In part two of Cinematic Sound’s five-part radio series celebrating John Williams’ 80th birthday we will be presenting music spanning the years 1971-1975.  You will hear music from such films as JANE EYRE, THE COWBOYS, IMAGES, THE MAN WHO LOVED CAT DANCING, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS. THE EIGER SANCTION and more.  Plus, we will be spinning a rare recording of “The Disaster Movie Suite” from an album called A CONCERT OF FILM MUSIC featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Henry Mancini released in 1976.  The suite contains selection from three scores – EARTHQUAKE, THE TOWERING INFERNO and JAWS.

Listen to Part III HERE.

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PLAYLIST • INTRO/JANE EYRE (0:00) • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (15:51) • THE COWBOYS (17:31) • IMAGES (19:46) • THE MAN WHO LOVED CAT DANCING (27:54) • THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (31:08) • THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (36:05) • THE DISASTER MOVIE SUITE: EARTHQUAKE / THE TOWERING INFERNO / JAWS (38:18) • THE EIGER SANCTION (48:47)

 


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Erik is the host and producer of the soundtrack radio show ’Cinematic Sound.’ The show is heard exclusively on-line and on-demand after spending its first ten years on terrestrial radio at C101.5 FM in Hamilton, Ontario. Erik has a broadcast journalism diploma from Mohawk College and has spent his professional career in the video production industry working as a producer, camera operator and editor.

6 Responses to JOHN WILLIAMS’ 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL – PART II

  1. Mike Poteet says:

    Whoa, those tracks from “Images” are some kind of creepy! You should play that first one in particular on your next Halloween special!

    I’m really enjoying this retrospective – thanks for putting it together! It really highlights for someone like me, who grew up listening to the Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back scores over and over, just how much range and diversity Williams really has shown over his career. If you had asked me, prior to my listening to this, “What has he done that’s different” from the Star Wars mold, the only thing I could’ve pointed to was “Schindler’s List.” So this is really an eye (and ear) opener!

  2. Erik Dahlgren says:

    Thank you! The tracks from Jane Eyre made my hair stand on end. My introduction to them was the City of Prague recordings but no one can beat the sound of Williams and the Boston Pops. I now understand why Williams considers it among his best.

  3. Domdom says:

    One more thanks here is in order! honeslty without being an expert on the Maestro, I believe I know him pretty well, but this series managed to help me discovering new stuff including some oldies well worth knowing to understand how it contributed to build up the legend (e.g; None but the brave, wth!!!! any Rosza behind the scene or what)
    Keep up the godd work,and lets enjoy “John” as long as we can!
    Bravo!