Much thanks for the detailed info there! And thanks for including the sequels, I forgot to mention those.
My guess is the 93 audio track is the only one I’ve heard in a long time, so it would seem the changes didn’t bother me.
I just looked at this wiki page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases
but it was kind confusing to take in some of the details listed there.
Other than a C3PO tractor beam line, are there any notable dialogue differences between those various A New Hope audio tracks? And sounds like the main reason you dislike the 93 track is added sound effects?
The 85 mix does sound like a fun option, since that would be what I heard on VHS as a young lad. Any notable things in the comparison battle between that and the 77 stereo or 6-channel track? Quality and content wise? I’m very wish-washy on what to go with, but it is fun to have so many options.
The main thing I noticed on a quick comparison is I think the dialogue might come across stronger/better in the 93 mix, which could be a thing in it’s favor.