51 Shades of Geek

207: Songs of Muad’dib: Tunes from Dune

Frank Herbert’s dense science fiction opus has inspired a wide, wild, weird variety of musical interpretations through the years. We sift through the shifting sands of Arrakis to hear:

  • Jodorowsky’s Dune (Kurt Stenzel)
  • Dune (David Matthews – UPDATE: I discovered after recording that this album is, in fact, getting a CD release in September 2016!)
  • Dune 2000 (Frank Klepacki)
  • Dune (Toto / Brian Eno)

Long live the fighters and the songs they sing. (1:20:59)

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205: Hey Jupiter

Bonus episode! To celebrate the imminent arrival of NASA’s Juno space probe at Jupiter, here’s a selection of Jovian-themed soundtracks:

By Jove, Juno’s almost to Jupiter…and we’ve got some theme music ready. (1:03:56)

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