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Thursday, October 4, 2012

NPR's All Things Considered Themes Through the Years

Posted by on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Via WFMU

Hey, left-leaning news junkies: Do you get nostalgic shivers upon hearing the jaunty little theme music to NPR’s All Things Considered? Then check out this compendium of said miniature compositions that signal the onset of some good ol’ news in your earholes (there's even a zip file of 'em you can download, you freak).

Some of those ’70s pieces sound like the handiwork of Gershon Kingsley or Jean-Jacques Perrey, all analog-synth frippery and whimsy. The tracks gradually become less manic and quirky, tilting toward dinner-club jazz and mild, quasi-patriotic fanfares.

Still awake? Good; go here for the All Things Considered theme bonanza.

 

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Wicked Virgin 1
They're great up until the 80s. I love that classic BBC Radiophonic Workshop sound.
Posted by Wicked Virgin http://goo.gl/nBxVY on October 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
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Agreed, WV.
Posted by Dave Segal on October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM · Report this
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THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE... I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THESE JAUNTY LITTLE JINGLES FOR DECADES NOW, EVER SINCE HEARING THEM ON THE RADIO AS A YOUNG TEENAGER! WOW-WOW-WOW!!!! AWESOME!!!
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