Gridiron Greats

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Gridiron Greats We take to the Gridiron this week. From Knute Rockne All American to Friday Night Lights, it's music from films about football.

Title Artist Album Label Year Buy Now
Prologue from The Express Mark Isham original soundtrack Lakeshore 340302 2008
excerpt from Knute Rockne Suite Ferdie Grofe archive tape recording from Florida State University - not available commercially not available commercially – unknown orchestra 1931 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum used in Remember the Titans Norman Greenbaum original soundtrack Walt Disney 60687 2000
Titan Spirit from Remember the Titans Max Steiner original soundtrack recording Walt Disney 60687 2000
Brian’s Song from Brian’s Song Michel Legrand Moscow Virtuosi / Michel Legrand, cond. Silva 1364 1971
My Son Michael, from The Blind Side Carter Burwell original soundtrack WaterTower 8833162 42803 2009
When I Fall in Love from Everybody’s All American Howard/Ballard/Walden original soundtrack Capitol 791184 1988
I’m Forrest…Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump Alan Silvestri original soundtrack Columbia/Epic/Legacy 65813 1994
Main Title from Rudy Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack Varese Sarabande 302 066 460 1993
I’m an Optimist from The Express Mark Isham original soundtrack Lakeshore 340302 2008
Theme from Jerry Maquire Nancy Wilson Michael Chertock, piano Telarc 80537 1996
Main Title from Lucas Dave Grusin original soundtrack Varese Sarabande 302 067 059 1986 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Main Theme from Heaven Can Wait Dave Grusin London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dave Grusin GRP 9547 1978 Not available for purchase on Amazon
The Express, Prologue, I’m an Optimist and Heisman from The Express Mark Isham original soundtrack Lakeshore 340302 2008
Waiting, Tryouts, The Final Game from Rudy Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack Varese Sarabande 302 066 460 1993
Take Us Out from Rudy Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack recording Varese Sarabande 302 066 460 1993
Conclusion to the Star War's Main Theme John Williams Original Soundtrack Sony 50133 1977