Song - Total News
Artist(s) - Tom Blades
Released - 1996
Primetime Usage - 1997-05
Contained on - ATMOS 81 (Current Affairs)Featured Highlight - Rams @ Eagles, 2002
I finally found one of the missing staples from the later years of NFL Primetime. "Total News" created a good balance of laid-back fun & energetic tension that saved a lot of otherwise unimpressive game highlights—it's no wonder they used it a lot over the final 9 seasons of the show. Following Leading Edge, Total News is both the second Primetime track discovered in the Atmosphere library and the second one composed by Tom Blades. I am currently searching this library to hear if there's more.
Oh, and special thanks to Josh Ochs on youtube. There's a 1998 Washington Capitals broadcast video posted by Dan Conroy that periodically uses this song. I asked if anyone knew the song in the comments, and Josh Ochs ID'd it for me.
As for Total News's highlight, here's one of the worst played games of all time…
*SIDE NOTE* - Universal Production Music revamped their whole website a few days ago and all of the album URLs have changed. It's now universalproductionmusic.com instead of unippm.com and I have fixed all the links on this website to reflect the change. The "UNIPPM" blog label has also been replaced by "Universal."