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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2001 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Krakower Group   (Member)

For Immediate Release

MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE JURASSIC PARK III
NEW MUSIC COMPOSED BY DON DAVIS
WITH ORIGINAL THEMES BY JOHN WILLIAMS
INCLUDES “BIG HAT, NO CATTLE” BY RANDY NEWMAN
TO BE RELEASED JULY 10, 2001 BY DECCA RECORDS

SPECIAL ENHANCED CD FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL


(New York, NY, July 6, 2001) — On July 10th, Decca Records will release the highly anticipated soundtrack to Jurassic Park III. It features the award-winning original themes by John Williams plus new music composed by Don Davis (The Matrix). The album also includes “Big Hat, No Cattle” — a memorable song by Oscar-nominated songwriter Randy Newman which was first released on his 1999 album Bad Love.

The soundtrack album is also an enhanced CD containing exclusive bonus material such as the movie trailer, the video game trailer, photos, the Jurassic Park III “Dino Chart,” notes from composer Don Davis, and a link to the Jurassic Park website.

Jurassic Park III continues the series that began with Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Joe Johnston (October Sky, Jumanji), who first collaborated with Steven Spielberg on Raiders Of The Lost Ark, directs and Spielberg is Executive Producer. The wizards at Industrial Light & Magic and Stan Winston once again combine forces to create the dazzling dinosaur effects.

Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is persuaded by a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Téa Leoni) to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen’s site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond’s magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill seekers eager to encounter them.

When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape with their lives, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen, and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.

The film opens July 18th in theaters everywhere. The Decca soundtrack album will be released July 10th

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Contact: Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions
Cinemediapromo@yahoo.com

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2008 - 11:58 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I was unimpressed with the sound quality of this score release. To me is sounds muffled and flat compared to the other Jurassic Park scores.

To my understanding there is a promo for this score going around, and I was wondering if there was any difference in sound quality?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

Yes there is - it's even worse; it almost sounds mono.

There'a a whole wiki article on the score here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_III_(film_score)

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

The overall quality of the release is superb but the mixing is too narrow because of a direct downmix from the original 5.1 masters, without any correction or remixing for stereo performance.

Its interesting that a score would be mixed in 5.1...I guess he must have been really competing with the sound effects! I wonder ifthe commerical release suffers from the same problem to a lesser extent. Its a shame because it sounds like a good score, after listening to the The Matrix: DE, but it sounds it playing in the room next to mine rather in my room.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Marko   (Member)



I have no idea what CD's you are listening to but every version of JP III I've heard has excellent sound.


The sound quality is about the same as the previous 2 scores by Williams.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

The OST does sound absolutely fine to my ears, yes.

But I recently got hold of a flac version of Davis' promo and the unreleased tracks don't sound very good at all.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

Interesting. It sounded different to my ears the first time I heard it. In the review at Filmtracks the flat sound is mentioned also, so I know I'm not the only one.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I have no idea what CD's you are listening to but every version of JP III I've heard has excellent sound.

The sound quality is about the same as the previous 2 scores by Williams.


I agree, I thought the CD sounded just fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Membership Expired   (Member)

Sounds like every switch on the mixing board was at it's highest setting.

Much like The Matrix Revolutions actually.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Its interesting that a score would be mixed in 5.1...

Why? That's the target format.

A stereo soundtrack album is merely a corollary.

Regarding the sonics of this score, while I think the recording is okay, there is way too much dynamic compression on it. It's always at eleven.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

I must've found a badly sourced copy of the promo, because I've found another version which sounds a lot better. Still a little flat but so much better I'll probably keep this one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2008 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

It sounded okay to my ears, but my knees didn't seem satisfied.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This is the only JP score I don't like.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

What about it do you dislike?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

It left me cold, too. Davis writing AS Davis (and not Horner, for example) just didn't fit this awful, awful movie. I should pull it back out after suffering through Jurassic World and the slightly-better-than-terrible Jurassic World 2 (hi, Thor).

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

What about it do you dislike?

Yavar


You wait almost a decade for a comment and it's "don't like" lol. Have to be honest that with the release of the latest Jurassic World, I've been giving all of the JP scores a spin and still really love Davis' effort. The writing is so much more concise and detailed than Giacchino's rather broad brush sound (particularly the first Jurassic World score, the latest one is a considerable improvement). Davis makes great use of JW's themes (more effectively than Giacchino does) as well as bringing his own sound to it. Sure the family theme is verging on the mawkish but he just about pulls it off. I really hope an expanded version of this comes out as there's plenty of great extra material. Having said that, the original album is great. I even like the Randy Newman songs (but then I love Randy Newman).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Davis' sledge-hammering action music is awful, as is his spamming of the Williams themes, but I still own the complete score promo/bootleg because I'm a hopeless nut for Jurassic music of any kind. And if LLL releases this, I'll probably buy it!

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I like the movie (certainly better than the one before; to me Lost World jumped the shark when the young girl kicked the raptor through the window. Talk about complete undoing of suspension of disbelief! Riiiight).

It's interesting that this came up, and I'm wondering if the movie being on Netflix had anything to do with this thread's revival. Anyways, also coincidental because I watched the movie last night for the first time since it came out and enjoyed the score...and not just for JW moments.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

I like the movie (certainly better than the one before; to me Lost World jumped the shark when the young girl kicked the raptor through the window. Talk about complete undoing of suspension of disbelief! Riiiight).

It's interesting that this came up, and I'm wondering if the movie being on Netflix had anything to do with this thread's revival. Anyways, also coincidental because I watched the movie last night for the first time since it came out and enjoyed the score...and not just for JW moments.


Hah, yeah it's one of those moments so cringe worthy that it takes you out of a film that more or less manages to remain credible, notwithstanding that it shows that lots of raptors isn't actually more scary than 2.

But yes, I don't find the third movie too awful and it has some decent set pieces (the attack on the boat in the river, the fuselage sequence and the pteradon sequences are pretty effective). If you accept it was never going to be high art but is a fine popcorn flick, is that the ending is quite a damp squib. It just kinda ends without any exciting chase sequence. Compared to the finale of the original JP in particular, it's feeble.

(Possible spoiler... but hey, it's an old film!) I have always maintained that, rather than the "did the kid survive on the island alone or not" fake tension of the setup, it would have been a more interesting movie following the kid surviving on the island alone and the parents appearing halfway through and using his expertise to escape the island.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2018 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)



(Possible spoiler... but hey, it's an old film!) I have always maintained that, rather than the "did the kid survive on the island alone or not" fake tension of the setup, it would have been a more interesting movie following the kid surviving on the island alone and the parents appearing halfway through and using his expertise to escape the island.


That might have worked better. I just know I like that movie, in fact it's the only JP sequel I'm on board with, though I haven't seen the most recent (and I'm not sure I care about JP anymore anyway. B.B. King said it best). Here's yet another WA list:

1) by a landslide: the debut
2) Jurassic Park III
3) There were more?

And yeah, I saw Jurassic World wink

 
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