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Songs from The Dark Crystal
Released 1982
Format LP
Label Warner Bros. Records
Cat no. 1-23749

The Dark Crystal: The Original Sound Track features Trevor Jones' musical score written for the film, arranged specifically for an album listening experience. It was originally released with a fold-out poster of Brian Froud's artwork. The album reached #204 on Billboard's Bubbling Under the Top LP's chart.

In 2007, the original LP was reissued on CD, featuring remastered tracks. The CD release comes with an 8-page booklet containing exclusive liner notes.

This album was also reissued on compact disc as a 2-CD set, with one disc featuring the LP version of the score, and the other disc featuring the score as heard in the film.

Track listing

Side One

  1. Overture (3:11)
  2. The Power Ceremony (3:57)
  3. The Storm (1:03)
  4. The Mystic Master Dies (0:51)
  5. The Funerals / Jen's Journey (5:25)
  6. The Skeksis Duel (1:41)
  7. The Pod Dance (3:14)

Side Two

  1. Love Theme (3:17)
  2. Gelfling Song (1:11)
  3. The Gelfling Ruins (1:43)
  4. The Landstrider Journey (0:44)
  5. The Great Conjunction (4:13)
  6. Finale (7:14)

Other releases

International releases

  • 92 37491 (Warner Bros. Records LP, Canada)
  • CBS 70233 (CBS Records LP, UK)

Expanded score

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Songs from The Dark Crystal
Released 2003
Format CD
Label Numenorean Music
Cat no. NMCD 003

In 2003, Numenorean Music released Trevor Jones' The Dark Crystal soundtrack on a two-disc limited edition compact disc set. The first disc was a reissue of the original studio recording made expressly for commercial release on LP and cassette in 1982. The second disc contains the film's soundtrack as intended for the final mix, previously unreleased, save for the isolated score track included on the film's DVD release.

While the first disc represents the music as arranged by the composer for listening outside the context of the film, the second disc preserves the music as written to match the visuals of the narrative. Both versions of the score were performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with Marcus Dods conducting.

The CD was a limited edition printing of 5,000.

DISC TWO - The Complete Film Score

  1. Opening Titles and Main Theme/Mystics' Sandpainting (4:54)
  2. Jen Plays His Pipes (0:56)
  3. Jen Goes To His Dying Master (0:39)
  4. The Death of The Emperor/Death of the Mystic Master/Mystics Memorial Ceremony/Jen's Journey Through the New World (3:18)
  5. Skeksis Debate Leadership/Skeksis Duel (Film Version) (3:10)
  6. Chamberlain Is Attacked (1:10)
  7. Skeksis Summoned By Alarm (0:50)
  8. Garthim Are Dispatched/Jen On Aughra's Mountain (2:29)
  9. Jen Enters Aughra's Observatory (1:11)
  10. Jen Discovers Shard (0:22)
  11. Observatory Destroyed/Mystics Set Out (1:18)
  12. Gelflings Meet/Dreamfast (1:11)
  13. Skeksis Feast - Part One (1:17)
  14. Skeksis Feast - Part Two (0:30)
  15. Batbirds Dispatched/Environmental Musical Sounds/Gelfling Song/Batbird Brought Down/ Mystics Traveling #1 (1:15)
  16. Pod Party/Destruction of Pod Village (4:10)
  17. Jen and Kira Love Theme (1:36)
  18. The Prophecy in the Ruins (2:09)
  19. Escape from the Chamberlain/Kira Summons the Landstriders (1:47)
  20. Jen and Kira Set Off On Landstriders/Pod Person Drained (2:37)
  21. The Battle/Mystics Traveling #2 (4:20)
  22. Jen and Kira in the Sewer (1:43)
  23. Kira Brought Before the Skeksis (0:57)
  24. Kira Drained in the Chamber of Life (1:12)
  25. Kira Freed/Jen Goes in Search/Mystic Disintegrates/Mystics Traveling #3 (1:08)
  26. Jen Trapped in Lair/Jen Reaches Chamber of Life (0:26)
  27. Jen Discovers Crystal Chamber (3:40)
  28. Gelfling Frightens the Skeksis/The Crystal Made Whole/Mystics and Skeksis Fuse/Finale/End Credits (16:10)

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