117 episodes

A chronological journey through the filmography of composer Jerry Goldsmith.

The Goldsmith Odyssey Yavar, David, and Clark

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

A chronological journey through the filmography of composer Jerry Goldsmith.

    Production Report - The Committeeman / My Dark Days / Autumn Love (2023 Leigh Phillips Recordings)

    Production Report - The Committeeman / My Dark Days / Autumn Love (2023 Leigh Phillips Recordings)

    Are you now, or have you ever been, a Jerry Goldsmith fan? If so, you won’t want to miss our third and final production report on Leigh Phillips’s marvelous Jerry Goldsmith at The General Electric Theater series. Your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark chat with Leigh about the three latest additions: the stark and grim “My Dark Days”, the cheerfully Italian-flavored “The Committeeman”, and the gorgeous library music collection “Autumn Love”. In addition to exploring the various challenges ...

    • 2 hr 37 min
    Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - Inchon Tech Talk with Doug Fake and Chris Malone

    Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - Inchon Tech Talk with Doug Fake and Chris Malone

    We know what you’re thinking: “Wait… didn’t you guys already do an Inchon Soundtrack Spotlight?” Indeed we did, back in 2020, when Intrada rereleased Jerry Goldsmith’s memorable score for the otherwise largely forgotten 1981 Korean War drama. Now, Intrada has released the score yet again, with improved audio and a small handful of new extras. In this follow-up Spotlight, your humble hosts David and Clark chat with Intrada’s Douglass Fake and audio engineer Chris Malone about the surprising di...

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Odyssey Interviews - Sherri Chung on Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

    Odyssey Interviews - Sherri Chung on Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

    Jerry Goldsmith’s musical legacy lives on in the new animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, featuring a wonderful score by composer Sherri Chung. In this Odyssey Interview, your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark chat with Sherri about the score’s large collection of memorable thematic ideas, the joy of being given the opportunity take a traditionally orchestral musical approach, the wide array of distinctive ethnic instruments employed throughout, the importance of nodding to Gol...

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - MacArthur (1977)

    Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - MacArthur (1977)

    Attention! Our final Soundtrack Spotlight of the year is here! 2023 hasn’t exactly been jam-packed with new Goldsmith releases, but it’s closing with a pretty special one: Intrada’s new 2-CD presentation of MacArthur, which offers both a restoration of the original LP re-recording and the premiere of the original film tracks. Your humble hosts Yavar and David are joined by Intrada’s Douglass Fake, liner notes writer Jeff Bond, and restoration specialist Chris Malone to discuss this thrilling ...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 41 - Storm - CBS Radio Workshop (1956)

    Episode 41 - Storm - CBS Radio Workshop (1956)

    Take shelter! Mariah is here! (No, not that one.) Your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark dig into the CBS Radio Workshop episode "Storm," a meteorologically-themed docudrama featuring striking narration from William Conrad and a tense, turbulent score from Jerry Goldsmith. You'll hear discussion of the unique nature of this experimental radio series, the effectiveness of Goldsmith's decision to use music to create a dividing line between the narration and the scripted drama, the striking u...

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Bonus Soundtrack Spotlight - The War of the Worlds (1953) / When Worlds Collide (1951)

    Bonus Soundtrack Spotlight - The War of the Worlds (1953) / When Worlds Collide (1951)

    We know what you're thinking: why is The Goldsmith Odyssey covering Leith Stevens? Well, for one thing, War of the Worlds (1953) is a personal favorite film and score of Odyssey co-host and editor W. David Lichty. For another, it's a good excuse to spend time with friends of the show Chris Malone (who co-produced the new expanded album for La-La Land) and John Takis (who wrote the liner notes), both of whom once again have marvelous musical insights to offer. And for more reasons, just ...

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Bronch jockey ,

A true odyssey

Phenomenal podcast. I learn a little more about Goldsmith every time. Really grateful to expand my palette with each show. I grew up with mid 80s and 90s Goldsmith and being introduced to some of his tv work and films in the 70s and early 80s has just been awesome. Please continue I’m sure many film score lovers are just as addicted as I am.

JohnMeyers8712 ,

Highest quality podcast

I usually don’t respond to nagging (just ask my wife!), but after listening to yet another GREAT episode your repeated appeals (pleas?) for reviews have finally gotten to me!

My own odyssey through Jerry Goldsmith’s music began well after this podcast was established, so I have the pleasure of a backlog of episodes to catch up on. Thank you for taking this Odyssey so seriously but not too seriously. In other words, I appreciate that you’re able to be so thorough and informative but also able to laugh at yourselves and with each other. I’ve found your coverage of Goldsmith’s television work especially interesting because I’m so unfamiliar with it. Thank you for introducing me to so much “new” Goldsmith and allowing us to accompany you on this Odyssey. Please know how much I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this project.

But just don’t tell my wife that nagging worked this one time! :-)

Legendmap ,

An fascinating and thorough deep dive into one of Cinema’s most amazing composers.

Having loved and listened to film music my entire life, I thought I knew Jerry’s music inside and out but I can’t impress uppon anyone wanted to know more about Jerry Goldsmith to listen to this Podcast series. I have learned so much more not only about Jerry, but have discovered so much music and the stories behind it that I now love. Also the in-depth analysis of technique and what goes on behind the scenes in creating and restoring film music is an astounding deep dive of information. This isn’t just discussion of musical opinions, but a forensic study of music as it relates to its process, story telling, as well as the technical aspects of its creation. Also a great study in the preservation of music and how the industry has changed throughout the years and how Jerry changed with it. I highly remcomend The Goldsmith Odyssey.

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