John Williams - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
 
Submit
Save for Later
Want to know when you'll get it? Go

What is “Estimated Delivery Date?”

This is an approximate delivery date and is not a guarantee. Delivery estimates are available only for select items to be delivered in the contiguous United States, excluding APO/FPO addresses and PO boxes. Your final shipping cost will be available at checkout.

OverstockTM Store Credit Card

6 or 12 Month Special
Financing Available
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
o.

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

Today $15.57
1% off - Amazon $15.73
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 EM......more

People Who Viewed This Viewed

Sponsored Links What's This?

Artist: Williams, John
Description:
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...
See Also:
Greatest Hits: 1969-1999, Close Encounters of the Third Kind [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], Williams on Williams: Classic Spielberg Scores, The Music of John Williams: 40 Years of Film Music, The Very Best of the Boston Pops, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi [Remastered Special Edition], John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
See Influences:
Elmer Bernstein (Composer/Conductor), Henry Mancini, Franz Waxman (Composer/Conductor), Bernard Herrmann (Composer), Alfred Newman (Composer/Conductor), Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Composer)
See Contemporaries:
Hans Zimmer (Composer), Rolfe Kent, Gabriel Yared, Maurice Jarre, James Horner, Inon Zur, Elmer Bernstein (Composer/Conductor), Tim Janis, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Angelo Badalamenti, Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Gregson-Williams, Henning Lohner, Lalo Schifrin (Composer), Marvin Hamlisch, Alex North, John Barry (Conductor/Composer), Ennio Morricone (Composer/Conductor), Alexander Courage, Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore (Composer), Patrick Doyle, John Ottman, Nino Rota (Composer), Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Danny Elfman, William Goldstein
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Twentieth Century-Fox Fanfare
  2. 2 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Main Title / The Ice Planet Hoth
  3. 3 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Wampa's Lair / Vision of Obi-Wan / Snowspeeders Take Flight
  4. 4 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Imperial Probe / Aboard The Executor
  5. 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. 6 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Asteroid Field
  7. 7 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Arrival on Dagobah
  8. 8 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Luke's Nocturnal Visitor
  9. 9 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Han Solo and the Princess
  10. 10 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Jedi Master Revealed / Mynock Cave
  11. 11 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Training of a Jedi Knight / The Magic Tree
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
  2. 2 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Yoda's Theme
  3. 3 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Attacking a Star Destroyer
  4. 4 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Yoda and the Force
  5. 5 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Imperial Starfleet Deployed / City in the Clouds
  6. 6 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Lando's Palace
  7. 7 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Betrayal at Bespin
  8. 8 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Deal With the Dark Lord
  9. 9 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Carbon Freeze / Darth Vader's Trap / Departure of Boba Fett
  10. 10 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Clash of Lightsabers
  11. 11 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: Rescue From Cloud City / Hyperspace
  12. 12 Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, film score: The Rebel Fleet / End Title
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Film Composers
Label:
Columbia Records
Producer:
John "Buddy" Williams; Nick Redman
Number of Discs:
2
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
124 : 14
UPC:
827969295120
Was this product information helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
 
 
 
Thank you. Your feedback will help us create the best experience for our customers.

There are currently no product reviews for this product.

Be the first to write a review

Overstock.com values your opinion. Please take a moment and share what you like or don't like about a product.

Product Q&A

Ask a Question

Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Shipping:

This item will be delivered to you via USPS Trackable Media Mail or UPS Mail Innovations and will take from 2 days to 3 weeks from the time the item leaves our warehouse. *

Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

NOTE:

This item cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.
More details

* For your safety, some orders go through our loss prevention department. If we select your order for this process, we will immediately notify you that there may be up to a 3-day delay on your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

Buy Now with Bitcoin Learn More