Raiders of the Lost Ark (soundtrack)
|Raiders of the Lost Ark|
|Film score by John Williams|
|Label||PolyGram, DCC Compact Classics/Sony Music Special Produtcts, Columbia Records (Original LP Release)|
|John Williams chronology|
|Indiana Jones chronology|
The soundtrack to Raiders of the Lost Ark was released by Columbia Records in June 1981. The music was composed and conducted by John Williams, and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestrations were done by Herbert W. Spencer with additional orchestrations done by Al Woodbury.
- "The Raiders March" (a.k.a. "Indiana Jones Theme")
- "Flight from Peru"
- "The Basket Game"
- "The Map Room: Dawn"
- "The Well of the Souls"
- "Desert Chase"
- "Marion's Theme"
- "The Miracle of the Ark"
- "End Credits"
The soundtrack was re-released in an expanded edition by DCC Compact Classics, Inc. in November 1995 on CD and LP, with thirty minutes of new and extended cues and a twenty-four page booklet. The LP had an extended "The Well of the Souls" sequence that was absent on the CD release.
|Raiders of the Lost Ark [Expanded]|
|Soundtrack album by John Williams|
|Label||DCC Compact Classics, Inc.|
- The Raiders March (a.k.a. "The Indiana Jones Theme")
- Main Title: South America, 1936†
- In the Idol's Temple‡
- Flight from Peru
- Journey to Nepal†
- The Medallion†
- To Cairo
- The Basket Game‡
- The Map Room: Dawn
- Reunion and the Dig Begins†
- The Well of the Souls++
- Airplane Fight†
- Desert Chase‡
- Marion's Theme
- The German Sub / To the Nazi Hideout†
- Ark Trek†
- The Miracle of the Ark
- The Warehouse†
- End Credits
† New tracks
‡ Extended tracks
++ Extended to include "Uncovering the Ark / Marion Into the Pit" on DCC LP release.
Total Time: 73:35
The Indiana Jones Trilogy
Silva released a newly recorded version of Williams' Indiana Jones music entitled "The Indiana Jones Trilogy" on January 21, 2003. It features various cues from the first three Indiana Jones films, with seven from Raiders. However, although they use the original manuscripts, this is a re-recording performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection
The five-disc release by Concord Records was released on November 11, 2008. The set contains the three original soundtracks to the trilogy, expanded and remastered, including material never before issued on CD. The box set also includes the standard Kingdom of the Crystal Skull soundtrack (released in May 2008, no bonus material added) plus a bonus CD that includes more music from the trilogy and an exclusive audio interview CD with John Williams.
|1.||"In the Jungle"|
|2.||"The Idol Temple"|
|3.||"Escape from the Temple"|
|4.||"Flight from Peru"|
|5.||"Washington Men / Indy's Home*"|
|6.||"A Thought for Marion / To Nepal"|
|8.||"Flight to Cairo"|
|9.||"The Basket Game"|
|11.||"The Map Room: Dawn"|
|12.||"Reunion in the Tent / Searching for the Well"|
|13.||"The Well of the Souls"|
|14.||"Indy Rides the Statue*"|
|15.||"The Fist Fight / The Flying Wing"|
|17.||"Marion's Theme / The Crate"|
|18.||"The German Sub"|
|19.||"Ride to the Nazi Hideout"|
|20.||"Indy Follows the Ark"|
|21.||"The Miracle of the Ark"|
|22.||"Washington Ending & Raiders March"|
|3.||"Uncovering the Ark"|
The re-issues of the three original soundtracks are also available in Europe as a single release. The content are identical to the first three titles in the box-set.
There are about three minutes of music from Raiders of the Lost Ark that—so far—have not been released on CD.
- Marion Into The Pit (Present on DCC LP)
- Indy Rides The Statue (Original Film Version—Concord Release is an Alternate)
In addition to the missing music, "Desert Chase" is incomplete on the Concord set. It has been trimmed down to its 1981 album length, making the 1995 release the only complete representation of that cue.