John Williams - Star Wars (A New Hope) (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
John Williams  - Star Wars (A New Hope) (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Singer: John Williams
Album title: Star Wars (A New Hope) (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: RCA Victor ‎– BG2 68746
Series: The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition –
Type: 2 x CD, Album, Club Edition, Remastered, Special Edition
Country: Canada
Date of released: 1997
Category: Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Neo-Romantic, Score Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MPC MMF APE VOX VOC XM ADX
mp3 size: 1456 mb | flac size: 1431 mb

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 20th Century Fox Fanfare
Composed By, Conductor – Alfred Newman
0:23
1-2 Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner 2:14
1-3 Imperial Attack 6:43
1-4 The Dune Sea Of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler 5:01
1-5 The Moisture Farm 2:25
1-6 The Hologram/Binary Sunset 4:10
1-7 Landspeeder Search/Attack Of The Sand People 3:20
1-8 Tales Of A Jedi Knight/Learn About The Force 4:29
1-9 Burning Homestead 2:50
1-10 Mos Eisley Spaceport 2:16
1-11 Cantina Band 2:47
1-12 Cantina Band #2 3:56
1-13a Binary Sunset (Alternate) 2:19
1-13b Main Title Archive 12:00
2-1 Princess Leia's Theme 4:27
2-2 The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit 3:51
2-3 Destruction Of Alderaan 1:32
2-4 The Death Star/The Stormtroopers 3:35
2-5 Wookiee Prisoner/Detention Block Ambush 4:01
2-6 Shootout In The Cell Bay/Dianoga 3:48
2-7 The Trash Compactor 3:07
2-8 The Tractor Beam/Chasm Crossfire 5:18
2-9 Ben Kenobi's Death/Tie Fighter Attack 3:51
2-10 The Battle Of Yavin (Launch From The Fourth Moon/X-Wings Draw Fire/Use The Force) 9:07
2-11 The Throne Room/End Title 5:38

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Columbia House
  • Copyright (c) – Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lucasfilm Ltd.

Credits

  • A&R [A&R Direction For RCA Victor] – Bill Rosenfield, Joe Mozian
  • Art Direction [For Rca Victor] – Richard Dombrowski
  • Composed By, Conductor – John Williams (tracks: 1.02 to 2.11)
  • Edited By [Album Editing And Asembly Supervised By], Liner Notes – Michael Matessino
  • Edited By [Digital], Mastered By [Digital] – Dan Hersch
  • Edited By [Supervising Music Editor] – Kenneth Wannberg*
  • Engineer [Recording] – Eric Tomlinson
  • Orchestrated By – Herbert W. Spencer
  • Other [Project Coordinator For Twentieth Century Fox] – Tom Cavanaugh
  • Performer – The London Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 1.02 to 2.11)
  • Producer – George Lucas
  • Producer [Album] – Nick Redman
  • Recording Supervisor – Lionel Newman
  • Technician [Multi-track Transfers] – Brian Risner

Notes

Re-released expanded edition of the original soundtrack album to coincide with cinematic re-release of original Star Wars Trilogy Special Editions. Contains previously unreleased music.
32-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs, and a recording log for the Star Wars scoring sessions.

Track 1-13b is hidden (although stated and explained on liner notes), starting at minute 5:00 of track 1-13a, after two minutes of silence. It consists of five recorded takes of the "Main Title", presented consecutively with slate numbers and incidental noise; they were takes 16 through 20 of the original recording sessions. Track 1-2 is actually an edited version, using portions from takes 18, 19, and 20. The total duration of track 1-13 (called "Archival Bonus Track") is 17:00.

Tracks previously unreleased: 1-8 (Learn About The Force), 1-13, 2-4
Tracks containing previously unreleased music: 1-5, 1-8 (Tales Of A Jedi Knight), 2-2 (Imperial Cruiser Pursuit)

Recorded at Anvil Studios, Denham, England, March 5, 8-12, 15, and 16, 1977.
35mm Magnetic elements transferred at The North Room, Zanuck Theatre, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, CA, April 1996.
16-Track analog elements transferred at Trax, Hollywood, CA, May 1996.
Digitally assembled and mastered at Digiprep, Hollywood, CA, April-June 1996.

All music published by Bantha Music, Inc. (BMI).
Co-published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).

℗ & © 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 7749-940676 6 02
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): 6706
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-052707 2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): 6700
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDX-053755 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2T-541 John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 2T-541 US 1977
6641759 John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars (Guerra de Las Galaxias) ‎(2xLP, Album) 20th Century Records 6641759 Colombia 1977
AB 453A John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars 1 ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AB AB 453A Saudi Arabia Unknown
2T-541 John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams , The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars ‎(2xLP, Non) 20th Century Records 2T-541 US 1977
6641 679 The London Symphony Orchestra Star Wars ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 6641 679 Greece 1977

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