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Jurassic Park (Soundtrack)
 
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Jurassic Park (Soundtrack)

20 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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John Williams' genius here is taken to new heights. For those who study music its clear but for those more laid back about such matter then I just suggest that the pauses and variation in pace in this soundtrack set it apart from any other and inject suspense that is so clever and to leave me smiling for a long time. A stunning album. It stands alone as a music collection and not many soundtracks can say that. BUY.
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John Williams’ score is, typically, immensely thematic. However, the themes do not construct the score in the manor themes operate in Williams’ immensely accurate leitmotif design for the Star Wars trilogy. The score boasts two amazing primary themes. Both are heard in ‘Theme from Jurassic Park’, ‘Journey To An Island’ and ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’. The themes composed in illustration of the velociraptors are also used in various cues. But it’s the two main themes which have rightly garnered such public acclaim. As with most Williams themes, the construction is relatively simple. The first theme is slow and stately. The second theme utilises a sense of rhythmic marching. This is provided by the lower brass, similar to the opening to the theme from Indiana Jones. Both are brilliant and memorable. They go round ones head for days!! (or maybe it’s just me).
The outstanding track on the album is most definitely ‘Journey To An Island’. It contains both main themes and its orchestration is breathtaking. Williams surrounds this music with such complex and magically rich orchestrations, producing a sense of magic constant throughout the entire 9 minutes running time. The trumpets soar, the strings swirl whilst the woodwinds dance in scherzo like figures. This style of ‘fantasy’ orchestration has become a staple of Williams’ style and extends orchestrational practices from Hook and ET. He tinges occasional cues with various ethnic flutes and native percussion, reflecting the geography of the film.
In returning to the genre which produced ‘Jaws’, Williams produces action music of a high calibre. However these cues are never as downright scary, arguably because the musical ideas are not as simple.
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This is the soundtrack to my childhood. Its hard to explain just what the original Jurassic Park meant to my generation or how huge this film was. Star Wars I never got. The films had been long out and even though British TV showed them all their initial impact had been and gone so I missed the hype surrounding them Jurassic Park though was different. I can still remember seeing the trailer on TV for the first time and the moment when you see the Brachiosaurus, Ive never felt that about any film since and for an eleven year old boy who for years before had collected the model dinosaur range the London natural history museum issued it was unbelievable. Here was a real life breathing and living dinosaur on the screen and you then had to see the film. All my friends at school were the same, it was the number one talked about topic for weeks. Even now the first few bars of the Jurassic Park main theme send my heart racing. For my generation this was our Star Wars. Anyway enough nostalgia and lets look at the soundtrack on its own merit. (A review of the film will follow when its finally released on blu-ray. My number one most wanted.) Only very few film scores have the capability of adding to the sense of magic and wonder of a film in quite the way that this one does. Just think of the famous parts of the film and you hear the soundtrack. The helicopter entrance onto Isla Nublar with the incredible main theme playing is probably one of the great movie scenes of all time. Then theres the graceful beauty of the theme that plays when theyrre in the tree with the Brachiosaurus. But of course any film soundtrack stands and falls on its dramatic track and JP's does a terrific job of adding to the almost tangible tension. This is the great John Williams at the absolute peak of his powers.Read more ›
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Another reviewer mentioned the poor editing of the album - and i have to agree, however for me this does not detract from the quality of the compositions.
Judged in context of the film, and as a listening piece, Williams' score for Jurassic Park is a purely thoroughbred product - huge, powerful and dynamic to the extreme with contrasting shades of delicacy and subtle detail that would leave most other composers dumbstruck. (As many of them seem to be these days!)
It's fair to say this was the first score that really grabbed my attention - as a young boy in the cinema I was intrigued... and in my later years as my tastes matured, I re-discovered my love and appreciated the music on a whole new level.
Enough has already been said about the themes... timeless, epic, ridiculously infectious etc, and a fair bit has been written about the action scoring. No one does it better in my book - full orchestral work-out sessions that thrill with their divine complexity and explosive power.
There's no doubt this will stand the test of time - a truly landmark achievement that set a new standard for intelligent blockbuster scoring.
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