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Empire Of The Sun - 2 x CD Expanded Score - Limited 4000 Copies - John Williams

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Finally! after many years of hoping & praying, John Williams's score to the Steven Spielberg drama Empire Of The Sun. Highly underrated & an extremley significant score from the maestro. Both breathtaking in it's lavish beauty and also highly exciting, this 2CD expanded release from LLL now fully restores many cues & remastering to truly lift this fantastic score to new heights. This deluxe re-issue was produced, assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino in cooperation with John Williams, Steven Spielberg and the film√ïs co-producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Disc 1 contains a full presentation of the film score, including never-before-released music, while Disc 2 pulls back the veil of the creative process with a selection of alternate cues and other additional music. A 28-page CD booklet features handsome art design by Jim Titus and Matessino√ïs exclusive, in-depth essay, approved by the director and composer.
Track Listing
DISC ONE
The Film Score
1 Suo G‰n (extended version)** 3:29
Performed by The Ambrosian Junior Choir
Directed by John McCarthy
Soloist: James Rainbird
2 Home and Hearth** 3:50
3 Trip Through the Crowd 2:33
4 Imaginary Air Battle 2:38
5 Japanese Infantry* 3:00
6 Lost in the Crowd 5:44
7 Alone at Home* 2:43
8 The Empty Swimming Pool* 3:14
9 The Streets of Shanghai 5:15
10 The Plane 3:15
11 JimÕs New Life 2:34
12 The Pheasant Hunt 4:28
13 The British Grenadiers (traditional) 2:29
14 Cadillac of the Skies 3:53
15 Mrs. Victor and James* 2:11
16 The Return to the City 7:50
17 Seeing the Bomb** 4:48
18 Bringing Them Back* 2:41
19 Liberation: Exsultate Justi 1:53
20 Suo G‰n 2:23
Performed by The Ambrosian Junior Choir
Directed by John McCarthy
Soloist: James Rainbird
21 Exsultate Justi (extended version)** 5:14
Disc 1 Total Time: 76:05

Disc 2:
Additional Music
1 Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 17 No. 4 (excerpt)* 2:14
2 Imaginary Air Battle (alternate)* 2:41
3 Alone at*ome (alternate)* 2: 40
4 The Streets of Shanghai (film version segment)* 1:18
5 The Streets of Shanghai(alternate segment)* 2:17
6 Chopin Again* 1:19
7 The Plane (alternate)* 3:05
8 Cadillac of the Skies (alternate)* 3:51
9 The Return to the City (alternate)* 7:50
10 Exsultate Justi 5:09
Disc 2 Total Time: 32:24
Total 2-CD Time 108:29
* Previously Unreleased
** Contains Previously Unreleased Music