Raiders of the Lost Ark
John Williams

  • Original Score Composed by: John Williams
  • Label: DCC Compact Classics
  • Online Ordering Options: Amazon.com

Review

In "Atmosphere" I mentioned how recognisable music should rarely been used and this applies to this soundtrack. The Indiana Jones theme will be well recognised by all, but there are a number of tracks which are less recognised and can easily be used (those not marked by a star).

The soundtrack to Raiders of the Lost Ark is almost entirely recognisable by most, but the bulk of this soundtrack isn't. Its is suitable for high adventure and grandly operatic adventures.

If you are playing in the Indiana Jones world, then the whole soundtrack is essential.

Track Listing and Notes

  1. The Raiders March (2:51) - Indiana Jones theme
  2. Main Title : South America, 1936 (4:10) - danger
  3. In the Idol's Temple (5:26) - creeping into danger
  4. Flight from Peru (2:20) - escape *
  5. Journey to Nepal (2:11) - journey *
  6. The Medallion (2:54) - dark and brooding
  7. To Cairo (1:30) - happy and nice
  8. The Basket Game (5:03) - chase
  9. The Map Room : Dawn (3:52) - discovery
  10. Reunion and the Dig Begins (4:11) - danger
  11. The Well of Souls (5:28) - tension
  12. Airplane Fight (4:36) - fight
  13. Desert Chase (8:17) - chase *
  14. Marion's Theme (2:07) - nice with a twist
  15. The German Sub/To the Nazi Hideout (4:31) - march *
  16. Ark Trek (1:33) - tension
  17. The Miracle of the Ark (6:05) - climatic ending
  18. The Warehouse (0:56) - love theme ~ dark and brooding
  19. End Credits (5:21) - end theme

* contains "The Raider's March"

Total Running Time: 73:29


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Raiders of the Lost Ark © 1981, 1995 Lucasfilm Ltd.