Song - Solar Winds
Artist(s) - Larry Lee Cansler
Released - 1985
Primetime Usage - 1988
Contained on - FirstCom UT103 (Lightning)Featured Highlight - Eagles @ Buccaneers, 1988
We're going back to the Primetime rarities this week. "Solar Winds," by Larry Lee Cansler (or just Larry Cansler for short), is an odd duck. Most of NFL Primetime's songs are either rock (synth or otherwise) or edgy orchestral stuff. Solar Winds, on the other hand, is a textbook-sounding '70s/'80s jazz-fusion number that one might expect to hear from an artist like Chick Corea. I suppose, given that truth, that it's not surprising I've only seen one highlight with this piece. It's not even a good highlight, either, unless you like watching guys in creamsicle uniforms play like garbage. I did at least leave in the Pete-Axthelm-led postgame commentary to shore up the football side, though.
Solar Winds is contained on one of those hard-to-find Up Tempo albums from FirstCom, so you've got your work cut out for you if you want to find it. A low-quality mp3 of the extra-long version of this song (over 7 minutes!) was housed on Cansler's website (larrycansler.com), but that site has been dead for a few years now. That means, as of today, Solar Winds does not exist online in any form that I'm aware of.