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  Raiders of the Lost Ark  
  There have been three soundtrack releases for Raiders: The original one from 1981, a soundtrack complete with the movie audio and an expanded version album from 1995.
 
  Raiders of the Lost Ark - CD  
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - CD

Original Soundtrack on CD
release date:
June 12, 1981

composer and conductor:
John Williams
performer: The London Symphony Orchestra

manufacturer/serial no.:

Polydor 821 583-2 (Germany)
Polydor POCP-2013 (Japan)

  Track Listing:
01. Raiders of the Lost Ark [6:05]
02. Escape from Peru [2:26]
03. The Map Room: Dawn [3:58]
04. The Basket Game [4:50]
05. The Well of the Souls [5:00]
06. Desert Chase [7:44]
07. Marion's Theme [3:13]
08. The Miracle of the Ark [6:14]
09. The Raiders March [2:29]

Total running time
[40:14]

More information:

The unofficial John Williams homepage
 
  Raiders of the Lost Ark - LP  
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - LP

Original Soundtrack on LP
release date:
1981

composer and conductor:
John Williams
performer: The London Symphony Orchestra

manufacturer/serial no.:

Columbia IS37373

LP supplement:

file size
LP Cover 90 Kb
LP Backside 86 Kb

  Track Listing:

Side One
01. Raiders of the Lost Ark [6:04]

02. Flight from Peru [2:23]
03. The Map Room: Dawn [3:54]
04. The Basket Game [4:49]
05. The Well of the Souls [4:58]

Side Two
06. Desert Chase [7:42]

07. Marion's Theme [3:10]
08. The Miracle of the Ark [6:12]
09. The Raiders March [2:30]

Total running time [39:57]
There are slight time differences compared to the CD version.
 
  Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Movie on Record LP  
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Movie on Record LP

Original Soundtrack on LP
release date:
1981

composer and conductor:
John Williams
performer: The London Symphony Orchestra

misc info:
It has some cool linear notes that cover the movie as well as a "photo book" insert.
serial no.: JS 37696

LP supplement:
file size
LP Cover 53 Kb

  Gregory Coon: "It was rescored by JW and is complete with the movie audio. It plays like an old time radio show, it's really cool. I bought them in the 80's and had to special order them."

misc info:

rescored by John Williams
complete with movie audio
 
  Raiders of the Lost Ark - Expanded Edition - CD  
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Expanded Edition CD

Original Soundtrack on CD
release date:
November 1995

composer and conductor:
John Williams
performer: The London Symphony Orchestra

misc info:
Includes a 24 pages booklet and case sleeve. Read
Steven Spielberg's comments about John Williams.

manufacturer:
DCC Compact Classics, Inc.
9301 Jordan Avenue, Suite 105
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 993-8822 (free catalog: 1-800-301-6874)

serial no.: DZS-090

CD supplement:
file size
CD Cover 116 Kb
CD Backside 91 Kb

  Track Listing:
01. The Raiders March [2:50]
02. Main Title: South America, 1936* [4:10]
03. In the Idol's Temple** [5:26]
04. Flight from Peru [2:20]
05. Journey to Nepal* [2:11]
06. The Medallion* [2:55]
07. To Cairo [1:29]
08. The Basket Game** [5:04]
09. The Map Room: Dawn [3:52]
10. Reunion and The Dig Begins* [4:10]
11. The Well of the Souls** [5:28]
12. Airplane Fight* [4:37]
13. Desert Chase** [8:15]
14. Marion's Theme [2:08]
15. The German Sub* / To the Nazi Hideout* [4:32] -
Audio Clip (0:24, 50K)
16. Ark Trek* [1:33] - Audio Clip (0:29, 55K)
17. The Miracle of the Ark [6:05]
18. The Warehouse* [0:56]
19. End Credits [5:20]

Total running time [73:21]

Audio Clips are linked to CD vendors.
* Previously unreleased
** Contains previously unreleased material


More information:

Filmtracks Soundtrack Review
The unofficial John Williams homepage
 
  Raiders of the Lost Ark - Expanded Edition - 2 LP set  
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Expanded Edition 2 LP set

Original Soundtrack on 2 LPs
release date:
1995

composer and conductor:
John Williams
performer: The London Symphony Orchestra

misc info:

2 LP set
6 extra minutes of score

  Track Listing:
not available