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Greatest Hits: 1969-1999

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
This set could be twice as long and still not include all of Williams's "greatest" scores. The mere mention of some of the 26-plus films included here -- "Star Wars," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Superman," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Jaws," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" just for starters! -- is enough to evoke the most vivid sounds and images for moviegoers. Williams's limitless range encompasses the excitement of "Hook," the exquisite passage from "Schindler's List" with Itzhak Perlman on violin, and the somber grandeur of "Saving Private Ryan." Small wonder that directors Steven ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
This set could be twice as long and still not include all of Williams's "greatest" scores. The mere mention of some of the 26-plus films included here -- "Star Wars," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Superman," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Jaws," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" just for starters! -- is enough to evoke the most vivid sounds and images for moviegoers. Williams's limitless range encompasses the excitement of "Hook," the exquisite passage from "Schindler's List" with Itzhak Perlman on violin, and the somber grandeur of "Saving Private Ryan." Small wonder that directors Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, and George Lucas have made him their composer of choice. If there's a defining moment here, it's the "Flying Theme" from "E.T." Under Williams's gifted baton, the full orchestra soars with sound that seems to capture the essence of wonder and adventure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645133324
  • Catalog Number: 51333
  • Sales rank: 4,229

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Williams [composer] Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best collection of Williams' Music

    This cd is the bomb!! Many wonderful titles together in 2 CDs. A lot of my favorites! Great Buy! It is something you will never stop listening to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Only Collection You Need!!!

    The only thing wrong with these CDs is that they have a time limit. After hearing these tracks on the big screen I thought that nothing could be better, I was wrong! The entire collection stands on its own, the music included would still be great even if it was never attached to a movie. The only trouble with the collection is that some tracks are relatively short but that is a small matter that you will soon forget after the hours of listening bliss it provides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Williams Theme Composer

    I never heard a better album of soundtracks! Magnificent sound!! I hope there will be further works on other years by this composer! A Ten Star ''MUST HEAR'' item for music lovers all over the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Williams at his Best

    If you like Classical music or Movies. You should make this CD part of your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John William's Greates Hits

    This is truly John Williams' greates hits. I love this cd. I only wish they had gone a few years back before 1969 and put Midway and Cowboys and gone to 2000 and put The Patriot on it as well. Even without those on it's great! It's just too bad that I couldn't rate it 6 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    williams is a master

    Ever since I was a little girl I have associated excellent movies with their music. Tracks on this CD include Schindler's list, star wars, ET, Superman and Jarassic Park. Its exciting to see such great music all in one place. Wiiliams is a master composer and I honestly can not think of one song that i did not like...

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