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Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection
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Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection
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Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection Includes remastered versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade --expanded to include previously unreleased m...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Williams
Title: Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 11/11/2008
Album Type: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaCD Credits: 5
UPC: 888072310001

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Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection Includes remastered versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade --expanded to include previously unreleased music -- as well as the original Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull soundtrack. PLUS A BONUS CD WITH EVEN MORE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC AND FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH JOHN WILLIAMS,STEVEN SPIELBERG AND GEORGE LUCAS ON THE MAKING OF THIS HISTORIC MUSIC. RELIVE THE MUSICAL ADVENTURE TODAY!
 

CD Reviews

Raiders of the Lost Soundtracks
Dave Cordes | Denver, CO | 11/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For nearly 3 decades man has been searching for the lost Indiana Jones soundtracks. Fortune & Glory, it seems, is just beyond our grasp. Yes, they are incomplete and are missing several prominent cues that were omitted for time in order to release single-disc expanded albums. Still, there's enough missing material to keep even the most persistent Arkeologist from obtaining the one, true, Arkival edition of these classic scores and enough to warrant another major release at some point in the future. I'm still giving this set 4 stars because the remastered audio quality is phenomenal and a huge improvement with greater dynamic range, sub and mid-range clarity than on the 1995 DCC release of Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981 Film) and the Polydor release of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and the unforgiveably abridged Warner Bros. Records release of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as well as the expanded bootlegs ripped from the DVD Dolby rear channel mix with ambient sound effects I've had to endure for nearly a decade.

So just what's missing?

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK:

(The Concord set is missing 4 minutes, 18 seconds of Raiders of the Lost Ark that keeps it from being the complete score):

* The Rolling Ball (Insert) (0:10)
o aka Escape From The Temple (insert)
o Has been bootlegged as "Unused Music"
* Marion Into The Pit (0:36)
o Released on the 1995 DCC LP (included at the end of "The Well Of Souls")
* Escaping The Pit (2:05)
o aka Indy Rides The Statue (Original Version)
o Has been bootlegged as "The Mummy Cave"
o Appeared on an early prototype of the Concord Raiders disc as "Indy Rides The Statue" in high quality
* Escaping the Pit (Alternate) (0:42)
o aka Indy Rides The Statue (Alternate)
o Has been bootlegged as "Through The Wall (Alternate)"
* The Desert Chase (missing sections) (total about 0:45)
o Released on the 1995 DCC LP & CD



INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM:

(The Concord set is missing about 21 minutes of Temple Of Doom that keeps it from being the complete score):

* Shanghai, 1935 (0:12)
* The Nightclub Brawl ("Anything Goes" overdubs) (0:40)
* Fast Streets Of Shanghai (missing section) (0:08)
* Over The Himalayas (revised section 1) (0:38)
o Is available in "Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" as "MAP_TEMPLEOFDOOM"
* Over The Himalayas (revised section 2) (0:04)
* The Village (1:12)
* Indy And The Villagers (Alternate) (3:21)
o Is available in "Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" as "TD_PANKOTSECRETS_A_QUI" and "TD_PANKOTSECRETS_B_QUI"
* Shankara / Fortune And Glory (2:17)
* To Pankot Palace (Revised Section) (0:52)
* The Maharajah (0:35)
* The Feast (1:03):
o Snake Surprise (0:19)
o Eels (0:05)
o Bugs (0:16)
o Soup (0:04)
o Desert (0:11)
o Chilled Monkey Brains (0:08)
* A True Believer (4:07)
* The Black Sleep Of Kali (1:28)
* Indy Wakes Up (0:50)
* On The Rope Bridge (2:05)
* End Credits (Missing Section) (0:26)
o Available on the CD The Indiana Jones Trilogy performed by the Prague Philharmonic

In addition, the full version of "Sanskrit Ceremony" has never been released (exact length unknown, probably around 9 minutes)



INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE:

(The Concord set is missing about 21 minutes of The Last Crusade that keeps it from being the complete score):

* Escape From The Train (New Opening) (0:15)
* Packet From Dad (0:53)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Package From Dad"
* Inscription On The Rock (1:00)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "The Legend Of The Holy Grail"
* Flight To Venice (Clean Ending)
* X Marks The Spot (Clean Opening)
* X Marks The Spot (Ending) (0:45)
* The Catacombs (2:37)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Into The Catacombs"
* Escape From Venice (Opening) (0:02)
* Family Reunion (2:06)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Papa Jones" or "The Two Joneses"
* Family Reunion (New Ending) (0:10)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Papa Jones End Tag" or "Don't Call Me Junior"
* Elsa's Betrayal (1:59)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Put Down The Gun"
* Blasphemy (Opening) (0:02)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "To Berlin" or "The Road To Berlin"
* Biplane Chase (Film Version) (1:43)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Keeping Up With The Joneses (Film Verion)" or "The Birds Of Charlemagne"
* Death Of Kazim ("Nazi Theme" Insert) (0:07)
* Death Of Kazim (New Ending) (0:20)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Indy Fanfare, Part 2"
* On The Tank ("Nazi Theme" Insert) (0:07)
* On The Tank ("1 Shot, 3 Nazis" Insert) (0:04)
* The Breath Of God (2:51)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Henry Is Shot" or "Papa Jones Shot" or "Professor Jones Is Shot"
* Unused Indy Fanfare (0:14)
o Has been bootlegged, sometimes as "Indy Fanfare, Part 1"
* Iskenderun (Source Music) (1:57)
o Has been bootlegged
* Der Koniggratzer (Source Music) (2:39)
o Has been bootlegged
* Der Koniggratzer (Timpani Overdub) (0:50)
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For completists, not quite complete
Paul Bubny | Maplewood, NJ United States | 11/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The collaboration between Steven Spielberg and John Williams has been among the most fruitful of any director/composer pairing in movie history, and it's no slight against Spielberg or his actors to say that the soul and to some extent smarts in the Indiana Jones tril-- excuse me, tetralogy is the music. These scores have been shortchanged on record over the years, so to get this 5-CD boxed set with expanded editions of the "Raiders," "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" soundtracks is a treat. However, a word that rhymes with treat also comes to mind, and Williams fans should be excused for feeling a little cheated. This box gives us more of the music, but not all of it, and cues are arbitrarily truncated or presented as disconnected fragments instead of segueing into one another as in the movies. The music for the truck chase in "Raiders" was presented complete on the DCC issue some years ago, but for some reason it's subjected to several needless cuts here. The equivalent set piece in "Last Crusade"--the tank sequence--is presented so that the music from the middle of the scene comes before the beginning and end of the scene. Would it have been too much trouble to string it together to follow in sequence?

Naturally, I'm glad to have the music on CD in any form, but this set feels like a missed opportunity when you consider the deluxe, completist treatment that the "Lord of the Rings" and 1977-83 "Star Wars" trilogies have gotten on disc. And if this sounds like nitpicking from a movie geek--well, what other audience is a 5-CD set of film music supposed to reach?"
Great set, not complete, but still worth it.
John Knowles IV | 11/22/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, here is what I thought of it after a thorough listen.

It's a great collection considering the last time I had these they were on cassette tape.

Sound quality..
This top notch on most of the tracks.
There are a few tracks though like on "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" that have a muffled sound to them. They aren't as crisp sounding as others. I guess they got it cleaned up as good as they could.

Music..
A fair warning, if you are looking for a complete soundtrack set with these you'll be disappointed.

Another reviewer said that some music is truncated (trimmed down) and missing. He's correct on that. A few tracks in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Temple of Doom", and "Last Crusade" have missing or truncated (trimmed down) tracks. They could have used more of the 5th disc to put these on, you'll notice if you flip the disc over there was plenty of space left. They also used "album versions" for some of the songs instead of film versions".

Even though this set isn't complete I still think its worth it because we get a few tracks that has never been released before. It's a joy to me because like I said the last time I had these 3 were on cassette. Also if your an Indian Jones fan you will love this.

Box it came in..
It's nice but its a tight fit. If your worried about tearing or damaging the sleeves I would recommend holding the box at an angle and tapping it on the back to get the individual sleeves out. Otherwise you might run a risk of tearing the edge or top of them trying to get them out.

In all I think Intrada or Film Score Monthly should have handled this production because they seem to always give %100 detail in their box sets. If you want an example their work here's a link to the Superman: The Music (1978-1988) Complete Set. http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=8874

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