Superman - 8 x CD Complete - Limited 4000 Copies - John Williams

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This stunning 8-CD box set consits of SUPERMAN: THE MUSIC (1978-1988), encompasses a new fully remastered and complete edition of John Williams's SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE along with previously unreleased presentations of the complete scores for its three sequels: SUPERMAN II and SUPERMAN III (adapted and conducted by Ken Thorne) and SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (adapted and conducted by Alexander Courage and featuring new themes by John Williams). The latter is spread across two full CDs of never-before-released music and songs. Also included in the set is a bonus disc of additional alternates, source music and songs, plus a full disc of Ron Jones's music for the 1988 SUPERMAN animated series, rounding out a full decade of Superman music. The 8 CDs are accompanied by an in-depth, full-color 160 page hard-bound book, all housed in an elegant blue slipcase box with the Superman "S" embossed in silver
Track Listing
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
From Original Material Composed by John Williams  
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
Original Superman Themes by John Williams
Music Composed and Conducted by Ron Jones
Additional Alternates, Source Music and Songs

Superman: The Movie
Theme From Superman 4:23
Prelude and Main Title 5:02
The Planet Krypton 6:36
Destruction of Krypton 7:53
The Kryptonquake 2:24
The Trip to Earth 2:30
Growing Up 2:32
Jonathan's Death 3:23
Leaving Home 4:48
The Fortress of Solitude 9:18
The Mugger 2:07
Lex Luthor's Lair 4:48
Helicopter Sequence 5:55
The Burglar Sequence/Chasing Crooks 3:18
Super Rescues 2:16
The Penthouse 1:31
The Flying Sequence 8:10
Clark Loses His Nerve 0:46
Total Disc Time: 78:36

The March of the Villains 3:35
The Truck Convoy/Miss Teschmacher Helps 3:24
To the Lair 2:18
Trajectory Malfunction/Luthor's Lethal Weapon 3:24
Chasing Rockets 4:57
Superfeats 4:54
Pushing Boulders/Flying to Lois 5:21
Turning Back the World 2:03
The Prison Yard/End Title 6:37
Love Theme From Superman 4:58
Total Time: 41:55
Total Score Time: 120:31
Prelude and Main Title 3:46
The Planet Krypton 3:16
The Dome Opens 2:30
The Mugger 1:24
I Can Fly (Flying Sequence segment) 2:01
Can You Read My Mind (film version) 3:02
Trajectory Malfunction 1:01
Turning Back the World 2:16
The Prison Yard/End Title (film version) 5:44
Total Time: 25:32
Total Disc Time: 67:27
Total Two-Disc Time: 146:03


Preface/Villains in Zone/Main Title March 8:18
Superman to Paris/Lois Climbs Tower 2:47
Walkie-Talkies/Gelignite Bangs/Superman Saves Lift 2:08
Lift Into Space -- Releasing the Villains 1:32
Orange Juice/Prison Intro/My Little Black Box 1:48
Ursa Flies Over Moon/Spacecraft Wrecked/Moon to Earth 4:04
Lex Escapes 2:03
Sleeping Arrangements/Relaxing at Niagara/Looks Familiar/Superman Saves Boy 3:31
Lex and Miss Teschmacher to Fortress/Lex Plans Partnership 2:35
Suspecting Lois Takes the Plunge/Clark Fumbles Rescue/Villains Land by Lake 3:33
Clark Exposed as Superman 3:11
Sheriff and Duane Meet Villains/Lovers Fly North 2:21
Daddy's Rise and Fall/Flight for Flowers/East Houston Battle 3:03
Lovers at Dinner Table/Zod Meets General 1:35
Mother's Advice 1:43
To Bed -- Mount Rushmore -- Sweet Dreams 1:32
President Kneels Before Zod 1:53
Fight in Diner 1:04
TV President Resigns -- Clark to Fortress 2:42
Return of the Green Crystal/Bored Zod 2:16
Non Wrecks Office 1:27
Aerial Battle/Zod Throws Slab/Superman Saves Spire 4:49
Superman Saves Petrol Tanker/Superman Fights Zod/Superman Flies Off 4:29
Villains Take Lex and Lois to Fortress/School Games 3:11
Superman Pulls Big Switch/Superman Triumphs Over Villains 1:56
Sad Return 1:38
Lois Forgets 1:46
Happy Lois Back to Normal/Superman Replaces Stars and Stripes/End Title March 5:34
Total Time: 79:46


Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) 5:27
Gus on Computer After the Cents 1:06
Saving the Factory -- The Acid Test 6:11
Pay Day for Gus/School Gym -- Earth Angel/Vulcan 1:37
Lana and Clark in Cornfield/Clark Rescues Ricky 2:27
Gus Shows the Booze/Gus Finds a Way 1:20
Montage 3:10
Colombian Storm 1:30
Kryptonite/Gus Down Building/Searching for Kryptonite 2:16
Lana and Clark on Telephone/Kryptonite Sting/Superman Affected by Kryptonite/Superman Too Late 1:48
Tower of Pisa/What Will It Do for Me 1:58
        Superman and Lorelei on Statue/Superman Ruins Tanker 2:19        
Boxes in Canyon/Drunken Superman 3:22
The Two Faces of Superman 2:52
The Struggle Within 2:27
The Final Victory 2:15
Preparing Balloons/Superman Coming/Computer 3:02
Rockets/Video Games/Big Missile 3:11
Superman Confronts Ross/Computer Takes Over/Gus Fights Ross 2:13
The Computer Comes Alive/Superman Leaves Computer Cave 2:37
Metal Vera/Computer Blows Up 2:55
Gus Flying With Superman 1:19
Diamond Sting/Thank You Superman/Superman Gus/Clark Gives Lana Diamond Ring 1:40
End Credits 4:28
Total Time: 64:19
Music by John Williams
Adapted and Conducted by Alexander Courage


Fanfare/Space Saver 1:48
Main Title/Back in Time 5:40
Pow!/Good Morning 2:45
Smoke the Yokes/Nefarious 1:04
To Work/Train Stopper 2:06
Someone Like You (Lacy's Theme) 3:17
Jeremy's Theme 2:13
For Real/The Class 1:43
Hair Raisers 0:59
Lacy/The Visit 2:27
First Nuclear Man 5:24
Nuke 1 Fight/Ashes 3:45
Headline 2:48
Fresh Air 4:33
United Nations/Net Man 4:42
Sunstroke/Enter Nuclear Man 2 5:25
Flight to Earth/Introducing Nuclear Man 2 3:27
Lacy (disco version) 2:13
Lacy's Place 5:23
Ear Ache/Confrontation/Tornado 8:09
Volcano 2:18
Statue of Liberty Fight 3:44
Total Time: 76:44


Nuclear Man Theme 2:45
Down With Flu 3:12
Two-Faced Lex/Missile Buildup 1:39
Persuader/Awakened 3:13
Abducted/Mutual Distrust 4:43
Metropolis Fight/Lift to the Moon 3:36
Moon Fight/Goodbye Nuke 5:06
Come Uppance/Lifted/Quarried/Flying With Jeremy/End Credits 9:34
Total Time: 34:06
Total Score Time: 110:52
Alternates and Source Music
Fresh Air (album version) 4:35
Someone Like You (Lacy's Theme) (slow version) 3:33
Red Square Band 0:52
Total Time: 9:11
Source Music and Songs by Paul Fishman
Superfly Guy 4:11
Headphone Heaven 3:23
Revolution Now 4:26  
Saxy Sadie 4:47
Krypton Nights 4:44
Life's Too Dangerous 3:14
Workout 2:27
Lois Love 4:56
Total Time: 32:27
Total Disc Time: 75:44
Total Two-Disc Time: 152:28


Main Title (Williams/Jones) 1:07
"Destroy the Defendroids"
Drone/Blown Drone 2:12
Talk With Lex 2:29
Trouble in the Park/Fire Rescues 3:23
Supe Quits/Fake Quake 2:20
Saved From Lava/Plans 2:18
Super Defendroid/Operation Nugget 2:40
Droid Wars/Warning 3:25
Superman's Family Album: The Adoption 4:23   
Main Title Alternate (Jones) 1:08
"Fugitive From Space"
Alien Discovery 2:01
The Suit 1:36
Daily Planet Mystery Play-On/Jimmy and Chief 1:14
Kyroni Encounter 2:22
The Planting/Ship's Log 2:16
Something's Up #2/Bad Guy Dialogue #1 1:25
Trouble in Metropolis 0:50
Aliens Take Over the World 2:07
Superman's Family Album: The Supermarket 3:54
Superman Theme 1:02
"By the Skin of the Dragon's Teeth"
China Play-On/Nukua's Theme 1:26
Saboteur 1:36
Transition #3/Bad Guy Dialogue #6/Dragon's Treasure 1:21
Prankster's Theme/Game Montage/No Baseball 3:48
"Cybron Strikes"
Superman's Family Album: The First Day of School 4:35
Library Music
Library Suite #1 (arr. Mark McKenzie) 4:53
Library Suite #2 3:21
Aliens Take Over the World (alternate #1 -- orchestra only) 2:06
Library Suite #3 2:41
Library Suite #4 2:02
Library Suite #5 1:52
Aliens Take Over the World (alternate #2 -- strings/synth only) 1:26
Library Suite #6 1:32
Library Suite #7 0:36
End Title 0:27
Total Time: 79:13

Prelude and Main Title (film version) 5:19
The Flying Sequence (album version) 8:11
Can You Read My Mind (original version) 2:51
Can You Read My Mind (non-vocal version) 3:02
Kansas High School 1:56
Kansas Kids 1:49
Lois Car Radio 2:02
Luthor's Luau 2:43
Total Time: 28:13
Superman II
Honeymoon Hotel 3:11
Country & Western 2:07
East Houston Cafe 2:13
Car Radio for Ride Back 0:56
Diner Jukebox #1 2:14
Diner Jukebox #2 2:16
Total Time: 13:17
Superman III
Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) (alternate) 5:26
Pay Day for Gus (alternate) 0:40
Colombian Storm Part 1 1:05
Olympic Parade 0:25
Apres Ski 1:04
Total Time: 8:57

Songs Composed and Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
Rock On 3:40
No See, No Cry 3:16
They Won't Get Me 3:20
Love Theme 3:13
Main Title March (Williams, arr. Moroder) 4:14
Total Time: 18:00
Total Disc Time: 68:27