Here are several oddities related to the new soundtrack releases:
Both the Star Wars press release and the Amazon listing show different track listings for the CD and Vinyl versions–despite that they’re listed on Amazon as different formats for the same release and both have the same artwork. The iTunes version has the Vinyl’s track listing.
It seems the Vinyl has the tracks from the original releases, while the CD versions of the OT soundtracks look like reissues of the 1997 2-disc sets with “Jedi Rocks” (vomits) and the new Victory music by John Williams (which I actually like as a piece of music except it totally doesn’t fit into the scene–that this recording exists is probably the only good byproduct of the SEs).
The CD version also has the 20th century fanfare unlike the Vinyls–did the original vinyl releases include this, or can we read into this?
Oddly, the 20th Century Fox Fanfare has been removed from the prequels for the reissue CDs but not the OT–could this be a sign that Disney/Lucasfilm is looking to preserve the Fanfare, at least for reissues of the OUT–which I really hope will have their respective period-appropriate opening logos and fanfares?
Correction: Apparently, the prequel soundtracks were never released with fanfare tracks.
As an aside, on iTunes there are also individual albums for the OT movies with old tracks and artwork as well as the 1997 releases. These “original” releases are marked as released in 2004–but I don’t recall ever seeing these before.