These selections have all appeared on previous Varèse Sarabande albums.
Avid collectors will not need to make the investment unless they want them
in one convenient package but for those who have none or few of them this
compilation is enthusiastically recommended. All the tracks are played with
great verve and polish and the sound is superb.
Any comment is superfluous. All the discs, from which
these selections were came, were praised by the critics. The selection is
intelligent for it demonstrates very well the rich diversity of John
Williamss genius. It ranges from the magisterial Star Wars music
through the heroic Superman theme to the poignancy of
Schindlers List, the surging seascapes of The Poseidon Adventure,
and the sparkling romance of Sabrina (with a magical piano solo performace
by pianist Lynda Cochrane) to the gentle fragility of Stanley & Iris
(a radiantly lovely score for a very underrated film.)