Review: La La Land Records has recently released a four-disc soundtrack collection of the first two Jurassic Park films, which marks the first time that both scores have been given a complete and fully expanded treatment. When the original Jurassic Park came out in 1993, the film’s sumptuous and exciting themes instantly became part of cinema’s lexicon of great and memorable musical signatures, thanks to the genius of composer John Williams. I vividly remember owning the cassette tape of the soundtrack (purchased at Sam Goody!) and I practically wore it out until I upgraded to the CD. This magnificent four-disc collection is a massive upgrade to the original releases of both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the sequel. La La Land has added four new cues to the first score (and puts the whole score in sequential order, plus bonus material), and fourteen new tracks to the score of The Lost World (totaling over 40 new minutes), making that soundtrack as complete as it will ever get. Fans of John Williams and of the Jurassic Park saga will finally have the ultimate collection here with this pristine new release. La La Land has also included a thick insert booklet, highlighting the making of the films, with the focus on the music itself, with great liner notes.
This is a limited edition of 5000 units, so spare no expense and grab one before it’s extinct!