Soundtrack Alley: Premiere Episode - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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Welcome to the premiere episode of SOUNDTRACK ALLEY here on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO.

SOUNDTRACK ALLEY is a podcast hosted and produced by Randy Andrews who is also the host and producer of ANIME SPECTACULAR here on the network. SOUNDTRACK ALLEY has been around for many years and I’ve been honoured to be a guest on his show many times to discuss numerous topics like STAR TREK, INDIANA JONES, and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

The show is a discussion formatted program where Randy invites a special guest to talk about one of his favourite films and film scores. The discussion usually ranges from 90 minutes to 2 hours in length with in-depth discussions of the film and music. Randy has produced close to 100 episodes of the show which also included various composer interviews.

A few days ago, Randy came to me and told me that he was thinking of moving SOUNDTRACK ALLEY to CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO. We had a lengthy discussion to make sure this is what he wanted and after going over the details we agreed to bring all-new episodes of the podcast over the network. However, the entire archive of previous SOUNDTRACK ALLEY episodes will stay on the original server as an archive. We did this so fans of the show could still access the older programs without having to bring them all onto the CSR servers.

The first episode to premiere here on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO is a discussion between myself and Randy Andrews about the film and score to INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL released in 2008. The film was the fourth instalment in the Indiana Jones series set in 1957, pitting Indiana Jones against Soviet agents – led by Irina Spalko – searching for a telepathic crystal skull. The original score for the film was composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra.

We hope you enjoy the discussion, the music and all future episodes of SOUNDTRACK ALLEY. Enjoy!

And now, here is Randy Andrews statement on SOUNDTRACK ALLEY joining CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO.


Hi, I’m Randy Andrews, you might know me from ANIME SPECTACULAR. I wanted to give you a very brief history of SOUNDTRACK ALLEY.

I was always impressed by podcasting, and I’ve always had a love of film music. About 6 years ago, I began listening to a local podcast that encouraged its listeners to call in or send an mp3 for a recorded answer. I did so many times. Soon, my comments became more and more intriguing for the host. They encouraged me to start my own podcast about soundtracks.

About a half year later, I did my research and bought a podcast microphone and started recording shows, not really knowing what I was doing. By my 11th episode, I was interviewing big-name composers like Craig Safan from THE LAST STARFIGHTER. Then I discovered CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO while at work and it changed my life!

I got in touch with Erik Woods and asked him if he would like to be on my our program to discuss CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.. He accepted and from there, he introduced me to the Krakower Group headed up by the late Beth Krakower and they helped me to interview more composers like Blake Neely, Elik Elverez, and Rolf Kent jus to mention a few. I also took the initiative to reach out to composers on my own such as Lesley Barber, Sharon Farber, Bruce Rowland, and Rob Cairns.

Over the years, SOUNDTRACK ALLEY has gone through a couple of iterations and transitions due do unforeseen circumstances and the latest version of the podcast unfortunately hasn’t been doing as well as I hoped. I needed another change. This is where Erik Woods and CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO comes into play.

I’ve always wanted to share my love of films and film music with as many people as possible and this transition over to CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO gives me that opportunity. CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO is one of the best venue’s for film, TV and video game music radio/podcasting and I’m thrilled to bring my show to the network and all of the loyal, long time listeners of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO.

I want to thank Erik Woods for all the encouragement over the years as he has been the biggest supporter of me and SOUNDTRACK ALLEY. A new chapter has begun and I can’t wait to share my passion with you all. To be included in such an amazing family of podcasts is an honour.

Here’s to the future!


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