Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

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This official soundtrack to Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith features a new score by legendary film composer John Williams and an exclusive bonus DVD containing over 70 minutes of film footage and music. The package also includes liner notes from George Lucas and a fold-out poster featuring a montage of images from the film.
All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
With the mixed reactions to the first two prequels in the trilogy, fans and critics alike have been waiting nearly a decade for the third and final installment to the Star Wars saga, the sixth overall in the series. For fans, it's a redemption for having to endure characters such as...
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Editorial Reviews

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This official soundtrack to Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith features a new score by legendary film composer John Williams and an exclusive bonus DVD containing over 70 minutes of film footage and music. The package also includes liner notes from George Lucas and a fold-out poster featuring a montage of images from the film.
All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
With the mixed reactions to the first two prequels in the trilogy, fans and critics alike have been waiting nearly a decade for the third and final installment to the Star Wars saga, the sixth overall in the series. For fans, it's a redemption for having to endure characters such as Jar Jar Binks and the acting of Jake Lloyd in order to watch Anakin Skywalker make the transition to one of the most important villains in all of storytelling: Darth Vader. For critics, it's the ultimate litmus test to see if George Lucas can truly develop and tell a story without leaning too heavily on special effects and the magic of digital wizardry. Throughout the nearly three decades the Star Wars universe has been in existence, the music has played an integral storytelling role equal to the special effects. Composer John Williams has created his own language along with Lucas' character development during the series, and as a result could have easily coasted through the final score. Instead, Williams has more than stepped up to the task, delivering a harrowing score that complements the transition of Anakin Skywalker to the dark side. Familiar motifs in the Star Wars universe -- motifs that are embedded in the consciousness of even the most casual of pop culture fans -- make their appearances here. Some, like "The Imperial March Darth Vader's Theme," make their full unabashed return in sweeping, dramatic glory; through subtle placement, half developed passages, and quiet motifs, they were only previously hinted at in the scores of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Making less prominent appearances are the anthems of the first two movies, "Duel of the Fates" and "Across the Stars," complementing the eventual transition to the classic trilogy just as much as the visual storytelling itself. Gone are the experimental passages and sequences that relied on heavy tribal and unconventional symphonic instruments, and in their place are long sweeping string passages and quiet, almost drone-like atmospheric moments similar to moments in Claude Debussy's symphonic works. Some passages are so effective in telegraphing their messages that it's possible to envision the events on the screen occurring by just closing one's eyes. But buyer beware: in keeping with tradition of the first two scores of the prequel trilogy, the track titles give away shades and sequences of the plot without deference to ambiguous language. Granted, it's not as bad as the track titles of the first two movies, but it's still easy to decipher the plot twists just by looking at the back cover. Revenge of the Sith holds a place on the mantle with some of the classic scores that made Williams a legendary film composer. It's also a fine closing masterpiece to a series of movies filled with some of the most important musical moments in modern cinematic history. [Also included is a 70-minute DVD examining the history and scores of Star Wars. Essentially footage and highlights from the six movies set to Williams' finest musical moments, this disc brilliantly highlights the relationship between the music and storytelling, and is a must-have for any die-hard fan of the series.]
New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
If you get involved in the fretful exchanges between Anakin and his love-struck young wife, Padmé, or if you are hooked by the dilemma of the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi...Mr. Williams deserves much of the credit.... Film music can offer a composer an artful way to stay in the background. Mr. Williams practices that art admirably in "Revenge of the Sith."
Classic FM Magazine - Anna Britten
The final episode in the Star Wars sextology and John Williams and the LSO rocket to the occasion.

If you get involved in the fretful exchanges between Anakin and his love-struck young wife, Padmé, or if you are hooked by the dilemma of the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi...Mr. Williams deserves much of the credit.... Film music can offer a composer an artful way to stay in the background. Mr. Williams practices that art admirably in "Revenge of the Sith."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969422021
  • Catalog Number: 94220
  • Sales rank: 11,697

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith (7:31)
  2. 2 Anakin's Dream (4:46)
  3. 3 Battle of the Heroes (3:42)
  4. 4 Anakin's Betrayal (4:03)
  5. 5 General Grievous (4:07)
  6. 6 Palpatine's Teachings (5:25)
  7. 7 Grievous and the Droids (3:27)
  8. 8 Padmé's Ruminations (3:16)
  9. 9 Anakin vs. Obi-Wan (3:57)
  10. 10 Anakin's Dark Deeds (4:05)
  11. 11 Enter Lord Vader (4:14)
  12. 12 The Immolation Scene (2:41)
  13. 13 Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious (2:49)
  14. 14 The Birth of the Twins and Padmé's Destiny (3:37)
  15. 15 A New Hope and End Credits (13:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 20th Century Fox Fanfare / Star Wars Main Title (Chapter 1: A Long Time
  2. 2 Duel of the Fates (Chapter 2: Dark Forces Conspire)
  3. 3 Anakin's Theme (Chapter 3: A Hero Rises)
  4. 4 Across the Stars (Chapter 4: A Fateful Love)
  5. 5 Battle of the Heroes (Chapter 5: A Hero Falls)
  6. 6 The Imperial March (Chapter 6: An Empire Is Forged) [From Star Wars: Episod
  7. 7 The Dune Sea of Tatooine / Jawa Sandcrawler (Chapter 7: A Planet That I
  8. 8 Binary Sunset / Cantina Band (Chapter 8: An Unlikely Alliance) [From ..
  9. 9 Princess Leia's Theme (Chapter 9: A Defender Emerges)
  10. 10 Ben's Death / TIE Fighter Attack (Chapter 10: A Daring Rescue) [From ..
  11. 11 Yoda's Theme (Chapter 11: A Jedi Is Trained)
  12. 12 The Asteroid Field (Chapter 12: A Narrow Escape)
  13. 13 Luke and Leia (Chapter 13: A Bond Unbroken)
  14. 14 The Forest Battle (Concert Suite) (Chapter 14: Sanctuary Moon)
  15. 15 Light of the Force (Chapter 15: A Life Redeemed)
  16. 16 Throne Room / Finale (Chapter 16: A New Day Dawns) [From Star Wars: ...
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Williams [composer] Conductor
London Voices Choir, Chorus
John Williams & the Tick Tocks Conductor
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Producer
Terry Edwards Director
Shawn Murphy Engineer
Marc Steckar Mastering
George Lucas Liner Notes
Sean Evans Art Direction
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
John Williams & the Tick Tocks Producer
Laura Kszan Editorial Production
Mike Nack Mastering
Marc Stecker Mastering
Tippy Bushkin Director
Kevin Kurtz Producer
Howard Roffman Executive Producer
Kyle Ruddick Graphic Design
Mark Graham Music Librarian
David Hage Music Librarian
Ian McDiarmid Contributor
Jamie Richardson Producer, Writer
Terry Edwards Director
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  • Posted December 3, 2010

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    this soundtrack rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this music rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The magic is not here

    If you listen to the great DVD (a musical anthology of SW best moments,set up chronologically) you will see there is more quantity and quality of music from the previous trilogy than the newer. This shows the magic of JW is not on the same level as before. The music of ROTS is gripping at times but franky in other places is too "rustic", too simple, for a refined composer such as JW. I don´t fing anything truly memorable in this CD. Many say the last "Throne march" isnot appropiate: I disagree, this is the last passage from the monumental SW score (viewed as a huge piece splitted into 6 films)so it ends an exceptional achievement. The music of ROTS may have its place in the context of the entire score, but as separate soundtrack ... I dont know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!!! John Williams has done it again!!

    this CD was AMAZING!! it had some very dark & mysterious tracks. i LUVED "battle of the heroes", it was sooo moody and it made me feel as if the world was doomed and no one could do anything.(ok, bad thought,but wut im trying to say is that it is really amazing. its very powerful!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Battle of the Heroes"

    "Battle of the Heroes" is a outstanding theme to Revenge of the Sith. This song will remind you the whole point toward the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have CD!!!

    This was an awsome c.d! I loved how the music fit in perfectly with the movie! This soundtrack is a must have if George Lucas is your man! You sould deffinatly have it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrific Score

    The score for this final installment of the "Star Wars" saga just might be the best of all six. There is not a bad piece anywhere on this soundtrack. The best pieces are "Battle of the Heroes", "Anakin vs. Obi-Wan", and "Anakin's Dark Deeds". These are the darkest of all the tracks, but they are also the ones that capture the spirit of the film the best. The film is dark and the music perfectly complements it. This had better get nominated for an Oscar, because it truly deserves it. The only problem I have with the prequel soundtracks is the fact that they aren't the full scores from the film, as the soundtracks from the original trilogy are. Still, this is well worth owning. If not for the soundtrack itself, then for the DVD that comes with it. It does a perfect job of telling the story of "Star Wars" through the masterful music of John Williams. This is a must for "Star Wars" fans, movie fans, John Williams fans, and lovers of great music in general. A masterpiece, just like the movie itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

    This is the best soundtrack EVER! I love this music. I would never give it up for a million bucks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Williams Does it Again!

    I've been a big fan of John Williams. And in my opinion this is the BEST score John has ever created! "Battle of the Heroes" really captured the soul of the entire film, but using musical notes. It acts as the main theme for "Revenge of the Sith." The beginning track, "Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith" also set the mood for the rest of the film. And there are many more tracks on this soundtrack that shows that John really outdone himself this time. And he has! He certainly have outdone himself with his score to "Revenge of the Sith." Hands down this is the best Star Wars soundtrack to date and as I said earlier, I think that this is the best score John has ever written. May the force be with you John!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Revenge of the Sith: Great ST

    I just listened to the soundtrack this morning and I've got to say that the music is just amazing. Out of all of John Williams' Star Wars music, the Revenge of the Sith score is by far the best. My favorite song on the ST was "Padme's Ruminations". The DVD as well is also a great treasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

    I LOVE STAR WARS!! Anakin is so hot....but EVIL! Bad boy. I would recommend this soundtrack to everyone and anyone. This is my all time favorite.

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