Thursday, October 13, 2022

Unknown Song #51 Identified

Jwasc92Wrestling has now finished off all the New Primetime songs (the ones I've posted so far, anyway).  Unknown Song #51 is "Amped," by David Robidoux.  Robidoux, like Tom Hedden, is a well-known NFL Films composer, and many of his compositions appear on the later discs of the NFL's famous Autumn Thunder compilation.  Amped appears on the NFL Music Library album NFL-0049.

Again, special thanks to Jwasc92Wrestling on YouTube for ID'ing US #51 as well as US #'s 52-56.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Unknown Songs #52, #53, and #54 Identified

As covered in my previous post earlier today, I saw last night that Jwasc92Wrestling had identified US #55 and US #56 on YouTube.  What I didn't know until just after making that post was that Jwasc92Wrestling had also made YouTube comments identifying US #52, US #53, and US #54.  Those comments didn't show up in my YouTube notifications for some reason.  Anyway, here they are:

Unknown Song #52 is "A Date with Destiny."  As initially suspected, this piece is by the same composers (Ron Klein, Udi Harpaz) and is on the same album (EVO062) as US #56/Field of Courage.

Unknown Song #53 is "Blow the Stack," by Tom Caffey, Eric Cunningham, and Chris Lang.  It's contained on the Killer Edge album EDGE80.  Caffey is a prolific sports/pro-wrestling composer, while Cunningham is the founder of Chronic Tracks.  "Chris Lang" is a pretty generic name, so I wasn't able to nail down exactly which Chris Lang he is.

Unknown Song #54 is "Fire Zone," by Tom Hedden.  It's an official NFL song contained on NFL-0056 (CD).  Tom Hedden used to be the NFL music director.

Again, special thanks to Jwasc92Wrestling for pointing out all of these New Primetime tracks.

LINK - A Date with Destiny
LINK - Blow the Stack
LINK - Fire Zone

Unknown Songs #55 and #56 Identified

For the first time, New Primetime music exclusives have been identified.  A helpful YouTuber who posts a lot of production music used in pro wrestling, Jwasc92Wrestling, has identified both Unknown Song #55 and Unknown Song #56.  US #55 is "Superior Strength," by Kavin Hoo.  Hoo is a Malaysian composer described on Discogs as a "new age pianist and composer" and is also the founder of Earthtones Studio.  US #56 is "Field of Courage," by Ron Klein & Udi Harpaz.  I couldn't find much info on Klein, but Harpaz is a longtime composer with his own website.  Harpaz also did the music for seasons 2 & 3 of Airwolf back in the '80s.  Both songs are contained on albums from the EVO production-music label.  Superior Strength is on EVO209, while Field of Courage is on EVO062.

LINK - Superior Strength
LINK - Field of Courage

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Unknown Song #56 (New Primetime) - Field of Courage

Song - Field of Courage
Artist(s) - Ron Klein, Udi Harpaz
Released - 2006
Primetime Usage - 2020-21 (non-highlight)
Contained on - EVO062 (Gridiron Glory)
Featured Highlight - Game Balls: Week 13, 2020

*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 10/10/22

This is technically a post for Unknown Song #56, but you could probably think of it as "Unknown Song #52-B."  It's marcato orchestral style is similar to US #52, and its tempo is only a little slower.  US #56 doesn't sound quite as "piratey" as US #52, but they are still difficult to tell apart.  The fact they were both used for NFL Primetime's Game Balls segment in 2021 doesn't help distinguish them, either.  At any rate, I wouldn't be surprised if US #52 and US #56 were on the same album… assuming either one of them is even on an album.

As an example, here is US #56's lone Game Balls use for 2020: