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
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
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 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.