If any of you dig listening to deeper discussions of the scores, this guy has a site/series devoted to them. Very interesting stuff.
To the discussion: I wore out the vinyl copy of the score in 1977. To this day, it still instantly transports me back to that summer. After 1977, nothing came close to that connection for me. Great pieces followed for sure, but they didn’t have that emotional connection. My personal favorite of all of William’s Star Wars pieces; the first 50 seconds of The Desert And The Robot Auction. That passage is like a time machine for me.
I’m not familiar with the prequel scores.
Listen, it don’t really matter to me baby. You believe what you want to believe.