For the first time, the original motion picture soundtrack to “The Dark Crystal” will be available digitally, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company and Enjoy The Toons Records. The album is currently available for pre-order and will be available worldwide on Friday, March 3, 2017.
The soundtrack features Trevor Jones’ musical score written for the groundbreaking fantasy classic directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, and was arranged specifically for an album listening experience. The album was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1982. The album has been reissued on CD in various countries throughout the last 35 years, but this is the first digital reissue since the film’s original release. The soundtrack will be available via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, CD Baby and all other digital retailers worldwide.
“The Dark Crystal” is an American–British fantasy adventure film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and stars the voices of Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, and Percy Edwards. The plot revolves around Jen, an elf-like ‘Gelfling’ on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem. Although marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than the creators’ previous material. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive fairy and dwarf designs. Froud also collaborated with Henson and Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth, which was notably more light-hearted than The Dark Crystal.
The Dark Crystal was produced by Gary Kurtz, while the screenplay was written by David Odell, who had previously worked with Henson as a staff writer on “The Muppet Show”. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment, the British production company responsible for producing “The Muppet Show”. The film earned mixed to positive reviews from multiple critics, particularly commenting on its special effects.
01. Overture (3:11)
02. The Power Ceremony (3:57)
03. The Storm (1:03)
04. The Mystic Master Dies (0:51)
05. The Funerals/Jen’s Journey (5:25)
06. The Skeksis Duel (1:41)
07. The Pod Dance (3:14)
08. Love Theme (3:17)
09. Gelfling Song (1:11)
10. The Gelfling Ruins (1:43)
11. The Landstrider Journey (0:44)
12. The Great Conjunction (4:13)
13. Finale (7:14)
– with info taken from wikipedia