next to my big star wars and batman affinity, i am sucker for all things concerning indy jones and his adventures. if you are a star wars geek it seems like a natural thing to be a fan of dr. jones also. both are the brainchild of george lucas so the same sense of fairy tale-ish adventurism is plausible. when i was in kiel lately i visited a record store i have never been to before. the metal section was a dead end but the movie soundtrack rack was a direct hit.
i saw the familiar cover art of "raiders of the lost ark" and knew it had to be mine. the price was fair and the vinyl plus cover sleeve in pristine condition, so i really had no excuse. dropping the needle on the record, the movie plays in front of my mind's eye. especially "the map room: dawn" is such a strong and ominous piece. i love the whole ark theme, a highly memorable melody it is. i have a copy of the european version on cbs records released in 1981. great score!