Recently I reported about James Newton Howard's Academy Award-nominated score for . Although the score did not receive an Oscar, it is a clear winner in my book, much more so than the actual Oscar Winner . I guess it was just a year of celebrating Bollywood with all its flaws.
But while on the subject of film scores, Concord Records has just released . Produced by Laurent Bouzereau, these new feature almost from the films that had previously been available only as part of a large 5-disc set, are now available individually. And their quality is magnificent, let me tell you John Williams' majestic and beloved score is presented here in pretty much its entirety offering up nice little gems. The soundtrack for in particular is filled with countless new tracks that were previously unavailable. You will find the music from every little moment in the film on these CDs, making Indy fans happy campers no doubt. But there's more. Each of the releases contains a small booklet with notes by Steven Spielberg and Laurent Bouzereau and, of course, photos from the film. But here's the best part - the CDs cost only $11.98 each. That means that if you , for example, you can get each disc for under $10! Frankly, you should not hesitate for a second and , before these discs might turn into high-priced collectables like the previous Indiana Jones soundtrack CDs were.
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4/27/2009 7:28:44 AM
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4/27/2009 7:27:02 AM
Yes, FSM, Intrada and others do a terrific job but they didn't do it and the reason why they didn't do it is partly financial. For whatever reason Paramount cooperated with this release and Concord should be applauded for the huge step they took. I truly wish FSM had done it and given it their Superman treatment but I sincerely believe that we will, in a relatively short time, see truly complete releases but Conchord are the ones who have forked out the cost of reuse fees which will make a future release a far cheaper proposition at which point one of "our" much loved labels will step in.
4/23/2009 1:53:43 PM
The lack of much more alternate and unreleased tracks is not ridiculous, especially for what could have been a stellar box set. There are ways to do it right - the FSM and Screen Archives CD releases are prime examples of how to do a complete score CD right.
4/19/2009 8:14:46 AM
Please buy the box set. The music on that fifth disc is truly unmissable.
To dwell on what is missing is ridiculous. Finally a label has put up the money for the re-use fees and they should be applauded. There is still music unreleased but financially it is probably crucial that this "double-dipping" takes place. Otherwise the asking price would have been so high that people would've complained about that too.
The box set is the ONLY way to go!
3/26/2009 4:04:23 PM
I got this box set shortly before Christmas, and while the quality is nice, its presentation and level of completeness is disappointing.
For starters, having approximately another hour of music that was left off the first three scores - including alternate and film versions of tracks as heard in the movies - is a big point against it. Second, just slapping the previous re-release of the "Crystal Skull" CD without any attempt to expand that score is a serious misstep. Third, simply re-releasing the first three CDs of the box set without any attempt to add those additional cues that were on the fifth disc is merely a marketing ploy. For that matter, you have to hold onto the 1995 DCC release of the "Raiders" CD in order to have complete versions of some tracks (most notably the full version of "Desert Chase") that appear on the Concord Records CD in its edited form.
2008's "Superman" Blue Box release from FSM set the bar extremely high for expanded score releases in CD box sets, so I was highly expecting
3/12/2009 5:54:21 AM
Thanks for the heads up! I read your editorial last night and ordered all three CDs immediately after.
3/4/2009 12:04:52 AM
I bought the box set when it came out. Other than having an incomplete "Crystal Skull" soundtrack, the fact that having expanded versions of the first three, especially "Temple of Doom," was worth buying the box set. The scores sound as good as hearing it live, without having the hassle of being in the studio. I would recommend it, either the set or each CD individually. Worthy buys all around!