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Jurassic Park Soundtrack
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|1. Opening Titles|
|2. Theme From Jurassic Park|
|3. Incident At The Island|
|4. Journey To The Island|
|5. The Raptor Attack|
|6. Hatching Baby Raptor|
|7. Welcome To Jurassic Park|
|8. My Friend, The Brachiosaurus|
|9. Dennis Steals The Embryo|
|10. A Tree For My Bed|
|11. High-Wire Stunts|
|12. Remembering Petticoat Lane|
|13. Jurassic Park Gate|
|14. Eye To Eye|
|15. T-Rex Rescue And Finale|
|16. End Credits|
Top Customer Reviews
Before I saw Jurassic Park, I hated music. Never listened to a stitch. I saw the show when I was fouteen, and most of the music washed right over me. I didn't care. But it was the gentle piano solo in the track labelled "Welcome to Jurassic Park" that finally caught my attention (at the end of the movie.) For the first time, I really listened.
The music is the main Jurassic Park theme, played on solo piano, and a little sad. But when the orchestra shifts in, the music is taken gently from a whistlful recollection to a shining hymn of clanging glory.
This is love translated into sound - dignified and exultant. It is grand, but slow, without losing the gentleness that is missing in almost every other piece of music I have ever heard, before or since.
The beauty will move a gentle heart to tears. It is not music for a dinosaur show, it is music for communion.
I cannot understand why John Williams does not write music like this anymore - the sheer overflow of joy alone is worth the effort. As Oliver Stone once said, Williams has the soul of a poet. Isn't poetic beauty like this the reason we all became involved with classical music in the first place?
I firmly believe that if John Willaims had never existed, I would have gone right on hating music, all my life. I still find little to admire in it, although there are a few tiny bright spots.
I also get the impression that Williams was trying to change the world with his music somehow, trying to encourage people to be more tuneful, more sincere, more alive. I believe he thinks he has failed. It is going against the tide, since most musicians I know are moody and depressed, and most people still listen to popular garbage.Read more ›
Now you may be thinking, Preston, John Williams wrote the score to Jurassic Park. NO! It was I. John Williams was busy feeding his chewy chocolate chip cookie addiction and between bites said, "Preston, you MUST compose this score, I just can't focus." So of course, I was happy to step up to the plate.
First off, my score is pure genius. It's the best thing ever written, and I wrote it. First off, I want to talk about the instrumentation. I use a lot of strings, because strings are cool and they sound cool. Little known fact: lots of composers throughout history have used strings other than me, but I'm really the one to pioneer that Hollywood "string" sound, starting with Jurassic Park. Until then, strings were BORING.
Let's talk about my fantastic main theme a little. Okay not a little, a lottle. My main theme is great. I use brass a lot in it. It's a fanfare, because when I think dinosaurs, I think fanfare, I think of 76 Trombones, don't you? When I think of dinosaurs, I think about everything but what I should be thinking of... originally I was going to have a caveman percussion ensemble playing the instruments "stone" and "fire" but John Williams (my good friend) thought that wouldn't be a good idea.
So I did fanfare.
Let's talk about my awesome track where Nedry runs away with the embryos. I thought I would use weird percussion because Dennis Nedry was weird too. It also has a very specific tempo, because it was the only choice to represent Dennis Nedry's overweight facade. Overweight, indeed...Read more ›
The music from Jurassic Park almost instantly became one of the most recognizable themes just over 10 years ago from this writing (June 9, 1993 marked the opening of the movie) and 10 years later, fans of the movie still thrill over watching the kids (Ariana Richards & Joseph Mazzello) get chased around the island in the visual medium, and my belief is that the movie wouldn't have been as good without two things: the beautifully played out looks of terror on Ariana's face and of course the background music to pace the entire things.
The themes in this film are really fantastic. There are a few which anyone will recognize after hearing this album:
1) Main theme developed through the film - This is a pretty simple theme, but one of Williams's best. The amazing aspect of it is that if this film hadn't been made, and just this piece had been written, no one would have heard it and thought "Dinosaurs, obviously!" However, this theme transforms the film and the idea of Jurassic Park to a glorious place of wonder, and very effectively. This theme is especially poignant at the end when Dr. Grant leaves the island on a helicopter and looks out the window at Jurassic Park.
2) Journey to the Island theme - the most thrilling and exciting theme of the film, this dramatic march once again exhibits the glory of Jurassic Park. The soaring horn and trumpet parts give you goosebumps.
3) Dennis Steals the Embryo - this theme really builds up the tension in the movie. The really horrifying music like this changes the villians in this film- evil does not exist in the recreated animals themselves, but instead within the greedy people trying to rip off the park.
4) High Wire Stunts - I will always remember sitting in the movie theater with my heart pounding during this scene of the film when Dr. Grant and the kids try to get over the electric fence without getting shocked.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This album is so good, John Williams did a really good job making this soundtrack. I would really recommend this album.Published on Jan. 8 2012 by jojold
This is one of the greatest JOHN WILLIAMS scores ever. If I have any complaints, they are that the pieces seem to drag out too long. Read morePublished on July 15 2004
OK. Cards on the table; John Williams composes derivative Brahms. Is that so bad? He could do worse. Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by J. Johnston
I dont know who could give a product like this a bad review .
Did you see the movie? Did you like the music ? ok buy it.
If not , dont. pretty simple.
Jurassic Park is the 12th film that composer John Williams scored for director Steven Spielberg. The end result is another winning combination of both stunning visuals and a... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by T. Lobascio
If we were still flying under the "Union Jack", John Williams would certainly be knighted by now. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Reginald D. Garrard