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Info: Trilogy Soundtrack Re-release

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Over at the official site, they are pre-ordering a re-release of the trilogy soundtrack. The angle this time is screen savers, rare book cover art, and a barely mentioned remaster. My 97 collections sound fine.

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ony Classical brings Star Wars the all-new, two-disc collector’s editions of the soundtrack recordings of all three films in the trilogy – Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

The heart of this collection is the original musical soundtrack, composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The recordings have been newly remastered using Sony Music’s DSD (Direct Stream Digital) multichannel surround sound.

In addition, each movie’s two-disc set comes complete with new exclusives. The packaging features dramatic 3-D lenticular images, as well as some never-before-seen images from each of the films. Each soundtrack comes with a movie poster foldout, created especially for these releases. The discs come loaded with screen savers featuring images previously available only in Japan – rare book covers of The New Jedi Order and Clone Wars book series, long prized by collectors and fans.


I’d like to know what this DSD is. Would this allow for an eventual DVD-Audio/SACD release? I’m not big on remixes myself, usually. I’ll hold on to my tapes at the moment, just more DVD tie-ins.


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if this is the soundtrack for the Original movies i am definatly interested...

i already have the 4 disc CD set from back in the 90s... but if they do sound a hell of a lot better i would be stupid not to pick them up...
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I have the 97 cassette release(the greatest thing to come out of the SE). I even got to hear The Imperial March on a player with Dolby S. It sounded incredible. Too bad dad never got me such a player like he said.


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Oh lord! Another release of the original trilogy music? I still have the vinyl records! I did also buy the 4 disc box set that was released and the 2 disc sets for the SEs. Like the movies, I'm gonna have to know when to say stop. Do I really need 15 versions of the music for these films?
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prolly not...
im happy with my 4 disc set...
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Originally posted by: Klingon_Jedi

I'd like to know what this DSD is. Would this allow for an eventual DVD-Audio/SACD release? I'm not big on remixes myself, usually. I'll hold on to my tapes at the moment, just more DVD tie-ins.

DSD would allow for an eventual SACD release, since it is the single bit variable word length digital proceesing system that is at the heart of SACD. I have yet to hear anything SACD myself, but have heard that it sounds good enough to make you want to buy new speakers, since the variable word length allows it to process frequencies normally considered out of the range of human hearing. The thinking behind including these frequencies is that they may serve a purpose in spatialising the sound. Anyhoo, it sounds cool.

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It's out now, I believe. Thanks for the info, GundarkHunter. As for SACD, I haven't heard it, but I do own a DVD-Audio player(by shear chance!). While I'm not big on remixing to surround, I never liked CD sound. DVD-A sounds great over CD(doesn't everything? ^_^).


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