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CD 1 & 2 - Superman Directed by Richard Donner. Music By John Williams.
1-1 Theme From Superman 4:29
1-2 Prelude And Main Title 5:04
1-3 The Planet Krypton 6:39
1-4 Destruction Of Krypton 7:54
1-5 The Kryptonquake 2:24
1-6 The Trip To Earth 2:32
1-7 Growing Up 2:35
1-8 Jonathan's Death 3:27
1-9 Leaving Home 4:51
1-10 The Fortress Of Solitude 9:23
1-11 The Mugger 2:08
1-12 Lex Luthor's Lair 4:52
1-13 Helicopter Sequence 5:58
1-14 The Burglar Sequence / Chasing Crooks 3:20
1-15 Super Rescues 2:18
1-16 The Penthouse 1:35
1-17 The Flying Sequence 8:13
1-18 Clark Loses His Nerve 0:46
2-1 The March Of The Villains 3:39
2-2 The Truck Convoy / Miss Teschmacher Helps 3:26
2-3 To The Lair 2:20
2-4 Trajectory Malfunction / Luthor's Lethal Weapon 3:26
2-5 Chasing Rockets 4:57
2-6 Superfeats 4:55
2-7 Pushing Boulders / Flying To Lois 5:25
2-8 Turning Back The World 2:05
2-9 The Prison Yard / End Title 6:40
2-10 Love Theme From Superman 5:08
Alternates
2-11 Prelude And Main Title 3:48
2-12 The Planet Krypton 3:18
2-13 The Dome Opens 2:31
2-14 The Mugger 1:27
2-15 I Can Fly (Flying Sequence Segment) 2:03
2-16 Can You Read My Mind (Film Version)
Lyrics By – Leslie BricusseVoice – Margot Kidder
3:04
2-17 Trajectory Malfunction 1:03
2-18 Turning Back The World 2:19
2-19 The Prison Yard / End Title (Film Version) 5:44
CD 3 - Superman II Directed By Richard Donner / Richard Lester. Music Composed And Conducted By Ken Thorne From Original Material Composed By John Williams.
3-1 Preface / Villains In Zone / Main Title March 8:21
3-2 Superman To Paris / Lois Climbs Tower 2:49
3-3 Walkie-Talkies / Gelignite Bangs / Superman Saves Lift 2:09
3-4 Lift Into Space / Releasing The Villains 1:36
3-5 Orange Juice / Prison Intro / My Little Black Box 1:50
3-6 Ursa Flies Over Moon / Spacecraft Wrecked / Moon To Earth 4:05
3-7 Lex Escapes 2:07
3-8 Sleeping Arrangements / Relaxing At Niagara / Looks Familiar / Superman Saves Boy 3:33
3-9 Lex And Miss Teschmacher To Fortress / Lex Plans Partnership 2:38
3-10 Suspecting Lois Takes The Plunge / Clark Fumbles Rescue / Villains Land By Lake 3:36
3-11 Clark Exposed As Superman 3:13
3-12 Sheriff And Duane Meet Villains / Lovers Fly North 2:24
3-13 Daddy's Rise And Fall / Flight For Flowers / East Houston Battle 3:05
3-14 Lovers At Dinner Table / Zod Meets General 1:37
3-15 Mother's Advice 1:52
3-16 To Bed / Mount Rushmore / Sweet Dreams 1:34
3-17 President Kneels Before Zod 1:54
3-18 Fight In Diner 1:06
3-19 TV President Resigns / Clark To Fortress 2:43
3-20 Return Of The Green Crystal / Bored Zod 2:18
3-21 Non Wrecks Office 1:30
3-22 Aerial Battle / Zod Throws Slab / Superman Saves Spire 4:51
3-23 Superman Saves Petrol Tanker / Superman Fights Zod / Superman Flies Off 4:30
3-24 Villains Take Lex And Lois To Fortress / School Games 3:12
3-25 Superman Pulls Big Switch / Superman Triumphs Over Villains 1:59
3-26 Sad Return 1:39
3-27 Lois Forgets 1:47
3-28 Happy Lois Back To Normal / Superman Replaces Stars And Stripes / End Title March 5:34
CD 4 - Superman III Directed By Richard Lester. Music Composed And Conducted By Ken Thorne From Original Superman Themes By John Williams.
4-1 Main Title (The Streets Of Metropolis) 5:29
4-2 Gus On Computer After The Cents 1:08
4-3 Saving The Factory / The Acid Test 6:14
4-4 Pay Day For Gus / School Gym / Earth Angel / Vulcan
Written-By [Earth Angel - Uncredited] – Curtis Williams , Gaynel Hodge, Jesse Belvin
1:38
4-5 Lana And Clark In Cornfield / Clark Rescues Ricky 2:29
4-6 Gus Shows The Booze / Gus Finds A Way 1:21
4-7 Montage 3:12
4-8 Colombian Storm 1:31
4-9 Kryptonite / Gus Down Building / Searching For Kryptonite 2:18
4-10 Lana And Clark On Telephone / Kryptonite Sting / Superman Affected By Kryptonite / Superman Too Late 1:50
4-11 Tower Of Pisa / What Will It Do For Me 1:59
4-12 Superman And Lorelei On Statue / Superman Ruins Tanker 2:21
4-13 Boxes In Canyon / Drunken Superman 3:23
4-14 The Two Faces Of Superman 2:53
4-15 The Struggle Within 2:28
4-16 The Final Victory 2:18
4-17 Preparing Balloons / Superman Coming / Computer 3:04
4-18 Rockets / Video Games / Big Missile 3:14
4-19 Superman Confronts Ross / Computer Takes Over / Gus Fights Ross 2:16
4-20 The Computer Comes Alive / Superman Leaves Computer Cave 2:34
4-21 Metal Vera / Computer Blows Up 2:56
4-22 Gus Flying With Superman 1:21
4-23 Diamond Sting / Thank You Superman / Superman Gus / Clark Gives Lana Diamond Ring 1:42
4-24 End Credits 4:28
CD 5 & 6 - Superman IV: The Quest For Peace Directed By Sidney J. Furie. Music By John Williams Adapted And Conducted By Alexander Courage.
5-1 Fanfare / Space Saver 1:48
5-2 Main Title / Back In Time 5:43
5-3 Pow! / Good Morning 2:47
5-4 Smoke The Yokes / Nefarious 1:06
5-5 To Work / Train Stopper 2:10
5-6 Someone Like You (Lacy's Theme) 3:21
5-7 Jeremy's Theme 2:16
5-8 For Real / The Class 1:45
5-9 Hair Raisers 1:01
5-10 Lacy / The Visit 2:29
5-11 First Nuclear Man 5:26
5-12 Nuke 1 Fight / Ashes 3:46
5-13 Headline 2:51
5-14 Fresh Air 4:35
5-15 United Nations / Net Man 4:44
5-16 Sunstroke / Enter Nuclear Man 2 5:26
5-17 Flight To Earth / Introducing Nuclear Man 2 3:27
5-18 Lacy (Disco Version) 2:13
5-19 Lacy's Place 5:25
5-20 Ear Ache / Confrontation / Tornado 8:11
5-21 Volcano 2:19
5-22 Statue Of Liberty Fight 3:44
6-1 Nuclear Man Theme 2:48
6-2 Down With Flu 3:12
6-3 Two-Faced Lex / Missile Buildup 1:40
6-4 Persuader / Awakened 3:15
6-5 Abducted / Mutual Distrust 4:46
6-6 Metropolis Fight / Lift To The Moon 3:38
6-7 Moon Fight / Goodbye Nuke 5:08
6-8 Come Uppance / Lifted / Quarried / Flying With Jeremy / End Credits 9:39
Alternates And Source Music
6-9 Fresh Air (Album Version) 4:37
6-10 Someone Like You (Lacy's Theme) (Slow Version) 3:35
6-11 Red Square Band 1:00
Source Music And Songs By Paul Fishman.
6-12 Superfly Guy 4:12
6-13 Headphone Heaven 3:24
6-14 Revolution Now 4:28
6-15 Saxy Sadie 4:47
6-16 Krypton Nights 4:45
6-17 Life's Too Dangerous 3:15
6-18 Workout 2:29
6-19 Lois Love 4:56
CD 7 - Superman (1988 Animated Series) Music Composed And Conducted By Ron Jones.
7-1 Main Title 1:10
Destroy The Defendroids
7-2 Drone / Blown Drone 2:13
7-3 Talk With Lex 2:31
7-4 Trouble In The Park / Fire Rescues 3:23
7-5 Supe Quits / Fake Quake 2:22
7-6 Saved From Lava / Plans 2:19
7-7 Super Defendroid / Operation Nugget 2:42
7-8 Droid Wars / Warning 3:28
7-9 Superman's Family Album: The Adoption 4:27
7-10 Main Title Alternate 1:09
Fugitive From Space
7-11 Alien Discovery 2:02
7-12 The Suit 1:37
7-13 Daily Planet Mystery Play-On / Jimmy And Chief 1:15
7-14 Kyroni Encounter 2:23
7-15 The Planting / Ship's Log 2:17
7-16 Something's Up #2 / Bad Guy Dialogue #1 1:29
7-17 Trouble In Metropolis 0:51
7-18 Aliens Take Over The World 2:10
7-19 Superman's Family Album: The Supermarket 3:58
7-20 Superman Theme 1:05
By The Skin Of The Dragon's Teeth
7-21 China Play-On / Nukua's Theme 1:27
7-22 Saboteur 1:37
7-23 Transition #3 / Bad Guy Dialogue #6 / Dragon's Treasure 1:24
Triple Play
7-24 Prankster's Theme / Game Montage / No Baseball 3:49
Cybron Strikes
7-25 Superman's Family Album: The First Day Of School 4:38
7-26 Library Suite #1
Arranged By – Mark McKenzie
4:55
7-27 Library Suite #2 3:22
7-28 Aliens Take Over The World (Alternate #1 - Orchestra Only) 2:08
7-29 Library Suite #3 2:44
7-30 Library Suite #4 2:03
7-31 Library Suite #5 1:53
7-32 Aliens Take Over The World (Alternate #2 - Strings / Synth Only) 1:28
7-33 Library Suite #6 1:34
7-34 Library Suite #7 0:36
7-35 End Title 0:27
CD 8 - Extra! Additional Alternates, Source Music And Songs
From 'Superman: The Movie'
8-1 Prelude And Main Title (Film Version) 5:23
8-2 The Flying Sequence (Album Version)
Lyrics By – Leslie BricusseVoice – Margot Kidder
8:13
8-3 Can You Read My Mind (Original Version) 2:53
8-4 Can You Read My Mind (Non-Vocal Version) 3:05
8-5 Kansas High School 1:58
8-6 Kansas Kids 1:51
8-7 Lois Car Radio 2:04
8-8 Luthor's Luau 2:48
From 'Superman II'
8-9 Honeymoon Hotel 3:13
8-10 Country & Western 2:09
8-11 East Houston Café 2:16
8-12 Car Radio For Ride Back 0:58
8-13 Diner Jukebox #1 2:16
8-14 Diner Jukebox #2 2:21
From 'Superman III'
8-15 Main Title (The Streets Of Metropolis) (Alternate) 5:28
8-16 Pay Day For Gus (Alternate) 0:42
8-17 Colombian Storm Part 1 1:07
8-18 Olympic Parade 0:28
8-19 Après Ski 1:05
Songs Composed And Produced By Giorgio Moroder / Lyrics By Keith Forsey.
8-20 Rock On
Performer – Marshall Crenshaw
3:43
8-21 No See, No Cry
Performer – Chaka Khan
3:19
8-22 They Won't Get Me
Performer – Roger Miller
3:23
8-23 Love Theme
Performer – Helen St. John
3:16
8-24 Main Title March
Performer – Giorgio Moroder
4:14

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Film Score Monthly

Credits

  • Arranged By – Sylvester Levay (tracks: 8-20 to 8-24)
  • Artwork By – Joe Sikoryak
  • Backing Vocals – De Harris (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Bass – Nigel Ross-Scott (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Composed By – Giorgio Moroder (tracks: 8-20 to 8-23), John Williams (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 3-1 to 3-28, 4-1 to 4-24, 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11, 7-1, 8-24)
  • Conductor – John Williams (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8)
  • Conductor, Arranged By – Alexander Courage (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Ken Thorne (tracks: 3-1 to 3-28, 4-1 to 4-24)
  • Conductor, Composed By, Orchestrated By – Ron Jones (tracks: 7-1 to 7-35)
  • Drums, Vocals – Roland Kerridge* (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Engineer – Steve Bates (tracks: 8-20 to 8-24)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Alan Snelling (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8), James Abramson (tracks: 3-1 to 3-28), Jonathan Ruttley (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Steve Price (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Tim Pennington (tracks: 3-1 to 3-28)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Dick Lewzey (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Eric A. Tomlinson* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8), Gary Lux (tracks: 7-1 to 7-35), John Richards (tracks: 3-1 to 3-28, 4-1 to 4-24), Peter Kramper (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Steve Hallmark (tracks: 7-1 to 7-35)
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Brian Reeves (tracks: 8-20 to 8-24)
  • Guitar [Additional] – Andy Gill (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19), Anthony Oliver (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Guitar, Vocals – John Baxter (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Paul Fishman (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Leader – John Georgiadis (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8)
  • Leader [Superman: The Movie - Oct. 31 1978 Only] – Richard Studt (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8)
  • Leader [Superman: The Movie - Oct. 6 1978 Only] – Irvine Arditti (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8)
  • Liner Notes – Jeff Eldridge
  • Lyrics By – Keith Forsey (tracks: 8-20 to 8-23)
  • Management [Orchestra] – Sidney Sax (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11)
  • Mastered By [Digital Assembly] – Michael McDonald (tracks: 7-1 to 7-35)
  • Mastered By [Digital Mastering] – Doug Schwartz (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 3-1 to 3-28, 4-1 to 4-24, 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11, 8-1 to 8-24)
  • Mastered By [Digital Transfer] – John Davis (tracks: 7-1 to 7-35)
  • Orchestra – National Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Symphony-Orchestra Graunke* (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), The London Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8)
  • Orchestrated By – Angela Morley (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8), Arthur Morton (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8), Frank Barber (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Harry Roberts (tracks: 5-1 to 5-22, 6-1 to 6-11), Herbert W. Spencer (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-19, 8-1 to 8-8), Ken Thorne (tracks: 4-1 to 4-24)
  • Other [Assistant Music Editor On Superman: The Movie] – Ken Ross
  • Other [Council Of Elders] – Craig Spaulding, William Waybourn
  • Other [Creative Consultant] – Jim Bowers
  • Other [Music Editor for Superman I-IV] – Bob Hathaway
  • Other [Musical Advisor On Superman IV: The Quest For Peace] – Jack Fishman
  • Producer [Reissue], Liner Notes – Lukas Kendall, Mike Matessino*
  • Producer, Composed By [Additional Source Music], Mastered By [Remastered] – Paul Fishman (tracks: 6-12 to 6-19)
  • Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Giorgio Moroder (tracks: 8-20 to 8-24)

Notes

This Box Set (limited to 4000 copies) presents, for the first time, the complete original soundtracks for Superman I-IV, remixed and remastered from the best available source elements, and supplemented with music from a 1988 Superman animated series (scored by Ron Jones) and many extras from the features, previously unreleased.
Also included: A 160 pages hardcover book about the music, with various pictures from the movies and the composers between 1978 and 1988.
Music from 'Superman: The Movie' recorded July 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14; September 9, 10, 11; October 6, 15, 24, 31; and November 4, 1978 at Anvil Film And Recording Group Inc., Denham, Bucks, England.
'Can You Read My Mind': Source music recorded July 21, 1978 at Anvil Film And Recording Group Inc., Denham, Bucks, England.
Music from 'Superman II' recorded March 25, 26, 27, 29; April 17, 18, 25; and May 2, 1980 at The Music Centre (CTS Studios), Wembley, Middlesex, England.
Music from 'Superman III' recorded February 14, 15, 16 and March 7, 8, 9 and 18, 1983 at The Music Centre (CTS Studios), Wembley, Middlesex, England.
Music from 'Superman IV: The Quest For Peace' recorded May 11-18 1987 at Bavaria Musik Studios, Munich, Germany, and May 23 - June 2, 1987 at CTS Studios, Wembley, Middlesex, England.
Additional source music recorded September 1986 in Hampstead, London, England.
'Superman' (1988 Animated Series): Orchestral music recorded August 15 and September 14, 1988 at Martinsound, Alhambra, California. Synthesizer and woodwind / percussion music recorded August 29, 1988 at Hallmark Productions, Westlake Village, California.
All music digitally remastered at Mulholland Music, North Hollywood, California.
'Superman IV: The Quest For Peace' source music by Paul Fishman produced and remastered at JHP, The Production Company, Hampstead, London, England.
'Superman' (1988 Animated Series): Analog to digital transfer at Precision Audiosonics, Hollywood, California. Digital assembly at Private Island Trax, Hollywood, California.
Art direction by designWELL, Berkeley, California.
John Williams compositions published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Ken Thorne compositions published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Giorgio Moroder compositions published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Alexander Courage compositions published by Cannon Film Music (BMI).
Paul Fishman compositions published by Jambo Music (PRS).
Ron Jones compositions published by Rusp Music (BMI).
Superman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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John Williams  / Ken Thorne / Alexander Courage / Ron Jones  / Various - Superman: The Music (1978-1988)

Performer: John Williams

Album Title: Superman: The Music (1978-1988)

Genre: Pop, Classical, Stage & Screen

Label: Film Score Monthly ‎– FSM BOX 02
Type: 8 x CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered Box Set, Compilation
Country: US
Date of released: 2008
Category: Pop, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Score

MP3 album zip size: 1332 mb

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