There is no question that many believe this score by Jarre to be one of his finest compositions. Jarre was given just six weeks to compose over two hours of orchestral music. Performed by the London Philharmonic, many consider this to be one of the greatest scores of all time, ranking number three on the AFI top 25 film scores list.
Interestingly, this specific track does not exist on the original album, but does on the Silva re-recording featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Tony Bremner. Silva produced a completely new digital recording with additional music, which fit perfectly within this scene. You will notice that the cue fades out, as it does in the film, and then starts up again. On the album, it is one continuous track.
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