Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Few contemporary film themes are as instantly recognizable as "Raiders March." Whimsical, regal, and heroic, placing it at the beginning of the soundtrack for the first Indiana Jones film in 19 years was a wise choice, as that familiar, galloping intro pumps nostalgia into the brain like a dislodged bee stinger, filling the listener with sepia-toned images of fedoras, snakes, bullwhips, and awkward meals of "chilled monkey brains." Composer John Williams front-loads the score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with some familiar motifs, revisiting the spooky woodwinds of "The Map Room" from Raiders of the Lost Ark on the foreboding "Spell of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Few contemporary film themes are as instantly recognizable as "Raiders March." Whimsical, regal, and heroic, placing it at the beginning of the soundtrack for the first Indiana Jones film in 19 years was a wise choice, as that familiar, galloping intro pumps nostalgia into the brain like a dislodged bee stinger, filling the listener with sepia-toned images of fedoras, snakes, bullwhips, and awkward meals of "chilled monkey brains." Composer John Williams front-loads the score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with some familiar motifs, revisiting the spooky woodwinds of "The Map Room" from Raiders of the Lost Ark on the foreboding "Spell of the Skull," and weaving in strains of the aforementioned "Raiders March" and "Marion's Theme" throughout the score's entirety. While familiarity reigns supreme, Williams occasionally disengages the autopilot, as evidenced by the mysterious three-note motif that accompanies any scene featuring the skull of the film's title and the jaunty and impossibly likable "The Adventures of Mutt," but he doesn't venture far from the dusty caves, South American ruins, and other exotic locales of previous adventures...and why should he? Does anybody actually remember any of the themes (besides the iconic opening credits) from the Star Wars prequels?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072308251
  • Catalog Number: 30825
  • Sales rank: 123,457

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Indiana Jones Indexed Contributor
John Williams [composer] Conductor
John Williams Conductor
Hollywood Film Chorale Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Composer, Producer
Shawn Murphy Engineering
John Williams Producer
Steven Spielberg Liner Notes
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best since raiders!

    Having been a longtime indy fan, this is the best one in the series since raiders! John Williams is the best living composer for film, perhaps the best ever. I give both the score and movie 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great album

    It is a great album and I highly recomend it to all Indiana jones fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    john williams did an amazing job, i cant w8 to see how amzing it looks in IMAX!!! I love Indiana Jones Indy Fan 101

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