Top positive review
Good but a bit gimmicky
6 October 2018
First things first let me just say that there's nothing new on this LP. They're all tracks that any John Williams fan will have heard a hundred times. That said, they're supposedly new recordings by the LSO, and they are all very good and well done.
Otherwise this LP seems a bit gimmicky. From the "cosmic" vinyl, to the booklet with very little info and random stock photo backgrounds, it just smacks of a bit of a cash in.
Quality wise, the afore-mentioned recordings are all very good, perhaps not the difinitive versions in some cases (Schindler's List), but they are all well produced and come across very well in the vinyl...once you get rid of the dust from the hard cardboard packaging.
Would I recommend it? Maybe. If you're a collector and would just like another take on these classic tracks, or if you'd just like to hear them on vinyl and can't stump up the outlay for the other grandious boxsets on the market, then go for it.
Otherwise, as I said at the start, there's nothing really new here once you get passed the marketing.