I've actually had this soundtrack for a while, I had pre-ordered it and got it the day of release. What can I say, other than it is excellent. The new love theme is beautifully constructed, one might say that it is almost poetic it tone, it has a sweeping, majestic flow that conveys the forbidden love between Anakin and Padme, even just by listening to the theme the audience know straight away that this relationship is not to be. Short intervals between the grand tunes suggest that only danger can come of such love. The rest of the score is also a wonder to be had, very few composers pocess the qualities and imagination of John Williams, so naturally, very few can pull this sort of work off. There are numerous new, underlying, themes that make an appearance in this score, firstly the Corruption theme, a seven not piece that is played during the senate meetings, secondly a piece that is played during the arena battle, a trumpet fanfare, accompanied by drums and full orchestra, this is evident in track 12, a simply great piece of music. For many years now, star wars and John williams fans have been waiting for a powerful rendtion of the Imperial March to be played again in a new score, well, here we have it. In my opinion, Track 13's Imperial March is perhaps the best recording of it ever, it's basically the same, but with some subtle differences. Over all, a superb CD, one which any John Williams or Classical Music fan should not be without.