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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 8 - Fifties Roundup
June 28, 2018 Jens, Yavar, and Clark
The day has finally arrived. At long last, we have reached the end... of the 1950s, thus concluding the brief prologue to this obscenely lengthy podcast journey. On this episode, your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark gather up odds n' ends from the decade: an exploration of the Climax! episode “Trail of Terror” (featuring a suspenseful Goldsmith score highlighted by a lovely, reflective melody), a MIDI reconstruction of Goldsmith's dynamic score for the Civil War-themed Playhouse 90 episode “The Tunnel,” two strikingly different (yet equally impressive) scores written for the '50s cop drama The Lineup, and multiple versions of Goldsmith's instantly catchy Black Saddle theme. Finally, we take a few moments to reflect on the highlights of the material we've covered thus far. It's a musical feast... but save room, because we'll be stuffing one more surprise into the mix. Take a seat and gobble it up!

The Work: Playhouse 90: The Tunnel (Midi Reconstruction), Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives), Impact / Double Impact: Orchestra Under the Direction of Buddy Morrow (at Amazon), Dick Powell Presents Themes From the Original Soundtrack of Four Star Television Productions, Rare Surf Volume 2 - The South Bay Bands

In Depth: Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television (May 8th, 2002)

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