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  1. On 2/7/2020 at 6:31 AM, Mr. Breathmask said:

    I've been making my way through this over the past weeks. It's a nice listen during my morning and evening commutes. Particularly the episodes concerning Williams's early work were insightful, as I'm rather unfamiliar with anything predating Jane Eyre.


    I know it's far too late now, but I wish there was some attention to the commercial releases of each score as part of the podcast. It would be nice to know what was out there and which version to look for after hearing each score discussed. 

    I have been hearing from a lot of people about my lack of discussion about the commercial soundtrack releases. I bring up such things only if it feels like something historic happened with the soundtrack release. Other times, I do record something but take it out in the interest of time and flow of the episode. Besides, my plan since the beginning has been to focus mainly on the music as heard in the film, and the composition itself. But, I will take your comment into consideration going forward.

    On 2/11/2020 at 7:30 AM, bollemanneke said:

    Wow, listening to the TOD episode now. I didn't care much for the score when I watched the movie 3 years ago, but my opinion just totally changed! That source cue with the choir!

    That was the goal that Erik and I made for this episode. We knew there were lots of people who did not like this score, and we wanted to "convert" them. I'm glad you are enjoying the score now.

  2. The first year of "The Baton" is coming to a close. I'm so grateful to everyone who has been a part of this fun and insightful journey since the beginning, and thankful to those who found the podcast later and became new fans. I am very excited to get Year Two started, but for now, please enjoy the final episode of the year, which focuses on the film "Heartbeeps" and its very fine score by John Williams. See you in 2020 for 56 more episodes!



  3. Let's get back on topic … though there is a Jerry Goldsmith connection.


    The 50th episode of "The Baton" is here! And the score discussed in this episode is a "super" one. I'm joined by co-host Doug Grieve as we discuss the music to "Superman." I'm sure everyone reading this knows that John Williams was not the original composer for "Superman," and we discuss that a bit while theorizing about the relationship between John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. But, this episode is really about analyzing this great score, from the record-setting opening titles to the wonderfully orchestrated theme for the villains. Enjoy!


    "Superman" episode on "The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey"

  4. On 11/14/2019 at 7:58 AM, danbeck said:

    @Trumpeteer - Just discovered your podcast after seing it mentioned at FSM Jaws 2 thread.

    I'm enjoing it a lot and kind of going backwards starting with the more recent episodes.

    Liked a lot the one on "The Fury", Williams really nailed the Hermann sound but it is still unmistakably a Williams' score. Just a small comment, at the end of the podcast you mention that the explosive finale "Gillian's Power" was not available at the LSO album recording. In fact it was (at the last minutes of the penultimate track "Death On The Carrousel"). For me it is the only fault of the LSO recording comparing with the film recording because it misses the theremin sound, but the track is there. 

    It is interesting how Williams kind of reused the same coda in Jurassic Park.


    [obs. for some reason I'm not being able to listen to Episode 41 - Jaws]

    Thanks for the insight on "The Fury." I should have gone in more detail about having "Gillian's Power" on the CD, but it really is nowhere near as good as the film version and the there in is part of the reason.


    I played the "Jaws" episode on Podbean and it was fine. If you are playing it on another platform, let me know.

    On 11/14/2019 at 8:30 AM, Jurassic Shark said:

    He's got so many followers now that the server's probably overloaded.

    That is my goal!!! But I don't think I am there ... yet.

  5. 5 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

    It's impressive that you manage to keep up such a tight schedule! How many weeks in advance do you start planning each episode?

    The solo episodes have a quick turnaround and I try to have them completed at least two weeks before they go live. It takes a week to produce a show, starting with watching the film then doing research and creating the script. Recording and editing are usually done in one day. Shows with guest co-hosts take twice as long.


    I try to stay at least two weeks ahead so I am not rushing to get each episode done. Sometimes I am working on two episodes in the same week, if I have the time to do so.

  6. On 10/4/2019 at 1:01 PM, Yavar Moradi said:

    I'm still grateful you let our episode on Jane Eyre go for almost an hour! :)

    Sorry I wasn't able to join you on Family Plot, as that's another real favorite of mine (top 10 Williams for sure)! Hope Jens has the time to join you again sometime. Keep up the good work and best wishes from me and The Goldsmith Odyssey!



    October has been a busy month, and very fun!


    Family Plot was a better score than I expected. And the movie was OK, too.

  7. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and I understand why you think "The Missouri Breaks" stands up as a good film. I enjoyed hearing the score for the first time, but I was not enjoying whatever Brando was doing. As opposed to those other films that Thor referenced, I had such high expectations for the film, based on the involvement of Brando, Nicholson and Penn. I received a few emails from listeners who also had major issues with the film.


    As you will hear in the episode, I do praise some parts of the score.


    On 10/2/2019 at 3:11 AM, Laserschwert said:

    I'd like to join the praise here, I'm enjoying your podcast immensely. On mondays I've got 2-3 hours of commute, which is always enough time for a couple of episodes. There are so many of JW's old works I've only heard of in name, so thanks a lot for finally giving them an audible "face". And still, I'm really looking forward to the episodes covering the better known soundtracks of his, and I hope your Star Wars episodes will crack the 2-hours mark ;)



    I am glad you're enjoying it! I regret to inform you that the "Star Wars" episode will not be two hours long. It might be the longest to date, but barely. As of now, I have a 65-minute show planned, which is longer than I want but necessary given the special guest who will be on the show.

  8. 12 minutes ago, bollemanneke said:

    Congrats! You finally arrived at the JW scores I do know, so I can't wait for this and future episodes.

    You should go back and learn about the scores you don't know. In this journey, it has helped me understand the evolution as a composer and how JW worked to find his voice. To be honest, I might have done the same thing you are doing if someone else was doing this podcast, but I would have obeyed the host and started at the beginning! :P

  9. On 6/26/2019 at 6:47 PM, Yavar Moradi said:

    This thread is worth a bump...I'm happy to say that thanks to a little matchmaking on my part, fellow Goldsmith Odyssey co-founder (and former host) Jens Dietrich has joined Jeff on his latest podcast installment:




    Thanks for recommending Yavar for the Images episode. He had a lot of wonderful insights!

    On 6/27/2019 at 1:57 AM, Jurassic Shark said:

    Wow, already at episode 29!

    About 80 more to go!

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