- Released: September 30, 1997
- Label: Sony
- 1.Seven Years in Tibet - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 2.Young Dalai Lama and Ceremonial Chant - (with Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir / Yo-Yo Ma)
- 3.Leaving Ingrid - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 4.Peter's Rescue
- 5.Harrer's Journey
- 6.Invasion, The - (with Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir)
- 7.Reflections - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 8.Premonitions - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 9.Approaching the Summit - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 10.Palace Invitation - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 11.Heinrich's Odyssey - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 12.Quiet Moments - (with Yo-Yo Ma)
- 13.Regaining a Son
- 14.Seven Years in Tibet (Reprise) - (reprise, with Yo-Yo Ma)
Original score composed and conducted by John Williams with cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma.
Includes liner notes by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Personnel: Yo-Yo Ma (cello).
Audio Mixer: Shawn Murphy.
Unknown Contributor Role: Budd Carr.
John Williams' score for Seven Years in Tibet appropriates some Tibetan flourishes, but for the most part is a sweeping symphonic score that fits right into his canon. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since it does deliver the grandeur that Williams fans love, but when compared to Philip Glass' imaginative, unpredictable score for Martin Scorsese's Kundun, it doesn't really soar. ~ Robert Lovering