John Williams’ music from both of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park films is finally getting the treatment it deserves.
La-la Land Records, a label specialized in film and TV music has just announced they will be releasing a 4-disc limited edition box set including remastered and extended versions of both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Here’s the official announcement:
La-La Land Records, Universal Studios, Universal Music Special Markets and Amblin Entertainment present The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection, a special limited edition 4-CD set featuring newly remastered and expanded reissues of maestro John Williams’ (Jaws, Star Wars, Schindler’s List) original motion picture scores to the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park and its 1997 follow-up The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both directed by Steven Spielberg. Williams’ monumental JURASSIC PARK scores are integral to the franchise’s worldwide phenomenon. Teeming with action, drama, humor and heart, they rank among the celebrated composer’s most accomplished works. This deluxe edition, meticulously produced, edited and mastered by Mike Matessino, in consultation with the composer, director and producers, finally showcases these master works in a worthy, definitive presentation, with additional music never before released. The set’s 56-page booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Matessino and elegant art design, packed with amazing images, by Jim Titus. This is a limited edition of 5000 units. Life indeed “finds a way,” and these indelible Williams scores make the journey a thrillingly wonderful trip!
Growing up, Jurassic Park was a huge part of my current love for film music with its mix of beauty and wonderment with action and danger, and while people tend to forget The Lost World: Jurassic Park, it truly upped the ante with a more wild, percussion driven sound that fit perfectly the new setting of the film. Having this two finally together in a deluxe boxset is a real treat.
The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection will go on sale on November 29th, 2016 at their website http://www.lalalandrecords.com and will cost you $59.98. Bear in mind that being a limited edition of a couple of well sought-after music from the maestro, so act quickly.