Promotional Releases

Composer CD Releases

None of these are in print and were extremely limited releases.

Curt Sobel - Transylvania, 1918

In the 1990's, composer Curt Sobel released a limited edition promotional CD for his score to Transylvania, 1918. This CD is extremely rare to find, but it does include 100% of the score including music from the bookends.

It's worth noting that this music has been sold as an expanded 2-CD set with music from Last Crusade or Emperor's Tomb. These copies are not the official CD and are illegal bootlegs.



01. Trick Or Treat (1:27)02. Venice / Fortune Teller (3:46)03. Briefing / Assignment: Vlad (3:51)04. Off to Romania (3:09)05. Meeting Nicolas (2:34)06. Climbing Every Mountain (2:58)07. Castle Heights / Hanging Corpses (2:49)08. Lightning (3:39)09. Dripping Blood (1:48)10. Death in Your Pocket (2:15)11. Ice Room (1:46)12. Vlad the Impaler (1:36)13. Dinner Anyone? (1:58)14. Lull Them to Sleep (2:21)15. Towers of Tortures (2:45)16. Bloodletting / Stabbed in the Back (2:29)17. Resurrected / Indy Fights Vlad (1:51)18. Four Roads Meet (0:38)19. Forest Reckoning (0:34)20. I'd Stake His Life On It / Halloween (2:10)
Fan art based on the VHS cover by Mike Butkus

Laurence Rosenthal - Music for Television

This 2-CD set, released by Intrada's promotional label, contains several tracks from many of Rosenthal's television works, and contains a few released and also previously unreleased YIJC tracks. The track titled "The Voice of Ireland" is the same as the first minute of "The Uprising" on OST #4.


19. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Main Title (2:09)20. The Fight in the Bakery / The Voice of Ireland (Ireland 1916) (3:13)21. The Long Night of Dr. Wen Ch-iu (Peking 1910) (7:11)22. The Amazing Flight of the Filing Cabinet (Prague 1917) (2:19)23. Tolstoy Among the People (Travels with Father) (3:09)24. Broadway To Hollywood (Hollywood Follies) (2:26)

Joel McNeely - Filmworks

This 2-CD set contains several scores by McNeely, one of which is a single 12 minute medley of YIJC tracks. All of them are included on the four OSTs:


00:00 - 00:59 - Verdun 1916 - "Race to the Front" 00:59 - 04:04 - The Scandal of 1920 - "Meeting Peggy / New York Arrival" 04:04 - 07:22 - German East Africa 1916 - "Desert Trek" 07:22 - 10:14 - London 1916 - "Celtic Love" 10:14 - 12:40 - The Phantom Train of Doom - "The Old and the Bold"

Other CD Releases

None of these are in print and were extremely limited releases.

Cliffhangers: Action And Adventure In The Movies by the Silva Screen label features re-recordings of famous movie scores, including the Young Indiana Jones theme, which was performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. It was arranged by John Bell and conducted by William Motzing.


14. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Main Title (01:35)

Liner Notes: George Lucas' notion of exploring the Indiana Jones character's early days has resulted in an entertaining series of made-for-television films that use high budgets and varied locations to great effect. The overall excellent production values extend to the music where two composers are employed who alternate stories. Rosenthal and McNeely have fashioned larger-than-life scores for each episode and this is reflected in Rosenthal's exuberant theme for the overall series.

The Best of Adventure CD set features re-recordings of famous movie scores, including the Young Indiana Jones theme, which was performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. It was arranged by John Bell and conducted by William Motzing. The track in this album is the exact same version featured in the Cliffhangers: Action And Adventure In The Movies CD set.


2. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Main Title (01:35)

The Best of the West CD set (released in Germany) by Edel Records contains a re-recording of a track from Rosenthal's score for Mexico, 1916. This score has never seen a complete release before which makes this specific track extremely unique. It was performed by the Czech Symphony Orchestra and was conducted by William Motzing.

Over the years, Edel Records has re-released this CD on two separate occasions under a different name. It is also known as "The Best of the Wild West" and "The Best of Adventure and Fantasy" (with different cover art), but all three of these releases contain the exact same Young Indy track.


8, 10, 15. Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Mexico 1916 - Pancho Villa's Camp (3:25)

Satellite 1, a German television network, released a CD promoting the airing of Young Indiana Jones in 1992. Oddly enough, it contains four tracks which are all slight variations of a hip-hop version of Rosenthal's Young Indy theme.


1. Young Indy (Radio Edit) (3:22)2. Young Indy (Dance Version) (6:34)3. Young Indy (Saxy Mix) (6:57)4. Young Indy (Instrumental Version) (3:21)