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Soundtrack from the old Visitors Center
(07-05-2016, 07:53 PM)Victoria Wrote: My guess is that certain elements may have been recorded later in the process after most of the film had already been scored and the CDs went into pressing.  

What makes me more curious is why the music at the end of the soundtrack is on there. I haven't listened to it in a while, but there's a very celebratory, circus-like track near the end of the CD that I don't recall hearing in the film.

Sunrise O'er Jurassic World? You hear a bit of it when the boys get on the Gyrosphere and drive/ roll away from the boarding platform.

(07-05-2016, 05:43 PM)scallenger Wrote: Jurassic Park had a generous album of 70 minutes when it was originally released, although it did oddly feature "End Credits" twice (both at the end of the album and also within "Welcome To Jurassic Park", virtually identical). I was always mad that the space of over 3 minutes was wasted on essentially a copy/paste job when it could have gone to one of the other cues of variety. 

I never understood it either! They are indeed largely the same. The film version of "T-Rex Rescue & Finale" differs from the album version as well. The moment the Tyrannosaurus appears in the film, the music is more upbeat (the "Welcome to Jurassic Park/ Journey to the Island" theme), the original track is darker. 

Thanks for your lengthy post, very insightful!
You're very welcome! I felt it was something that needed to finally be explained, despite there not being any real clear answers.

The film version of "T-Rex Rescue & Finale" is actually just an edit from the "Journey to the Island" theme, and was never recorded for this scene. Probably done in post to make the Rex's arrival more badass and triumphant for the audience. The original track on the album was the only way John Williams ever intended for the moment to be scored, and he clearly went for the terror of the moment, which of course could have worked as well. It would be realistically more terrifying to have the Rex suddenly arrive. Sure, it goes after the raptors, but it may have just as easily slammed one of the raptors down and gone after a human next. He also may have scored it that way to just focus on the clashing of two prehistoric "terrors", which there is nothing triumphant about that.

Still, I think the film's edit made the right call for the audience at that point. It works really well.
I was talking to Scallenger on Facebook and remembered there's a (fan made) cut of the final scene with the original music edited in.

Took me a moment to find it, here it is:

Good find! But it's soooo much better with the track they chose.
I agree that it does elevate the film to bring back the "island theme" to make it totally badass. However, just like I thought, the original version still works and fits the scene, but gives it a tonal shift.

I mean, of COURSE it still works... it was John Freaking Williams! Wink
Ever since I heard the score in the movie, I've been dying to hear the official standalone track for both the ACU team and the Gallimimus scene. Wish they'd do a complete score release.
Guys! I've just come across some Jurassic World unreleased soundtracks on YouTube!

Alternate Our Rex is Bigger Than Yours - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbbwrQpmDM

Alternate Bury The Hatchling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_Fu9WWeXM

Alternate Dimorphodon Shuffle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae6evLPNlzY

Come Hell or High Slaught (Aka, the scene where the ACU get slaughtered) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O6EJTWJSmk

A Divorce of Nature (Aka, the ACU jungle theme) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUw5RIdUl5s

Five is the Scariest Numb (Aka, The Raptor nightvision scene) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLv8-cYeWiA

Raptors of War (Aka, Raptors in the braces I think) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvyc8me2cGQ

Can't believe I've never seen these before. I really hope they release the full soundtrack some day!

This has all of them including the track 'Ye Old Visitor Center'!!!
A crying shame. That moment was beautiful.
I imagine that moment was left off the album as Giacchino figured it's better, for the sake of the listening experience, to save the theme mainly for the opening and closing.
It's at least a better official soundtrack than the original Jurassic Park's mess (with the aforementioned end credits coming up twice). That grated on my nerves as a kid and I always played The Lost World's CD more often.

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