"EAGLE'S CELLO THEME" MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(23 December 2012)

The "EAGLE's THEME" from Airwolf's 'PILOT' episode and later the synth version from 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' performed by Mark J.Cairns and composed by Sylvester Levay from the Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack
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The Music Teaser MP3 file (3-part suite - 27th July , 2013):
Airwolf 'PILOT' 1st Season Airwolf episode Eagle's Cello Theme Image 01 with Jan-Michael Vincent and Belinda Bauer
1st Season Airwolf episode and fan-favourite, the cello solo that was the basis of the 'EAGLE's THEME' (aka "Eagle's Serenade" / "Hawke's Theme") with Hawke serenading both the lake's bald eagle and Gabrielle during the "PILOT" episode and used later in the season as a synth version in 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' episode.

Airwolf 'PILOT' 1st Season Airwolf episode Eagle's Cello Theme Image 02 with Jan-Michael Vincent and Belinda Bauer
The "EAGLE's THEME" from both Airwolf's 'PILOT' episode and 1st Season episode 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' was always intended as Hawke's love theme for both Gabrielle and the eagle. Both original composer, Sylvester Levay and Creator & Executive Producer, Don Bellisario always referred to it as "HAWKE'S THEME" during actual production.


This is probably the best known of Airwolf's 1st Season character themes with the famous cello solo and orchestral score for 'EAGLE'S THEME' (aka "EAGLE'S SERENADE" / "HAWKE's THEME") and probably Sylvester Levay's best-loved of his episodic theme music that even the general public remember.

Even though Sylvester did a cracker cello solo and orchestral with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for the original Airwolf Themes 2CD, it didn't include the later synth version that was used during the 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' episode.

The synth version of the "EAGLE's THEME" can be heard during the sequence where Hawke is re-fitting the damaged tail rotor during the early 1st Season Airwolf episode 'BITE OF THE JACKAL'. There was just a hint of the flirtation with the female character of the week, Miriam Santos (played by 'RUTH BRITT').
So we brought in a live cellist to play the solo again with a slightly different performance to what the Munich Philharmonic did and a little closer to the original.

The last part, played totally by synth, creates a slightly dreamy sound, helped by some of the odd chords (I have Jan to thank for helping to decipher some of those) which added to the ambience of my original take done at Einstein in ProTools.
A fish love the Airwolf 'PILOT' 1st Season Airwolf episode Eagle's Cello Theme Image 04
Attracts eagles, girlfriends AND FISH! A little trout
jumps out of the water to hear the cello solo!

WHAT I THOUGHT OF IT
Airwolf fans always love the "cello theme" as many call it, and even casual fans who sort of remember the show from an earlier broadcast seemed to connect with the emotional content of this piece and they remember in the back of the dusty brain matter somewhere. Jan-Michael Vincent really sold the emotional performance in his three outings with the cello during the 'PILOT' episode even if his finger place and bowing action and laughable to real cellists. Makes a lovely, memorable visual though.

WHO COMPOSED THE CELLO THEME FOR THE EAGLE IN AIRWOLF? 
It's a common question to ask "who composed the cello theme with the eagle?". Well, it wasn't some long-dead classical composer, or some obscure working resurrected for the show, it was our own Sylvester Levay.

WHAT'S COMING NEXT?
I'm currently working on 'PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT' and then 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' to finish off my CD2 of Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD Soundtrack. After that I'll be tweaking some of the other orchestral-heavy tracks to be even better.

"PROOF" though, is proving challenging, as there's another live cello solo in the last part of this one for the Russian 'Song of the Revolution' tune called "Polusko Polje". It's being mixed in with orchestral and will include the lab sequence at the start, the encounter with the MIGs and the tune when the Russians are closing in on Dom and Moses' position in the cabin, to finish with Hawke's cello rendition when Natalya Rostoff is singing her version of Polusko Polje (we've obviously left her voice out!). I've the first half mixed so far, as of today, the orchestral is proving harder than I thought.


JAN'S BLOG -- STATUS
As I said earlier in December, Jan's pretty much finished his CD1 for Airwolf Extended Themes (he created his final one in mid-December 2012 to take his tally to 23 tracks!), so go and have a listen to his various Airwolf Main Themes on his own: Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog.

For progress of were we are with the Airwolf Extended Themes project as a whole, please see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.

OUR AIRWOLF WEBSITE
And the official Airwolf Themes website is always HERE, and the main Airwolf Discussion Forum is HERE.


OFFICIAL AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
Marty Grant's on-going progress as Producer & Director of the other big Airwolf creative project (which I'm Co-Producer on)... the official Airwolf DOCUMENTARY can be found on his Blog and if you haven't seen the cool Music Teaser Promo we did for the documentary were the original Airwolf cast and crew describe what they remember and felt about Sylvester Levay's music on the show, then go see the awesome 16:9 HD video on our YouTube channel. Make sure to change it to 1080p HD 16x9!



'AIRWOLF II' MP3 Airwolf teaser Blog

(12 November 2012)

Udi Harpaz fantastic episodic score from the 'AIRWOLF II' episode in Airwolf's early 3rd Season
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The Teaser MP3 file:
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'AIRWOLF II' with Jan-Michael Vincent and Wings Hauser
3rd season Airwolf episode and fan-favourite, 'AIRWOLF' II' provides a big orchestral-heavy score in four parts, perfectly illustrating Harlan Jenkins (played to egotistical perfection by WINGS HAUSER) single-minded theft and subsequent battle with Hawke, pitting the two Airwolf choppers and two Airwolf test pilots against one another.
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'AIRWOLF II' with the Zeus' demo of Redwolf to Secretary Dunlap
The Zeus demo sequence provides the third part of the score with fast, aggressive strings with synth overlay as a back-drop to all the best Redwolf action. Great shot of Archangel after Zeus reveals Redwolf's existence for the first time.


Big synth and heavy orchestral score for Airwolf's early 3rd Season music score for 'AIRWOLF II' and probably one of Udi Harpaz' best-loved of his episodic theme music from his stint on the show.

This 8-minute epic for the fan-favourite episode is made from a medley made up of four parts:

The first part is the Opening sequence (with the guest star credits etc.) were Archangel and his "Archangela white lady" pilot, Amanda lands at the Chamber of Commerce' black tie dinner to chew out Hawke in his visceral and mental war of thinking that Hawke was part of a USAF military train hijacking to secure Airwolf weaponry.

The second part of the theme is from Harlan taking the camo net off Redwolf for his duel with Hawke and the sequence with Harlan flying around Hawke, Dom & Archangel in their JetRanger after initially stealing Redwolf. Big, BIG, aggressive cello and contrabass action here.

The third part is from the Zeus demo sequence of Airwolf II's upgraded capabilities over the original Lady, with the fourth part being the fight sequence between Hawke, Archangel and Alonzo Del Olmo's goons at his Derado Canyon ranch.

WHAT I THOUGHT OF IT
'AIRWOLF II'  was an interesting and different start to the series as Udi brought in a different composing style for the season ("THE HORN OF PLENTY" season premiere the week before started it) for Exec Producer, Bernie Kowalski, which he took right through to 'FORTUNE TELLER' really, with much more emphasis on orchestral over synth, but still combining the two.

The strings in 'AIRWOLF II' are just so intense, fast and were just plain crazy and time-consuming to mix (that's the Mk6 draft mix version you're listening to above as it went through plenty of iterations), as it was a trade-off in converting the original Mono off-air version which is very flat and mid-range for mid-80s TV speakers as well as under all those Redwolf foley FX and actors' dialogue, to having the full dynamics of the orchestra.

I didn't want it to become too "muddy" at the bottom end either as I feel you should always be able to hear all the instruments with high-end audio gear, which you can.

It's the guys with the bottom end gear (like the tiny, free speakers you get with a Dell PC) I fear for though as I'm pretty sure it'll push their systems to breaking point - nothing I can do about that though - and will sound crap on there anyway - this one was for the good gear to play with. I've tested it on everything from an iPod/iPhone to audiophile' system and it blew the ears & doors off.

WHAT'S COMING NEXT?
As I said in yesterday's "FAMILY THEME" Blog, I've nearly finished mixing the "EAGLE'S THEME" (both real cello solo, orchestral and synth version) with some final tweaks and changes still to do; so after that, all that's left is 'PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT' and 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' mixes to finish my CD2 of Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD Soundtrack. So, it'll defo not be out this side of Christmas, before you ask again.

DID I HEAR TALK OF COSTS OVER ON THE 'AIRWOLF THEMES' CHAT FORUM?
Yes, the 2CD will **probably** be in and around GBP £30-ish per set (or that's what I'm aiming to keep it around) but final licensing costs from Universal (we've increased to 40+ tracks - YEAH, we've added more to Jan's CD1 so details on that upgrade soon - now up from 35+ which is horrendously high in music terms) and production costs will dictate the final figure. Quite a few folks have asked how much they should squirrel away from their Christmas budget. Well, that's my best estimate so far.

The awesome AIRWOLF II helicopter aka "Redwolf".
JAN'S BLOG -- STATUS
Jan's pretty much finished his CD1 for Airwolf Extended Themes, so go and have a listen to his various Airwolf Main Themes on his own: Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog.

For progress of were we are with the Airwolf Extended Themes project as a whole, please see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.

OUR AIRWOLF WEBSITE
And the official Airwolf Themes website is always HERE.





OFFICIAL AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
Marty Grant's progress on the other big Airwolf project... the official Airwolf DOCUMENTARY can be found on his Blog and if you haven't seen the Music Teaser Promo we did for the documentary were the original cast and crew describe what they felt about Sylvester Levay's music on the show, then see the awesome 16:9 HD video on our YouTube channel. Make sure to change it to 1080p HD 16x9!

'FAMILY THEME' MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(10 December 2012)

The "FAMILY THEME" from Airwolf's 1st & 2nd Seasons from the Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack 2CD
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The MP3 Teaser:

Airwolf 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' 1st Season Airwolf episode Familiy Theme Image
1st Season episode 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' is where Sylvester Levay first composed this theme and was primarily for the epilogue scene with Phoebe Danner (played by a young SHANNEN DOHERTY) finally reuniting with her dad outside Hawke's cabin
Airwolf 'SINS OF THE PAST' 2nd Season Airwolf episode Familiy Theme Image
2nd Season episode 'SINS OF THE PAST' provides the first two-thirds of this "Family Theme" medley with Dom in jail for the suspected murder of his ex-wife, Lylah and then reminiscing about his late daughter, Sally Ann's locket.


One of the more emotive themes from both the Airwolf 1st Season episode "BITE OF THE JACKAL"  and 2nd Season episode "SINS OF THE PAST" was one of Sylvester Levay's wonderful handful of 'character' themes from the Airwolf TV series.

The three-part medley starts with Caitlin visiting Dom in jail as he's being held on suspicion of murdering his ex-wife, Lylah. In an emotional scene with Dom's utter frustration and lament at being kept "in a cage" whilst totally innocent, is the soft Oboe-led theme underscoring the raw emotion of both people. Both Jeannie-Bruce and Ernie were crying their eyes out in this scene.

The second part is of Hawke & Dom's initial trip to San Remo island for Sally Ann's funeral, with Dom mourning both his daughter and a failure in his past whilst being fully aware they've still a mission to do for the Firm first and foremost after this bit of business on the side.

The third and final part is from the final epilogue scene in 'BITE OF THE JACKAL' with a full orchestra playing the 'Family Theme' as Phoebe reunites with her father after the Firm found him as a favour to Dom.

WHAT'S COMING NEXT?
The next blog will be a full one for 'AIRWOLF II' (sorry, I've only got the link up on Facebook so far rather than doing a full blog for it).

I've nearly finished mixing the "EAGLE'S THEME" (both real cello solo, orchestral and synth version) with some final tweaks and changes still to do; so after that, all that's left is 'PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT' and 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' mixes to finish my CD2 of Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD Soundtrack. So, it'll defo not be out this side of Christmas, before you ask again.

DID I HEAR TALK OF COSTS OVER ON THE 'AIRWOLF THEMES' CHAT FORUM?
Yes, the 2CD will **probably** be in and around GBP £30-ish per set (or that's what I'm aiming to keep it around) but final licensing costs from Universal (we've increased to 40+ tracks - YEAH, we've added more to Jan's CD1 so details on that upgrade soon - now up from 35+ which is horrendously high in music terms) and production costs will dictate the final figure. Quite a few folks have asked how much they should squirrel away from their Christmas budget. Well, that's my best estimate so far.

Airwolf 1st and 2nd Season 'FAMILY THEME" MP3 composed by Sylvester Levay
Dom's utter frustration and lament about being kept "in a cage"
whilst totally innocent leads to an emotional scene between
ERNIE BORGNINE and JEAN-BRUCE SCOTT in Airwolf's
2nd Season episode, 'SINS OF THE PAST'.
JAN'S BLOG -- STATUS
Don't forget to check out Jan's progress on Airwolf Extended Themes CD1 over on his Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog.

For progress of were Jan and I are at with both Airwolf Extended Themes CDs, see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.

OFFICIAL AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
and Marty Grant's progress on the other big Airwolf project... the Airwolf DOCUMENTARY on his Blog.


OUR AIRWOLF WEBSITE
And the Airwolf Themes website is always HERE.




'CROSSOVER' Theme MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(2 November 2012)

The 'CROSSOVER' episodic score by Mark J.Cairns for the Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack 2CD
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After a long delay on my Blogger updates (I put some teasers directly up onto Facebook in the interim though) on my part due to lots happening this Summer (see below), here's one of Udi Harpaz' themes from Airwolf with a little more orchestra mixed in now too.


Airwolf 3rd Season Theme - 'CROSSOVER' music
The late JOHN VAN DREELEN (Left) as 'Victor Janek'  and ISA ANDERSEN (aka ISA JANK in her native Germany) as 'Inge Janek' provide the focus for this Airwolf episode, with a poignant love theme in the middle of the track as laser weapons expert Inge decides whether to defect and seek asylum on US soil from the old Czechoslovakia under immense pressure from Archangel and another government agency. Victor is killed during the defection.


Airwolf 3rd Season Theme - 'CROSSOVER' music including this piece from Baja.
Baja, Mexico - with Hawke helping the Janeks defect
An interesting soundscape and mix of themes in this South American-sounding medley from "CROSSOVER"  and was the last episode composed by Udi Harpaz before Sylvester Levay came back again from the next episode.

The four-part medley starts with the atmospheric use of acoustic guitar, woodblock, cabasa and trumpets to set the "Mexican" feel to the episode as Hawke waits in his jeep at dawn for the Janeks to arrive by speedboat.

The middle two parts are from Inge's memories and grief for her dad as they're hiding in the mine entrance, with a poignant piano piece and then into full orchestra, which is then used as a love theme for the final epilogue scene at Santini Air (spot the HX1 helicopter in the background of this scene! In reality, Jetcopter's owner Peter McKernan, Snr's own personal ship). The final part is an extended melodic synth piece based on when Hawke tries to steal a truck to get Inge and himself over the border but is thwarted by two of Shrankov's goons in a jeep.

SO WHY THE LONG BREAK IN THE BLOG AND WHY'S IT ALL TAKING SO LONG? WE WANT IT NOW!!
Okay, lots happened over the Summer 2012 but the bottom line is it was decided between Frankie [at Einstein] and myself that I'd finish the final 6 mixes ('AIRWOLF II', 'CROSSOVER, 'Family Theme', 'THE HORN OF PLENTY, 'Eagle's Theme' and 'PROOF THOUGH THE NIGHT') myself due to their complexity with their orchestral instruments and the amount of studio time they'd take to complete to the standard of the other 14 synth-based tracks.

So I upgraded my own kit and bought Pro Tools 10 and everything else that was required and sat and learned it all myself from scratch after everything Frankie taught me at Einstein for the past year. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end, and I completed the hardest one first - 'AIRWOLF II' (will be up on a separate blog within the week). It just allows me ultimate control and I'm not under pressure with the studio clock ticking, so I can put in the late hours any night of the week (and without waiting for spare studio time at Einstein). 


WHEN WILL THE ALBUM BE OUT NOW?
I've three more to Mix at this point - HORN, Eagles and PROOF. So, it'll not be this side of Christmas, before you ask. Yeah, I'm behind on my estimate because of all this now. But I want it to be right.

DID I HEAR TALK OF COSTS OVER ON THE 'AIRWOLF THEMES' CHAT FORUM?
Yes, the 2CD will **probably** be in and around GBP £30-ish per set (or that's what I'm aiming to keep it around) but final licensing costs from Universal (we've increased to 40+ tracks - YEAH, we've added more to Jan's CD1 so details on that upgrade soon - now up from 35+ which is horrendously high in music terms) and production costs will dictate the final figure. Quite a few folks have asked how much they should squirrel away from their Christmas budget. Well, that's my best estimate so far.

Airwolf 3rd Season Theme - 'CROSSOVER' music composed by Udi Harpaz
Hawke in the mine looking out at
one of Shrankov's gunships who've
just given them an ultimatum before
Dom & Caitlin save the day.
JAN'S BLOG -- STATUS
Don't forget to check out Jan's progress on Airwolf Extended Themes CD1 over on his Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog.

For progress of were Jan and I are at with both Airwolf Extended Themes CDs, see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.

OFFICIAL AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
and Marty Grant's progress on the other big Airwolf project... the Airwolf DOCUMENTARY on his Blog.




'TRUST Theme' MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(14 June 2012)

The "TRUST Theme" score performed by Mark J.Cairns for Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack 2CD and the character theme music composed by Sylvester Levay
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Well, here's the first of the general Sylvester Levay "character" themes from Airwolf with a little more orchestra mixed in now too.




Airwolf 2nd + 3rd Season character "TRUST THEME" from 'SANTINI's MILLIONS' and 'HAWKE's RUN'
The late Lory Walsh ('Margo Brewster') asks the late John Ireland ('Carl Barron') to trust her in 2nd Season episode,'SANTINI'S MILLIONS'. Wendy Schaal's character 'Marilyn Kelsey' asks Hawke to do the same in the theme's reprise during 3rd Season episode, 'HAWKE's RUN'
"Carl Barron"
The poignant, character-based "TRUST THEME"  is a piece composed by Sylvester Levay originally for 2nd Season episode, 'SANTINI's MILLIONS' but later reprised for a short piece in 3rd Season episode, 'HAWKE's RUN'.

The arrangement starts with a gentle synth pad melody whilst Carl Barron is writing his Last Will & Testament at the start of the episode. That progresses into a poignant version on an Oboe as Marilyn and Hawke discuss his lack of natural lack of trust of her; then it's back to the old Barron Industries seismology lab where Margo & Barron hide-out and re-connect after he faked his own death. The theme's arrangement finishes with an upbeat orchestral during the final scene of Barron asking Dom outright "if it ever occurred to him, at any time, to look the other way?" in order to keep the $40m dollars left to him in Barron's Will.


'SANTINI'S MILLIONS' is one of those oft-overlooked episodes that even though there's a real KNIGHT RIDER feel to this episode, I love it due to the understated performance of veteran character actor, the late John Ireland as the "steel & concrete" Carl Barron. Jared Martin also puts in a fantastic performance as the ruthless and manipulative James Graydon. Scenes that stick out include: Barron's rescue by Santini in Airwolf, the final aerial with Airwolf coming back from "over the hill", and Barron saying to Dom, "Keep looking in your mailbox. I won't live forever!" [poignant to the fact that John Ireland was one of the first guest cast to die a few years afterwards, along with his lovely co-star Lory Walsh.]

MORE ORCHESTRAL TRACKS COMING UP NEXT 
Still juggling a couple of orchestral-heavy tracks at the moment including the final 'ECHOS FROM THE PAST' tag ending in Hawke's cabin (needs another cut). Also working on the Wagner-esque "Blaze joyride" track (which is pretty much ready now) from the 'PILOT' episode (TV Version), and Udi Harpaz' superb orchestral from 'CROSSOVER'

JAN'S BLOG and MARTY'S AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
Don't forget to check out Jan's progress on Airwolf Extended Themes CD1 over on his Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog, and Marty Grant's progress on the other big Airwolf project... the Airwolf DOCUMENTARY on his Blog.

For progress of were Jan and I are at with both Airwolf Extended Themes CDs, see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.





'HAWKE's RUN', 'JENNIE' and 'KINGDOM COME' MP3 Airwolf Teasers

(6 June 2012)

'HAWKE's RUN', 'JENNIE' and 'KINGDOM COME' music teasers from Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack 2CD
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I've been very busy since April juggling multiple tracks at once, so things are progressing well this end, but here's a triple whammy of Airwolf teasers for you all to make up for it.




Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'JENNIE' with the "Operation Blackstone" aerial showing off the late Bernardo Segall's best work
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'JENNIE' with the "Operation Blackstone" aerial by the late Bernardo Segall
The unusual ‘JENNIE’ (Operation Blackstone)  theme is an episodic piece to show off the late Bernardo Segall's work, with this, probably his best work of the three mid-to-late Airwolf 3rd Season episodes (the other two being the awful sub-par episodes 'WILDFIRE' and 'LITTLE WOLF') when he stepped in for episodic duties whilst Sylvester Levay was away on other TV and feature projects during his busy 1985-1986 TV season.


Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'JENNIE' guest starring Lenore Kasdorf
Under drone attack in the courtyard
Using an unusual blend of instruments (for the established Levay & Harpaz composing style of the Airwolf TV series anyway!) such as bringing in extra percussion instruments like Wood Block and Guiro, along with the upbeat sounds of the Xylophone and Slentam, making it a very different piece to the rest of this album. I was adamant however that I wanted an upbeat South American, almost Mariachi-type piece of music in CD2 from the choice available so this was it.

It'll be one of those episodic pieces that folks will either love or hate, but variety is the spice of life.


Airwolf HAWKE's RUN Teaser MP3 (MK3) (6th June)


Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'HAWKE'S RUN' starring Wendy Schaal and Ray Wise
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'HAWKE'S RUN' with Hawke forced to go on the run from Victor Karsten with Marilyn Kelsey
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'HAWKE'S RUN' with Wendy Schaal as main guest star
Hawke escapes in Marilyn's car
The ‘HAWKE's RUN' episode has a great mix of music composed by Sylvester Levay as he composed some mellow atmospheric synth vibes, accompanied by a beautiful piano solo and finishing with the rousing escape theme when Hawke and Marilyn escape from Victor Karsten's assassins for the second time and run to the Mexican-themed party at the Adamson House (see 'Airwolf Location Guide' video for the original) in Malibu to hide amongst the guests to the strains of a Mariachi Band.

The escape theme is again used soon after - in this late Richard Irving-directed episode - when Hawke ran in slow-mo from the Adamson House to the waiting JetRanger on the beach. I feel this was probably the last of Sly's really great episodic compositions as he only did two more by then before the rot set into the whole production and the remaining handful of eps were sub-par compared to this, so for me personally this is the last theme that Sly did a great job on.

Airwolf KINGDOM COME Teaser MP3 (MK4) (6th June)


updated FINAL Teaser (27th July, 2013):


Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'KINGDOM COME' guest starring Stephen Parr, Devon Ericson and Thom McFadden
Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'KINGDOM COME' - Caitlin's in peril, as Babe from the bomb squad and Archangel try to save her
Here's the final version of my album favourite ‘KINGDOM COME' theme. It's a lot richer now than the MK1 version in April with an added F note to the initial parachuting-in scene (thanks Jan), better dynamics and atmosphere in the rest of the track and most importantly - a fully reworked melodic at the end (my favourite piece of the entire album as it's a real high-speed, cruising track for the car drivers out there) including a new, harder bass line.
Stephen Parr playing KEN SAWYER in Airwolf 3rd Season episode 'KINGDOM COME'
Stephen Parr as KEN SAWYER
It actually turned out to be a nightmare in the end trying to get the mix' balance right, whilst making the arrangement better than the original (I feel anyway). My original intention for the final melodic was to use the arrangement from the squadron take-off sequence at Indian Dunes airfield, after Sawyer planted a synchronised bomb on board Airwolf and then proceeds to take off over the tail of Ken Sawyer's silver bomber.
But then I always liked Sly's use of the percussion shakers on top of the standard drums in the initial car chase (which I did a different version of on the original 'Airwolf Themes' 2CD) at the start of the episode, so this final version is a combination of the two cues.


ORCHESTRAL-HEAVY TRACKS COMING UP NEXT
Am currently working on a couple of similar tracks at the moment including the final 'ECHOS FROM THE PAST' tag ending in Hawke's cabin. Also working on the Wagner-esque "Blaze joyride" track from the 'PILOT' episode (TV Version).

JAN'S BLOG and MARTY'S AIRWOLF DOCUMENTARY
Don't forget to check out Jan's progress on Airwolf Extended Themes CD1 over on his Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog, and Marty Grant's progress on the other big Airwolf project... the Airwolf DOCUMENTARY on his Blog.

For progress of were Jan and I are at with both Airwolf Extended Themes CDs, see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.