They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 18: 1980s Sword & Sorcery Films Part 1 (1980-’84).

December 1st, 2018

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Blood on the Tracks is back after a break to continue the show's journey through the soundtracks and scores of films good or bad. This month Lee kicks off part one of a two-part look at music from 1980s Sword & Sorcery films. In part one he covers selections from films that were released between 1980 to 1984. Get out your loincloth, draw your sword, and start this aural quest with him!

Playlist:

--Hawk the Slayer & Voltan the Dark One from "Hawk the Slayer" (1980) -- Harry Robinson
--Medusa from "Clash of the Titans" (1980) -- Laurence Rosenthal
--Forest Romp/No Sorcerers, No Dragons/Maiden Sacrifice from "Dragonslayer" (1981) -- Alex North
--O Fortuna from "Excalibur" (1981) -- Carl Orff
--Lady of the Lake from "Excalibur" (1981) -- Trevor Jones
--Discovery/Transformation/Den and the Green Ball & Fighting from "Heavy Metal" (1981) -- Elmer Bernstein
--The Beastmaster from "The Beastmaster" (1982) -- Erich Kunzel
--Anvil of Crom, Theology - Civilization & Battle of the Mounds from "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) -- Basil Poledouris
--Castle Chase from "The Sword and the Sorcerer" (1982) -- David Whitaker
--Main Theme from "Conquest" (1983) -- Claudio Simonetti
--The Widow's Web from "Krull" (1983) -- James Horner

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.