Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Track 1 - Jaws 3D Main Title
Track 2 - Kay And Mike's Love Theme
Track 3 - Panic At Sea World
Track 4 - Underwater Kingdom / Shark Chase Pt.1
Track 5 - Shark Chase Pt.2 / Dolphin Rescue
Track 6 - Saved By The Dolphin
Track 7 - The Shark's Gonna Hit Us!
Track 8 - It's Alive / Sea World Opening / Silver Bullet
Track 9 - Overman's Last Dive
Track 10 - Philip's Demise
Track 11 - Night Capture
Track 12 - Jaws 3D End Titles
Despite being a poor relative in the series, Jaws 3D was actually quite successful when it was released and almost grossed more money than Return Of The Jedi in 1983. Maybe composer John Williams was too busy with Star Wars to reprise the soundtrack duties he had on the original Jaws, it is also possible he didn't want to be associated with the relatively disdained format of 3D cinema. Whatever the reason, the job fell to Alan Parker and he ran with it.
The music is what you would expect from such a soundtrack - high, pulsing strings and dramatic changes in tempo. Slightly more peaceful moments are contained on "Underwater Kingdom / Shark Chase Pt.1" and the tense "Overman's Last Dive". There are some less than subtle nods towards the original Williams score that we all know so well, but for me it is hearing Alan Parker take charge of a full orchestra that provides the most joy.