Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (soundtrack)

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Film score by John Williams
Released May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)[1][2]
Length 74:17
Label Concord[3]
Producer John Williams
John Williams chronology
Munich
(2005)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(2008)
The Adventures of Tintin
(2011)
Indiana Jones chronology
Last Crusade
(1989)
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars
Empire 4/5 stars
Film Music Magazine B+
Film Score Reviews 4/5 stars
Filmtracks 4/5 stars
Movie Music UK 4/5 stars
Movie Wave 4.5/5 stars
ScoreNotes 8/10 stars
SoundtrackNet 4/5 stars
Tracksounds 7/10 stars

The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull soundtrack was released on May 20, 2008 as a soundtrack album to the 2008 film of the same name. Returning to the composition duties is composer John Williams, who wrote and conducted the score to the original three Indiana Jones films, and returning to record the score was the contracted orchestra of Sandy de Crescent: AKA the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by John Williams.

No. Title Length
1. "Raiders March"   5:05
2. "Call of the Crystal"   3:49
3. "The Adventures of Mutt"   3:12
4. "Irina's Theme"   2:26
5. "The Snake Pit"   3:15
6. "The Spell of the Skull"   4:24
7. "The Journey to Akator"   3:07
8. "A Whirl Through Academe"   3:33
9. ""Return""   3:11
10. "The Jungle Chase"   4:21
11. "Orellana's Cradle"   4:22
12. "Grave Robbers"   2:28
13. "Hidden Treasure and the City of Gold"   5:13
14. "Secret Doors and Scorpions"   2:17
15. "Oxley's Dilemma"   4:46
16. "Ants!"   4:14
17. "Temple Ruins and the Secret Revealed"   5:49
18. "The Departure"   2:26
19. "Finale"   9:19
Total length:
74:17

Like most of John Williams' soundtracks, the tracks are not listed in the order they appear in the film. To listen to the soundtrack in chronological order would go 6, 8, 7, 12, 14, 11, 9, 5, 10, 16, 15, 13, 17, 18, and 19 along with 1 - 4 as bonus tracks heard in concert theme.

The soundtrack debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 39 during its first week. The most popular cue on iTunes currently,[when?] (other than "The Raiders March"), is "Finale".

Personnel[edit]

  • John Williams – producer
  • Ramiro Belgardt – music editor
  • Shawn Murphy – recording, mixing engineer
  • Sandy de Crescent – music contractor
  • Peter Rotter – music contractor
  • Hollywood Film Chorale – choir
  • Sally Stevens – vocal contractor
  • Jo Ann Kane Music Service – music preparation
  • Patricia Sullivan Fourstar – mastering
  • Andrew Pham – package design

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