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David Shire

Hollywood veteran David Shire's credits include The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Conversation and All the President's Men. He joins Matthew Sweet to reflect on his career.

Veteran Hollywood composer David Shire is responsible for some of film's most iconic scores, including 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three'; Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Conversation' and 'All The President's Men'. He joins Matthew Sweet to look back over his long career scoring films.

Featuring soundtracks include 'Farewell My Lovely', 'The Conversation', 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three', 'All The President's Men', 'Zodiac', 'Hindenburg', 'The Big Bus', 'Saturday Night Fever', '2010', 'Short Circuit', 'Norma Rae', and 'Return To Oz'.

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Sat 10 Nov 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Night on Disco Mountain

    Music Arranger: David Shire. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track).
    • Polydor.
    • 10.
  • David Shire

    Farewell My Lovely (1975) - Marlowe's Theme

    Performer: David Shire.
    • Farewell, My Lovely / Monkey Shines.
    • Film Score Monthly.
    • 12.
  • David Shire

    The Conversation (1974) - Main Theme

    Performer: David Shire.
    • The Conversation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Intrada Special Collection.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.
    • The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Retrograde Records.
    • 11.
  • David Shire

    All The President's Men (1976) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.
    • Klute / All The President's Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Film Score Monthly.
    • 53.
  • Charles Ives

    The Unanswered Question

    Performer: William Vacchiano. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical : SMK 60203.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    Zodiac (1998) - Aftermaths / Graysmith's Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.
    • Zodiac (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    Hindenburg (1975) - End Title

    Conductor: David Shire. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Singer: Herb Morrison.
    • The Hindenburg (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • MCA Records.
    • 5.
  • David Shire

    The Big Bus (1976)

    Conductor: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.
    • The Big Bus (Music from the Motion Picture).
    • Silver Age Records.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Salsation

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Polydor.
  • David Shire

    2010 (1983) - Dr Floyd / The Leonov

    • 2010 - Odyssey Two (The Complete Original Film Score By David Shire).
    • Monolith Music.
    • 4.
  • David Shire

    Short Circuit (1986) - Main Title

    • Short Circuit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    Norma Rae (1979) - It Goes Like It Goes

    Singer: Jennifer Warnes. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.
    • Norma Rae (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • David Shire

    Return To Oz (1985) - The Flight of the Gump / Finale and End Credits

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz.
    • Return To Oz.
    • Bay Cities.
    • 7.

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