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Composed and Conducted by ALAN PARKER
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 322

For this latest edition in the Intrada Special Collection, Intrada has revisited an earlier Special Collection release -- Alan Parker's score to Jaws 3-D -- and remixed and reassembled the entire score for this 2-CD set. Although Jaws 3-D was Alan Parker's his first feature film assignment, he delivered an exciting and sometimes even romantic score, being the first Jaws score to feature a love theme. It is a rousing mixture of his own original material and the world-famous John Williams theme. Like Williams’ Jaws 2, it frequently takes a high-spirited approach, emphasizing the fun nature of the Sea World setting, with the main title featuring both the shark theme and a rousing motif for the water-skiers. Parker put his own stamp on the film’s shark music:

“While the main motif is exactly the same as John Williams’ [basses and cellos], I did a different horn thing for my own shark theme that would have a slight edge to it. There are two Great Whites here, a mother and a baby. So I wanted the score to differentiate their identities and level of threat. While their motif is the same, the baby has a lighter presence with two horns, woodwinds and strings. And when the mother comes in, she’s scored with six horns and intelthe entire trombone section. It’s music that has more ‘weight.’ It’s the difference between saying that one shark isn’t too bad and then suddenly hitting the audience between the eyes with something bigger and nastier.”

Parker composed and conducted enough music for two pictures. He made numerous rewrites and often recorded two different versions of his cues, recording one version at a given session, then making significant changes that altered not only the timing but the tone and intensity of the cue involved and recording the new version during another session. In the final cut, almost all of Parker’s cues are truncated, with a large portion of them being used in places for which they were not originally intended. For this release Intrada was provided with all the original 1” eight-channel scoring session masters of every cue; the ½” 15 ips Dolby A-encoded three-channel stereo mixes of all of the rewrites, overlays, stingers and other short bits; and the ¼” 15 ips Dolby A-encoded two-track stereo mixes of the source cues—everything that was recorded in London between late April and mid-June of 1983.

The film takes place in a brand new water park, where chief engineer Michael Brody is expecting a visit from his younger brother Sean, who is still terrified of the water after the shark attacks that haunted his childhood. As a series of mysterious deaths and disappearances plagues the park, Brody and his girlfriend, marine biologist Kay Morgan, discover another visitor—a small Great White shark. Kay tries and fails to keep the shark alive in captivity, but soon the cause of the deaths becomes apparent—the shark’s full-size mother, who is stalking the park’s lagoons.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 322
Retail Price: $29.99
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Long-awaited premiere of the entire thrilling soundtrack by Alan Parker for installment three of the legendary Jaws franchise, this one shown in 3-D when debuting in 1983. Following our restoration of the complete Jaws The Revenge release, this 2-CD presentation of Jaws 3-D includes a boatload of music previously unreleased - much of it never before heard! Joe Alves directs, Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lou Gossett, Jr. star, young Lea Thompson debuts, Richard Matheson & Carl Gottlieb script. The film heads to aquatic Sea World park in Florida, bringing continuity with Steven Spielberg's justifiably famous first Jaws movie by having Chief Brody's young boys (Michael & Sean) now becoming young men. Plenty of shark terror ensues as all concerned prepare for the opening of their spectacular park, including a lavish underwater viewing chamber for tourists.

Alan Parker anchors with the obligatory theme by John Williams, then heads in all-new directions with a plethora of large-scale symphonic material all his own. Parker was a session player on Jerry Goldsmith's First Blood as well as on projects with John Barry, Henry Mancini and others. A soundtrack album was released in 1983 by MCA Records (and subsequently on CD by Intrada) featuring select highlights.

For this new restoration of the complete score, Intrada went back to the complete stereo session masters recorded by Chris Dibble in London and vaulted at Universal. The film itself underwent numerous post-production changes. As such, many of Parker's cues were re-cut, truncated and moved elsewhere throughout the picture. Many others were completely re-scored during the recording sessions while still others were re-composed entirely for future television broadcasts that would alter certain scenes for TV audiences. By the time Parker was finished recording everything, he had over 100 minutes of music! The 1983 album itself cuts between both used and unused takes.

For this new presentation of everything Parker recorded, we opted to present as closely as possible the sequence used in the picture, including the revisions, then follow with the unused and re-composed cues, including those written especially for the TV showings and versions made for the 1983 album, finally wrapping with all of his original source music for various restaurant and bar sequences. 108 minutes of music, all in stereo, all courtesy Universal Pictures and UMG! Highlights are many but premiering the complete opening musical sequence of the movie deserves a spotlight as do the complete "Sub Search", "Night Capture" cues. Another highlight: "Restaurant Source" is almost completely lost in the film and here finally reveals itself to be a beautiful variant of the love theme, scored entirely for flute and harp. For the complete Jaws 3-D soundtrack, enjoy music that is exciting and melodious, soaring and spectacular! Alan Parker composes, arranges and conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

Alan Parker
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 322
Date: 1983
Time: 1:48:54
Tracks: 69
Price: $29.99
CD 1
01. Jaws 3-D – Main Title† (Film Version) (3:32)
02. First Underwater (0:26)
03. Shark Thru The Gate (0:27)
04. Kay Rides The Whale (1:59)
05. Sean Arrives (2:28)
06. Overman’s Last Dive † (1:19)
07. Love Scene (Revised) (1:52)
08. Boys In The Raft (0:16)
09. Kay Meets Phillip (Revised) (1:21)
10. Underwater Kingdom And Shark Chase (4:21)
11. Dolphin Chase (Revised) (1:16)
12. Sub Search (Revised) (3:56)
13. Phillip’s Gear (0:22)
14. Night Capture† (Revised) (4:59)
15. Shark Drop (0:19)
16. It’s Alive / Seaworld Opening Day / Silver Bullet (2:36)
17. Baby Shark Dies (1:17)
18. Tunnels And Tentacles† (1:34)
19. Almost But No Bite (0:36)
20. Restaurant Source (Flute & Harp) (4:15)
21. Shark Loose (0:26)
22. Shark Attacks Skiers† (1:31)
23. Shark Attacks Kelly† (1:11)
24. Shark Rams Tunnel† (Revised) (0:43)
25. Panic At Seaworld (0:47)
26. Live Bait (1:04)
27. Ready To Dive (0:37)
28. Phillip’s Demise† (Revised) (4:01)
29. Shark Breaks Loose† (0:34)
30. Pull The Pin† (Revised) (0:38)
31. Shark Wants Out† (0:18)
32. Shark Chases Mike And Kay† (Revised) (2:11)
33. We’re Saved (0:43)
34. Shark Thru The Window† (0:35)
35. The Shark’s Gonna Hit Us† (2:43)
36. Shark Guts (0:17)
37. Jaws 3D End Titles (4:08)
CD 1 Total Time: 61:42
CD 2 The Extras (Alternate Score)
01. Jaws 3-D – Main Title† (Original Version) (2:58)
02. Attack (Telex Version) (1:34)
03. Attack (Revised) (1:41)
04. Kay And Mike’s Love Theme (Original) (2:17)
05. Boys In The Raft (Revised) (0:20)
06. Kay Meets Phillip (1:58)
07. Shark Chase And Dolphin Rescue† (1:24)
08. Dolphin Chase† (Telex Version) (1:33)
09. Sub Search [short] (0:17)
10. Night Capture† (4:51)
11. Park Opening (Revised) (1:15)
12. Shark Rams Tunnel† (0:45)
13. Phillip’s Demise† (4:58)
14. Pull The Pin (0:32)
15. Saved By The Dolphins† (2:04)
16. Shark Thru The Window† (Telex Version) (0:30)
17. Finale (Alternate) (1:48)
18. Shark Theme† (Utility No. 1) (0:17)
19. Shark Theme† (Utility No. 2) (0:28)
20. Grouper Head (Alternate) (0:23)
21. Sting 1 (0:06)
22. Sting 2 (0:07)
23. Sting 3 (0:06)
24. Sting 4 (0:06)
The Extras (Source Music)
25. Rock Bar Source (2:14)
26. Rock Bar Source (Alternate) (2:40)
27. Lunch Restaurant Source (1:17)
28. Apartment Source (2:43)
29. Guitar Show (1:33)
30. Country Music Show (1:40)
31. Exterior Bar Source (0:39)
32. Hawaiian Drums (0:35)
CD 2 Total Time: 47:12
† Contains Theme From JAWS by John Williams





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Well, Intrada released Jaws 4 complete in February, and now Jaws 3 complete in May.... could Jaws 2 be coming in August, followed by Jaws 1 in November? That'd be awesome!

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I just realized if they had moved the Source Music to Disc 1, they could have put the whole LP program at the end of Disc 2.

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I just realized if they had moved the Source Music to Disc 1, they could have put the whole LP program at the end of Disc 2.

Is the Jaws 3-D CD release Intrada did a few years ago still in print?

I doubt they would wanna make that one completely redundant.

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Stefan, that release was 8 years ago

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