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The Eagles: My New Official Favorite Band

By on Apr 12, 2007 in Personal, Reviews | 0 comments

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The Eagles bandIt’s officially official now the my most favoriter than favoritestestestest band now is (are?) The Eagles (official site). And why, you may ask is that so?

I just came to know that Journey of the Sorcerer, the official theme of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thus, it automatically becomes my most favoriter than favoritestestestest band now. Here’s what the Wikipedia page on the Eagles had to say:

The album One of These Nights also contains the futuristic sounding instrumental Journey of the Sorcerer, which is known to many as the theme to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (often surprising Hitchhiker’s fans when told that it is an Eagles song).

And I WAS shocked. Then, there was more on the specific album page:

“Journey of the Sorcerer” was used as the theme music for Douglas Adams‘s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series produced by the BBC in 1978 and 1979 (and its sequel series, produced by Above the Title Productions for the BBC in 2003 and 2004), for the television series in 1981, and for the film produced by Disney/Touchstone in 2005. While the original version from One of These Nights was used for the original transmissions of all five radio series, various “soundalike covers” were used for other formats. The LP and TV adaptations of the series used an arrangement by Tim Souster, the CD releases of the radio series transmitted in 2004 and 2005 used one by Philip Pope, and the 2005 film used one by Joby Talbot.

Shit. I didn’t know that it was the Eagles all the time! Now they’d been on my list of faves for long, but I’d NO IDEA they made the H2G2 theme! I had a few songs from them, like Tequila Sunrise, Hotel California, Witchy Woman etc and I liked them, but now in a very Pony-sorta way I can claim I had some sort of ‘intuituition’ that they were more important in some way all along. For those who didn’t get the connection, Pony my quiz pal always used to say, AFTER a question had been asked on stage (and after we didn’t get it right), that he had an intuition all along that this question was gonna come, and THAT very morning he’d flipped the page in his archives skipping that question. After EVERY wrong answer.

Sigh. Lots of work to do now, like trying to get each and every Eagles song I can lay my hands on. I’m trying to track down the original album in which the theme was released, and the full length version of Journey of the Sorcerer too.

So please please please dear readers, if you’ve ANY Eagles songs with you then please please please tell me! I want them so badly. And check out my Blogger profile now, that too shows the change in position.



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