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My recreation of the Empire Strikes Back Red label CD

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In 83’, the first pressings of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi were released in Germany by music label RSO. Each containing a red face:

Star Wars:

Return of the Jedi:

But The Empire Strikes Backs first press however, was released in 85’ by U.S label Polydor and didn’t have a red face:

The Empire Strikes Back:

So, I endeavored to try and re-create the classic album into what original CD should’ve looked like.

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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But for some reason, my image from my computer won’t load up here so yeah, awkward. But I assume you know whats it’s going to look like.

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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Interesting i have the polydor releases for the entire trilogy. I never knew there was a red label release overseas. Star Wars is on 2 cds just like the double vinyl album, Empire on one and is cut. Jedi the same as the LP one disc.

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Correct! Star Wars was a 2-Disc Set, with Empire cut and Jedi single-Disc Set. The RSO copies are kinda hard to find and at times can be expensive. They’re quality discs!

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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Another strange thing i noticed is the Japan Laserdiscs for Star Wars from 1983, and 1984 pan and scan first issue have red labels. But Return of the Jedi 1986 has a blue one.

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Interesting! Perhaps Return of the Jedi was manufactured at a different plant?

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!