Twenty-five years ago, Sony Classical began charting the Spielberg-Williams collaboration,
recording two discs of their greatest hits. For this new release, John Williams & Steven Spielberg:
The Ultimate Collection, these two CDs, The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration and Williams on
Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores, are included along with newly arranged and recorded
material from the past two decades of their additional movie scores, The Spielberg/Williams
Collaboration Part III, and a newly filmed bonus DVD documentary film, Steven Spielberg & John
Williams: The Adventure Continues.
With a record fifty Academy Award® nominations (more than any other composer) Williams has
demonstrated, again and again, his ability to connect with audiences, both in the movie theater and in
the concert hall. Seventeen of those nominations, and three of Williams' five Oscar® wins (Jaws,
E.T. and Schindler's List) have been for Spielberg films. The sheer variety of music, the depth of
compositional skill on display, the powerful emotions that it evokes, makes John Williams & Steven
Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection an extraordinary accomplishment. This is the work of one of
America's greatest composers, inspired by the work of one of America's greatest filmmakers.