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Is there perchance a listing of the Star Wars sountracks that have been availible like the Davis DVD lising of the video releases? I am a John Williams fan, so I just wondered. Thanks

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Originally posted by: Mike O
Is there perchance a listing of the Star Wars sountracks that have been availible like the Davis DVD lising of the video releases? I am a John Williams fan, so I just wondered. Thanks
Gosh, I don't know.

The only ones I'm aware of are the original LP releases of the OT, then there were some 'edited' CD editions that came out in the mid-1980s which I didn't buy. Then there was the boxed-set anthology that came out in the early 1990s which is fantastic. There's also the 'Star Wars Trilogy' LP and CD that was performed by the Utah Symphony. That one is great because it has the full "Jabba the Hutt" theme. There's a 'foreward' on that one, written by John Williams, praising the Utah Symphony and the conductor. There was another "trilogy" release in the mid-1990s that was John Williams conducting the 'Skywalker Symphony'. I was unhappy with the performances on that one, so I returned it to the store. Then, of course, the 1997 Special Edition releases on RCA (the first versions were limited edition 'laser etched' discs) and the 2004 Sony re-releases which have the exact same track listings as the RCA ones. Then the PT soundtrack CDs on the Sony label.

I don't have any info about a comprehensive CD listing. There probably is one, though, but you may have to dig around on the web to find it. Are you also interested in his other soundtrack recordings, or just the Star Wars movies?

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Originally posted by: Neil S. Bulk
Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

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Thanks Mr. Bulk. i thought that you might be able to help. This might interest you. Another non-anamorphic DVD release in 2006. For shame. The strange thing is that this particulra season was filmed in widescreen, and they only decided to release it as such after a mass letter-writing campaign. Future sets will be 16X9. You think in 2006 widesceen automatically=anamorphic. Thanks again sir.

Are you also interested in his other soundtrack recordings, or just the Star Wars movies?


Well, I obviously brough this up here because it's a Star Wars forum, but I'd be most interested in other soundtracks as well. Thanks.

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Speaking of soundtracks....

Does the release of the OOT this September give Sony an excuse to rerelease their ROTJ album, with Lapti Nek, the end celebration sequence, and Jabba's source music included? Surely Lapti Nek now has a reason to be on the CD, along with the hideous "Jedi Rocks".
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Originally posted by: Davis
Speaking of soundtracks....

Does the release of the OOT this September give Sony an excuse to rerelease their ROTJ album, with Lapti Nek, the end celebration sequence, and Jabba's source music included? Surely Lapti Nek now has a reason to be on the CD, along with the hideous "Jedi Rocks".


LOL I doubt it. I think the boxed-set anthology will probably be the last release for lapti nek and ewok celebration. I'd love to hear the sail barge music released someday, though (the music playing when Artoo is serving drinks). Someone said that piece of music was "lost", though. Who knows.

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How can it be lost if it's in the film?

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Originally posted by: Mike O
How can it be lost if it's in the film?

Well, I guess they meant that the separate music track for that scene (without the dialogue) was lost. I somehow doubt that, though. I have no idea if the person who said that had any idea what they were talking about (I think it was somebody on TF.N) The track must be somewhere. I just don't understand why it's the only piece of source music from the trilogy that's never seen the light of day on LP or CD.