Baby Harry’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
0:35:18 – 5. The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle
Rebels: Megan Culley, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb
0:39:55 – 6. The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass
0:42:42 – 7. The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade
Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Arthur Breur
0:46:48 – 8. He is the Chosen One
0:50:46 – 9. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:59:49 Anakin is Free (Disc 2 Track 1 – The Ultimate Edition)
Rebel: Jamie Burns
1:02:32 – 10. Passage Through the Planet Core
1:04:57 – 11. Watto’s Deal and Kids at Play
1:07:37 – 12. Panaka and the Queen’s Protectors
1:10:54 – 13. Queen Amidala and the Naboo Palace
1:13:27 – 14. The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul
1:18:10 – 15. Qui-Gon’s Noble End
1:21:00 – 16. The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon’s Funeral
1:23:12 – 17. Augie’s Great Municipal Band and End Credits
Welcome foolish mortals to episode 9 of Mouse Music, the podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company! Here at Sideshow HQ we don’t take our Halloween decorations down until December 1st at the earliest, so today we are finally going to talk about the greatest theme park attraction in all the land, The Haunted Mansion!
Joining ghost host Will Dodson and his macabre partner in crime Wicked Wendell Jones in the dimly lit and cobweb-strewn Sideshow Sound Studio is our lovely co-host from the west coast, resident voice actor, puppeteer and Muppet expert, Rachel Herrick, and making his Mouse Music debut, a very talented podcaster and good friend, Sideshow’s newest member, Terrifying Todd Horan! The team of podcasting ghosts take an objective look at one of the more divisive films in the Disney catalog, discussing their favourite moments from the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘The Haunted Mansion‘.
Next up, in our insidious intermission, Wend and our resident Disney professor Creepy Chris Lyndon creak the crypt door open and head down to the Sideshow Vault for a spooktacular instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris chooses a spinechilling selection for today’s eerie episode, reminding us all of one of the top-selling Disneyland Records of all time, the 1964 bestseller, ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House‘ narrated by Laura Olsher featuring sound effects compiled by Jimmy MacDonald.
Finishing on an absolute high, the ghoulish gang embark once more upon their doombuggies to chat about The Haunted Mansion! Starting with a little Disney history, they gush over their favourite section and characters in the ride, explore the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks, dive into the various renditions of ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts‘, and share their thoughts and experiences on the best attraction in history!
What did you make of The Haunted Mansion movie? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of The Haunted Mansion, as well as your thoughts on ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House’! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
2:28 – The Haunted Mansion
1:01:23 – Disney Music Archives – “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House”
In this week’s pharaohtastic episode of In Defence Of, your host Ian Crabb is joined by the daring and dashing Middle East adventurer, Will O’Connell, mysterious Medjai protector of the world’s ancient secrets, Ardeth Steele and finally, Sideshow’s very own firm but fair God, the great Scorpion King Dodson!
In listener-chosen episode 9 of IDO, the infidels discuss Stephen Sommers´ 2001 action adventure sequel The Mummy Returns scored by composer Alan Silvestri!
Will and Wend are joined by host and producer of Cinematic Sound Radio, Erik Woods, to discuss their favourite score of this century in our Halloween Score Guide of 2016!
The trio discuss the 2002 sci-fi thriller Signs by James Newton Howard. Guiding you through this sensational, supernatural film score, track-by-track, in the most entertaining and informative way they can, they cut back the crops to explore themes, motifs, instrumentation, textures, and those marvellous musical moments that leave them giddy with excitement!
Don’t be afraid…it’s time to board up your windows, lock your pantry door, head down to the basement, and talk film music!
Signs Hollywood Records (2002)
06:59 – 1. Main Titles
11:15 – Camille Saint–Saëns ‘Danse Macabre’
13:38 – 2. First Crop Circles
22:05 – 3. Roof Intruder
31:05 – 4. Brazilian Video
36:15 – 5. In the Cornfield
43:38 – 6. Baby Monitor
48:29 – 7. Recruiting Office
53:36 – 8. Throwing a Stone
59:38 – 9. Boarding Up the House
1:07:18 – 10. Into the Basement
1:12:52 – 11. Asthma Attack
1:18:28 – James Newton Howard on Creating the Score
In the 20th episode of our flagship show Sideshow Sound Radio, Will and Ian mark the occasion by talking about 20 of their favourite underrated cues. Each host brings 10 film cues they love that are rarely talked about, and finish the show with sensational selections from our loyal listeners!
In this week’s In Defence Of, your heroic host Ian Crabb is joined by fearless leader of the Sideshow bots, Will Dodson alias Willimus Prime, Andrew Steele aka Bumblesteel, and finally, waiting in the wings ready to go, the dark Harbinger, Mr. Rob Dodson!
In episode 8 of IDO, the brave defenders of the Matrix of Leadership discuss the 2007 sci-fi action film Transformers scored by longtime collaborator of director Michael Bay, composer Steve Jablonsky! Let’s light up the AllSpark, make some sexist jokes and point our cameras upskirt as we defend Transformers!
The main show merrily returns with a barrel of laughs, a keg of guffaws and a whiff of laughing gas! Hilarity ensues as hosts Will and Ian discuss some of their favorite comedy scores in episode 19 of Sideshow Sound Radio and what a diverse collection of musical goodies they have to share with you!
What exactly is a comedy score? The boys answer this question along the way, choosing soundtracks from some of their favorite comedy films that just so happen to have great scores and finish the episode with picks from our responsive listeners.
Joining host Ian Crabb for this week’s In Defence Of, is our very own Peter Parker, Mr. Will Dodson and the Mary Jane of Sideshow, Mr. Andrew Steele! In this show, your friendly neighbourhood podcasters pick a film they love that for some reason over the webslings and arrows of time has garnered something of a bad reputation.
On the seventh edition of IDO the team discuss the 2007 film by director Sam Raimi, Spider-Man 3, scored by the incredibly underrated composer Christopher Young! Throw on your oakly-shaded masks, settle down with your favourite symbiotic friend and join us as we defend Spiderman 3!
Please stand clear of the doors and welcome to episode 8 of Mouse Music, the podcast that always trys to imagine 6 impossible things before breakfast! We have a cracking show for you today! We’re jumping into the wayback machine to celebrate the newly-released Jon Favreau film by the same name the Walt Disney animation classic, ‘The Jungle Book‘!
Next, our resident Disney historian Chris, sits down with Wend in our intermission segment, the Disney Music Archives, to present another musical treasure to tickle our eardrums. A piece which is known as the most famous song that was cut from a Disney film, ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile‘ by Frank Churchill, written for the film ‘Peter Pan‘.
Finishing on a high, the hostful return to chat about a day one attraction at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo DisneylandandHong Kong Disneyland, the world famous Jungle Cruise! After providing all you lovely listeners with a little history, they gush over their favourite section of the ride, the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks and share their favourite puns and jokes from this must-do riverboat cruise!
This marks the 100th episode on the Sideshow Sound Radio Network so thank you everyone for your incredible support, we really appreciate it! Is The Jungle Book your favourite Disney classic, if not, which? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of riding the Jungle Cruise, as well as your thoughts on the new Jungle Book film and that catchy earworm ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile’! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
3:04 – The Jungle Book
1:10:28 – Disney Music Archives – “Never Smile at a Crocodile”
Rebels, welcome one and all to another special Star Wars Score Guide! There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? In celebration of the recent Blu-ray release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and the welcome return of composer John Williams!
Join Captain Wend and the coolest cat this side of Coruscant, Will Dodson back onboard the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens! Supported by their trusty band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through another amazing score by the maestro, discussing and geeking out over all the new themes, old themes, songs, orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest masterpiece!
So much anticipation, heaps of expectation, but did Williams rise to the challenge? Of course!
If you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it, then you’re in for one hell of a ride!
*The GREATEST of thanks to our Rebel Alliance who helped make this episode as great as it is, and continue to support us with their musical insights and amazing film music analysis, it is very much appreciated: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins, Erik Woods, Rob Rawdon, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Tiago Gomes, David Klein and Joel Griswell!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Records (2015)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Andrew Steele, Ian Crabb, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:09:34 – 1. Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village
Rebels: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins
0:19:17 – 2. The Scavenger
0:23:43 – 3. I Can Fly Anything
0:28:27 – 4. Rey Meets BB-8
0:30:39 – 5. Follow Me
Rebel: Erik Woods
0:37:27 – 6. Rey’s Theme
Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Chad Hopkins
0:43:28 – John Williams on Rey’s Theme
0:45:58 – 7. The Falcon
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:51:16 – 8. That Girl with the Staff
0:54:49 – 9. The Rathtars!
0:57:17 – Star Wars Celebration Audience Trailer Reaction
We’re back folks! Your favourite show has triumphantly returned! We have a brand new line-up for this rebirth of In Defence Of. Your amazing host Ian Crabb leads his robot army, the godfather of Sideshow Will Dodson, Ian’s nemesis Rob Dodson and newest member to the Sideshow network, the lovechild of nerds and geeks across the World, Andrew Steele!
We’re going to kick off the new season of IDO discussing and defending the 2004 sci-fi detective film from director Alex Proyas, I, Robot, scored by favourite of the show, composer Marco Beltrami in just 17 days! So oil up your pleasure machine of choice and join us won’t you?!
Welcome to the first episode of Mouse Music in 2016, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for stopping by! What a show we have for you today! In celebration of our one year anniversary, we have decided to devote our seventh episode to all things Muppety. Rachel takes over hosting duties as we finally talk The Muppets!
The Muppets were purchased by Disney in 2004 and so Rachel, Will and Wend sit down to fondly discuss their recent history, covering the TV specials, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video, the 2 feature films, ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘, and the ABC television series.
In the Disney Music Archives, Chris Lyndon, a man we all love, bypasses the Disney vault today and walks a few doors down to the Jim Henson vault to bring us a classic and much-loved song from our childhood taken from the show Sesame Street, ‘Sing’. Chris shares with us some of the more famous renditions of the song, why it means so much to him, as well as his love for The Muppets and the attraction in the parks.
Finally, after their recent trip to Walt Disney World, Will and Wend sit down with Rachel to chat about their love for Muppet*Vision 3D in their In the Parks segment. So grab your 3D glasses as we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida! We guide you through one of our favourite Disney shows, providing you with a brief history lesson, all the updates over the years and our experiences watching the show on both coasts!
Do you love The Muppets and Jim Henson as much as we do? Please get in touch with us! We’d be so happy to hear your Muppet story, as well as your thoughts on the new series, ‘Sing’, Sesame Street and Muppet*Vision 3D! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started on Mouse Music tonight!
4:07 – The Muppets
1:07:19 – Disney Music Archives – “Sing”
1:22:50 – In the Parks – Muppet*Vision 3D
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Join host Xander Stobbs and his band of musical wizards, Jesi, Jonathan and Will in the magical World of Harry Potter as they return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discuss the third and final film score maestro John Williams wrote for the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the fourth score in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by composer Patrick Doyle.
Check your tealeaves, sharpen your quills and enjoy the show!
Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, composed by the maestro, film composer John Williams.
Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson for one final time this year onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser as they discuss the last film in the greatest trilogy that has ever graced the silver screen, Return of the Jedi! Supported by their band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through this incredible score, discussing all the themes, orchestration, songs, alternate cues and concert suites for you to listen through while lining up to see The Force Awakens!
Enjoy our final episode and have a BLAST watching the new film! May the Force be with you!
*HUGE thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode the musical delight it is, with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker, Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Tiago Gomes, David Klein, Ian Crabb, George Shaw, and Travis Elder.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson, Ian Crabb, Xander Stobbs & Wendell Jones
0:08:50 – Rebel: Rob Rawdon
0:10:18 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:10:29 – 2. Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous
0:14:21 – 3. The Droids Are Captured
0:16:33 – 4. Bounty for a Wookiee
0:18:54 – 5. Han Solo Returns
0:20:35 – 6. Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence
0:23:43 – 7. The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:28:13 – 8. The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan’s Revelation
0:32:43 – 9. Alliance Assembly
0:34:38 – 10. Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor
0:38:22 – 11. Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks
0:41:53 – 12. The Levitation/Threepio’s Bedtime Story
Welcome Rebels! Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson once more onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the second of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy continuing today with Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
The Empire Strikes Back is one of the greatest film scores ever! Williams and the LSO are unstoppable, is there anything they can’t do?! With the support of their musical Rebel Alliance*, your Rebel hosts guide you through all the major and minor themes, leitmotifs, and stellar orchestration of this remarkable score one week before The Force Awakens hits movie theatres!
Click PLAY to enjoy our GREATEST episode to date!
*Many thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode extra special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder, Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Benson Farris, Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon and George Shaw.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:05:14 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:05:25 – 2. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth
0:10:59 – 3. The Wampa’s Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders Take Flight
0:15:59 – 4. The Imperial Probe/Aboard the Executor
0:18:50 – 5. The Battle of Hoth
0:24:44 – 6. The Asteroid Field
Rebels: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder
0:33:01 – 7. Arrival on Dagobah
0:36:31 – 8. Luke’s Nocturnal Visitor
0:38:10 – 9. Han Solo and the Princess
Rebels: Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb
0:42:12 – 10. Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave
0:45:05 – John Williams on working with orchestrator Herbert Spencer
0:48:45 – 11. The Training of a Jedi Knight/The Magic Tree
0:51:04 – 1. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
Rebel: Benson Farris
0:53:54 – 2. Yoda’s Theme
Rebels: Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon
1:00:12 – 3. Attacking a Star Destroyer
1:01:06 – 4. Yoda and the Force
Rebel: George Shaw
1:04:17 – The Force Awakens Trailer
1:06:01 – 5. Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds
1:07:01 – 6. Lando’s Palace
1:08:19 – 7. Betrayal at Bespin
1:10:16 – 8. Deal with the Dark Lord
1:12:03 – 9. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader’s Trap/Departure of Boba Fett
1:13:15 – John Williams and George Lucas at the Spotting Session
1:16:02 – 10. The Clash of Lightsabers/The Stormtroopers are Coming
Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy starting today with Star Wars aka Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
Considered one of the greatest films and film scores of all time, Star Wars has pervaded the public consciousness more than any other movie franchise and is very much the peak of film music! With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss all the strong themes, motifs, and memorable musical melodies that make up our beloved genre’s historically most important score and have an absolute blast in the process!
So jump onboard, strap yourselves in and enjoy our best episode to date!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Ian Crabb, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson, Tiago Gomes, George Shaw and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:04:52 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:06:07 – 2. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
0:09:08 – 3. Imperial Attack
0:14:18 – 4. The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
Rebel: Charlie McCarron
0:20:07 – 5. The Moisture Farm
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:23:26 – 6. The Hologram/Binary Sunset
0:26:09 – 7. Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People
0:29:13 – 8. Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force
0:32:51 – 9. Burning Homestead
0:36:21 – 10. Mos Eisley Spaceport
0:38:21 – 11. Cantina Band/12. Cantina Band #2
Rebels: Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson
0:45:22 – 13. Binary Sunset (Alternate)
0:47:35 – 1. Princess Leia’s Theme
Rebel: Tiago Gomes
0:51:31 – 2. The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
Join Halloween hosts Will and Wend this Hallows Eve for another Halloween Score Guide on the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values by Marc Shaiman.After discussing this film score‘s predecessor The Addams Family, last Halloween, we thought it the perfect time to return to our delightfully fearsome and frightening family of Addams and guide you all through the spooktacular soundtrack that ‘Shaiman the Showman’ provided for it….a film composer we’ve been dyyying to talk about once again! Enjoy the show and happy Halloween!
Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score Varèse Sarabande (1993)
Join Xander, Jesi, Will & Wend as they return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to discuss all 6 film scores in Phase 2! Starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler, they later discuss Henry Jackman’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Tyler Bates’ Guardians of the Galaxy score, finishing off with Avengers: Age of Ultron by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman and the recently-released score to Ant-Man by Christophe Beck.
4:23 – Iron Man 3
13:51 – Thor: The Dark World
25:52 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
38:26 – Guardians of the Galaxy
52:50 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
1:02:23 – Ant-Man
Massive thanks to Ian, Rob & Krystal for the vocal contributions in the intro!
Welcome to another episode of Mouse Music, a show celebrating the music and the history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for tuning in! We have an icetastic episode for you today as we take a break from the Disney renaissance. In our sixth episode, we’re off to the icy, cold snowscape that is the kingdom of Arendelle to discuss the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen, with it’s multiple award-winning songs by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and it’s awe-inspiring soundtrack by the very gifted Christophe Beck.
Joining us here again at Sideshow HQ is our co-host from the West Coast, Rachel Herrick, to chat about this generation’s The Lion King, the 2013 musical fantasy Frozen. As usual we discuss our favourite songs, our first experiences watching Disney’s most successful film in recent years and why it deserves all the hype and accolades it’s received!
Alongside Wendell, our Disney Legend Chris Lyndon brings us another tasty gem from the Disney Music Archives. This week Chris brings us a lushly orchestrated and oft-forgotten song from the 1948 film Melody Time, ‘Once Upon a Wintertime’. Chris classes up the joint with his knowledge once again, he schools us all on package films, the tune’s incredible vocalist Frances Langford and legendary artist Mary Blair and her unforgettable work at Disney.
Finally, to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Will, Wend and Chris will be setting sail on the Sideshow pirate galleon to see what magic awaits them at Fantasyland in their In the Parks segment. So grab your pixie dust, and meet us for a flight to Neverland! We guide you through one of Disneyland’s greatest classic rides, the endearing “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We’ll be covering all versions and their revisions over the years, the enchanting music and of course, our experiences aboard the suspended, dark ride, particularly at Walt Disney World.
Do you love Disney as much as us? Please get in touch! We´d really LOVE to hear your thoughts on Frozen, as well as your comments on Once Upon a Wintertime and Peter Pan’s Flight! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Remember, second star on the right, and straight on till morning! Come on everybody! Here we goooo!
2:04 – Frozen
49:18 – Disney Music Archives – “Once Upon a Wintertime”
1:19:49 – In the Parks – Peter Pan’s Flight
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Brace your sails and ready your cutlasses for Episode 5 of In Defence of! Ian commands his team of swashbucklers Master Will Dodson, Seaman Wendell Jones and Captain Rob Dodson on the high seas to discuss and defend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Directed by Rob Marshall, the 4th instalment in the franchise is scored by no stranger to the series at all, Hans Zimmer, and features the talents of the ever-awesome Rodrigo y Gabriela. We will attempt to weather the rough seas of criticism and lead you to the port of redemption as to why it may not be as bad as you scurvy dogs remember and is in fact quite possibly as much fun as a barrel of rum. We load our cannons of positivity to fire across your bow in the hope that we can help you dear listeners find the bounty of defence. So hoist your sails and enjoy the show or you’ll find yourself in Davy Jones’ Locker! Arrr!
It is time once again to talk about a composer we’ve barely mentioned on the show. Join Will & Wend in San Ricardo for their score guide to the 2011 Dreamworks animation Puss in Boots and it’s amazing film score by the talented English film composer Henry Jackman.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Chris Miller, this spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise features music which plays to the comedy, excitement, adventure, spirit and magic of this imaginative fairytale. Inspired by one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th Century, Manuel de Falla, Henry Jackman used folk instruments from Latin America and blended the incredible guitar talents of Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with an orchestral palette influenced by Debussy and Ravel to create the score.
It is our pleasure to guide you through this under-appreciated and rarely talked about underscore, so sit back, relax, tap your feet and enjoy our 12th Score Guide as we explore the highly rhythmic and melodic instrumentation on show here, discussing all our favourite themes and musical moments whilst providing you, our attentive and gracious listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to one of our favourite Henry Jackman scores.
Link to the relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable podcast Talk and Trivia with J&J!
Puss in Boots Sony Classical (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob & Jordan Dodson
07:17 – 1. A Bad Kitty
09:11 – 2. One Leche
11:14 – 3. Jack and Jill
12:54 – Accordion Source Music
13:32 – 4. Holy Frijoles
15:31 – 5. Chasing Tail
17:17 – 6. Diablo Rojo (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
19:59 – 7. Humpty Dumpty & Kitty Softpaws
21:09 – 8. The Orphanage
24:25 – 9. Honor and Justice
26:07 – 10. That Fateful Night
28:28 – 11. The Wagon Chase
29:33 – 12. Team Effort
30:18 – 13. Planting the Beans
32:23 – 14. The Magic Beanstalk
34:20 – 15. Castle in the Clouds
36:05 – 16. Golden Goose of Legend
39:26 – 17. Hanuman (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
Join Will, Wend, Xander, Ian and Jonathan at Jurassic Park as they discuss all four film scores. First, we start with John Williams’ Jurassic Park scores and the masterful music he introduced to the film franchise, we later discuss the admirable Jurassic Park III score by Don Davis and finally, we finish off the episode by discussing the recently-released Jurassic World score by Michael Giacchino.
Sideshow Sound Radio welcomes you to Jurassic Park!
In this week´s newscast, Ian discusses the latest film and TV music releases including Intrada Records’ Agent Cody Banks by John Powell, original music for the mini-series The Slap by Jon Ehrlich & Jason Derlatka from Lakeshore Records, and the Sony Classical release Southpaw by James Horner, the last score he ever worked on. Make sure you stick around till the end for Ian’s pick of the week!
What an amazing episode we have for you today! In our fifth episode, we talk about the 1994 blockbuster with it’s multiple award-winning soundtrack, ‘The Lion King’ by Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.
We begin in Africa! The one and only Rachel Herrick joins us to chat about the peak of the Disney Renaissance, our generation’s ‘Frozen’, the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. We have a blast recounting our childhood memories of this Disney classic, discussing it’s stellar voice cast, incredible score, our favourite songs and the equally brilliant Broadway version!
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns to bring us yet another tasty tidbit from the Disney Music Archives.Wendell sits down with Chris who presents us with a song from the 1943 animated propaganda short starring Donald Duck, ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, composed by Oliver Wallace. Chris also informs us of the happenings at the Disney studio during World War II. We hope you enjoy this week’s history lesson, we’ll test you on it later!
In our final segment, In the Parks, Will and Wend put their bug eyes on and head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time on the show. We trek to Discovery Island to discuss the iconic centrepiece, the Tree of Life, the 3D show inside, It’s Tough to Be a Bug! based on Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, and the hilariously-titled, musical earworms that accompany the attraction including a show-stopping theme song by George Wilkins and a brilliant score, composed by film composer Bruce Broughton who it is our pleasure to talk about once again.
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your memories of The Lion King, as well as your thoughts on Der Fuehrer’s Face and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Remember, as you exit, please deposit your bugs eyes outside of the theatre, unless you’re a real bug of course.
2:01 – The Lion King
42:10 – Disney Music Archives – “Der Fuehrer’s Face”
Happy 4th of July! In this week´s newscast, Ian discusses the latest film music releases including Terminator Genisys by Lorne Balfe, the Woman in Gold soundtrack by Martin Phipps and Hans Zimmer, the score to Shaun the Sheep Movie by Ilan Eshkeri and Lakeshore Records´release of Burying the Ex by Joseph LoDuca. Also, Will brings you the latest news from Walt Disney World where he talks about the latest rumours from Disney´s Hollywood Studios and finally, Ian presents his pick of the week!
In this week´s newscast, Ian discusses the recent The Virgin Suicides soundtrack release by French band Air, music for the mini-series Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by composers Benoit Charest and Benoit Groulx, Trevor Rabin´s Max score, the latest releases from Walt Disney Records, including Inside Out by Michael Giacchino, and The Legacy Collection releases Toy Story by Randy Newman and Cinderella, and to top it all off, Ian’s pick of the week!
Finally, this week the film music community was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of film composer James Horner. We end the news with our thoughts on James Horner, as well as some words from our listeners and what his music meant to all of us. James has left us with an incredible musical legacy and helped inspire many of us in the Sideshow camp to become film composers ourselves and appreciate film music for the skilled craft it is.
Thank you for all you´ve given us James. You will be missed but not forgotten.
In our first newscast, Ian discusses two of the latest offerings by Michael Giacchino, Jurassic World and Tomorrowland, recent releases including ‘Somewhere in Time: The Film Music of John Barry Vol. 1′, Murray Gold’s Doctor Who Series 8 soundtrack, a newly remastered version of Tangerine Dream’s Legend from BSX Records, Bear McCreary’s Outlander Volume 1 on vinyl and finally, Ian’s pick of the week!
Welcome squires of the Internet to In Defence of, a show where we pick a film we love and try to defend it from the harsh criticism it may have garnered over the years.
In our 4th episode, join brave knights Will, Wend and Rob and their fearless, leader, King Ian of the Britons, for a barrel of laughs discussing the 2004 film King Arthur, directed by Antoine Fuqua with an all-star cast and rousing score by film composer Hans Zimmer. Our job is simple, we will each talk through why we love this film and hopefully convince you, our loyal lieges, to give this reinterpretation of an Arthurian legend another try. We’ll battle through the grievances and quarrels of the naysayers in four simple sections: film, music, gripe and defence. Arrrturius!
Join musical wizards Will, Wend, Xander and special guest, Jonathan Thompson in the magical World of Harry Potter as they discuss the first two wonderful film scores maestro John Williams wrote for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and with the help of William Ross, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Join Will and Wend for their score guide on the very deservedly, multiple award-winning film score to The Artist, by the extremely gifted film composer Ludovic Bource.
We’ve mentioned in the last couple of episodes how thoughtful composers have to be when scoring to dialogue, but what if the dialogue wasn’t there? This classy, sophisticated and much-loved film soundtrack will give us the answer.
Despite some tough competition in 2011, The Artist remains to this day our favourite score of that year and we cannot wait to dive in to it with you our ever-attentive listener! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show as we explore the score’s themes, stylish instrumentation from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and gush over all the remarkable film music on display here, whilst providing you, our wonderful audience, with our most in-depth film score analysis so far!
The Artist Sony Classical Records (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Benson Farris
11:26 – 1. The Artist Ouverture
13:30 – 2. 1927: A Russian Affair
17:07 – 3. George Valentin
19:59 – 4. Pretty Peppy
22:12 – 5. At the Kinograph Studios
24:07 – 6. Fantaisie d’amour
25:43 – 7. Waltz for Peppy
27:01 – 8. Estancia Op. 8 Movement 2 (Written by Alberto Ginastera)
29:32 – 9. Imagination (Performed by Red Nichols & His Five Pennies)
30:56 – 10. Silent Rumble
32:58 – 11. 1929
35:01 – 12. In the Stairs
36:37 – 13. Jubilee Stomp (Performed by Duke Ellington)
37:59 – 14. Comme une rosée de larmes
40:23 – 15. The Sound of Tears
41:36 – 16. Pennies from Heaven (Performed by Rose Murphy)
43:05 – 17. 1931
44:30 – 18. Jungle Bar
46:31 – 19. L’Ombre des flammes
48:52 – 20. Happy Ending…
51:42 – 21. Charming Blackmail
52:58 – 22. Ghosts from the Past
55:27 – Bernard Herrmann’s ‘Scène d’amour’ from Vertigo
57:49 – 23. My Suicide (Dedicated to 29 March 1967)
Welcome everyone to Sideshow’s happy place, Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. Continuing our discussion on the Disney Renaissance, in our fourth episode, we talk about the 1992 classic and multiple award-winning soundtrack Aladdin, by Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice!
To kick off the show, the lovely and talented Rachel Herrick joins us on our magic carpet for another delightful chat about the 31st film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, Aladdin. We have a blast discussing our earliest memories of this Arab folk tale, it’s incredible cast, and our favourite songs!
Also, our fountain of knowledge Chris Lyndon returns with undoubtedly the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a song from the 1978 Disney-animated Christmas short, ‘The Small One’ titled “Clink, clink, clank, clank”, composed by Robert F. Brunner with lyrics by Don Bluth.
Chris also joins Will and Wend to finish the show with their popular In the Parks segment. The topic this time is one of our favourites, the legendary Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, and we have a blast discussing the history of the attraction in all Disney parks, their favourite version, and the musical earworms that accompany the attraction by the Sherman Brothers!
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on Aladdin, The Small One AND Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, as well as your favourite film of the Disney Renaissance! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
1:51 – Aladdin
40:53 – Disney Music Archives – “Clink, clink, clank, clank”
1:02:36 – In the Parks – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Join Ian, Will, Wend and Rob for the latest and funniest instalment of “In Defence of” so far! They thoroughly enjoy discussing and bravely defending the final part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,written and directed by George Lucas. Featuring another phenomenal score by maestro John Williams, Revenge of the Sith ended the saga on a high, but has been unfairly tarnished over the years from it’s place in the prequel trilogy. We look past this and judge the film on it’s own merits, of which it has many. May the force be with all of us on this one!
For the 10th Score Guide episode, Will and Wend discuss composer Howard Shore‘s delightful score from the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire.Join us as we explore instrumentation, gush over all the truly beautiful music written for this film whilst providing you, our wise and keen-eared listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to this under-appreciated and oft-forgotten gem of a film score.
Mrs. Doubtfire Fox Music (1993)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob Rawdon
06:50 – 1. Mrs. Doubtfire
09:07 – 2. Divorce
11:56 – 3. My Name is Else Immelman
12:05 – Lydian Mode
15:41 – 4. Meeting Mrs. Doubtfire
17:53 – 5. Tea Time with Mrs. Sellner
20:15 – 6. Dinner is Served
23:11 – 7. Daniel and the Kids
24:41 – 8. Cable Cars
28:35 – 9. Bridges Restaurant
30:44 – 10. Show’s Over
33:40 – 11. The Kids Need You
35:29 – 12. Figaro (Performed by Robin Williams)/Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Performed by James Brown)
Link to Victoria Sampson talking about her work as an ADR Supervisor for such films as Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones on Episode 72 of Skywalking Through Neverland.
Welcome one and all to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. After last month’s discussion of The Little Mermaid, we dive in to the next two films in the Disney Renaissance in our third episode. Starting with The Rescuers Down Under with an amazing score by Bruce Broughton we then talk about what most consider the perfectDisney film Beauty and the Beast, and it’s award-winning soundtrack by Alan Menken and masterful lyricist Howard Ashman!
Back by popular demand, puppeteer, voice actor, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick joins us once again to continue the Disney Renaissance conversation. We have a thoroughly enjoyable chat with her about the 30th film in the Walt Disney animated classics, Beauty and the Beast, and briefly look at the first animated theatrical film sequel produced by Disney, The Rescuers Down Under.
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns with the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a forgotten Disney classic from the live-action musical Babes in Toyland (1961) called “Mother Goose Village and Lemonade”, adapted by George Bruns from a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert.
Will and Wend end the show with their In the Parks segment. They guide you through Spaceship Earth, Epcot discussing the history of the attraction, it’s importance in Walt Disney World, their favourite version and the amazing music that accompanies the ride by Bruce Broughton.
If you love all that is Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast AND Babes in Toyland, your preferred version of Spaceship Earth, as well as your favourite music by Bruce Broughton in the parks! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
We hope you enjoy the show!
3:16 – The Rescuers Down Under
9:48 – Beauty and the Beast
36:32 – Disney Music Archives – “Mother Goose Village & Lemonade”
In celebration of their one year anniversary as a podcast, Will, Wend, Xander and Ian discuss all four of John Williams‘ highly memorable and well-loved scores for the Indiana Jones films created by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg.
2:38 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
28:48 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
49:29 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1:05:15 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Join Ian, Will and Wend for the second episode of “In Defence of” where they defend and discuss the 2008 Warner Brothers film directed by The Wachowskis, Speed Racer, and it’s wonderfully adventurous and imaginative score by Michael Giacchino. Based on the Japanese animation Mach GoGoGo, this poorly-received film faced tough competition upon release and hopefully we can persuade all you lovely listeners out there to rewatch and reconsider your opinion of this beautifully-made and visually-stunning movie!
Join Will & Wend as they lead you through the beautiful yet creepy musical landscape James Newton Howard crafted for The Village. Guiding you through each track of the 2004 Varèse Sarabande album release, they discuss the themes, instrumentation and intelligent approach of the composer, gush over the wonderful performance by solo violinist Hilary Hahn and present you the listener with an informative and entertaining accompaniment through the emotionally-charged score to the psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan!
Link to M. Night Shyamalan and James Newton Howard discussing the score to The Village
Welcome land-lovers to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our second episode,we discuss one of our favourite childhood films, The Little Mermaid, and the legendary collection of songs written for it by the amazing songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman!
We have a boatload of fun discussing the 1989 animated film that launched what has now become known as the Disney Renaissance, with voice actor, puppeteer, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, Disney fan and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick.
Also, Wendell sits down with Chris Lyndon for the second installment of the Disney Music Archives. In keeping with the nautical theme, Chris presents us with a catchy and well-known song from another favourite of ours, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, titled “The Beautiful Briny“, written by the Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers.
Will and Wend finish off the show with their segment In the Parks. They guide you around New Fantasyland, Walt Disney World and discuss some of their favourite additions to this incredible expansion to the Magic Kingdom.
If you´re as big a Disney freak as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Little Mermaid, your magical experiences in New Fantasyland, as well as your favourite music by the Sherman Bros.! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Enjoy the show!
2:23 – The Little Mermaid
38:37 – Disney Music Archives – “The Beautiful Briny”
Welcome to the first episode of our new show “In Defence of” where we´ll be unashamedly defending pop culture´s underdogs from the cold, hard realities of a harsh and critical web.
Join Ian, Will and Wend, as they try to convince you, the discerning listener, why Bryan Singer´s Superman Returns and the score John Ottman wrote for it, is nowhere near as bad as you may have either heard or remember, and is in fact, awesome!
We’ve rebooted the Sideshow Supplementals, and renamed them Score Guide, an updated version of the standalone shows we released last year, keeping with the established format, while adding new content – including listener submitted comments, guest appearances, and more! In the first Score Guide episode of 2015, your familiar hosts Wendell and Will are joined by Ian Crabb and Rob Dodson, to discuss David Arnold‘s stellar score to 1994’s Stargate. We’ll be exploring themes, discussing our favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most renowned science fiction film scores in cinematic history.
Link to Ian Crabb’s insightful interview with David Arnold’s Sherlock writing partner Michael Price
Stargate: The Deluxe Edition Varèse Sarabande (2006)
Happy New Year and welcome to the inaugural episode of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our first episode we combine two of our great loves, Star Wars and Disney!
We have a blast talking with our friends Richard and Sarah Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland about the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer and irresponsibly speculating about the new movie.
Also, Wendell chats with Chris Lyndon about his time working at the Disney parks and to debut their new ongoing segment, the Disney Music Archives. Keeping with the space-travel theme, Chris presents us with a comical song from a 1955 episode of the Disneyland anthology series titled “Man and the Moon”, composed by the musical legend George Bruns.
Finally, in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Star Tours, we start another new segment In the Parks by diving in to the history of the attraction and exploring the incredible music created for it by Richard Bellis and Michael Giacchino.
We invite you to share with us your reactions to the new Star Wars teaser trailer, your experiences riding the Starspeeder 1000, as well as your favourite music by George Bruns! Contact us via email: email@example.com or tweet us: @sideshowsound.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
3:30 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reaction
47:07 – Disney Music Archives – “Man and the Moon”
1:00:38 – In the Parks – Star Tours
Links from this episode:
Interview with RIchard Bellis on composing for Star Tours at Endor Express
Interview with Michael Giacchino on composing for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Endor Express
To finish off 2014, we each bring two of our favourite main themes to the table and discuss what they mean to us.
Our first selections include the militaristic Thunderbirds theme by Barry Gray, two themes from Bear McCreary including the musical palindrome that is Da Vinci’s Demons and the unsettling main theme to the television series Caprica, the unforgettable Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by the prolific film composer Max Steiner. For the second round of choices we discuss the beautifully majestic Star Trek Voyager theme Jerry Goldsmith composed, the amazingly bombastic Wing Commander theme by David Arnold, the beautiful, childlike theme for To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein, and the infamous and arguably greatestsuperhero theme of all time, John Williams’ Superman theme.
1:49 – Thunderbirds
8:58 – Caprica
15:41 – Da Vinci’s Demons
25:18 – Tara’s Theme – Gone with the Wind
31:29 – Star Trek: Voyager
38:05 – Wing Commander
47:35 – To Kill a Mockingbird
53:23 – Superman
Links from this episode:
Bear McCreary’s blog post on writing Leonardo’s Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons
In Part 1 of our look at the music of the X-Men franchise, Will and Wend sit down with their good friend, soundtrack aficionado, writer, petrolhead, and all around great guy – Ian Crabb, to discuss the first four film scores!
Join Will and Wend as they explore the fantastic score to 1991’s The Addams Family, written by composer Marc Shaiman. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to this macabre classic!
Will and Wend kick off the Halloween season by discussing three Halloween scores that are often overlooked. We begin with a modern anthology horror featuring a spooktacular score by Douglas Pipes. Trick ‘r Treat is melodically easy to follow and perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween. The second film score we look at is The Orphanage by Fernando Velázquez,a film composer that shows us you don’t always have to be over-the-top when writing for the horror genre, you can still write beautiful music. The El Orfanato score speaks more to the sadness of the children in-film than the horrors that lie in wait for them. Finally, we discuss Danny Elfman’s Sleepy Hollow score. No stranger to Halloween music, this dark realm of Tim Burton’s shows the composer’s clearly adept at scoring horror movies. We strongly encourage you to revisit all three of these underrated Halloween soundtracks and experience the thrills, chills and kills all over again!
Will and Wend discuss composer Alan Silvestri‘s score to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Moving through each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and providing you the listener with an entertaining guide to this toontasticfilm score!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Walt Disney Records Reissue (2002)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Chad Hopkins
05:11 – 1. Maroon Logo
06:01 – 2. Maroon Cartoon
07:10 – 3. Valiant & Valiant
10:24 – 4. The Weasels
12:13 – 5. Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos)
15:01 – 6. Judge Doom
16:35 – 7. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Performed by Amy Irving)
18:07 – 8. No Justice for Toons
19:59 – 9. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Roger’s Song) (Performed by Charles Fleischer)
21:56 – 10. Jessica’s Theme
24:01 – 11. Toontown
26:29 – 12. Eddie’s Theme
30:04 – 13. The Gag Factory
33:13 – 14. The Will
34:08 – 15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (Performed by Toon Chorus)
Join Will & Wend (a couple of zarkin’ froods) LIVE onboard a spaceship they’ve just hitched a ride on in Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, to discuss composer Joby Talbot‘s interstellar score to Douglas Adams‘ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“. Discussing each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and having a wholly remarkable time being your guides through this spectacularfilm score. Insert your babel fish, towel at the ready and whatever you do, DON’T PANIC!
Written by Will Dodson & Wendell Jones and starring Alexander Stobbs as “The Book”.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Hollywood Records (2005)
00:35 – 1st Book Entry
06:45 – 1. The Dolphins
08:29 – 2. So Long & Thanks for All the Fish (Performed by Hilary Summers, Kemi Ominiyi & The R’SVP Voices)
11:26 – 3. Arthur Wakes Up
13:13 – 4. Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah! (Performed by Betty Wright)
13:39 – 5. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) (Performed by Al Green)
14:11 – 6. Destruction of Earth
16:21 – 7. Journey of the Sorcerer
17:53 – 8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
18:57 – 9. Inside the Vogon Ship
21:13 – 10. Vogon Poetry
23:58 – 11. Space
24:40 – 2nd Book Entry
28:02 – 12. Vogon Command Centre
28:42 – 13. Trillian & Arthur Reunited
31:22 – 14. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
32:28 – 15. Tea in Space
33:29 – 16. Deep Thought
36:42 – 17. Infinite Improbability Drive
37:24 – 18. Viltvodle Street Music
37:59 – 19. Huma’s Hymn (Performed by Gabriel Crough)
39:13 – 20. Capture of Trillian
40:53 – 21. Vogcity
41:46 – 22. Love
43:49 – 23. The Whale
46:16 – 24. Planet Factory Floor
48:27 – 25. Earth Mark II
50:12 – 26. Magic Moments (Performed by Perry Como)
50:44 – 27. Shootout
52:13 – 28. Finale
53:40 – 29. Blast Off
54:46 – 30. So Long & Thanks for All the Fish (Reprise) (Performed by Neil Hannon)
55:51 – 31. Careless Talk
56:34 – 32. Vote Beeblebrox (Performed by Neil Hannon, Douglas Payne, Andy Dunlop, Miggy Barradas, Chuck Norman, Hannah Thomas and Fran Balke)
57:38 – 33. Reasons to be Miserable (His Name is Marvin)
Will and Wend discuss composer Alan Silvestri‘s score to Beowulf. Discussing each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and having a boatload of fun being your guides through this amazing score.
We also announce the winner of last week’s competition!
Beowulf Warner Bros. Records (2007)
04:37 – 1. Beowulf Main Title
07:52 – 2. First Grendel Attack
11:19 – 4. What We Need Is a Hero
12:38 – 5. I’m Here to Kill Your Monster
14:29 – 6. I Did Not Win the Race
17:01 – 7. A Hero Comes Home (Performed by Robin Wright-Penn)
17:06 – 3. Gently As She Goes (Performed by Robin Wright-Penn)
18:03 – 8. Second Grendel Attack
19:59 – 9. I Am Beowulf
21:49 – 10. The Seduction
25:09 – 11. King Beowulf
27:00 – 12. He Has a Story to Tell
28:04 – 13. Full of Fine Promises
30:27 – 14. Beowulf Slays the Beast
32:04 – 15. He Was the Best of Us
33:38 – 16. The Final Seduction
35:52 – 17. A Hero Comes Home – End Credits Version (Performed by Idina Menzel)
Will and Wend discuss a film score they both share a love for – Independence Day. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite cues and having an absolute blast being your guides through composer David Arnold‘s masterpiece!
Join us for a celebration of the music behind some of our favourite Muppets films. Will starts the show by interviewing How Adorkable TV‘s Rachel Herrick, where they discuss puppetry, touring round SoCal with the puppet company Swazzle, favourite characters, films and songs from The Muppets, taking a workshop with Sesame Street, and the legacy of the amazing Jim Henson.
Ahoy, mateys! Join us as we set sail for the pirate-inspired, soundtrack waters we love! Cap’n Dodson and shipmates Wend and Xander discuss Brian Tyler’s video game soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and the first four Pirates of the Caribbean film scores by film composer Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. To finish, our Captain guides us through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, featuring the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”, the most iconic piece of pirate music in pop culture today, written by George Bruns and X Atencio, and based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s sea shanty “Dead Man’s Chest” from Treasure Island.
They also briefly touch on Bear McCreary’s Black Sails music, and present their honourable mentions to the crew, including Cutthroat Island by John Debney, the masterclass that is Treasure Planet by James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams’ Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Muppet Treasure Island by Hans Zimmer, The Goonies by Dave Grusin and The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for good measure.
Enjoy the show ye scallywags or you’ll walk the plank! Arrr!
2:17 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
22:03 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
27:40 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
33:38 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
44:28 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
49:23 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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 composerRandy Newman.
In Part 2 ofThe Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williams‘ film scores to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. We also discuss who we’d like to see score the upcoming standalone films.
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