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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Jens   (Member)

We're back to a regular Goldsmith Odyssey tonight at midnight - Eastern Time, Western Show.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


Episode 14 - Gunsmoke - Doc Judge & The Blacksmith & The Wake
http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/853743-episode-14-gunsmoke-doc-judge-the-blacksmith-the-wake

Howdy folks! We’re saddling up and riding into Dodge City for an exploration of the long-running TV western Gunsmoke. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark take a look at three episodes from 1960, each highlighted by its own distinctive Goldsmith score. First up is “Doc Judge,” featuring a suspenseful score anchored by an ominous five-note theme. Next, we meet “The Blacksmith,” containing a lively, diverse score offering warmth, romance, suspense, and a bit of action. Last but not least is “The Wake,” which serves up a modest, playful score built around an instantly memorable main theme. Grab your six-shooter, dust off your ten-gallon hat, and join us as we cantor through one of the staples of classic television.

Duration
02:07:08

The Work
Gunsmoke: Season 5 Volume 2 (DVD)
Gunsmoke: Season 6 Volume 1 (DVD)

In Depth
Ron Burbella supplied us with his CBS EZ CUE disc and index and with his reel-to-reel tape transfers. 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.

The CBS EZ CUE LIBRARY
https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=56146&forumID=1&archive=0

Bill Wrobel’s cue-by-cue analysis of classic film, television and radio scores
http://www.filmscorerundowns.net/goldsmith/index.html

The Goldsmith Odyssey: All Episodes
http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com

Contact The Goldsmith Odyssey
mail@goldsmithodyssey.com

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 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

I just finished the Slatkin episode and Yavar, I have to say I was really impressed with your work! You led the interview with purpose but didn't get in the way of either Slatkin or the conversation. No easy feat. I've listened to many composer interviews over the years because they tend to be happy to talk about their work and gracious with their time, but the downside is they often end up talking with folks who mean well but lack basic interview skills. The Slatkin episode has me very excited for the Eidelman interview and future interviews to come!

While I'm heaping praise let me also add that this podcast continues to be impeccably produced. Great editing, pacing, judicious but substantial and smartly curated musical interludes. I think Jerry would've liked this a lot.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

I'm going to add that the quality of the music, the sound quality, I mean, is pretty great here.

With so many of these early episodes, the guys are going to be at the mercy of whatever recordings exist, so we've heard old time radio extractions, clips taken out of the films themselves - basically what a CD producer would rightly label as 'archival' to prepare the listener. Event the stuff pulled from the Twilight Zone isolated tracks was so-so, despite being (95%) separated from the dialogue and effects. It's still currently the only way to hear those so often used pieces of Goldsmithery, and therefore well worth a listen, but these Gunsmoke tracks are in GREAT shape! It's part of the pleasure of this episode that the music is so easy to enjoy because it's so rich and clear.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Good work guys: really appreciated. I am a diehard "Doc Judge" aficionado.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I didn't know diehard Doc Judge aficionados were a thing that existed!

Thanks Rnselson and Mike S for the very kind words about my interview. I hope you and others enjoy our Gunsmoke episode. I want to supplement what David wrote and say that this latest episode would not have been possible to present with music-only cues, without Ron Burbella. Well, we did later find another source for the CBS EZ Cue LP transfers, so we could have presented The Wake (and later on when we get to 1961, Old Faces) as music only...but the other Gunsmoke scores we got from him as reel-to-reel tape transfers, which got edited and labeled by David himself (using all of the cue titles we could find in Bill Wrobel's CBS documentation), along with Jens. I thanked them when we recorded but Jens is too humble to leave that stuff in. But it was a group effort and it turned out beautifully.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

To Yavar & Company: just a well deserved shout out and thanks for your podcasts. The care and attention you guys put forth on the music of Goldsmith is quite something. Most especially these early works. The detailed detective work is to be applauded and then some. Love early Goldsmith and looking forward to more goodies. Now if only you guys can clone yourselves and do the same kind of podcast for early Williams and early Herrmann and ....So much music, so little time!

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Wow, thanks lacoq! Just a humble request/suggestion to you and Mike S and everyone else who's posted such nice things in this thread (or thought about doing so) -- if you are willing to just copy and paste (the majority of) what you wrote into an iTunes review, it would really help us out! We do all we can to get the word out on the boards and social media, but anything that also helps us climb the iTunes rankings is very helpful in catching new eyes that wouldn't notice us otherwise...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I didn't know diehard Doc Judge aficionados were a thing that existed!


I enjoy "Doc Judge" because this is a purely minimalistic, low-key, subdued, suspenseful and atmospheric score, almost written like a Film Noir score. It ‘almost’ reminds me the CBS cue "Mysterious Storm" in terms of dark mood. Do you follow me?
Let's just hope Goldsmith wrote more in that vein for western series scores.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

Wow, thanks lacoq! Just a humble request/suggestion to you and Mike S and everyone else who's posted such nice things in this thread (or thought about doing so) -- if you are willing to just copy and paste (the majority of) what you wrote into an iTunes review, it would really help us out! We do all we can to get the word out on the boards and social media, but anything that also helps us climb the iTunes rankings is very helpful in catching new eyes that wouldn't notice us otherwise...

Yavar


I already did that but it may not have posted right away? Does Apple have a review and approval process for that?

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm fairly certain they do -- and THANKS for the review!

Are you one of these?
https://chartable.com/podcasts/the-goldsmith-odyssey/reviews

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

Are you one of these?
https://chartable.com/podcasts/the-goldsmith-odyssey/reviews

Yavar


Nope. Mine was almost pornographically passionate and smelled of rich mahogany.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Haha, maybe it got flagged because of that, and not posted. smile But in seriousness, if you did review us longer than a day or two ago, it's strange that it still isn't there. You might try resubmitting the review.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

I see it on the podcast iTunes page.

 
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