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Thunderbird Air Show Music

Postby Lawndart » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:58 am

Thunderbird Air Show Music

NOTE: Continues on the next page(s) for updates during and at the start of a new season.

Thunderbirds also mix and loop certain parts of the songs using the Instant Replay sound system to better fit the optics of what the spectator sees during a show and don't necessarily play back exactly as you'll hear the original songs.


Step down/Intro
Thunderbird Awakenings – Apollo 13 – Main Theme / Braveheart – Freedom Theme ('04 & '05)

Pilot Introduction
Hans Zimmer – Run Free ('04 & '05)

Engine Start
Crystal Method – High Roller ('04 & '05)

Taxi Out
Randy Edelman – Gettysburg Main Title ('04 & '05)

Crew Chief Groundshow
Various Artists - Classic Drum Battle (Drumline) ('05)

EOR Checks
James Horner - End Titles (Apollo 13) ('04 & '05)

Takeoff Sequence Diamond
Robert Crawford – The Air Force Song – Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder ('04 & '05)

Takeoff Sequence Solos
James Newton Howard - The Launch (Treasure Planet) ('04 & '05)

Clover Opener (’04 & ’05)
Neil Diamond – Coming To America

Opposing Knife Edge Pass
ZZ Top – La Grange (’05)
James Horner – To The Boys (Legends Of The Fall) (’04)

T-D BUP
The Beatles – Come Together (’04 & ’05)

High-Speed Inverted Pass & I-to-I Roll
War - Low Rider (’04 & ’05)

Diamond Pass in Review
Cold Play - Clocks (’04 & ’05)

Knife Edge Pass
Elvis Presley – See See Rider (Live in Memphis) (’05)
Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther Theme ('04)
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife ('04)

Slow Roll
Elvis Presley – See See Rider (Live in Memphis) (’05)
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky (’04)

Diamond Roll
Carter Burwell – The Last Night (The Alamo) (’05)
Yo-Yo Ma - Prelude (’04)

8-Point Roll
The Who – Baba O’Reilly (’04 & ’05)

Aileron Rolls
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie (’05)
Steve Winwood – Roll With It (’04)

Arrowhead Loop
James Horner - Wild Horses (Legends Of The Fall) (’04 &’05)

Calypso Pass
George Thorogood – Bad To The Bone (’05)
Queen – We Are The Champions (’04)

Bon-Ton Roulle
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony (’04 & 05)

Crossover Break
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way (’04 & ’05)

T-D Clover Loop
U2 – Beautiful Day (’04 & ’05)

Opposing 4-Point Roll
Outkast - The Way You Move (’04 & 05)

T-D Roll WITH Sneak Pass
Jaws – Theme (’04 & ’05)

Sneak Pass finale
Joe Tex (Reservoir Dogs) - I gotcha (’04 & ’05)

High Alpha Pass/Wing Walk
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (Live Acoustic) (’05)
Foghat - Slow Ride (’04)

Hi-Lo Hit
Trevor Rabin – Titans Spirit (’04 & ’05)

Five Card Loop
Ray Charles – America The Beautiful (’04 & ’05)

Vertical Rolls
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon (’04 & ’05)

Line Break Loop
Faith Hill – There You’ll Be (’05)
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (’04)

Max Performance Turn and Half Cuban 8
Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go (’05)
Tone Loc – Wild Thing (’04)

Diamond 360
Vangelis - Dream of Babylon (Alexander) (’05)
The Eagles – Life In The Fast Lane (’04)

Solos Flyover, Delta BUP & Delta Roll
Randy Edelman - Reunion and Finale (’05)
Randy Edelman – March To Mortality (’04)

Delta Loop
Randy Edelman - Reunion and Finale (’05)
James Horner – Main Title (Legends Of The Fall) (’04)

High-BB & Crossover
Celine Dion – God Bless America (’04 & ’05)

Rejoin & Thunderbird Pitch
Michael Kamen - Overture And A Prisoner Of The Crusades (’04 & ’05)

Landing Sequence
Hans Zimmer – Homeland (’04 & ’05)

Taxi Back
David Arnold – Independence Day Soundtrack – End Titles ('04 & '05)

Engine Shutdown & Disembark
Michael Kamen – The Abduction And The Final Battle At The Gallows ('04 & '05)

----Extras----

Diamond Bottom Up Pass (Low/Flat Show Only)
James Newton Howard - Flying (’05)
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Postby scooter » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:02 pm

Wonderful resource!!! Thank you very much.

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Postby Rotorblade » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:18 pm

http://www.macius.com/secret/TBattempt1.WMV

I don't know if this will help at all.

I peiced this together with the audio from the Las Vegas Show on your site with some video clips I found on the web.

The reason why I put this together is because I can not seem to find a complete movie of the whole thunderbirds show from start to finish and I wanted to learn the program and also use it to work on my timing, say if i was one position then I know about how much time i needed to get back to show center for a particular manuever. I decided to peice together my own interpretation. However after The video gets going about 2/3rds of the way into it and stays prety well sync'd up until the bomburst. I used pictures that I have taken of the Thunderbirds to fill in gaps where I didn't have video to help make up the time.

One again I made this for personal use, and not to show off what i can do or anything. It's a training tool, and I plan on making a better one in the future.

Every day at working during my work I listen to it on headphones and think about what I would be doing, and now that I have the video clips it helps me keep the visual in my head.

:)


Rotorblade :shock:

P.S. Someday I will try out for the VTB.
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Postby Convertible » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:41 pm

Rotorblade,

Check out this link: http://tvworldwide.com/events/airshows/051112/. This is the link to the last Aviation Nation airshow in Las Vegas. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will see links to videos of the T-Birds airshow in sync with the music and narration. Check it out. Good stuff as well. There is also a sticky here in this forum that links to that site. Enjoy.

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Postby amgv8400 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:15 pm

Rotorblade wrote:http://www.macius.com/secret/TBattempt1.WMV

I don't know if this will help at all.

I peiced this together with the audio from the Las Vegas Show on your site with some video clips I found on the web.

The reason why I put this together is because I can not seem to find a complete movie of the whole thunderbirds show from start to finish and I wanted to learn the program and also use it to work on my timing, say if i was one position then I know about how much time i needed to get back to show center for a particular manuever. I decided to peice together my own interpretation. However after The video gets going about 2/3rds of the way into it and stays prety well sync'd up until the bomburst. I used pictures that I have taken of the Thunderbirds to fill in gaps where I didn't have video to help make up the time.

One again I made this for personal use, and not to show off what i can do or anything. It's a training tool, and I plan on making a better one in the future.

Every day at working during my work I listen to it on headphones and think about what I would be doing, and now that I have the video clips it helps me keep the visual in my head.

:)


Rotorblade :shock:

P.S. Someday I will try out for the VTB


Hey RollerBlade

That is awesome what you did. I record the Nation Avation 2005 with my HD Camera and all I need to do is put it on DVD, never had the time to do it. I'm sure you put a lot time into it. Great Job!!!
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Postby Tyger » Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:21 am

Guys,

Would you like a copy of their CD they're using this show season?
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Postby Lawndart » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:38 pm

'06 music?! Three words: Y E S! :wink: :D

Check your PM's too.
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Postby Tyger » Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:57 pm

Lawndart wrote:'06 music?! Three words: Y E S! :wink: :D

Check your PM's too.


Copy.. Check.. Two's In!

Negative... YOU Check YOUR PM's!! he he he
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Postby Airshow fan » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:08 pm

Can I get one??





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Postby Tyger » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:08 pm

I've been unable to get hold of the CD due to "Copyright" problems currently.

I have PM'd the list of songs along with its assigned maneuver to Lawndart & i'm sure he'll post it as soon as he's ready.

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Postby Lawndart » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:13 am

Affirm and thanks for the inside info, phone calls and more! As the '06 music is still work in progress by the real Thunderbirds, I'll post the list shortly and run continuous updates on that post whenever someone catches a change. Thanks again for the invaluable help!!!

Standby for the '06 show music coming soon!
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Postby amgv8400 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:02 pm

Hey LD

How's it going? Well I can't wait to see the new list of songs they have for 2006. Nellis Airshow is still a long wait so I might head to Beale AFB late June so I can check out the music and of course their show. I would like to head to Tyndall AFB sometime next year when the TB are there. Too bad I missed it this year and I have family in Florida. Oh well, next year :)
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Postby Lawndart » Fri May 26, 2006 7:01 am

Music for the 2006 season, courtesy of "Tyger".

Pilot Introduction
"The Natural" by Randy Newman

Engine Start
"PHD" by The Crystal Method

Taxi Out
"Main Title" by Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter)

Crew Chief Groundshow
"Heroes of War" by David Robidoux

Pre Takeoff Checks
"Always with Me, Always with You" by Joe Satriani

Takeoff Sequence Diamond
"The Air Force Song" by USAF Band

Takeoff Sequence Solos
"Kickstart My Heart" by Motley Crue

Diamond Cloverloop Opener
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee" by Top Cover (USAF Band)

Opposing Knife Edge Pass
"Avarice" by Disturbed

Trail Diamond BUP
"Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon

High-Speed Inverted Pass & I-to-I Roll
"You Really Got Me" by Van Halen

Diamond Pass in Review
"Yellow" by Coldplay

Knife Edge Pass
"Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith

Slow Roll
"Papa was a Rolling Stone" by The Temptations

Diamond Roll
"Flight" by Cirque Du Soleil

8-Point Roll
"Vertigo" by U2

Aileron Rolls
"Rollin'" by Limp Bizkit

Arrowhead Loop/Roll
"The John Dunbar Theme" by John Barry (Dances with Wolves)

Calypso Pass
"Under Pressure" by Queen

Bon Ton Roulle
"Slaves to Rome" by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator)

Crossover Break
"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed

Trail to Diamond Cloverloop
"Take A Picture" by Filter

Opposing 4-Point Roll
"King Nothing" by Metallica

Trail to Diamond Roll & Sneak Pass
"Low" by Cracker ... "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC when solo crosses show center.

High Alpha Pass
"Rocket Man" by Elton John

High/Low Pass
"The Team America March" by Harry Gregson-Williams

Five Card Loop
"Angels in America" (Main Title) by Thomas Newman

Vertical Rolls
"Higher" by Creed

Line Break Loop
"I Cross My Heart" by George Strait

Max Turn and Half Cuban
"Move" by Thousand Foot Krutch

Diamond 360
"Epic" by Faith No More

Delta Series
"Jeux D'Eau" by Cirque Du Soleil

High/Low Bomb Burst
"God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood

Diamond Rejoin/Pitch & Reflection Pitch
"Olympic Spirit" by John Williams

Taxi Back
"Rocketeer To The Rescue/End Title" by James Horner (The Rocketeer)

Engine Shutdown
"Closing Credits" by The Boys Choir of Harlem (Glory)

----Extras----

Autograph Line
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
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Awesome List LD

Postby amgv8400 » Sun May 28, 2006 5:24 pm

Hey Lawndart it's AMGV8

Awesome list there. Almost all of the songs you have listed I already have on CD. I still like the previous music they used last year, but I am sure these new musics will grow into me. Also the song "Papa was a rolling stone" is by Temptations I believe. Thanks again for the list. I hope everyone is having a Good Memorial Weekend!!!
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Postby tbirdk8 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:15 pm

Great list Lawndart! I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't even know the full titles to some of it! :oops:

The music we're using is the 80 percent solution - we expect to post updates soon. As you know, I can't release the song titles due to copy right and fair use issues, but I'm sure that I'll be able to (cough cough) point you in the right direction when/if we make changes.

Thanks again for the list!
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