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Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

John Williams , Cole Porter , John Williams , Barry Liebermann , Bruce Bramsby , Dennis Trembly , Richard Feves , Robert Stone , Scott Harper , David Breidenthal , Michael O'Donovan , Patricia Kindel , Armand Kaproff , Christina Soule , Daniel Rothmuller , Douglas Davis , Earl Madison , Eleanor Slatkin , Gloria Strassner , Marie Fera , Mary Louise Zeyen , Robert Adcock , James Kanter , Loren Levee , Michele Zukovsky , Anne Giles , James Walker , Miles Zentner , Tommy Tedesco , Dorothy Remsen , James Decker , James Thatcher , Richard Todd , Robin Graham , William Lane , David Weiss , Donald Ashworth , Thomas Boyd , Dana Anderson , Emil Radocchia , Jerry Williams , Mitchell Peters , Peter Limonick , Tomas Raney , Ralph Grierson , Andrew Thomas Malloy , Byron Peebles , Phillip Teele , Ralph Sauer [trombone] , Bob Roy McGregor , Chase Craig , Donald Green , Roy Poper , Roger Bobo , Allan Harshman , Arthur Royval , David Schwartz , Janet Lakatos , Kenneth Burward-Hoy , Milton Thomas , Myer Bello , Myra Kestenbaum , Rollice Dale , Virginia Majewski , Alexander Treger , Alfred Lustgarten , Anatol Kaminsky , Assa Drori , Barry Socher , Bonnie Douglas , Camille Guastefeste , Dixie Blackstone , Dorothy Wade , Guido Lamell , Harold Dicterow , Herman Clebanoff , Irma Neumann , Irving Geller , Israel Baker , Jeanne Aiken , Karen Jones , Lori Ulanova , Mark Baranov , Mary Larinoff , Nathan Kaprov , Oscar Chausow , Paul Shure , Ronald Clark , Stuart Canin Audio CD
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  • Performer: Barry Liebermann, Bruce Bramsby, Dennis Trembly, Richard Feves, Robert Stone, et al.
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Composer: Cole Porter, John Williams
  • Audio CD (February 17, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B001J32H6M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,305 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Anything Goes, song (from "Anything Goes")
2. Indy Negotiates [#]
3. The Nightclub Brawl [#]
4. Fast Streets Of Shanghai
5. Map / Out Of Fuel [#]
6. Slalom On Mt. Humol
7. Short Round's Theme
8. The Scroll / To Pankot Palace [#]
9. Nocturnal Activities
10. Bug Tunnel / Death Trap
11. Approaching The Stones [#]
12. Children In Chains
13. The Temple Of Doom
14. Short Round Escapes [#]
15. Saving Willie [#]
16. Slave Children's Crusade
17. Short Round Helps [#]
18. The Mine Car Chase
19. Water! [#]
20. The Sword Trick [#]
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

A full 11 unreleased tracks join Fast Streets of Shanghai; Bug Tunnel/Death Trap; The Temple of Doom , and the rest of the soundtrack to the 1984 film.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best! April 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is best score in the Indiana Jones franchise (well at least in my opinion). I give the 5 stars for the score written for the film overall and am happy that the new soundtracks are remastered in which the sound is impeccable. There is only one tiny complaint...just wish the entire score was available, but I digress lol. P.S.- I'm still not sure as to why some reviewers rate a certain product because they had a bad experience with a certain seller in which it has nothing to do with the product itself.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack we should have had 20+ years ago. February 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I often wonder what goes through the minds of marketers or producers when they release a product that's half baked. What do they say or contemplate to themselves? Something like, "Aw, who cares about all that other stuff anyway?" or "Screw 'em, they're lucky to be getting this!" or "Heh, I simply don't care."

Whichever, this is the beautiful music to a very entetaining film that we should have had many years ago, but are only now getting after two and a half plus decades?

Oh well. Just be glad you have it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Once again, John Williams shows why he is probably the undisputed master of film scores. He has a lot of competition (Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Lalo Schifrin, Hans Zimmer) but considering the number of blockbuster films he has scored, I'd put him at the top - since it is likely his scoring abilities that contributed in no small way to the success of these films.

'Temple of Doom', being the darkest of the 'Indy' series, got a lot of criticism that was largely undeserved. Williams' score, however, is beyond reproach - particularly with this soundtrack release. This is pretty much the complete score; nothing glaring is left out. In the previous release of the soundtrack (1984), the limitations of vinyl were obvious; in addition, the market largely viewed soundtracks as a poor investment (in spite of the interest of us soundtrack buffs) and offered limited releases of them, if at all (even Williams' masterpiece 'Return of the Jedi' score had been released only in a 1-LP album with very limited tracks the previous year). The CD release of this film, by comparison, changed all that - significantly for the better.

Several of the tracks are previously unreleased or contain previously unreleased cues; most notable of some of these are 'Indy negotiates', as Jones angrily deals with a Chinese gangster trying to swindle him; 'Map-Out of Fuel', as Indy, Willie & Short Round make a narrow escape from a plane over the Himalayas before it hits a mountainside; 'The Scroll/To Pankot Palace', as Indy & his friends make their way towards the Palace by elephant, and Indy finds a chilling statue of Kali.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY...AN EXPANDED SCORE! April 18, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This has always been one of my favorite Indy scores. I have always wanted the score when Indy "approaches the stones," and now I have it! I also like the expanded sequences from the mine fight.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Williams is awesome! February 17, 2009
By C. Hall
Format:Audio CD
I'm glad that I bought this CD along with the soundtrack to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now I have all four soundtracks from the movies. This is John Williams at his best. I was also happy that it had the song Anything Goes on here (it wasn't in the track listing). I'm listening to it right now. Thank you for re-issuing the original soundtracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Williams' finest May 8, 2014
By Rob
Format:Audio CD
John Williams was at the top of his game with Temple of Doom. The film was atrocious but the music, as is so often the case, was so much better than the film. The Indiana Jones material is back but now we get new music for the temple of doom, for Short Round, for Willie, and for a ton of other incredible sequences (namely tracks like 'Slalom on Mt. Humol' which is one of many energetic, adventurous highpoints of this score.) I love hearing how Williams can bring the listener down from an adventure track to a calm, reflective moment, such as at the very end of 'Saving Willie', where we hear the love theme, followed by the Indy theme that transitions into Short Round's theme...before picking up into the action again. How Williams can do this so effortlessly is amazing to me. I will admit that the 'Temple of Doom' track is one I usually skip, as I don't get into cult-chanting, but the rest of the score is spot-on brilliance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Temple of Fun May 6, 2014
By leo134
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of my top ten soundtracks and films. Probably no. 5. It has quite a good booklet with it with some notes, including who played in the orchestra and some really good photos. Unfortunately this isn't the complete score, but almost. End Credits and Short Round's Theme are my two favourites. They are the most uplifting, rich and emotional!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another John Williams Classic February 17, 2014
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This is one of my favorite Indiana Jones CDs and of all my John Williams CDs. Track 13 has the same chant heard when Indy is becoming possessed and when the guy gets his heart ripped out. Spooky sounding. Other tracks feature Short-Round's theme as well as the typcial love themes and the Slave Children march. Tracks 1-5 feature the terror through Japan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom
if you like the movie and the music then grab this one
Published 1 month ago by Matthew J. Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb soundtrack and sound quality
I would expect nothing less than excellence from John Williams's soundtracks, and this one was no exception. Read more
Published 9 months ago by bibliomanic
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 star music (of course) 3 star editing/mixing
Probably Williams' greatest film score exploding creativity and intensity - a marvel to behold. Unfortunately, for this reissue, something has been changed as far as the mix is... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Abby
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything Goes with John Williams.
I loved this score because it was a flashback movie before Raiders, but it still rocked the theaters and the ears with great John Williams signature sounds. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Daniel Diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars The Master
I thought I would never own this CD. For many of my childhood favorites, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are the holy grail of movies. Read more
Published 17 months ago by gtvManager
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Great Music
This is my least favorite of the four Indiana Jones movies (and the only one I've never bothered to buy on tape or DVD), but the music is fantastic. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Samuel B. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Movie, Fantastic Music!
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is my least favorite movie in the entire Indiana Jones series. It will always go down as a kind of bittersweet pill, a superbly visually and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Michael D. Kuhlman
5.0 out of 5 stars Temple of Doom
The album is very comprehensive of the John Williams soundtrack. Has previously unreleased tracks in this package. Music is clear and rich in quality.
Published on February 23, 2012 by Mark Kearney
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Soundtrack To A Surprisingly Dark Installment In The Series.
The soundtrack for Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is surprisingly lighter fare than the movie itself. Read more
Published on September 12, 2011 by HAMLET
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