John Williams - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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    ITEM#: 3129210

    The Special Edition of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a remastered version of the film soundtrack, including previously-unreleased material. Original score written and conducted by John Williams. Recorded at Anvil Studios, Denham, England and EMI/Abbey Road Studios, London, England in December 1979 and January 1980. Includes liner notes by Michael Matessino. All tracks have been digitally remastered. The Special Edition of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a remastered version of the film soundtrack, including previously-unreleased material. Original score written and conducted by John Williams. Recorded at Anvil Studios, Denham, England and EMI/Abbey Road Studios, London, England in December 1979 and January 1980. Includes liner notes by Michael Matessino. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Composer: John Williams . Composer: John "Buddy" Williams . Recording information: Anvil Studios, Denham, England (12/27/1979-01/18/1980); Emi (12/27/1979-01/18/1980); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/27/1979-01/18/1980). Editor: Michael Matessino. The second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy offers another round of superb compositions from John Williams, though this time the music, like the film itself, has a slightly darker tone. For example, "Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth" is grandiose and foreboding. This piece employs larger-than-life Wagnerian brass fanfares and sweeping, romantic string melodies. While some of the key themes used in the first STAR WARS picture, A NEW HOPE, are brought back, Williams offers a number of new pieces as well. For instance, this is the first time listeners hear the sinister composition "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)," which is one of the most menacing in all of film history. The war-like snare-drum pattern and the heavy, bellowing trombones make this piece very intimidating. In contrast, "Yoda's Theme" is much more refined, bright, and spirited. The flutes, glockenspiel, and harp are used here to create an air of reverence and sagacity; Williams makes sure that nothing in this movement sounds ominous, dissonant, or chaotic. As always, the London Symphony Orchestra plays all 23 tracks on this two-disc set with great clarity, articulation, and passion.

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    UPC 827969295120
    Runtime 124 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Sub Genre Film Composers
    Label Columbia Records
    Producer John "Buddy" Williams; Nick Redman
    Number of Discs 2
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Twentieth Century-Fox Fanfare
    • 2. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Main Title / The Ice Planet Hoth
    • 3. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Wampa's Lair / Vision of Obi-Wan / Snowspeeders Take Flight
    • 4. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Imperial Probe / Aboard The Executor
    • 5. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Battle of Hoth (Ion Cannon / Imperial Walkers / Beneath the At-At / Escape in the Millenium Fal
    • 6. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Asteroid Field
    • 7. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Arrival on Dagobah
    • 8. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Luke's Nocturnal Visitor
    • 9. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Han Solo and the Princess
    • 10. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Jedi Master Revealed / Mynock Cave
    • 11. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Training of a Jedi Knight / The Magic Tree
    Disc 2
    • 1. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
    • 2. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Yoda's Theme
    • 3. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Attacking a Star Destroyer
    • 4. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Yoda and the Force
    • 5. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Imperial Starfleet Deployed / City in the Clouds
    • 6. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Lando's Palace
    • 7. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Betrayal at Bespin
    • 8. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Deal With the Dark Lord
    • 9. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Carbon Freeze / Darth Vader's Trap / Departure of Boba Fett
    • 10. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Clash of Lightsabers
    • 11. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Rescue From Cloud City / Hyperspace
    • 12. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Rebel Fleet / End Title
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Williams, John

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