Empire of the Sun (soundtrack)

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Empire of the Sun
Film score by John Williams
Released December 9, 1987
Length 54:11
Label Warner Bros.
John Williams chronology
Empire of the Sun
The Accidental Tourist
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars
Filmtracks 3/5 stars

Empire of the Sun is the soundtrack, on Warner Bros. Records, of the 1987 film Empire of the Sun starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson and Nigel Havers. The original score was composed by John Williams.

The album won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Suo Gan 2:19
  2. Cadillac Of The Skies 3:48
  3. Jim's New Life 2:33
  4. Lost In The Crowd 5:39
  5. Imaginary Air Battle 2:35
  6. The Return To The City 7:45
  7. Liberation: Exsultate Justi 1:46
  8. The British Grenadiers (Traditional) 2:25
  9. Toy Planes, Home And Hearth (Chopin Mazurka Opus 17 No. 4) 4:37
  10. The Streets Of Shanghai 5:11
  11. The Pheasant Hunt 4:24
  12. No Road Home / Seeing The Bomb 6:10
  13. Exsultate Justi 4:59
Preceded by
The Untouchables
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Succeeded by
Best Original Score:
Dead Poets Society