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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Collector's Edition, Soundtrack, Import
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|3. The Wampa's Lair/Vision Of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeder|
|4. The Imperial Probe/Aboard The Executor|
|5. The Battle of Hoth|
|6. The Asteroid Field|
|7. Arrival on Dagobah|
|8. Luke's Nocturnal Visitor|
|9. Han Solo and The Princess|
|10. Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave|
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|1. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)|
|2. Yoda's Theme|
|3. Attacking a Star Destroyer|
|4. Yoda and The Force|
|5. Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City In The Clouds|
|6. Lando's Palace|
|7. Betrayal at Bespin|
|8. Deal With the Dark Lord|
|9. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure|
|10. The Clash of Lightsabers|
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Re-release of the Star Wars soundtracks to take place on same day as Lucasfilm launches the original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD. With a 30 million dollar advertising campaign, this is going to be a monumental event! All 3 CD packages will include never-before seen photos as collectable fold-out movie posters. Special slipcase housing all three titles also available with exclusive 3D lenticular front card of key art. CDs will include special CD extra screen saver featuring exclusive Star Wars images. CD features all new cover art - same key art featured on DVD release.
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Somehow the original releases of the soundtrack were fairly straightforward and they fit a very limited number of highlights on them.
Usually special or deluxe editions are great to have for all the xtra material..but they can fall into the trap of redundancy or too much filler. On these 2 disc special edition versions, you are hearing the soundtrack almost as if you are watching the ENTIRE movie with no screen. With the visual action going on during the movie, the music blends perfectly When there are no visuals the music starts to get tedious..yes tedious. Maybe it's just me and my short attention span, but you start hearing the same motifs OVER and OVER again. In this case here with Empire Strikes Back you are not hearing twenty three 100% different tracks..some tracks revisit what has gone before..with variations. Another thing is if you look around on the web you will hear some people say there were some mixing problems with these special editions...ie left and right channels switched at certain parts where it should have been the other way around. This can seem detrimental...but to me I just heard the music as a whole and it was good in those terms..but some people might not like it.Read more ›
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Along with the original theme for the empire (which is on disc 2 as (#1) The Imperial March and in many other tracks) and the theme generally associated with Luke (which also accompanies Obi Wan in many tracks), we see the introduction of new characters and new themes.
Track 2 on Disc 2 is Yoda's theme, a sweeping and graceful piece which acurately portrays the aging and brilliant Jedi Master through John Williams's genius. In many instances, we also see Luke's theme underwritten into this music as he learns new skills.
My favorite by far is the addition of the love theme for Han and Leia, which is written in various forms into most of the tracks (Premiring fully in Track 9 Han Solo and the Princess onm disc 1). It is a sweeping, emotional theme that touches anyone very deeply. On disc 1, track 5 The Battle of Hoth shows this them clearly near the end, as well as most of the scenes on Bespin on disc one.
We also see a collection of most of the old themes and most new ones when the characters reach Bespin, the love theme, Luke's theme, and one to fit the city itself.
The culmination of these make for a sweeping, enchanting finale where Lando and Chewie leave Luke and Leia behind.
Some of the best tracks include:
Disc 1 - Track 5 - The Battle of Hoth
Disc 1 - Track 6 - The Asteroid Field
Disc 1 - Track 9 - Han Solo and the Princess
Essentially all of Disc 2
Any fan of John Williams or Star Wars should absolutely love this soundtrack!
Don't be surprised if you find yourself hunting down all of the other John Williams soundtracks! I grew up listening to this, the original Star Wars soundtrack, Jaws, Raiders, Close Encounters, et al. And since nearly all of them are now available in expanded editions on CD, even old-timers like me have good reasons to get 'em all!
What fuels all of this wonder is the same thing that has fueled all of the Star Wars films: The music of John Williams.
This album contains all of the music from the film, including "Yoda's Theme" and the massive "Imperial March." I find myself humming most of these songs throughout the week simply for the fact that I love them all. Each one triggers an emotion within that only a true Star Wars fan would understand.
If you love the music of the Star Wars films (and who doesn't?), I highly recommend picking up this disc. It's epic music about an epic tale that will continue to please listeners long after we are gone.