I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the end credits music in the film was different from the one on the soundtrack. For some reason, there has been this long-standing thing about changing the end credits in every single Star Wars film, with the exception of A New Hope (the end credits on both the film and the soundtrack are the same; unless you count the Special Edition’s film end credits, which wound up having sections repeated because of the added credits). Boggles the mind. Oh well, that just creates for us a sort of bonus track, doesn’t it?
I don’t remember the PT soundtracks other than ROTS, which had longer version on the soundtrack, but I’m pretty sure TESB and ROTJ have the same music on the soundtracks that are in the films?
Pretty sure TESB’s is the same. Not sure about RotJ though.
Actually, you would be surprised. I have burned discs for myself of all the “extra music” from each of the OT movies, and there are definitely some differences in the Finale/End Credits for TESB. For some curious reason, first off, the statement of the Han Solo and The Princess theme (both on the original 1980 LP and Special Edition soundtrack) was NOT in the film version. Then, the transition bit just before the end credits is different from the album presentations. And here’s a real doozy: there are TWO film versions of the end credits, one a bit faster than the other (the one on the Special Edition soundtrack). And an even odder thing, the original 1980 album actually spliced in the last half of The Imperial March into its version of the end credits, instead of the one used in the common end credits. (???)
As for ROTJ, the first few seconds of the end credits WERE on the original album and in the movie, but now they were replaced for the Special Edition soundtrack. Don’t know what that is all about. Tinkering and changing, I don’t know why. Oh well.