Sony Classical Releases Third ‘Spielberg/Williams Collaboration’ CD

On March 17, Sony Classical will release John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, a 4-disc set featuring the two previous albums of re-recordings of themes and suites from the Spielberg films (The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) and Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores (1995)), plus a third volume entitled “The Spieberg/Williams Collaboration Part III’ including new recordings of selections from most of the Maestro’s scores for the director since 1997, and an interview DVD on the fourth disc. The new album, which Williams recorded last year in Los Angeles, will only be available as part of the 4-disc set in its CD version, or separately as a digital download.

Article from Sony Music, by Jon Burlingame

Listen to 12 tracks from the new album in the latest episode of Cinematic Sound Radio

‘Marion’s Theme’ ‘Dry Your Tears, Afrika’ and behind-the-scene videos:




John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection

Disc 1: The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991)
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams

01. Raiders of the Lost Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark (5:11)
02. Theme from Always (5:31)
03. Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (9:47)
04. Theme from The Sugarland Express (3:36)
05. Title Theme from Jaws (2:57)
06. Out to Sea/The Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws (4:23)
07. Exsultate Justi from Empire of the Sun (4:57)
08. Parade of the Slave Children from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (4:52)
09. Over the Moon from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (2:11)
10. March from 1941 (4:12)
11. Cadillac of the Skies from Empire of the Sun (4:59)
12. Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2:48)
13. Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (9:47)

Total Time: 65:23

Disc 2: Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores (1995)
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams

01. Flying from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (3:38)
02. Theme from Jurassic Park (5:30)
03. Remembrances from Schindler’s List (6:24)
04. Flight To Neverland from Hook (4:42)
05. The Battle of Hollywood from 1941 (4:59)
06. Smee’s Plan from Hook (3:33)
07.The Barrel Chase from Jaws (5:34)
08. My Friend, The Brachiosaurus from Jurassic Park (4:39)
09. Jim’s New Life from Empire of the Sun (3:43)
10. The Dialogue from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (3:28)
11. The Lost Boys’s Ballet from Hook (3:59)
12. Theme from Schindler’s List (3:55)
13. The Basket Chase from Raiders of the Lost Ark (4:17)
14. The Face of Pan from Hook (4:23)
15. The Banquet from Hook (6:08)

Total Time: 69:28

Disc 3: The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III (2017)
The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by John Williams

01. The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (3:34)
02. Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad (3:39)
03. The BFG from The BFG (7:28)
04. With Malice Toward None from Lincoln (4:42)
05. The Duel from The Adventures of Tintin (3:10)
06. A New Beginning from Minority Report (3:36)
07. Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me If You Can Movement 1: Closing In (3:00)
08. Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me If You Can Movement 2: Reflections (7:38)
09. Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me If You Can Movement 3: Joy Ride (5:31)
10. Marion’s Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark (3:58)
11. Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan (4:19)
12. Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse (6:54)
13. Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal (4:32)
14. Prayer for Peace from Munich (3;32)
15. Immigration and Building from The Unfinished Journey (5:21)
16. With Malice Toward None from Lincoln (Alternate Version) (3:20)

Disc 4: Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues (DVD)

01. Documentary by Laurent Bouzereau including new interviews with Steven Spielberg and John Williams – October 2016 (22 minutes)

Editorial review from Amazon.com:

Over the 90-year history of sound film, there have been a handful of instances where a director and a composer have formed a longtime partnership that resulted in a series of classical scores, creating music that stands the test of time. None, however, have been as long or as fruitful as the 43-year collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams. None have encompassed such a wide range of subject matter or, more significantly, have had such an enormous impact on worldwide popular culture. From the ominous shark signature of Jaws to the five-note alien greeting of Close Encounters of the Third Kind; from the heroic march of Raiders of the Lost Ark to the moving themes for Schindler’s List the music Williams has written for more than two dozen Spielberg projects has not only served them brilliantly but entered the wider public consciousness.

Twenty-five years ago, Sony Classical began charting the Spielberg-Williams collaboration, recording two discs of their greatest hits. For this new release, “John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection”, these two CDs, The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration and Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores, are included along with newly arranged and recorded material from the past two decades of their additional movie scores, The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III, and a newly filmed bonus DVD documentary film, Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues.

With a record fifty Academy Award® nominations (more than any other composer) Williams has demonstrated, again and again, his ability to connect with audiences, both in the movie theater and in the concert hall. Seventeen of those nominations, and three of Williams’ five Oscar® wins (Jaws, E.T. and Schindler s List) have been for Spielberg films. The sheer variety of music, the depth of compositional skill on display, the powerful emotions that it evokes, makes “John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection” an extraordinary accomplishment. This is the work of one of America’s greatest composers, inspired by the work of one of America s greatest filmmakers.