Great Composers Series CD (1999)

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Label Uni/varese Sarabande
SKU 60317333
UPC 030206604726
UPC 14 00030206604726
Format CD
Release Date 6/29/1999
Links
Author John Williams
Compilation Appearance Schindler's List
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Compilation Appearance Fiddler On The Roof (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Cinema Serenade 2
Compilation Appearance Green Album
Compilation Appearance Yo-Yo Ma Plays Music Of John Williams
Compilation Appearance The Music Of DC Comics:75th Anniversary Collection
Compilation Appearance Jurassic Park
Technical Info
Producer Robert Townson
CatalogID 6047
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 06/29/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206604726
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by Robert Townson.
Although the selections on Varese Sarabande's Great Composers may not be pulled from the original soundtrack recordings, that's not the biggest problem with the disc. The major problem is that it's skewed toward a general audience -- the kind that wants to have John Williams' "greatest hits" and best-known themes on one disc -- but overlooks such major moments as the soundtracks to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Born on the Fourth of July, among others. That will undoubtedly frustrate some listeners, but if they get past that initial frustration, they'll find that Great Composers is actually a fairly entertaining listen. Yes, it may have a few too many of his lesser-known works (Midway, Presumed Innocent, Family Plot, Stanley & Iris, The Cowboys), but these are still very good and sit well with Superman, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, and Star Wars. So, while it may not be perfect, it is entertaining and it does confirm the variety and depth inherent in John Williams' music. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 Main Title - (from "Star Wars", with Utah Symphony Orchestra/Varujan Kojian)
2 Imperial March, The - (from "The Empire Strikes Back", with Utah Symphony Orchestra/Varujan Kojian)
3 Parade Of The Ewoks - (from "Return Of The Jedi", with Utah Symphony Orchestra/Varujan Kojian)
4 Theme - (from "Jurassic Park", with Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Joel McNeely)
5 Main Title - (from "Amazing Stories", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Joel McNeely)
6 Main Title - (from "Superman", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Joel McNeely)
7 Midway March - (from "Midway", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Rick Wentworth)
8 Theme - (from "Schindler's List", with Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Joel McNeely/Margaret Batjer)
9 End Credits - (from "Presumed Innocent")
10 End Credits - (from "Sabrina", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Joel McNeely/Lynda Cochrane)
11 End Credits - (from "Alfred Hitchcock", with Utah Symphony Orchestra/Varujan Kojian)
12 End Credits - (from "Stanley & Iris")
13 Main Title - (from "The Poseidon Adventure", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/John Debney)
14 Main Title - (from "The Cowboys")
15 Main Title - (from "Earthquake", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/John Debney)
16 Main Title - (from "The Towering Inferno", with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Joel McNeely)

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