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Wajeb Deb Kaadeb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Remastered Star Wars Soundtracks Reply with quote

If you are like me, then you love the Star Wars soundtracks. I just saw on Amazon that all of the previous soundtracks have been remastered and will be available on May 4 (Star Wars Day) for $11.99 each on Amazon.

Heck, I still haven't spent a lot of time with RO, TFA, or TLJ yet. I've been listening to books!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s episodes I-VI, and it’s the Original Soundtrack programmes, that is, a somewhat limited selection of tracks from each movie. Still, the remasters are welcome, and we might hope that this is the harbinger of an even more extended release.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sticking with my pre-97 CD 4-disc boxed set.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance the Return of the Jedi soundtrack will be fixed? The previous complete release I bought has a "dead" sound quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is supposed to be fixed. But, again, it’s the very limited selection from the OST.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the long scores and the original release shorter soundtracks, and I admit, I like both.

The shorter ones play well as an album of music. The longer ones--the complete scores--represents the films better.

I switch between listening to them. Depends on my mood.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
I have the long scores and the original release shorter soundtracks, and I admit, I like both.

The shorter ones play well as an album of music. The longer ones--the complete scores--represents the films better.

I switch between listening to them. Depends on my mood.


Can you give a breakdown of the different releases? The ones I have are from the 4-CD boxed set that came with an art book back in the early/mid 90s. (I used to have them on cassette, too, but I think I threw those out.) The 4th disc contains a version of Lapti Nek that sounds less like aliens, and more like the Pointer Sisters with vocal f/x added. (Snootles Comes Alive?)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Original Soundtrack (1977, 1980, 1983)
2. Anthology (Arista, 1993)
3. Special Edition (1997)

That’s basically it. Each release added more music, but on the SE the sound quality is noticeably worse (and also there are a few changes due to the SE movies).

Personally, I got #2 and put it on my MP3 player, reordering the tracks to as close to movie order as possible. It’s very enjoyable! If you wish, I can share my track list.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I have #2 on CD. That's the set I got ages ago, back in 30th Street Station in Philly, at the Sam Goody's they had in the station at the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falconer wrote:
1. Original Soundtrack (1977, 1980, 1983)
2. Anthology (Arista, 1993)
3. Special Edition (1997)

That’s basically it. Each release added more music, but on the SE the sound quality is noticeably worse (and also there are a few changes due to the SE movies).

I have all of the above, but my 1977 SW soundtrack is on vinyl, my 1980 TESB soundtrack is on cassette, and my 1983 RotJ soundtrack is the first one I have on CD.

Falconer wrote:
Personally, I got #2 and put it on my MP3 player, reordering the tracks to as close to movie order as possible. It’s very enjoyable! If you wish, I can share my track list.

Yes, please do share your Arista Anthology track list! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star Wars

01 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
02 Main Title
03 Imperial Attack
04 The Desert / The Robot Auction
05 The Little People Work
06 The Princess Appears
07 The Land of the Sand People
08 The Return Home
09 A Hive of Villainy
10 Cantina Band
11 Cantina Band #2
12 Destruction of Alderaan
13 Inner City
14 Mouse Robot / Blasting Off
15 Rescue of the Princess
16 The Walls Converge
17 Ben’s Death / TIE Fighter Attack
18 Standing By
19 The Last Battle
20 The Throne Room / End Title


Concert Suites

01 Princess Leia’s Theme


Alternates

01 Main Theme (alternate)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Did you make a playlist for the other two movies too?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Empire Strikes Back

01 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
02 Main Title / The Imperial Probe
03 Luke’s Escape
04 Luke’s Rescue
05 Drawing the Battle Lines / Leia’s Instructions
06 The Battle in the Snow
07 Luke’s First Crash
08 The Rebels Escape Again
09 The Asteroid Field
10 Crash Landing
11 Han Solo and the Princess
12 The Training of a Jedi Knight
13 The Magic Tree
14 Attack Position
15 Yoda and the Force
16 City in the Clouds
17 Lando’s Palace
18 Carbon Freeze / Luke Pursues the Captives / Departure of Boba Fett
19 The Duel
20 Losing a Hand
21 Hyperspace
22 Finale / End Credits


Concert Suites

02 The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
03 Yoda’s Theme
04 Han Solo and the Princess*


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Return of the Jedi

01 Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
02 Main Title / Approaching the Death Star
03 Lapti Nek
04 Han Solo Returns (At the Court of Jabba the Hutt)
05 Fight in the Dungeon
06 The Return of the Jedi
07 The Emperor Arrives
08 The Death of Yoda
09 Faking the Code
10 Brother and Sister
11 Heroic Ewok / The Fleet Goes Into Hyperspace
12 The Emperor Confronts Luke
13 Into the Trap
14 First Ewok Battle / Fight with the Fighters
15 The Ewok Battle
16 Leia is Wounded / Luke and Vader Duel
17 Final Duel / Into the Death Star
18 The Emperor’s Death
19 Darth Vader’s Death
20 Through the Flames
21 Leia Breaks the News / Funeral Pyre for a Jedi
22 Ewok Celebration / Finale


Concert Suites

05 Parade of the Ewoks
06 Luke and Leia
07 Jabba the Hutt**
08 Forest Battle


Alternates

02 The Return of the Jedi (alternate)
03 Leia Breaks the News (alternate) / Funeral Pyre for a Jedi (film version)
04 Ewok Celebration (film version) / [ESB] End Credits (film version)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Explanation:

* - For “Han Solo and the Princess” there is the regular film cue which is in main listening order; then there is a greatly expanded concert piece which I considered essential. I purchased this track from the Gerhardt album and added to my list.

** - The “Jabba the Hutt” is the other missing concert piece, that I know of, which I supplied from this album.
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