The Goldsmith Odyssey

Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - The Don Is Dead (1973)

August 22, 2020 Yavar / Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson Season 3 Episode 10
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - The Don Is Dead (1973)
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The Goldsmith Odyssey is thrilled to present a brand new sub-series! In our very first Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight, Yavar chats with Douglass Fake and Roger Feigelson of Intrada Records about their forthcoming release of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1973 crime drama The Don Is Dead. Over the course of this half-hour chat, you'll hear about the movie's place in pop culture history, the score's distinctive instrumentation, the album production process, Jerry's first artistic collaboration with his wife Carol, and more. Along the way, you'll be treated to some wonderful samples from the new album. You can purchase your own copy of the score at intrada.com. Enjoy!

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Doug's Trivia Minute
Why So Obscure?
Jerry's Approach
Production Story
The Don Is Dead is a Land of Contrasts
A Longer-lined Theme on Synth
No Brass? Are You Serious?
Goldsmithisms
The Meaning of the Synth
The Heart of the Picture
Other Motifs
The "Italian" or "Old World" Theme
Of Sausages and Ice Cream