John Williams

Catch Me If You Can [Music from the Motion Picture]

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The bulk of the soundtrack album to the caper film Catch Me If You Can is comprised of the score by John Williams, a frequent collaborator with the movie's director, Steven Spielberg. Though Spielberg writes in his brief sleeve note that Williams has "composed a score in the idiom of progressive jazz prevalent in the '50s and '60s," you're not going to confuse this with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, or Dave Brubeck. No one has such unreasonable expectations, of course. But the fact is that this is pretty standard whimsical suspense movie soundtrack music, with some sax solos providing jazzy colors. Breaking up the instrumental score are a handful of quality mid-20th century easy listening pop tunes (in their original versions): Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me," Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl from Ipanema," Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," Judy Garland's "Embraceable You," and Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Catch Me If You Can, film score
1 02:41 Amazon
2 04:56 Amazon
3 03:19
Catch Me If You Can, film score
4 05:16 Amazon
5 02:26 Amazon
6 05:15
Catch Me If You Can, film score
7 08:44 Amazon
8 03:15 Amazon
feat: Judy Garland
Catch Me If You Can, film score
10 01:47 Amazon
11 02:25 Amazon
12 03:10 Amazon
Catch Me If You Can, film score
13 04:25 Amazon
14 03:12 Amazon
15 03:31
Catch Me If You Can, film score
16 05:14 Amazon
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