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The lost song from Jabba's palace

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I'm looking for the song which is played in Jabba's Palace right after Leia disguised as a bounty hunter hands Chewbacca off to Jabba's guards. The song is also played on the sail barge. As far as I've been able to gather, the original recordings for this song were lost long ago and it has never been included on any of the official soundtracks. I've seen the title "Sail barge dance" float around, but I don't know whether this is the real name. (I can tell you though that this isn't Baroque Recital, Jedi Rock or Lapti Nek I'm talking about.) If it's indeed unavailable from official sources, then perhaps someone has tried to reconstruct it from other sources? Does anyone know whether it's possible to get it from somewhere?
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I believe the 1997 ROTJ 2-disk set contained this background music.

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Nope, I think I know the piece he means ... and it wasn't on the RotJ 2-disc set (which had by far the most previously unreleased music).

Sorry, that doesn't help much in actually finding it. And it's possible I'm wrong about the RotJ set. (but i don't think so.


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It's lost.

The last time it was used was in the From Star Wars to Jedi doc.

Neil

Well at least the reversed surround channels have been addressed.

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It has never been released on any soundtrack. It's the music that's playing when Artoo is serving drinks, and as Chewbacca is being taken to the dungeon.

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Neil speaks the truth. The film version of "Lapti Nek" was lost when the master tapes were sent out to remixers for the 12" club single and the Sail Barge music was lost after the master tapes were sent to the producers of From Star Wars to Jedi.

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Originally posted by: SpecialEditionSaboteur
Is it the piece that sounds like cheesy porno music?

Yeah, exactly the kind of music Jabba likes to listen to when he sips drinks, licks ladies and eats, um, frogs. Apparently, there are no cats in the SW universe.

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Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
Neil speaks the truth. The film version of "Lapti Nek" was lost when the master tapes were sent out to remixers for the 12" club single and the Sail Barge music was lost after the master tapes were sent to the producers of From Star Wars to Jedi.
Somebody got fired...

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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
Neil speaks the truth. The film version of "Lapti Nek" was lost when the master tapes were sent out to remixers for the 12" club single and the Sail Barge music was lost after the master tapes were sent to the producers of From Star Wars to Jedi.
Somebody got fired...


This has happened to the soundtrack tapes of both Wendy Carlos music and some dialogue for Tron, although the music was later recovered by Carlos herself on an old tape. Also like the trims made on 2001 A Space Odissey after the premier, that were misshandled and are now lost forever. Losing audio tracks and film is rather common on film production, and has happened on several ocasions. The first ALTAIR prototype ever built, the first real personal computer, was lost due to a strike at a shipping company in New York City, was misplaced and is now also lost forever.
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I can't believe that they would allow someone to take the master tapes, without having ANY back-up copies.

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I put this in a similar category that the negatives for the O-OT were destroyed. In a word: Bollocks.

I cannot believe that a well-labeled master-quality recording does not exist either in the LFL vaults, or in the personal archive of John Williams. I just refuse to accept it, no matter what the official word is.
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It must be bollox as I'm sure this track was used on the Return of the Jedi NPR Radio Drama...

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When I worked at a post production house in London I was handling original neg every day, and if lost or damaged that shit, my ass woulda been fired in a heartbeat. Mainly to make the hotshot producer wankers feel like they had done something to rectify the situation and butter up the furious client.

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Originally posted by: seventiesfilmnut
It must be bollox as I'm sure this track was used on the Return of the Jedi NPR Radio Drama...
From Michael Matessino at Film Score Monthly

Among the source tapes we used for RCA Victor's RETURN OF THE JEDI 2-CD set was the English version of "Lapti Nek," which translates as "Fancy Man," but in multi-track form only. This version was heard in the documentary, "From STAR WARS to JEDI: The Making of a Saga." It would have required a separate multi-track re-mix session for us to create a 2-track version for the CD, and since we were told to drop this song entirely (because it was being replaced in the film by "Jedi Rocks") we left it alone. For STAR WARS and EMPIRE respectively, Tom Voegli at Minnesota Public Radio was sent music sources for the radio shows but he returned them when he was finished with them. At least one of his EMPIRE sources which he returned to Lucasfilm in 1981 pulled a no-show in 1993 for the boxed set. Apart from this, his sources were equivalent to those used for the boxed set, and our goal was to get closer to the original recording, if possible, as well as to locate the missing bits. For the JEDI radio show, Tom Voegli was sent our source material when we were finished with it. But since this was BEFORE "Jedi Rocks" was recorded and his deadline did not allow him to wait for it, he needed some music for Jabba's court. He really wanted the Max Rebo instrumental music, but since we could not find this anywhere, he resorted to extracting the non-vocal tracks from "Fancy Man," mixed them down, and used that in his show.


Neil

Well at least the reversed surround channels have been addressed.

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Hmm, I never knew that Lapti Nek meant Fancy Man.

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Edit: I managed to get on the web at the outlaws' place, and so I managed t get it to work. Thanks!

Is there perhaps another place rather than RapidShare where I could get this file?

I only have web access at work, and RapidShare won't work for me. Damned if I'm paying them just for this one thing too, especially since there's no guarantee it would work even then.

Alternatively, would some kind soul be willing to upload it to yousendit.com for me? I know that works. My email is bindibadgi at gmail.com.

I hate asking for things in this way, but now you've all gone and got me interested and I've gotta have that file!
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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
Hmm, I never knew that Lapti Nek meant Fancy Man.


I always thought it meant "Workin' Out." But the Wookieepedia says it's "Work It Out," and cites Insider 67. Never heard "Fancy Man" before. Perhaps that interpretation should be mentioned on the Wookieepedia discussion page.
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It's called "Fancy Man" on the cue sheets.

Neil

Well at least the reversed surround channels have been addressed.

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jadepraerie said:


Hey, here's a pretty-good source for the lost Max Rebo songs: 

http://maxreboband.weebly.com/


Although it's been mixed from different sources and somtimes cut very roughly, it's the best version of both, Lapti Nek and the other song I've ever heard. Thank you for the Link.

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Are one of these the song you’re looking for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VacG9L2Zkq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTMGaVT6BCI

The first one’s called Galactic Dance Blast.
The second is called Sail Barge Dance or Jabba’s Sail Barge.
The music for this was lost, but this is a remastered version from the movie, and it’s the best edit of the song I’ve found on Youtube. You can download either of them here: http://convert2mp3.net/en/
(Just paste the Youtube link in)

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Yeah, but they’re still all distorted badly. I’m surprised nobody has remade them from scratch.

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