Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Williams, The Boston Pops|
Out Of This World (Science Fiction Anthology)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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The Music of the Stars
Alex Diaz-Granados | Miami, FL United States | 08/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Out of This World is a 1990 Philips reissue of a Boston Pops album first released in 1983, shortly after the release of Return of the Jedi. As with 1982's Aisle Seat, conductor John Williams and producer John McClure showcase music from classic science fiction movies and TV series. Although 5 of the 11 tracks were composed by Williams ("Adventures on Earth" from E.T. and a concert hall suite from "Return of the Jedi"), Star Trek fans will be happy to know that Alexander Courage's "Main Theme" from the Original Series and Jerry Goldsmith's "Main Title" from Star Trek: The Motion Picture were included. As always, "America's Orchestra" tackles each composition with the same sensitivity and care as if they were pieces by Mozart or Beethoven. The pieces are relatively short -- "Adventures on Earth," the longest single piece, lasts slightly over nine minutes, while the Closing Title from "Alien" runs shy of the three-minute mark -- and are evocative of those hours spent in front of the television or in the darkness of the movie theaters where we went on those astral voyages of the imagination."
Jabba's Theme in all its glory
Bryant Burnette | Tuscaloosa, AL | 05/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The whole CD, short though it is, is good, but the real reason for a John Williams fan to buy this one is the concert version of "Jabba's Theme" from "Return of the Jedi." That particular theme appears on the "Jedi" soundtracks, but not as a complete and contained work, which is what you get here. And, naturally, it's fantastic."
Great for science-fiction fans
Juan | Florida, Buenos Aires Argentina | 08/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a science-fiction tv/movie lover you'll find this CD to be great. Boston Pops offer their usual performing excellence, very well conducted by John Williams. Very enjoyable, indeed."