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Star Wars vinyl releases

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Following on from the CD and vinyl  Star Wars boxes issued in early January, the market is about to become flooded with various individual vinyl releases related to the enduring space saga.

Sony are releasing the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (the original movie, of course) separately as a 2LP set in June, while about five weeks earlier Universal will put out their own Star Wars soundtrack – a vinyl edition of the record-breaking latest episode: The Force Awakens. Finally the I Am Shark label continue their vinyl celebration of Star Wars with a limited edition (1000 only) coloured vinyl 2LP set of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The label promise us that this has been remastered “to maximise the recording’s dynamic range”. The colours are described as “Silver / Transparent Royal Mix”.

Disappointingly, the marketing teams for all three record labels have let themselves down here, because May 4th (May-the-Fourth-Be-With-You etc) would have been an obvious date to release any of these. Instead Attack of the Clones is released on 15 April 2016, The Force Awakens is available from 29th of the same month, while A New Hope bides it’s time before a 3 June release date.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2LP coloured vinyl

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 2LP vinyl

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Star Wars The Force Awakens 2LP vinyl

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Attack of the Clones (2LP)

Side 1
1. Episode II – Star Wars Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
2. Episode II – Across the Stars (Love Theme from Star Wars Episode II) – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
3. Episode II – Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices

Side 2
1. Episode II – Yoda and the Younglings – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
2. Episode II – Departing Coruscant – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
3. Episode II – Anakin and Padmé – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
4. Episode II – Jango’s Escape – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
5. Episode II – The Meadow Picnic – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices

Side 3
1. Episode II – Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
2. Episode II – Return to Tatooine – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
3. Episode II – The Tusken Camp and the Homestead – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices

Side 4
1. Episode II – Love Pledge and the Arena – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices
2. Episode II – Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra / London Voices

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A New Hope (2LP)

Side 1
1. Episode IV – Main Title – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
2. Episode IV – Imperial Attack – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
3. Episode IV – Princess Leia’s Theme – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
4. Episode IV – The Desert and the Robot Auction – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra

Side 2
1. Episode IV – Ben’s Death and TIE Fighter Attack – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
2. Episode IV – The Little People Work – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
3. Episode IV – Rescue of the Princess – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
4. Episode IV – Inner City – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
5. Episode IV – Cantina Band – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra

Side 3
1. Episode IV – The Land of the Sandpeople – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
2. Episode IV – Mouse Robot and Blasting Off – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
3. Episode IV – The Return Home – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
4. Episode IV – The Walls Converge – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
5. Episode IV – The Princess Appears – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra

Side 4
1. Episode IV – The Last Battle – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra
2. Episode IV – The Throne Room and End Title – John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra

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The Force Awakens (2LP)

1 Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village
2 The Scavenger
3 I Can Fly Anything
4 Rey Meets BB-8
5 Follow Me
6 Rey’s Theme
7 The Falcon
8 That Girl with the Staff
9 The Rathtars!
10 Finn’s Confession
11 Maz’s Counsel
12 The Starkiller
13 Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle
14 The Abduction
15 Han and Leia
16 March of the Resistance
17 Snoke
18 On the Inside
19 Torn Apart
20 The Ways of the Force
21 Scherzo for X-Wings
22 Farewell and The Trip
23 The Jedi Steps and Finale

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13 responses to Star Wars vinyl releases

  1. Alan Wilson says:

    There’s a Picture Disc version of The Force Awakens coming as well, as reported by Modern Vinyl web site.

    It’s going to be a Hot Topic Exclusive in USA, more details at:

    http://modern-vinyl.com/2016/03/23/force-awakens-ost-gets-picture-disc-release-through-ht/

  2. JBF says:

    My new hope is that a day will come when this franchise finally dies.
    Thumbs up to the hype-spin-marketing people for turning these mediocre films into billions of dollars.
    On topic…the blue/silver disc is pretty.

    • Dean Balaam says:

      How do you spell troll? You don’t like Star Wars, your loss. There are plenty of topics on this site I dislike but I don’t feel the need to comment on them.

      Paul, George Lucas never liked the idea of using May 4th as a marketing tool. I imagine Lucasfilm to follow his lead.

  3. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Can’t we have something bettar. The Wicker Man, lovely film. The original with a young Edward Woodward in his policeman’s uniform. Oh…

  4. Joseph says:

    Star Wars is legend, but the same old soundtracks are the same old soundtracks? Fair game to mention if pricing outpaces substance.

    Speaking of hype, baffled why colored vinyl still warrants an exorbitant “limited edition” nowadays. As rare as rain. This superficial infatuation in 2016 is beyond me. Oops, spilled that in the wrong vat, oh, oops there it goes…no turning back now…ah, let’s say we have us a fancy “limited edition”, yep, all good. Not suggesting it’s an accident, but may as well have been.

  5. JBF says:

    “Dean Balaam” – My dislike of Star Wars is my right…as is commenting anywhere I please.
    What you should take note of is that nowhere in my comment did I go after anyone here or reference anyone commenting here. Heck, I even admired the vinyl.
    So next time you need help with spelling just hit dictionary.com and that will be one less comment for you to leave…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You do have a right to dislike Star Wars, but you don’t have a ‘right’ to post comments on SDE. However, I allow all comments that are reasonable and not offensive (99%).

  6. baward says:

    My 15 year old daughter thinks she could do that coloured vinyl effect better herself, and I have to agree!

  7. adam shaw says:

    I hope i dont sound stupid ??
    But how do companys that are not putting out the official release get away with issuing coloured vinyl versions ?

  8. Rob Wilcock says:

    The Star Wrs stuff sounds the sne to me.

    Meco’s ‘disco’ Star Wars LP was good though, there was also a ‘disco’ Jaws and Alien theme I think. Oh, and a Dr Who one, think I need to have a lie down now. 70s flashback syndrome…

  9. Marc says:

    The best sounding Star Wars Trilogy soundtracks for me remain the 1993 Arista/20th Century Fox Anthology boxset. Sadly it’s out of print and trying to purchase a sealed new edition involves a getting a second mortgage!

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