Episode #66: Your Favorite Soundtrack with Charlie Brigden

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On this episode, we continue off our summer series, Your Favorite Soundtrack, where we talk to our favorite people about the soundtracks they love. Our second installment features Charlie Brigden, freelance writer and film score expert, talking about John Williams' score to the 1980 Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back.

Tracklist:
All tracks by John Williams, from The Empire Strikes Back
"Main Titles"
"The Battle in the Snow"
"Imperial March"
"The Asteroid Field"
"The Duel"
"Hyperspace"
"End Credits"

From the Stereo to Your Screen #15, John Williams & The Phantom Menace

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On this episode of From the Stereo to Your Screen, we're running down “Duel of the Fates” by John Williams from 1999's Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace.

For whatever its flaws — and yes, there are many — the John Williams score for the film was stellar. The video for “Duel of the Fates” debuted on MTV’s Total Request Live on May 3, the first video of a week of premieres that included both “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears’ “Sometimes.” A cut from a film score getting a video is a pretty big deal: I mean, despite the fact that Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F” was an international number 1 hit in 1985, it never had a video, and you can dance to that sucker. But the fact that the video for "Duel of the Fates" was on the same level as the Backstreet Boys and Britney in 1999 is astonishing.

You can read the original column and watch the music video at Cinepunx.

Podcast #7.5, Eerie Voices Mix

Halloween may be over, but really, here at From & Inspired By, we're never too far from the spooky and creepy. Thus, this installment of our mixtape series is entitled "Eerie Voices" and features just what the title implies. It's short, but sweet.

Tracklisting:

Carl Orff, "O Fortuna" (Carmina Burana)
Jerry Goldsmith, "Ave Satani" (The Omen)
Ramin Djawadi, "Son of the Harpy" (Game of Thrones Season 5)
Philip Glass, "Helen's Theme" (Candyman)
Goblin, "School at Night (Music Box Version" (Profundo Rosso)
Krzysztof Komeda, "Main Title" (Rosemary's Baby)
John Williams, "Duel of the Fates" (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)