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Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This quadruple-CD set corrects a multitude of sonic sins that were evident in the original CD release of the Star Wars soundtrack and its sequels. It's also a veritable festival of John Williams' music from the George Lucas trilogy, a total-immersion experience in Williams' boldest 19th century-style body of music, and for those with that preference, it's a unique experience. The mastering is impeccable, the sound quality amazing, and the annotation very thorough, although one does wish at times that a more objective voice were heard from in the notes -- Williams' work here was superb, to be sure, but it was also highly derivative of a brace of late-19th century and ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This quadruple-CD set corrects a multitude of sonic sins that were evident in the original CD release of the Star Wars soundtrack and its sequels. It's also a veritable festival of John Williams' music from the George Lucas trilogy, a total-immersion experience in Williams' boldest 19th century-style body of music, and for those with that preference, it's a unique experience. The mastering is impeccable, the sound quality amazing, and the annotation very thorough, although one does wish at times that a more objective voice were heard from in the notes -- Williams' work here was superb, to be sure, but it was also highly derivative of a brace of late-19th century and early-20th century composers from the concert hall, and one would love to see this acknowledgement somewhere amid the celebration of the music. Since the release of this set, there have been even more ambitious compilations of Williams' music from these movies assembled, encompassing his scoring for the revised versions of the movies, but this box has a certain unity and purity to it, as the assembly of the music that he wrote for the movies as they were originally released. It's well worth tracking down and still enjoyable more than a decade later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1993
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221101226
  • Catalog Number: 11012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (0:22)
  2. 2 Star Wars Theme (5:25)
  3. 3 Imperial Attack (6:41)
  4. 4 The Desert/The Robot Auction (2:50)
  5. 5 The Little People Work (4:11)
  6. 6 The Princess Appears (4:06)
  7. 7 The Land of the Sand People (2:55)
  8. 8 The Return Home (2:48)
  9. 9 Inner City (4:46)
  10. 10 Mouse Robot/Blasting Off (4:03)
  11. 11 Rescue of the Princess (4:51)
  12. 12 The Walls Converge (4:33)
  13. 13 Ben's Death/The Fighter Attack (3:51)
  14. 14 Princess Leia's Theme (4:23)
  15. 15 The Last Battle (12:13)
  16. 16 The Throne Room (End Titles) (5:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (0:22)
  2. 2 Star Wars Theme (7:58)
  3. 3 Luke's Escape (3:31)
  4. 4 Luke's Rescue (1:43)
  5. 5 The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) (2:59)
  6. 6 The Battle in the Snow (3:45)
  7. 7 Luke's First Crash (4:12)
  8. 8 The Rebels Escape Again (2:59)
  9. 9 The Asteroid Field (4:11)
  10. 10 Yoda's Theme (3:26)
  11. 11 Han Solo and the Princess (3:26)
  12. 12 The Training of a Jedi Knight (3:13)
  13. 13 The Magic Tree (3:33)
  14. 14 Yoda and the Force (4:04)
  15. 15 City in the Clouds (6:50)
  16. 16 Lando's Palace (3:52)
  17. 17 The Duel (4:11)
  18. 18 Hyperspace (4:03)
  19. 19 Star Wars Finale (6:21)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (0:22)
  2. 2 Star Wars Theme (5:19)
  3. 3 Han Solo Returns (4:04)
  4. 4 Fight in the Dungeon (3:36)
  5. 5 The Return of the Jedi (4:59)
  6. 6 The Emperor Arrives (2:05)
  7. 7 The Death of Yoda (6:03)
  8. 8 Parade of the Ewoks (3:25)
  9. 9 Luke and Leia (4:42)
  10. 10 The Emperor Confronts Luke (3:26)
  11. 11 Into the Trap (2:36)
  12. 12 First Ewok Battle/Fight with the Fighters (7:15)
  13. 13 The Forest Battle (4:04)
  14. 14 Final Duel/Into the Death Star (3:37)
  15. 15 The Emperor's Death (2:41)
  16. 16 Darth Vader's Death (2:31)
  17. 17 Through the Flames (1:37)
  18. 18 Leia Breaks the News/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi (2:19)
  19. 19 Ewok Celebration/Finale (7:55)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (0:19)
  2. 2 Star Wars Theme (2:16)
  3. 3 Heroic Ewok/The Fllet Goes into Hyperspace (3:05)
  4. 4 A Hive of Villainy (2:12)
  5. 5 Destruction of Alderaan (1:31)
  6. 6 Drawing the Battle Lines/Leia's Instructions (4:02)
  7. 7 The Ewok Battle (2:47)
  8. 8 Attack Postion (3:04)
  9. 9 Crash Landing (3:35)
  10. 10 Cantina Band (2:43)
  11. 11 Lapti Nek (2:48)
  12. 12 Cantina Band, No. 2 (3:46)
  13. 13 Faking the Code (4:10)
  14. 14 Brother and Sister (3:08)
  15. 15 Standing By (1:14)
  16. 16 Leia Is Wounded/Luke and Vader Duel (2:57)
  17. 17 Carbon Freeze/Luke Pursuses the Captives/Departure of Boba Fett (11:07)
  18. 18 Losing a Hand (5:20)
  19. 19 The Return of the Jedi (5:05)
  20. 20 Leia Breaks the News (2:26)
  21. 21 Ewok Celebration (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Williams [composer] Primary Artist, Conductor, Track Performer
London Symphony Orchestra Track Performer
Michele Gruska Vocals
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Liner Notes, Producer
Joseph Williams Arranger
Christopher Jennings Art Direction
John Neal Engineer, Remixing
Eric Tomlinson Engineer
Jon Burlingame Liner Notes
Lukas Kendall Liner Notes
Nicholas Meyer Liner Notes
George Lucas Producer
Nick Redman Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IT is the best soundtrack ever

    It's cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Williams's finest

    This is most defintately Williams at his best. The three CDs for Episodes IV, V, and VI are great fun to listen to and the fourth CD, the unreleased material, is lovely, as it contains extra orchestrations and pieces not used in the films. If you're going to buy the Star Wars music, get this set. It comes with a book full of photos and prelim sketches, and a track-by-track commentary. I would recommend this to anyone who had seen and enjoyed the original Star Wars movies; hearing these CDs brings back all the greatest moments from the films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    This is an excellent source for all Star Wars music. You get 4 CD's with all the music from the original trilogy. If you bought just one CD of one of the movies, it would cost you the same amount, if not more than buying this collection! The book that comes with it is great and tells when each song is played and what is happening in the movie at that time! A great find!

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