The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 53: National Film Score Day 2020

In their latest episode, Glenn and Scott try to wash the taste of another disappointing slate of Oscar scores out of their mouths. In honor of National Film Score Day, they review ten scores they’ve never covered on the show before, selected for no reason other than that they’re good. These aren’t legendary scores or universally-acknowledged classics — one of the selection criteria was “Scott can’t just pick Superman” — but they make the case for why these ten scores deserve a listen from any film score fan, or anyone interested in becoming one. Come for the 1950s scores Glenn is finally able to bring to the show; stay for Scott’s favorite score from a Sinbad film.

Musical Selections:
Necessary Roughness by Bill Conti
“Main Title”
“Featherstone Gets It”
“The Iron Men”
“Featherstone Follies”
“The Big Ending”
“Up Yours, Phil!”
“First Kiss/Blake Quits”
The Fountain by Clint Mansell
“The Last Man”
“Death Is the Road to Awe”
Conspiracy Theory by Carter Burwell
“Overture”
“Riding”
Columbus Circle by Brian Tyler
“Columbus Circle”
“Puzzle Pieces”
Transformers by Steve Jablonsky
“No Sacrifice, No Victory”
“You’re a Soldier Now”
“The All Spark”
“Arrival to Earth”
Land of the Pharaohs by Dimitri Tiomkin
“Pharaoh’s Procession”
“Main Title”
“End Title”
“Pharaoh’s Procession”
The Time Machine by Klaus Badelt
“I Don’t Belong Here”
“Godspeed”
The Return of Dracula by Gerald Fried
“Main Title”
“Sunrise”
Quigley Down Under by Basil Poledouris
“Main Title”
“The Attack”
“Cora’s Story”
“Dingo Attack”
Tron Legacy by Daft Punk
“Flynn Lives”
“The Son of Flynn”
“Finale”
“End Title”

Author: Glenn Butler

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