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JOHN WILLIAMS: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Expanded and Remastered Edition - V2 (Released)

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Alright, I will not be doing TPM, only this one, and perhaps ROTS.

This is an expanded version of AOTC, I notice that this score gets a lot of flack, which is quite a bit undeserved IMHO, in fact this is one of my favorite of the SW scores, so I decided to right that wrong, for I felt that the reason this score is disliked by so many, is the fact that there is only an hour of music presented, from a 2 hour score.

So I decided to right that wrong, here is 2 hours of music, from the pen and baton of the Maestro John Williams.

V2 features enhanced transitions, removal of tracked music, some notes/bars/measures that were dropped, and edited replications of alternate versions (End Credits etc.)

(For the “Remastered” version I have used a EQ curve to create a bright sound not too unlike Jurassic Park, and the early 90’s scores recorded by Shawn Murphy)

Disc 1 (56:04):

1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival At Coruscant (3:00)
2. Thwarted Attempt (3:20)
3. The Meeting of Anakin and Padme (1:25)
4. She Hardly Recognized Me (0:55)
5. Zam’s Dirty Trick (3:34)
6. Zam Chase (3:36)
7. Zam In Pursuit (3:18)
8. Zam Is Eliminated (4:02)
9. Palpatine’s Plotting (2:10)
10. Departure (1:41)
11. The Library Scene (1:12)
12. Lunch and The Younglings (3:53)
13. Approaching Naboo Palace (2:25)
14. Finding Kamino (1:38)
15. Visiting the Prime Minister (0:37)
16. The First Kiss (1:20)
17. Interior Tipoca City (1:53)
18. The Meadow Scene (2:30)
19. The Meeting With Fett (2:49)
20. The Dinner Scene (3:53)
21. Rainy Ramp and Anakin’s Nightmare (2:13)
22. The Jango Fett Fight (3:46)
23. Watto Describes Mother’s Fate (0:54)

Disc 2 (1:34:16):

24. Across The Stars (3:09)
25. The Spare Canister Caper (2:11)
26. The Arrival At Tatooine (4:12)
27. Obi-Wan Eavesdropping (2:46)
28. Rescuing Mother (2:45)
29. Exacting Revenge (1:21)
30. Carrying Mother Home (1:56)
31. Anakin Changes (2:06)
32. Smee’s Funeral (3:44)
33. The Commerce Guild Prepares For War (1:03)
34. Finding the Conveyor (1:37)
35. The Conveyor Belt (2:33)
36. The Senate Scene (1:46)
37. Love Pledge (2:44)
38. Entrance of the Monsters (4:23)
39. Padme Falls (2:15)
40. Dooku Vs. Obi-Wan (2:36)
41. Yoda Strikes Back - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (2:31)
42. Finale (5:24)
43. End Credits (5:58)
44. Attack of the Clones Suite (4:23)
45. Finding Kamino (Original Ending) (0:23)
46. Zam Chase/Zam In Pursuit (No Guitar) (1:01)
47. Rainy Ramp and Anakin’s Nightmare (Alternate Orchestration) (0:35)
48. The Meadow Scene (Alternate, EDIT) (2:13)
49. Entrance of The Monsters (Sweetener) (0:09)
50. Finale (Partial Alternate) - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (5:11)
51. End Credits (Gelb Version, EDIT) (5:22)
52. End Credits (Updated Gelb Version, EDIT) (6:40)
53. Dex’s Diner (0:38)
54. Attack of the Clones (Music Video) (4:32)
55. Across The Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones) (6:09)

Total Time: 2:30:20
 

V2 changelist:

1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival At Coruscant (3:00)

The Main Title, the last note is extended a little from V1

2. Thwarted Attempt (3:20)

The transitions are a little smoother than in V1, plus I restored missing measure using editing and pitch shift

3. The Meeting of Anakin and Padme (1:25)

I removed a section of tracked music around 0:25

5. Zam’s Dirty Trick (3:34)

I was able to use editing to remove some SFX that were embedded in the Bounty Hunter files I used, resulting in a little bit more music than in V1, I removed some tracked music since V1.

6. Zam Chase (3:36)

The “phase errors” that occurred because of bad crossfade alignment are gone!

7. Zam In Pursuit (3:18)

See above

8. Zam Is Eliminated (4:02)

Went with the album version for V1 (see why below)

9. Palpatine’s Plotting (2:10)

Removed tracked music, shame that the real version of this cue has not leaked, it had a great version of the Force theme I am told.

11. The Library Scene (1:12)

Smoothed a edit for V2

13. Approaching Naboo Palace (2:25)

smoothened

15. Visiting the Prime Minister (0:37)

Tracked music removed

Disc 2:

24. Across The Stars (3:09)

Used the Kunzel ending.

25. The Spare Canister Caper (2:11)

Smoothened

26. The Arrival At Tatooine (4:12)

Changed the clean ending a bit

27. Obi-Wan Eavesdropping (2:46)

New clean opening

29. Exacting Revenge (1:21)

Changed the clean ending a bit

33. The Commerce Guild Prepares For War (1:03)

Added a silence in between the two sections.

37. Love Pledge (2:44)

Changed the ending point.

38. Entrance of the Monsters (4:23)

Changed the opening point.

39. Padme Falls (2:15)

Cleaner, and has the orchestra hit

40. Dooku Vs. Obi-Wan (2:36)

Edited closer to how Williams intended

41. Yoda Strikes Back - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (2:31)

Edited closer to how Williams intended

42. Finale (5:24)

Looped strings to sound better.

44. Attack of the Clones Suite (4:23)

From AOTC Promo

45. Finding Kamino (Original Ending) (0:23)

From album

46. Zam Chase/Zam In Pursuit (No Guitar) (1:01)

Edited slightly differently this time

47. Rainy Ramp and Anakin’s Nightmare (Alternate Orchestration) (0:35)

Same as above

48. The Meadow Scene (Alternate, EDIT) (2:13)

An edited replication to give an idea of how the alternate cue sounded.

49. Entrance of The Monsters (Sweetener) (0:09)

The bit of music that was used in the film version of Zam is Eliminated, GoodMusician thinks it was the Sweetener, so I label it as such here.

50. Finale (Partial Alternate) - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (5:11)

Using a bit of the original cue that was used in the Promo “suite” GoodMusician was able to edit it closer to how it sounded, though a section is still missing, I replicated that section by using a similar sounding section in the Revised insert using the Imperial March.

51. End Credits (Gelb Version, EDIT) (5:22)

An edited replication of one of the “unused” variations of the end credits.

52. End Credits (Updated Gelb Version, EDIT) (6:40)

Same as the above

54. Attack of the Clones (Music Video) (4:32)

The music video that is on the DVD, but taken from the Promo.

55. Across The Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones) (6:09)

Intro by Ian McDiarmid from A Musical Journey DVD that came with the ROTS OST, the rest is the OST track.

To your PM boxes!

John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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Wait, the only official release I know of is the Sony album (plus the Target exclusive track). So what are your sources? Blu ray rip?

In any case I am total agreement with you on AOTC being overly maligned by fans. IMHO I think ROTS is the weakest of the PT, though still a strong effort. AOTC has arguably the best love theme of the saga, and is also a wonderful tribute to mid-century film noir scores, especially the Kamino bits. 

Would love links, thanks!

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robfett said:

Wait, the only official release I know of is the Sony album (plus the Target exclusive track). So what are your sources? Blu ray rip?

In any case I am total agreement with you on AOTC being overly maligned by fans. IMHO I think ROTS is the weakest of the PT, though still a strong effort. AOTC has arguably the best love theme of the saga, and is also a wonderful tribute to mid-century film noir scores, especially the Kamino bits. 

Would love links, thanks!

video games.

John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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fishmanlee said:

robfett said:

Wait, the only official release I know of is the Sony album (plus the Target exclusive track). So what are your sources? Blu ray rip?

In any case I am total agreement with you on AOTC being overly maligned by fans. IMHO I think ROTS is the weakest of the PT, though still a strong effort. AOTC has arguably the best love theme of the saga, and is also a wonderful tribute to mid-century film noir scores, especially the Kamino bits. 

Would love links, thanks!

video games.

Ahh, yes. That makes sense. Let me know when I can get those links! :)

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I really enjoyed listening to this! I don't think I'd realized how good the music is in AOTC, because the film is so bad.

A few questions:

  • Why use the Exciter plugin?
  • What're the sources and basis for the alternate finale?
  • What isn't in this release?

ROTJ Storyboard Reconstruction Project

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timdiggerm said:

I really enjoyed listening to this! I don't think I'd realized how good the music is in AOTC, because the film is so bad.

A few questions:

  • Why use the Exciter plugin?
  • What're the sources and basis for the alternate finale?
  • What isn't in this release?

1: Because Shawn Murphy supposedly used it on Jurassic Park (And I like the sound on JP)
2 Part 1: A promo release of the clean music from the Across the Stars Music Video (it only has a small bit of it).

2 Part 2: The Sheet Music.

3: Alot of stuff, mostly statements of the Across the Stars theme, and some stuff that Williams wrote but never recorded.

John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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I had a listen to this in it's entirety and I have to say it's really great! I really missed those Across the Stars cues, and it's really nice to have the full droid factory sequence as well. 

Thanks for the hard work, this is now my go-to AOTC album!

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I wanna hear!

 

Please?

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

END OF LINE

(It hasn’t happened yet)

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fishmanlee said:

Tyrphanax said:

I wanna hear!

 

Please?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9kDxILv0A

 

Please reply to my PM fishmanlee.

Thank You.

 

 

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I'd absolutely love to hear this. I work data entry and need all the new music I can get and this is something I'd put on repeat for a day or three. Thanks!

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Sounds like something I should listen.

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V2 done!

some notes on changes:

1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival At Coruscant (3:00)

The Main Title, the last note is extended a little from V1

2. Thwarted Attempt (3:20)

The transitions are a little smoother than in V1, plus I restored missing measure using editing and pitch shift

3. The Meeting of Anakin and Padme (1:25)

I removed a section of tracked music around 0:25

5. Zam's Dirty Trick (3:34)

I was able to use editing to remove some SFX that were embedded in the Bounty Hunter files I used, resulting in a little bit more music than in V1, I removed some tracked music since V1.

6. Zam Chase (3:36)

The "phase errors" that occurred because of bad crossfade alignment are gone!

7. Zam In Pursuit (3:18)

See above

8. Zam Is Eliminated (4:02)

Went with the album version for V1 (see why below)

9. Palpatine's Plotting (2:10)

Removed tracked music, shame that the real version of this cue has not leaked, it had a great version of the Force theme I am told.

11. The Library Scene (1:12)

Smoothed a edit for V2

13. Approaching Naboo Palace (2:25)

smoothened

15. Visiting the Prime Minister (0:37)

Tracked music removed

Disc 2:

24. Across The Stars (3:09)

Used the Kunzel ending.

25. The Spare Canister Caper (2:11)

Smoothened

26. The Arrival At Tatooine (4:12)

Changed the clean ending a bit

27. Obi-Wan Eavesdropping (2:46)

New clean opening

29. Exacting Revenge (1:21)

Changed the clean ending a bit

33. The Commerce Guild Prepares For War (1:03)

Added a silence in between the two sections.

37. Love Pledge (2:44)

Changed the ending point.

38. Entrance of the Monsters (4:23)

Changed the opening point.

39. Padme Falls (2:15)

Cleaner, and has the orchestra hit

40. Dooku Vs. Obi-Wan (2:36)

Edited closer to how Williams intended

41. Yoda Strikes Back - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (2:31)

Edited closer to how Williams intended

42. Finale (5:24)

Looped strings to sound better.

44. Attack of the Clones Suite (4:23)

From AOTC Promo

45. Finding Kamino (Original Ending) (0:23)

From album

46. Zam Chase/Zam In Pursuit (No Guitar) (1:01)

Edited slightly differently this time

47. Rainy Ramp and Anakin's Nightmare (Alternate Orchestration) (0:35)

Same as above

48. The Meadow Scene (Alternate, EDIT) (2:13)

An edited replication to give an idea of how the alternate cue sounded.

49. Entrance of The Monsters (Sweetener) (0:09)

The bit of music that was used in the film version of Zam is Eliminated, GoodMusician thinks it was the Sweetener, so I label it as such here.

50. Finale (Partial Alternate) - Special Thanks to GoodMusician (5:11)

Using a bit of the original cue that was used in the Promo "suite" GoodMusician was able to edit it closer to how it sounded, though a section is still missing, I replicated that section by using a similar sounding section in the Revised insert using the Imperial March.

51. End Credits (Gelb Version, EDIT) (5:22)

An edited replication of one of the "unused" variations of the end credits.

52. End Credits (Updated Gelb Version, EDIT) (6:40)

Same as the above

54. Attack of the Clones (Music Video) (4:32)

The music video that is on the DVD, but taken from the Promo.

55. Across The Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones) (6:09)

Intro by Ian McDiarmid from A Musical Journey DVD that came with the ROTS OST, the rest is the OST track.

John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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Mmmmm, apparently my last message didn’t appear. I hope I won’t double post here.

I’m new to this forum, and would please like to know what the “normal route” is. If somebody could kindly private message me in order to explain, I’d be very happy.

Star Wars fan from the French Alps.

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Wachouff said:

Mmmmm, apparently my last message didn’t appear. I hope I won’t double post here.

I’m new to this forum, and would please like to know what the “normal route” is. If somebody could kindly private message me in order to explain, I’d be very happy.

I guess it all depends on what “normal route” means to you. Normal route for what?

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Thank you for replying, I thought nobody would see this as the topic is quite old 😃

Well, the “normal route” for obtaining this expanded soundtrack. I’d like to get it in order to complete the Star Wars music project on which I’m working on atm: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-II-and-III-extended-soundtracks-request-for-leitmotiv-project/id/48785

"timdiggerm said:

So, how to obtain this?"

"fishmanlee said:

The normal route."

Star Wars fan from the French Alps.

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If anyone is still seeing posts for this I’d like very much to obtain a link for this score. My PMs have gone unheeded. Thanks.