SPACECAMP (1986) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Jeff Commings I’m sure after John Williams saw SpaceCamp, he knew it wasn’t going to be like his former space scores, which made him a household name. Instead, SpaceCamp appears to be geared for…

ROSEWOOD (1997) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Jeff Commings Imagine my surprise to see John Williiams’ name in the opening credits for the film Rosewood. Not to say that I don’t think Mr. Williams can score a film covering such a…

FAR AND AWAY (1992) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman How do I begin? The score to Far and Away never ceases to amaze me. Everytime I listen to it I feel like I’ve been transported to another world. John Williams seamlessly blends…

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman Marking the ninth movie that Steven Spielberg and John Williams collaborated on, Empire of the Sun is the second “not action” movie directed by Spielberg. His first serious movie was E.T., where he branched…

Washington DC, January 23, 2003

The Washington Post has a report on last night’s performance at the Kennedy Center, where Williams conducted the NSO in a program that included his concert works For Seiji and The Five Sacred Trees, as well as selections from Raiders, Jaws, E.T. and Star Wars Here’s an excerpt…

SLEEPERS (1996) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by ‘Mahler 3’ Sleepers is a fantastic score on many different levels. Williams captures the organic feel of Brooklyn using the electronic bass and percussion with piano exceptionally well. The computerised voice effects are…

HOOK (1991) – Original Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman I got my first dosage of this score when I bought the Williams o­n Williams Spielberg Collaboration #2. And I was perfectly satisfied with the five awesome Concert Versions of some…

NIXON (1995) – Album Reviews

TRACK LISTING Review by Frank Lehman Ah, Richard Millhouse Nixon, we hardly knew ye. That is, until we listen to the movie soundtrack bearing your name. If anything, the score to is an elaborate character portrait, in fact, the biggest…

Williams Writes Piano Duet

John Williams has written a piano duet that he and Leonard Slatkin will play to accompany some silent film footage during the “Soundtracks: Music and Film” festival, starting Thursday at the Kennedy Center. “In the early days, someone would sit…