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Episode 12 - CBS Music Library Spectacular Part 1
September 12, 2018 Jens, Yavar, and Clark / W. David Lichty

Supported by the invaluable aid and research of returning guest W. David Lichty, your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark offer the first installment of a two-part examination into Jerry Goldsmith's contributions to the vast CBS Music Library, which featured a diverse array of fully orchestral cues that would ultimately be used on a wide variety of CBS television programs, including The Twilight Zone. In this episode, we explore all of the original library cues featured on Prometheus's Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years Volume One album, plus a sampling of additional library cues that will be brand new to most Goldsmith fans. Be sure to stay tuned for our follow-up episode, which will offer a host of rarely-heard Goldsmith material. Grab your library card and join us for a journey into the archives! 

The Work: Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives), The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (at Amazon).

David’s Bibliography:

Ron Burbella supplied us with his CBS EZ CUE disc and index (discussed in this Film Score Monthly thread) and with his TransWorld 78s (discussed in this Film Score Monthly thread).

Martin Grams Jr. wrote The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. This gave names and running times for all of the tracks used in each episode. Note his excellent coverage of "To Serve Man" in his sample section.

Dan Hollis supplied the time locations for all of the cues used in each Twilight Zone episode via his thread at Twilight Zone Cafe -> Twilight Zone, Etc. -> Classic Twilight Zone -> Musical Cues.

Bill Wrobel documented the mass of CBS Music Library stuff donated to UCLA, giving us a little more info on the tracks we’ve acquired. Even more helpful info was found in his piece "Television Works of Bernard Herrmann." You can find some of the TransWorld tracks used in the show on his YouTube channel.

Despite being uncredited, Gene Feldman supervised the Twilight Zone scores for all five seasons. Twilight Zone isn’t listed for him on IMDb, but Grams Jr.'s book may explain why, and Bill Wrobel's research seems to confirm that he was CBS’s guy for this process. Please send your correspondence to

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