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Matthew Sweet introduces music from superhero films, including the new score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Classic Score of the Week: John Williams's Superman.

Matthew Sweet introduces film music for superheroes including the new score for The Amazing Spiderman 2 by Hans Zimmer and the Classic Score of the Week - John Williams's Superman.

While superheroes have been with us since the 1930s, and they have made occassional forays into movies from that time, it was really the arrival of Superman in 1978 that fired the public's imgaination with the cinematic superhero - helped, in no small way, by John Williams' classic score. Matthew considers some of the succesful "superhero" soundtracks that have emerged in the past 35 years, including the music for Batman; The X-Men and Spiderman.

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Music Played

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

    • SILVA SCREEN : FILMCD312.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
    • 13.
  • Danny Elfman

    BATMAN: Titles

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: Shirley Walker.
    • Warner Bros _–9 25977-2.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Elliot Goldenthal

    BATMAN FOREVER: Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • La-La Land - LLLCD 1189.
    • La-La Land.
    • 1.
  • John Powell

    X MEN - THE LAST STAND: The Last Stand

    Orchestra: The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD6732.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 27.
  • James Horner

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Promises

    Performer: Studio Orchestra & Chorus. Conductor: James Horner.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 20.
  • John Williams

    SUPERMAN: Main Title/Trip to Earth/March of the Villains/Love Theme

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • WARNER : 32572.
    • WARNER.
    • 1/4/11/5.
  • Alan Menken

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: Star Spangled Man

    Performer: The Star Spangled Singers.
    • BUENA VISTA : 5099908551429.
    • BUENA VISTA.
    • 26.
  • Newton Howard, James

    UNBREAKABLE: Unbreakable

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Performer: Metro Voices. Performer: London Oratory School Chamber Choir. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • HOLLYWOOD : 0122852HWR.
    • HOLLYWOOD.
    • 6.
  • Alan Silvestri

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: Captain America

    Conductor: Alan Silvestri. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • BUENA VISTA : 5099908551429.
    • BUENA VISTA.
    • 25.
  • Hans Zimmer

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: You're That Spider Guy

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • SONY.
    • SONY.
    • 20.
  • Hans Zimmer

    THE DARK KNIGHT: Like A Dog Chasing Cars

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 0161917.
    • DECCA.
    • 8.
  • Tom Raybould

    THE MACHINE: The Machine

  • Franz Waxman

    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Main Titles/Processional

    Orchestra: The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • Silva Screen _: FILMCD135.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1/3.

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