IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! IT'S JOHN WILLIAMS' COMPLETE SUPERMAN SCORE!
Warner Archives/Rhino Movie Music 2-CD Set Available for the First Time
Over 40 Minutes of Previously Unreleased Music
LOS ANGELES - Fear not, film fans! After years of waiting, wondering, and
worrying, Warner Archives/Rhino Movie Music comes to the rescue of John
Williams fans and Superman fans alike with the February 15 release of the
complete original movie soundtrack to SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. This two-CD set
marks the first time John Williams' classic score is available in full and
includes over 40 minutes of previously unavailable music.
Considered by many film and soundtrack aficionados to be one of the top 10
scores of all time, this award-winning soundtrack finally gets the
treatment it deserves, with deluxe packaging that includes a 36-page,
full-color booklet with extensive liner notes about the history of the Man
of Steel and a track-by-track annotation of the score by film historian
Michael Matessino. And fans of the score will be thrilled to discover that
this release includes seven bonus tracks, comprised of alternate takes and
an instrumental version of the love theme "Can You Read My Mind."
Available on CD-only, this 2-disc treasure carries a suggested retail price
of $29.98 and will be available at all record retail outlets or via the
Rhino Web site at .
The SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE soundtrack showcases Williams at an artistic peak.
During the five years surrounding the 1978 release of Superman: The Movie,
Williams wrote some of his most popular and enduring scores, including
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back,
Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. the Extra-terrestrial.
Williams is among the most successful and popular composers for film,
having garnered five Academy Awards and 37 nominations, including a
nomination for Best Music, Original Score for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. He has
been nominated for 27 Grammy Awards and has won 17, including two for
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion
Picture or Television Special, and Best Instrumental Composition, "Main
Title Theme From Superman: The Movie." In addition, Williams was nominated
for a Golden Globe for Superman: The Movie, Best Original Score, Motion
Picture. In 1980, after Arthur Fiedler's passing, Williams was chosen to
replace the popular conductor as leader of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a
position he held for 12 years.