October 5, 2020

Intrada Releases 2-CD Expanded Soundtrack to Spielberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS – music by John Williams

An all newly-expanded and remastered 2-CD set to John Williams’ score from the 2005 sci-fi gem WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) has been released by Intrada Records. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, this superlative science fiction horror movie follows in the tradition of the 1953 Byron Haskin classic, both based on H.G. Wells’ ever-influential 1897 novel. John Williams’ score is filled to the brim with all manner of excitement, from the interior and complex, to the richly moving and elegiac, from the powerful and terrifying, to the aggressive and relentless. Think large orchestra replete with chorus! Intrada’s set presents the listening experience without the voice in the complete score presentation with the narrated version included as a remastered presentation of the original 2005 Decca album heard on CD 2. 15 minutes of extras round out the second disc. Mike Matessino meticulously mixes, assembles and masters everything with Jeff Bond joining in with highly descriptive and authoritative booklet notes. Kay Marshall designs the “flipper-style” booklet and package.

For details and to order, see Intrada

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