Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back CD (2004)

Artist: John Williams

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Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 63644851
UPC 827969295120
UPC 14 00827969295120
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/2004
Sales Rank 1132
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Author John Williams
Compilation Appearance Schindler's List
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Compilation Appearance Fiddler On The Roof (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Cinema Serenade 2
Compilation Appearance Green Album
Compilation Appearance Yo-Yo Ma Plays Music Of John Williams
Compilation Appearance The Music Of DC Comics:75th Anniversary Collection
Compilation Appearance Jurassic Park
Technical Info
Engineer Eric Tomlinson
Producer John Williams
CatalogID 92951
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 09/21/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Album Notes and Credits
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 .
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.
Disc 1
1 20th Century Fox Fanfare,Imperial March, The (Darth Vader's Theme)
2 Main Title / Ice Planet Hoth ,Yoda's Theme
3 The Wampa's Lair / Vision Of Obi-Wan / Snowspeeders Take Flight,Attacking A Star Destroyer
4 The Imperial Probe / Aboard The Executor,Yoda And The Force
5 The Battle Of Hoth Medley: Ion Cannon / Imperial Walkers / Beneath The At-At / Escape In The Millennium Falcon ,Imperial Starfleet Deployed / City In The Clouds
6 Asteroid Field, The,Lando's Palace
7 Arrival On Dagobah,Betrayal At Bespin
8 Luke's Nocturnal Visitor,Deal WIth The Dark Lord
9 Han Solo And The Princess,Carbon Freeze / Darth Vader's Trap / Departure Of Boba Fett
10 Jedi Master Revealed / Mynock Cave ,Clash Of Lightsabers, The
11 The Training Of A Jedi Knight / The Magic Tree,Rescue From Cloud City / Hyperspace
12 The Rebel Fleet / End Title
Disc 2
1 20th Century Fox Fanfare,Imperial March, The (Darth Vader's Theme)
2 Main Title / Ice Planet Hoth ,Yoda's Theme
3 The Wampa's Lair / Vision Of Obi-Wan / Snowspeeders Take Flight,Attacking A Star Destroyer
4 The Imperial Probe / Aboard The Executor,Yoda And The Force
5 The Battle Of Hoth Medley: Ion Cannon / Imperial Walkers / Beneath The At-At / Escape In The Millennium Falcon ,Imperial Starfleet Deployed / City In The Clouds
6 Asteroid Field, The,Lando's Palace
7 Arrival On Dagobah,Betrayal At Bespin
8 Luke's Nocturnal Visitor,Deal WIth The Dark Lord
9 Han Solo And The Princess,Carbon Freeze / Darth Vader's Trap / Departure Of Boba Fett
10 Jedi Master Revealed / Mynock Cave ,Clash Of Lightsabers, The
11 The Training Of A Jedi Knight / The Magic Tree,Rescue From Cloud City / Hyperspace
12 The Rebel Fleet / End Title
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,John
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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