Press Release from La-La Land:
La-La Land Records proudly presents, in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner Music Group, HARRY POTTER – THE JOHN WILLIAMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, a limited edition, 7-CD box set containing Academy Award-Winning composer John Williams’ newly remastered, restored and expanded scores for the first three films in the HARRY POTTER series: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001), HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) and HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004). This deluxe presentation is composer approved and contains a bounty of previously unreleased music, featuring a total running time of just under eight hours (7:57)!
Housed in an attractive hardcover slipcase, this limited edition release of 5000 units contains the following:
- A 3-CD SET of the Oscar-nominated HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE score, remastered and expanded, with the film score presented across Discs One and Two and special Bonus Content from SORCERER’S STONE on Disc Three, including the first-ever recorded presentation of the complete “Children’s Suite for Orchestra” that the composer arranged and conducted in 2001. Recorded during the first film’s scoring sessions, only half of its content was integrated into the 2001 soundtrack release.
The 3-CD jewel case also contains a 36-page booklet chronicling the production of the score in great detail, featuring many quotes from the composer, the musicians and behind-the-scenes artists.
- A 2-CD SET of the HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS score, remastered and expanded, with a 24-page booklet chronicling the production of the score, with quotes from the composer, musicians and other artists.
- A 2-CD SET of the Oscar-nominated HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN score, remastered and expanded, also with a 24-page booklet chronicling the production of the score, with quotes from the composer, musicians and other artists.
- AN ADDITIONAL 44-PAGE BOOKLET, housed within the slipcase, featuring general music information and track listings for all three scores.
Produced, assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino, all three scores were fully remastered from the original 5.1 and stereo mixes by Simon Rhodes (SORCERER’S STONE & CHAMBER OF SECRETS) and Shawn Murphy (PRISONER OF AZKABAN). For SORCERER’S STONE, the original analog master tapes were newly transferred at high resolution and the score was meticulously re-edited and output from the first-generation material for maximum quality.
The exclusive, in-depth liner notes are written by Mike Matessino and the release’s wizard-worthy art design is by Jim Titus.
Limited to 5000 units, HARRY POTTER – THE JOHN WILLIAMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION is a joyous film music release for the ages!