Star Wars™ – The Ultimate Editions Of The Original Film Soundtracks
The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I-VI will be reissued by Sony Classical in three new, definitive editions – Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection (11 LPs), Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection (10 CDs plus DVD) and Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection (hi-resolution download).
All composed by the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer (who may collect yet another Oscar nomination—and win–for best movie score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in February at the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony), John Williams, these unique collector’s sets are being reissued after the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, continues to break record after record at the international box office ($1.7 billion in less than 25 days and counting…). All three of Sony Classical‘s new soundtrack editions was released worldwide this past Friday, January 8th.
STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE VINYL COLLECTION includes each of the six film soundtracks – from Star Wars: Episode I –The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – in deluxe gatefold sleeves faithfully replicating the original artwork. Audio was transferred from the original LP masters using the highest resolution (up to 192kHz/24bit) and pressed with heavy 180 gram vinyl. The six double-LP sets are presented in a black, soft-touch laminated slipcase with an embossed, hot silver foil Star Wars logo, which includes a digital download card for one complete box set (all six soundtracks).
STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION includes the original six soundtracks in mini album jackets on 9 CDs, plus a bonus CD featuring a new audio interview with Harrison Ford (Han Solo) alongside an interview with John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one hour special hosted by actor Ian McDiarmid (Chancellor Palpatine) highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectible stickers.
STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL COLLECTION features a bundle of the six original soundtracks available for the first time as high definition downloads (192kHz/24bit).
Since Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released in 1977, composer John Williams‘ scores have defined the soaring adventure for all six episodes in the saga. Williams won the Academy Award® for Best Original Score for the series’ first film and received Oscar® nominations for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). His Star Wars music has also won four Grammy Awards®, two BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe®. Williams continues his association with the Star Wars saga, composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released worldwide in December 2015.
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