First i make my excuse for my very bad English. And maybe for my very short review.
Jurassic Park is an fantasic score from my favourite Filmcomposer: John Williams. He has several great theme's and good scores. This score is one of Williams his best scores. The Theme's are incredible and give you so much power! I like the way of the score, the first number is very dark an mysterious and the ending is great with that fantasic theme. John Williams his best year is maybe 1993 because of Jurassic Park but he wrote the score for Schindler's List to. He is always my great hero for the filmmusic and this album is his best.
1) Opening Titles (0:33)
It is an short Opening but it is very dark. The 0:33 seconds give you enough information what happens that moment. It is an great opening in the movie and also for the score. The World of Dinosaures is great and this number give you that feeling.
2. Theme From Jurassic Park (3:27)
John Williams his theme for Jurassic Park is great and you hear that fantastic theme in this number of the score. I like the way of the music. It starts quiet but at the end of the track you hear a chorus of woman en you hear much violins. This number is almost the best of the score but not the number 1 of the score, that is of course track 7.
3. Incident at Isla Nublar (5:20)
A strange number after an explotion of music in track 2. But it is an nice number too. The whole number there is an mysterious atmosphere. I like the number but it is not the best of the whole score.
4. Journey to the Island (8:52)
A great number with an great time. 9 minutes (almost) of fantasic filmmusic. It starts in the film by the helicopter and it ends by the sightseeing of dinosaures (on the island). This number is great, you are now on the island. This is one of the greatest filmmoments of all time but it comes because of the music of John Williams. Without his music for this great scene...it was not good.
5. The Raptor Attack (2:49)
A great number to with a bit percusion. But not the best, number 4 makes a lot of emotions by me, this number doesn't...but it is still an good peace of work.
6. Hatching Baby Raptor (3:20)
A great number with the xylophoon as head instrument. An good number and when i listen this number I go back to the place of the island where Dinosaures makes...in the labotoria.
7. Welcome to Jurassic Park (7:54)
I say it by number 2 allready but i say it now again:"This is the best number of the score". It starts peacefull with an piano but than comes the expolotions of everything. The Violins in this number are so great! The number hase an time of almost 8 minutes and every minute is a fantasic minute for me. Not 1 second is waste because of the work from Williams.
8. My Friend, the Brachiosaurus (4:16)
An good moment in the film from Steven Spielberg but an nice moment for the music to. And that is what John Williams thought. He gives the music an nice try (if you understand what i mean). He makes this number a plesure to listen.
9. Dennis Stelas the Embryo (4:55)
A great number, with a bit percusion. In the film was this an mysterious moment. You don't know what happens, but at the end of this number you knows it because Dennis waste all his time and all the electronic stuff goes out. All because of Dennis, the nightmare begins...
10. A Tree For my Bed (2:12)
And than there is another good an quiet number. An nice number and in the movie of Spielberg you see that the girl (Sam i believe) finaly touch the dinosaur because he don't eat humans. A musical moment for John Williams.
11. High-Wire Stunts (4:08)
A great number with much percusion, the music is so good by the movie. It gives the movie extra power. Not the best actiontrack of the score, that is number 15 but this number is great.
12. Remembering Petticoat Lane (2:48)
I don't have much to say about this number, its not very good and not very bad...
13. Jurassic Park Gate (2:03)
Great number, in the film i don't know the moment but it is an nice peace of work.
14. Eye to Eye (6:32)
The track says a lot about the scene of the movie. Eye to Eye with an real dinosaur. And that is diffucult to make (with percusion and violins). But Williams can handle it and makes this number compleet with violins and percusion. And 6 minute track and that is very long but not one time i have the feeling like: Come on, go to the next track.
15. T-Rex Rescue and Finale (7:39)
The greatest actiontrack of all the Jurassic Park scores. Even better than some numbers of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. You hear some percusion but also an xylophoon and of course the violins. The violins makes this number compleet with that high noise. But don't forget the trumpets in this number!
16. End Credits (3:26)
The End Credits of the film are great because of the music. You only see an helicopter in the sunset...and you see things like: Screenplay by David Koepp etc...but the music makes it great and you go back to the movie. Great End Credits, maybe the best end credits ever of that fantastic music at the end of the movie. My mark for this score is easy...My mark = an 10. And that is an good mark because of the great music. I hope you enjoy my review, i must say it again:"Sorry for my bad English".
John Williams is an god of music and with this score he is a Legend for whole the world. Not everyone knows John Williams but in the Moviebussines, everybody knows his name!
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