spoke with Robert Townsend this week and he "officially" confirmed that Varese was indeed re-recording the score with the Royal Scottish National Orchestral, conducted by Joel McNeely. No release date has been sent.

We've also confirmed that Decca Records will be releasing for the first time the original soundtrack recording to JAWS as well. This release will be produced by Shawn Murphy and Laurent Bouzereau, who have previously worked on the Williams-authorized expanded releases of E.T. and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. No release date has yet been set for this release.