Author Topic: [ID Help] NFL Primetime Music production library song identification assistance  (Read 4041 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

*Zip File Of All Unknown Songs*

US #06 (09-88) Like The Wind from Valentino VT040 (Sports Vol. 2 - Electronic & Rock 2) *Credit GodzFire via YouTube Content ID match*
US #07 (10-88)
US #08 (10-88)
US #09 (10-88)
US #10 (10-88)
US #11 (10-88)
US #13 (10-88)
US #14 (10-88)
US #16 (10-88)
US #18 (09-89)
US #19 (09-89)
US #20 (09-89)
US #21 (09-90) Overdrive from Amphonic Music AVF75 (POWER U.S.A) *Credit GodzFire via YouTube Content ID match & Moleoman*
US #23 (09-91) Theighs Mon from John Colby Music *Credit Josh Ochs*
US #24 (09-91)
US #26 (09-92)
US #27 (09-94) Racing To Victory from Pyramid Music PYR 702 (Sports/Action) *Credit Craig-UK*
US #28 (11-94) Determination from Pyramid Music PYR 702 (Sports/Action) *Credit Retromatic*
US #29 (09-91)
US #30 (09-91) 'The Big Game' from John Colby Music
US #31 (08-97)
US #32 (08-97) Neo Dream (B) from Kosinus KOS34 (Virtual Nature) *Credit Retronator*
US #33 (08-97)
US #34 (08-97) Power Drive from MusicHouse I26 (Prestige Presentation) *Credit Retromatic*
US #35 (08-97)
US #36 (08-97) Classical Interface from Rouge RMCD 2012 (Classical Rock) *Credit Josť Teixeira*
US #38 (09-97)
US #39 (09-97) Power Plant from Manhattan Production Music BRG1019 (Electric Arc) *Credit GodzFire via YouTube Content ID match*
US #40 (11-97) Surf Your Own Wave from Manhattan Production Music BRG3004 (Alternative Energy) *Credit GodzFire via YouTube Content ID match*
US #41 (09-98)
US #42 (10-00) Liberation Day from Atmosphere ATMOS 111 (Impact) *Credit Mvemjsunpx via YouTube Content ID match*
US #45 (09-01)
US #46 (09-01)
US #47 (09-01)
« Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 02:50:11 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. :(

GodzFire

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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 »

Craig-UK

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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.

Craig-UK

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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

JMTeixeira

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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.