JAWS 2 (2CD)

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 331
Date: 1978
Time: 101:48
Tracks: 43
Excitement for John Williams fans! Long-awaited 2-CD expanded release of popular Jaws 2 soundtrack gets premiere release!

Price: $29.99

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  • Excitement for John Williams fans! Long-awaited 2-CD expanded release of popular Jaws 2 soundtrack gets premiere release! Williams created what might be cinema's most iconic theme of all time with two-note "shark" motif for Spielberg's 1975 masterpiece Jaws. The "Best Score" Academy Award was a result. For 1978's sequel under director Jeannot Szwarc and returning star Roy Scheider, John Williams anchors with famed motif for low strings, but from there creates all-new material that widens scope of both sea-worthy adventure and terrifying action. Rousing material for sailing sequences balance with ferocious shark attack sequences on water skiers, helicopter, various boaters. For finish to score, Williams fashions incredibly exciting finale with stunning fortissimo coda, one of his most dazzling! Intrada 2-CD set first offers entire score in picture sequence with several previously unreleased cues, follows with alternates including different version of rousing finish. Disc 2 presents remastered presentation of complete original 1978 MCA Records album. Williams prepared MCA album from both used, unused takes of his score, re-sequencing and re-editing many for listening purposes in 1978. Intrada release allows listeners opportunity to enjoy both Williams' edited cues and their unedited counterparts, including three different version of opening "Main Title" sequence. All selections presented in stereo from original scoring session elements courtesy Universal Pictures and UMG. CD production by Douglass Fake and audio restoration & assembly by Mike Matessino, all under supervision of John Williams. Original MCA album notes by John Fadden plus all-new notes by Scott Bettencourt inside booklet. Flipper cover design by Joe Sikoryak features movie artwork campaign on front plus MCA album cover on flip side. John Williams conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!
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    01. Jaws 2 – Main Title (4:04)
    02. The Shark Prowls (0:32)
    03. Sailing (1:08)
    04. The Water Kite (1:58)
    05. The Water Skier/Fire On Board (2:30)
    06. Catching The Cable (2:24)
    07. Brody’s Thoughts/The Charred Body (1:45)
    08. The Menu (Film Version) (1:56)
    09. Brody Misunderstood (Film Version) (1:33)
    10. The Photo (0:44)
    11. More Boating (1:25)
    12. Ballet For Divers (3:08)
    13. Boats In Danger (0:51)
    14. Eddie’s Death (2:17)
    15. The Open Sea (Film Version) (2:18)
    16. Rescue Party (1:35)
    17. Sinking The Catamaran (1:18)
    18. The Big Bite (1:14)
    19. Disabled Party (1:08)
    20. Munching The Helicopter (2:28)
    21. Sean’s Rescue (3:03)
    22. Toward Cable Junction/More Teeth (1:55)
    23. The Big Jolt (Extended Version) (6:38)
    24. End Title/End Credits (3:32)

    25. Jaws 2 – Main Title (Alternate Take) (4:05)
    26. The Menu (Alternate Take) (1:57)
    27. Boats In Danger (Alternate Edit) (0:50)
    28. The Big Bite (Alternate Edit) (1:15)
    29. End Credits (Alternate) (0:40)
    CD1 Time: 60:13

    Original 1978 MCA Soundtrack Album
    01. Finding The “Orca” (Main Title) (3:18)
    02. The Menu (1:54)
    03. Ballet For Divers (3:00)
    04. The Water Kite Sequence (2:56)
    05. Brody Misunderstood (2:52)
    06. The Catamaran Race (2:12)
    07. Toward Cable Junction (3:46)
    08. Attack On The Helicopter (2:02)
    09. The Open Sea (2:08)
    10. Fire Aboard And Eddie’s Death (3:28)
    11. Sean’s Rescue (2:57)
    12. Attack On The Water Skier (2:45)
    13. The Big Jolt! (4:44)
    14. End Title/End Cast (3:31)
    CD2 Time: 41:35

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    The inevitable sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1975 hit Jaws found John Williams, who had won the coveted Academy Award for “Best Original Score” for that very same hit, now writing all new music for the second movie, surrounding the score with the obligatory—and now familiar—shark theme. To present this expanded release of the score, we were given access to the actual three-channel scoring session masters vaulted by Universal in pristine condition.

    Many of the selections appearing on the original album were assembled from various shorter cues for reasons of musicality rather than exact chronology. As we prepared this set, with the cues appearing in their original order, we realized that many of those 1978 album assemblies deleted precious bars of music to accommodate joining two or three otherwise unrelated cues together to form longer album tracks. Listeners familiar with that admittedly classic 1978 album will enjoy discovering previously unreleased bars of music that were edited from the album tracks, frequently at the overlap points. For example, note the striking final measures of “Sailing” (CD 1, track 3) that were removed from the cue when it became the first half of “The Catamaran Race” on the LP. Note also the significant middle portion of “The Big Jolt” (CD 1, track 23) that was deleted from the LP version.

    Sit back and enjoy a second helping of “tourists on the menu."

    —Douglass Fake