Category Archives: Soundtrack

Friday Random 10, Soundtrack Edition

Been a while since I’ve done a Friday Random 10; here’s the first ten soundtrack songs to pop up on WMP.

  1. “Chores” – Jerry Goldsmith, Fierce Creatures
  2. “Atreju Meets Falkor” – Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Morodor, The Never Ending Story
  3. Angel Bell” – Joe Hisaishi, Kikujiro
  4. “Midnight Sun” – Diana Krall, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  5. Suture Self” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology soundtrack
  6. “Not from Dixie” – Henry Mancini, The Music from Peter Gunn
  7. “Years in the Making” – Stephen Rippey, Age of Empires III soundtrack
  8. This Time the Dream’s on Me” – Allison Krauss, Midnight at the Garden of Good and Evil
  9. “The Chase” – Keith Emerson, Nighthawks
  10. Saying Goodbye to Those You So Love” – James Horder, A Beautiful Mind

Have a great weekend!

Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Today needs a soundtrack!

  1. “A Pure Formality (Main Theme)” – Yo-Yo Ma & Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
  2. “Mike Mercurie” – John Tesh, Tour de France soundtrack
  3. “Prologue” – Joe Hisaishi, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky
  4. “Lullabye” – Chuck Mangione, Children of Sanchez soundtrack
  5. Movement V” – Vangelis, El Greco
  6. “Father Christmas” – Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  7. Tikal” – E.S. Posthumus, Unearthed
  8. “Roy and Gillian on the Road” – John Williams, Close Encounters of the Third Kind soundtrack
  9. Slow and Easy” – Henry Mancini, Peter Gunn soundtrack
  10. M386” – Brian Eno, Music for Films

Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Another round of soundtrack music for today’s Friday Random 10…

  1. “The Phasmid” – Richard Tognetti, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
  2. “The Wildcard” – Clint Bajakian (LucasArts), Outlaws
  3. Titles” – Vangelis, Chariots of Fire
  4. Laurens, Iowa” – Angelo Badalamenti, the Straight story
  5. Schwarze Augen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (Director’s Cut)
  6. “G’ole!” – Rick Wakeman, G’ole!
  7. KOS-MOS” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenosaga
  8. “Rain After That” – Joe Hisaishi, Sonatine
  9. “The Shoot” – Rick Wakeman, White Rock
  10. “Extent of the Lie” – Pat Metheny, The Falcon and the Snowman

TGIF!

StreamingSoundtracks Contest Photos Flashback

In the past, when I was more active at StreamingSoundtracks, I participated in what was tongue-in-cheek referred to at SST as the “Sexiest Photo Contest”. The contest has been held annually since ~2001 or so. The regular listeners would send in an “anonymous” photo taken within the previous twelve months, and then two webpages would be set up to display all the photos, one for the guys and one for the gals, where the listeners could vote on the “sexiest” photo.

A limited amount of photoshopping of the photos was allowed, so I decided to use soundtrack covers as the basis for my entries. Ennio Morricone was a big topic of conversation in 2006, so I took the beautiful album of Yo-Yo Ma playing his music. The following year, I took a cover from my favorite soundtrack composer (and an SST favorite), Joe Hisaishi.

2006 Entry:
     
contest entry, and original cover of Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Ennio Morricone

2007 Entry:
     
contest entry, and original cover of Joe Hisaishi Meets Kitano Films

Even though I haven’t been a regular visitor that last several years, I guess I should keep my eyes open for the 2010 contest announcement this fall. There are plenty more great soundtrack covers out there…


Track of the Day: My favorite movie track, “The Sixth Station” from Spirited Away, by Joe Hisaishi

Friday Random 10: This Is The Soundtrack Of Your Life…

…or however the ad campaign slogan went.  Here’s the first 10 soundtrack tunes to pop up off the external Passport HD:

  1. In the Cornfield” – James Newton Howard, Signs
  2. “Missle Lock” – Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles
  3. “Pai Theme” – Lisa Gerrard, Whale Rider
  4. “Wormhole” – Wendy Carlos, Tron
  5. “Haircuts” – James Newton Howard, Waterworld
  6. “Suture Self” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology soundtrack
  7. PiR2” – Clint Mansell, Pi
  8. “Main Title/Closing Theme” – Fred Steiner, Star Trek TV Soundtrack, Vol. 2
  9. “Full Circle” – Christopher Gordon, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  10. “Green Destiny (Love Theme” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

TGIF, and Go Twins!


Insect Photo of the Day:
Common Stonefly Perlesta, on the back fence

Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Time for some pre-Spring Training trip soundtrack music:

  1. “Escaping Nomanisan” – Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles
  2. “Suite from Forrest Gump” – Alan Silvestri, Forrest Gump Original Soundtrack
  3. “Night Fight” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. “The Wooing of Catherine” – Patrick Doyle, Henry V
  5. “Ending Titles” – Wendy Carlos, Tron Soundtrack
  6. “Harappa” – E.S. Posthumus, Unearthed
  7. “Take His Toes” – Stephen Rippy, Kevin McMullan, David Rippy, Age of Empires III Original Soundtrack
  8. “Bishop’s Death” – Andrew Powell, Ladyhawke
  9. “No Vacancy (Venture Bros Theme)” – JG Thirlwell, The Venture Bros: The Music of JG Thirlwell
  10. “Paradise Lost” – Joe Hisaishi, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky

TGIF folks!

Friday Random 10 – Soundtrack Reprise

More random soundtrack music as background in the home office…

  1. The World of the Dead II” – Joe Hisaishi, Princess Mononoke
  2. Gary’s Reserve” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology
  3. “Hello Ruth/The Last Crystal/The Venus Drug” – Fred Steiner, Star Trek TV Soundtrack, Volume I
  4. “Nostalgia (Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Cinema Paradiso)” – Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
  5. “Absinken/Eingeschlossen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
  6. “Kookai Foundation” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenosaga Original Soundtrack
  7. “Only the Beginning of the Adventure” – Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  8. (Fine Layers of) Slaysenflite” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology
  9. “Navarre and Marquet Duel” – Andrew Powell, Ladyhawke
  10. Jump Off” – John Powell, Jumper

Carry on…

And, a bonus video: the title track of Rick Wakeman’s 1976 Winter Olympics movie soundtrack, White Rock:


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