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Complete Score, Original Album Remastered


Intrada ISC 331 Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Format: 2 CD Produced by John Williams
Total Playing Time: 60:13/41:35 Remastered by Nike Matessino
Date of Purchase: Dec 3, 2015 Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Cat. No. SC424

German Title: Der weiße Hai, Teil 2

Track Listing

CD 1
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. Eddies 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)

CD 2
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 Eddies Death (3:28)
11. Seans Rescue (2:57)
12. Attack On The Water Skier (2:45)
13. The Big Jolt! (4:44)
14. End Title/End Cast (3:31)

When John Williams composed the original score to Jaws, he created one of the most famous and instantly recognizable motifs ever composed for the cinema, winning for Williams both an Oscar and a Grammy. Jaws was the first “blockbuster” film, and followed over the next couple of years with Star Wars (another Oscar) and Close Encounters also composed by Williams. By the time 1978 came around, thanks to the success of Star Wars inaugurating the renaissance of the symphonic score, the gritty, lean ’70s mode of film scoring gave way to large scale, epic scores. While Williams could hardly compose a new Jaws score without incorporating his classic shark motif, he composed an all new score, larger in scale than the first. Aside from a brief quote of the Orca theme during the main title sequence, the wealth of new material for the score is dominated by two new principal themes.

The original MCA album released at the time of the film was assembled from various shorter cues for reasons of musicality rather than exact chronology. resulting in an exciting, creatively thought out album. In preparing this set with the cues appearing in their original film order, Intrada noted that those 1978 album assemblies deleted bars of music to accommodate joining two or three otherwise unrelated cues together to form the longer album tracks. This new score presentation was assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino from the original 3-track session master, stored in great condition at Universal, and approved by the composer. Williams’ original MCA Records album program, long out-of-print on CD, is included on a second disc.

In this sequel, two scuba divers go missing and two tourists are killed in a freak boat explosion, and Martin Brody is convinced that yet another shark is feeding in the waters off Amity. Brodys growing obsession leads to an embarrassing outbursthe fires his gun at a school of fish in front of a beach crowded with familiesbut when a group of sailing teenagers are stalked by the shark, Brodys children Michael and Sean are among the potential victims. Brody sets off in a police boat to do battle with the new menace, eventually luring it to its death as it bites into a massive electrical cable and explodes in a shower of sparks.

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