The Empire Strikes Back symphonic sequel to the film’s soundtrack is now available
If you are a record collector and a Star Wars fan, VarÃ¨se Sarabande Records has good news for you. VarÃ¨se Sarabande Records reissues the out of print LP The Empire Strikes Back – Symphonic suite from the soundtrack of the film by OscarÂ® winning composer John Williams. This LP has been out of print since 1980 but you can pre-order it now by clicking here. Here are the official details of VarÃ¨se Sarabande Records.
The Empire Strikes Back – Symphonic Suite from the Film Soundtrack
VarÃ¨se Sarabande discs reissues the long out-of-print LP The Empire Strikes Back – Symphonic Suite from the Original Motion Picture Score by Academy AwardÂ®-winning composer John Williams. Out of print since 1980, the record is pressed onto 180 gram black vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket featuring the original Star Wars paintings and notes. Available now on VarÃ¨seSarabande.com with two exclusive limited versions: âImperial Gray Marbleâ (Newbury Comics) and a Canadian exclusive on âCloud City Orangeâ available only at Sunrise retail stores.
Originally released to complement and not compete with the 2 LP film soundtrack, this 1 LP release skillfully combines a “Symphonic Suite” created by John Williams for concerts with new arrangements of other elements of the film’s music. The Empire Strikes Back has become not only one of Williams’ most iconic sheet music, but one of the most iconic film scores of all time. The LP comes in a gatefold sleeve featuring William Stout’s original iconic Star Wars paintings, images by John Williams, and notes by author Ray Bradbury, composer and critic Christopher Palmer, and the maestro himself.
“The Suite, which I had specially written and adapted for a concert [â¦] had been skillfully augmented with other music from the film to form a unified whole. A great orchestra and Gerhardt’s opulent sound and dramatic phrasing combine to make a beautiful addition to a rapidly growing list of excellent film music recordings. – John williams
The Empire Strikes Back – Symphonic Suite of the Original Music Tracks
TRack Listing Face A
- 20th Century Fox Marching Band (0:21)
- Main title / The Imperial Probe (5:25)
- Luke’s First Crash (2:29)
- Han Solo and the Princess (4:26)
- The asteroid field (4:12)
- The Formation of a Jedi Knight and “May the Force be with you” (1:56)
- The Battle in the Snow (3:06)
List of slopes face B
- The Imperial March (3:21)
- The magic tree (3:38)
- Yoda Theme (3:34)
- The rebels escape again (3:01)
- Lando’s Palace, The Duel (through the window) (5:01)
- Final (4:39)
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