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The Lost World: Jurassic Park
(1997)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
John Neufeld
Conrad Pope
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
MCA Records/Universal
(May 20th, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
Nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you want to hear John Williams' most violently brutal, percussively rhythmic score of the digital age, with several propulsive cues of rambling, exotic power.

Avoid it... if you expect this sequel score to make any intelligent use of the classic themes from Jurassic Park, a circumstance that disappointed many fans of the composer.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #67
WRITTEN 5/15/97, REVISED 2/18/08
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park: (John Williams) It had been four years since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park dazzled audiences with its thrilling premise, tight execution, and awe-inspiring special effects. By 1996, however, blockbuster movies had exhausted the usual array of disaster scenarios with the same style of effects, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park had to rely on another compelling idea to continue interest in the franchise. Unfortunately, when author Michael Crichton was hired specifically to write another book that would inspire the sequel to Jurassic Park, he fell into the trap of conventional, formula-driven narratives. Unlike the first film, when the purpose of the horror was to question whether or not the likable characters could live long enough to escape the island, The Lost World: Jurassic Park is nothing more than an exhibition for cheap terror tactics and one big rip-off of King Kong at the end. Shallow characters, familiar rainy nighttime settings, and a lack of logical continuity with the first film's story caused the film to sink with critics. Audiences still went to the film and made it successful, but they typically didn't go back for another viewing. Of the souring aspects of the sequel, none was as surprising as the score by the usually reliable John Williams. The maestro had gone since Jurassic Park without an action, adventure, or fantasy score, and his fans were extremely eager to hear him expand upon the popular previous entry. Williams' work for Jurassic Park has been criticized by a small group within the veteran film score community, but it remains an extremely intelligent balance between magnificent, harmonic beauty and technically masterful terror. Countless themes and motifs of significant strength graced Jurassic Park, filling every moment with a unique musical identity that kept the score from ever losing its appeal. For The Lost World, Williams, like Spielberg, lost focus and failed to provide the same level of intelligence.

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4,063 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.94 Stars
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I liked the score...
Richie - July 18, 2011, at 6:40 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 68:58
• 1. The Lost World (3:33)
• 2. The Island Prologue (5:03)
• 3. Malcolm's Journey (5:44)
• 4. The Hunt (3:30)
• 5. The Trek (5:23)
• 6. Finding Camp Jurassic (3:03)
• 7. Rescuing Sarah (4:01)
• 8. Hammond's Plan (4:30)
• 9. The Raptors Appear (3:43)
• 10. The Compys Dine (5:07)
• 11. The Stegosaurus (5:20)
• 12. Ludlow's Demise (4:27)
• 13. Visitor in San Diego (7:37)
• 14. Finale and Jurassic Park Theme (7:54)
(Track lengths not listed on CD or cover)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The album is packaged with a paper and cardboard 3-D pop-up format that is extremely annoying. It does not contain the standard note from Spielberg for a Williams album, nor does it even provide the usual recording credits expected on any soundtrack album.
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