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Ken Burns's "Baseball" Soundtrack Returns As "The Tenth Inning" Is Set to Premiere on PBS

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Ken Burns's "Baseball" Soundtrack Returns As "The Tenth Inning" Is Set to Premiere on PBS

    The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series Baseball left off, will premiere on PBS stations across the United States next Tuesday, September 28, and Wednesday, September 29, 8-10 PM ET.

    In celebration of the new film, the original 1994 Baseball soundtrack recording from Nonesuch Records is available again. The album's 31 tracks feature music by Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, and Carly Simon, as well as vintage recordings, historic radio calls, and the solo piano playing of Jacqueline Schwab, including "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Hurrah for the National Game."

    Order the original soundtrack now on CD in the Nonesuch Store for just $10 and receive the complete album as high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout, then watch The Tenth Inning on PBS starting next week.

on September 21, 2010 - 10:28am
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The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series Baseball left off, premieres on PBS next Tuesday, September 28. In celebration of the new film, the original Baseball soundtrack is available again, featuring music by Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, and Carly Simon, as well as vintage recordings, historic radio calls, and the solo piano playing of Jacqueline Schwab, including "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Hurrah for the National Game."

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The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series Baseball left off, will premiere on PBS stations across the United States next Tuesday, September 28, and Wednesday, September 29, 8-10 PM ET.

In celebration of the new film, the original 1994 Baseball soundtrack recording from Nonesuch Records is available again. The album's 31 tracks feature music by Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, and Carly Simon, as well as vintage recordings, historic radio calls, and the solo piano playing of Jacqueline Schwab, including "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Hurrah for the National Game."

Order the original soundtrack now on CD in the Nonesuch Store for just $10 and receive the complete album as high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout, then watch The Tenth Inning on PBS starting next week.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 10:00
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Comments

I am trying to figure out who sang the national anthem at the beginning of this documentary. It is the best version of our anthem i have ever heard.

"The Star Spangled Banner"
Performed by José Feliciano
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

I agree! One of the few versions of our country's unfortunate choice of anthems that actually chokes me up. iTunes has it, on The Very Best of Jose Feliciano. Best 99 cents I'll ever spend, swear to god.

Thank you so much, google lead me to your answer Jenn!

Who sang "Take me out to the ballgame" at the end of the documentary while the credits ran? It was awesome and I can't find who it was.

Apologies for not including credits on the album page for the original Baseball soundtrack. These have now been added here. The original documentary included a number of different renditions of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by pianist Jacqueline Schwab, Harvey Hindermyer (from 1908), King Curtis, trumpeter George Rabbai, Dr. John, and, finally, Carly Simon. You can hear clips of each on the album page.

During the segment that covered the 1967 "Impossible Dream" Red Sox, there's an instrumental rendition of "I'm Goin' Down" in the background. What artist recorded that version of the song?

Great documentary. I'm trying to find the opening music for the 10th Inning. The driving drums and guitar reminiscent of 60's surfer music. Really like to get the skinny on that song.

If you still care after all this time the song is Let There Be Drums by the Incredible Bongo Band

What is the theme that is being played when Aaron Boone hits the game 7 homer against the Sox in 03?

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