Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [The Ultim

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [The Ultim

by John Williams [composer]
     
 
When The Phantom Menace was originally released in 1999, fans of Star Wars and scoring king John Williams were given a single disc soundtrack containing less than half the music in the movie. A huge outcry followed because the album lacked so many of the film's key musical elements, including the music to the major battle

Overview

When The Phantom Menace was originally released in 1999, fans of Star Wars and scoring king John Williams were given a single disc soundtrack containing less than half the music in the movie. A huge outcry followed because the album lacked so many of the film's key musical elements, including the music to the major battle scenes. Finally, Sony Classical has made things right with the release of The Phantom Menace (Ultimate Edition), a two-disc set containing every note of Williams's magnificent score, from the opening "Fox Fanfare" to the last end credit, presented in the film's original running order. The London Symphony has never sounded finer, playing the quiet parts with delicacy and finesse while attacking the upbeat pieces with vigor and style. On some tracks -- such as "Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Continue Battle" -- a choir heightens the overall experience, adding a fresh element not present in most of Williams' other works. The scope and depth of the work, from the intensity of the music during action scenes to the gentle passages of elegance and beauty, showcase Williams's brilliance as a composer and conductor. This edition of The Phantom Menace is further enhanced with a 60-page booklet containing a sequential series of scene photos from the movie. The set ends with a bonus track, a dialogue version of "Duel of the Fates." Although the film took some knocks, its score stands alone as a modern orchestral masterpiece that shouldn't be missed.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Eric Lowenhar
When The Phantom Menace was originally released in 1999, fans of Star Wars and scoring king John Williams were given a single disc soundtrack containing less than half the music in the movie. A huge outcry followed because the album lacked so many of the film's key musical elements, including the music to the major battle scenes. Finally, Sony Classical has made things right with the release of The Phantom Menace (Ultimate Edition), a two-disc set containing every note of Williams's magnificent score, from the opening "Fox Fanfare" to the last end credit, presented in the film's original running order. The London Symphony has never sounded finer, playing the quiet parts with delicacy and finesse while attacking the upbeat pieces with vigor and style. On some tracks -- such as "Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Continue Battle" -- a choir heightens the overall experience, adding a fresh element not present in most of Williams' other works. The scope and depth of the work, from the intensity of the music during action scenes to the gentle passages of elegance and beauty, showcase Williams's brilliance as a composer and conductor. This edition of The Phantom Menace is further enhanced with a 60-page booklet containing a sequential series of scene photos from the movie. The set ends with a bonus track, a dialogue version of "Duel of the Fates." Although the film took some knocks, its score stands alone as a modern orchestral masterpiece that shouldn't be missed.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998946026
catalogNumber:
89460

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Twentieth Century-Fox Fanfare
  2. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. Star Wars main
  3. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. Boarding the F
  4. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. Death Warrant
  5. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. Fighting the D
  6. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. Queen Amidala
  7. Treachery within the Federation - The Invasion of Naboo. The Droid Inva
  8. Underwater Adventure. Swimming to Otoh Gunga
  9. Underwater Adventure. Inside the Bubble City
  10. Underwater Adventure. Attack of the Giant Fish
  11. Darth Sidious and The Passage Through the Planet Core. Darth Sidious
  12. On to Naboo and The Rescue of the Queen. The Giant Squid and The Attack
  13. On to Naboo and The Rescue of the Queen. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Rescue the
  14. On to Naboo and The Rescue of the Queen. Fighting the Guards
  15. On to Naboo and The Rescue of the Queen. Escape from Naboo
  16. On to Naboo and The Rescue of the Queen. Enter Darth Maul
  17. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. The Arrival at Tatooine
  18. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. Street Band of Mos Espa
  19. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. Padme meets Anakin
  20. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. Desert Winds
  21. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. Jar Jar's Run-in with S
  22. Destination Tatooine, Home of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin's Home and The I
  23. The Dark Forces Plot. Darth Sidious and Darth Maul
  24. Qui-Gon Bets on Anakin. Talk of Podracing
  25. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Watto's Deal / Shmi and Qui-Gon Talk
  26. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Anakin, Podracer Mechanic
  27. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. The Racer Roars to Life / Anakin's Mid
  28. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Darth Maul and The Sith Spacecraft
  29. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Mos Espa Arena Band
  30. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Watto's Roll of the Die
  31. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. The Flag Parade
  32. Anakin Closes in On His Destiny. Sebulba's Dirty Hand / Qui-Gon's Pep T
  33. Anakin's Victory. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
  34. The Cheering Crowd. Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker [The Cheering Crow
  35. Mos Espa Folk Song. The Street Singer

Disc 2

  1. To Coruscant and to Palpatine and the Senate. Anakin is Free
  2. To Coruscant and to Palpatine and the Senate. Qui-Gon and Darth Maul Me
  3. To Coruscant and to Palpatine and the Senate. Anakin and Group to Corus
  4. Palpatine's Treachery. The Queen and Palpatine
  5. Qui-Gon Goes Before Yoda. High Council Meeting
  6. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. The Senate
  7. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. Anakin's Tes
  8. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. Qui-Gon's Mi
  9. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. Nute and Run
  10. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. The Queen an
  11. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. Jar Jar Lead
  12. War Clouds and An Alliance with Boss Nass and the Gungans. War Plans
  13. Prelude to War. Darth Sidious Receives News of the Gungan Army
  14. Prelude to War. The Gungans March
  15. The Great Battle Begins. The Queen and her Group Sneak Back to the Pala [Th
  16. The Great Battle Begins. The Battle Begins
  17. The Great Battle Begins. The Republic Pilots Take Off into Space [The Great
  18. The Battle Continues. Activate the Droids
  19. The Battle Continues. The Gungans Fight Back
  20. The Battle Continues. The Duel Begins
  21. The Battle Continues. Anakin Takes Off in Spaceship
  22. The Battle Continues. The Duel Continues
  23. The Battle Continues. The Battle Rages On
  24. The Battle Continues. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Continue Battle [The
  25. The War at its Darkest. Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, and the Invisible Wall [The Wa
  26. The War at its Darkest. The Gungans Retreat and The Queen Surrenders [The W
  27. The War at its Darkest. The Death of Qui-Gon and The Surrender of the G [Th
  28. Good Triumphs Over Evil. The Tide Turns / The Death of Darth Maul
  29. The Wrap-Up. The Queen Confronts Nute and Rune
  30. The Wrap-Up. The Funeral of Qui-Gon
  31. Victory Parade. The Parade
  32. Titles. End Credits
  33. Duel of the Fates (Dialogue Version)

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