Author Topic: [ID Help] NFL Primetime Music production library song identification assistance  (Read 8768 times)

GodzFire

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Production music library gods & gurus, lend me your expert ears. ESPN NFL Primetime music from back in the late 80s, 90s, and early 00s used a lot of production library music. It was a very happy part of my childhood growing up and watching it come on every Sunday Night. Here's a Primetime blog of someone else who is working to try and identify them all (https://www.primetimemusic.net). To help him, I'm sharing the site and the samples of songs yet to be identified.

Here's a link to my Google Drive which contains the individual song samples which I've cleaned up and enhanced as best as possible for quick listening as well as a full zip. For these, the date in the parentheses indicates the date first used.

I've compiled a sortable/filterable Google Sheets spreadsheet of all the information we have including: name, library, album, release, first use, last use, and artist. There's also a tab for '# Of Songs By Library Use By Year', to visualize which libraries were used so it could maybe help determine which library and where to look for the remaining tracks.

Please listen through these and let me know if any sounds familiar and you could give some leads.

We have an official Discord server now for those who'd like to help search for the production music used on NFL Primetime. Come join us: https://discord.gg/PrhGwaw


FOUND
US #06 (09-88) Like The Wind from Valentino VT040 (Sports Vol. 2 - Electronic & Rock 2)
US #21 (09-90) Overdrive from Amphonic Music AVF75 (POWER U.S.A)
US #23 (09-91) Theighs Mon from John Colby Music
US #27 (09-94) Racing To Victory from Pyramid Music PYR 702 (Sports/Action)
US #28 (11-94) Determination from Pyramid Music PYR 702 (Sports/Action)
US #32 (08-97) Neo Dream (B) from Kosinus KOS34 (Virtual Nature)
US #34 (08-97) Power Drive from MusicHouse I26 (Prestige Presentation)
US #36 (08-97) Classical Interface from Rouge RMCD 2012 (Classical Rock)
US #38 (09-97) Gut Wrencher from BRg3001 (Thrash)
US #39 (09-97) Power Plant from Manhattan Production Music BRG1019 (Electric Arc)
US #40 (11-97) Surf Your Own Wave from Manhattan Production Music BRG3004 (Alternative Energy)
US #41 (09-98) Old School Radio from BRg1016 (High Definition)
US #42 (10-00) Liberation Day from Atmosphere ATMOS 111 (Impact)
US #46 (09-01) Mortal Combat from Atmosphere ATMOS144 (Total Movie 2)
US #47 (09-01) Touch & Go from Stock Music smi313 (PowerMax)

UNFOUND (or technically unfound)
US #07 (10-88)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIP8skvihy4&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byG6BjbjoYQ&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H4zGrc6cD9mPnu_phJBGzOnYYEuuHvXg

US #08 (10-88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK02jOXnC40&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=4
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UoT6OXqQKwJdU3_gdJ42_XqJBGaxFTWA

US #09 (10-88) ? from Musikos Sports ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOM6j14CZWs&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g2kJYv-MX8&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=5
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j80xZ8__8oJ6UMuvww-dFZ8az8_LC4T2
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19UlsdR_hFPlcmLZ_kI7YcBJvC5UEqtFj

US #10 (10-88)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv28NY1CnEY&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=6
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WAJufJkXKFkkrRXBe1ekz7sNjhvnJwtV

US #11 (10-88) Spring Training from Musikos Sports 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3MY2AESiIU&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NoIcUgeutE4aqd7qa_g3Mi6Yuo3EM5jF

US #13 (10-88)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHC8e7tS_bY&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=9
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BLpnuQiKe3_ykfdSaTUIAR5D_NHqEUA0

US #14 (10-88) ? from Musikos Sports ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqapq05F_4&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR-571KWdeQ&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=12
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H001liSEHSJVBkBxo2ZT7UdS6fEYbTXZ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qq2h9nQ9lFH7P0J_vQh9pyPD9HdXT0U0

US #16 (10-88)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkN2U0PJ2FQ&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=10
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1J4MZrmkeoDDB_FRAap880PcR3Is9Gzcv

US #17 (06-88) (Pedal to the Metal?) from Musikos Sports ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvo5W7d3Ooo&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btn31I9UFFU&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=14
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lYq4PVQ-YgvEZEDq3ZHOqhXq1G-MJX1J
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BJED0So2Ln5Cfnp7t6HkNkM-JTYrOspH

US #18 (09-89)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipsAIYm3iqQ&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=15
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1InnqbzneUtl0KJ2laQflc8q91TkI0ITT

US #19 (09-89)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEND-KzxLpQ&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=16
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z5oHjW_cgJLgeflE3qvjsnr4BLTEdSfu

US #20 (09-89)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SpZIeBy9tY&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=21
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MzAkHkErYGS7EjWYH61ONrVbsGQOBrD7

US #24 (09-91)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Wmn1yGYPY&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=17
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r7x58gtNVpwwvYLV_gwoDKnR9zOdhl5N

US #26 (09-92) 'Game Balls', John Colby Music (likely)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11PC8FKaZBWGQEqvf0AZ0ImwpG82x7O8K

US #29 (09-91) 'Looks Like We Made It', John Colby Music (likely)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oAugI2Y-YR9yQ5L9mhZiHGdpZWxjGpNM

US #30 (09-91) 'The Big Game' from John Colby Music
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LyPU_RxVwsA2IBXm3qqo5waF8H9AMZNm

US #31 (08-97)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvy7DP02by4&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=22
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vn4IG3YO6ZNBVK4nYLJmIz6mx9xNgGwe

US #33 (08-97)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2au2nrz6UI&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=20
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MBZ-Wf1Je6tIW4OoR3SEAEMOfVaLwPv0

US #35 (08-97)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFmcNp9nTM&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=19
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10yVJpP76I_ZOlDrODO_a4iLssIsT78dg

US #45 (09-01)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHtp7Nn3Bf0&list=PLZXjKVT1jOd0QhcXlZjltIypwWRtNM2TN&index=25
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R8p60QfKFORtSCMvznxSA69t_Ikvx3Bm
« Last Edit: August 10, 2021, 01:00:07 AM by GodzFire »

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US #32 (08-97).mp3 is Neo Dream (B) from Kosinus Virtual Nature. One of my favorite production music albums.

US #34 (08-97).mp3 could be another Kosinus or Atmosphere. 26, 28 and 35 sound very familiar. Most of them shout FirstCom but none that I immediately recognize. I would recommend searching their rock and sport albums.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2019, 02:49:46 AM by Retronator »

JMTeixeira

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US #06 also heard in the 1987 NBA film "Drive For Five", recapping the Los Angeles Lakers 86/87 season. No clue aside from the feeling that it might belong to a discontinued MT or UT Firstcom edition. :(

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This is great guys keep it up! Please let me know if you can find any more!

Mvemjsunpx

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Thanks, godzfire, for posting this thread, and for linking primetimemusic.net.

Thanks, as well, to Retronator for ID'ing Neo Dream.  I'm going to post an update on the site about it later today.  Also, greetings to JMTeixeira, who I've interacted with many times on youtube.


Any help anyone can provide on identifying these songs is much appreciated.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 02:17:57 PM by Mvemjsunpx »

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Could you update the post with the latest ones please Godz? I do listen out for these as I go search for the wrestling tracks.

One track that I recognised but not sure if it was NFL was "Funky Future" from Tele Music (hxxps://app.bmgproductionmusic.nl/carrier/142127)

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UPDATE 03/21: It was brought to my attention that the single preview links were not matching their proper songs. I have now corrected this, my apologies

All remaining songs to be ID'd are posted.


Here's 'The Drive For Five' LA Lakers video JMTeixeira spoke of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPL7ptoc1ss. In the 'Music in this video' section, it lists some, but not all of the production music used. I'm not sure where the song he referenced plays.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 05:24:19 PM by godzfire »

JMTeixeira

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Thank you godzfire. It's heard starting in the 2:14 minute of the film.

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I have just downloaded ATMOSCD 1 thanks to joakim95 and "Transmission" sounds very familiar, I am sure I have heard it for some NFL but I don't hear it in these recordings. It might be in those that JMTeixeira posted but I could not find a match but I am pretty sure I hear commentary when I listen to that track.

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I have just downloaded ATMOSCD 1 thanks to joakim95 and "Transmission" sounds very familiar, I am sure I have heard it for some NFL but I don't hear it in these recordings. It might be in those that JMTeixeira posted but I could not find a match but I am pretty sure I hear commentary when I listen to that track.

It's also on ATMOS 013 (LP) - Zaptrax.  I downloaded that album a while ago, though I don't remember exactly where.

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US #42 is "Liberation Day," by Paul Foss.  Here's my link to the blog post:  https://www.primetimemusic.net/2019/05/unknown-song-42-identified.html

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What? Copyright claim didn't come until more than 6 months after the video was posted? Well, that'd be a first... and a hopeful for a lot of us.:)

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What? Copyright claim didn't come until more than 6 months after the video was posted? Well, that'd be a first... and a hopeful for a lot of us.:)

I know, right.  Every other copyright notice I've gotten (aside from maybe 1) came within a few minutes of the video's upload.

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I heard another track that might have been used but I cannot find a rec for it. It sounds very familiar to me but isn't wrestling (it seems) so has to be one of the many NFL recordings I have heard "Funky Future" from Tele Music (TM 3081). Do let me know if you recognise it.

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I heard another track that might have been used but I cannot find a rec for it. It sounds very familiar to me but isn't wrestling (it seems) so has to be one of the many NFL recordings I have heard "Funky Future" from Tele Music (TM 3081). Do let me know if you recognise it.

It wasn't used on Primetime, but it does sound vaguely familiar.  It definitely sounds like the stuff NFL Films used in the '80s.