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CBS 70205 Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Format: LP Produced by John Williams
-- Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Date of Purchase: Dec 24, 1982 Director: Steven Spielberg
Cat. No. SC21 Academy Award Nomination

German Title: Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes


Track Listing

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (6:05)
2. Escape from Peru (2:26)
3. The Map Room: Dawn (3:58)
4. The Basket Game (4:50)
5. The Well of the Souls (5:00)
6. Desert Chase (7:44)
7. Marion's Theme (3:13)
8. The Miracle of the Ark (6:14)
9. The Raiders March (2:29)

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Liner Notes

Not too long ago, in a country not so far away, adventurer archeologist, Indiana Jones, embarked on an historically significant search for the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Joining him on this supernatural treasure hunt was the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of composer John Williams. Were it not for many crucial bursts of dramatic symphonic accompaniment, Indiana Jones would surely have perished in a forbidding temple in South America or in the oppresive silence of the great Sahara desert. Nevertheless, Jones did not perish but listened carefully to the Raiders of the Lost Ark score. Its sharp rhythms told him when to run. Its slicing strings told him when to duck. Its several integrated themes told adventurer Jones when to kiss the heroine or smash the enemy. All things considered, Jones listened...and lived. John Williams saves yet another life and gives our picture, Raiders of the Lost Ark, a new, refreshing life of its own. Thanks, John.

Steven Spielberg, Director

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