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]
     
 

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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 battleSee more details below

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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.

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

Disc 2

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
New London Children's Choir   Choir, Chorus
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Ronald Corp   Choir Director
Terry Edwards   Choir Director

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Composer,Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineer,Engineering
New London Children's Choir   Contributor
London Voices   Contributor
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar   Mastering

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