Label: RSO - 2T-541 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold Sleeve • Country: US • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Score
The score from The Empire Strikes Backcomposed by John Williamswas recorded in eighteen sessions at Anvil Studios  over three days in December and a further six days in January with Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. The score earned another Academy Award nomination for Williams.
Again, the score was orchestrated by Herbert W. The soundtrack was first released in the United States as a minute double LP five days before the film's premiere but the first Compact Disc release ran only half the length of the 2-LP set.
Re-recordings of the score even included music that was not on the original CD soundtrack. A remastered version of the soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on May 4, Inthe disco label RSO Records released the film's original soundtrack in a double-album, with two long-playing LP records. Combined, the two records featured seventy-five minutes of film music. This double LP package also included a booklet presentation with pictures of the main characters and action sequences from the film.
It also included a brief explanation of each track. The front cover artwork featured Darth Vader's mask against the backdrop of outer space; and the back cover featured the famous "Gone with the Wind" version of the poster art.
As a side note, this package marked the final time a double LP soundtrack set was ever issued Episode VI, the final film to have an LP soundtrack released, had only a single disc, also released by RSO Records. A double-cassette edition was also released. In the U. This comprised only ten tracks, which were also re-arranged differently. For instance, the first track on the U. This track listing would be used for Stay With Me (In-Effect Mix) - Various - Drift∞Trance album's first international CD release in Also unlike the U.
As with the album's original U. This anthology included the soundtracks to all three of the original Star Wars films in separate discs. The disc dedicated to The Empire Strikes Back restored almost all of the original seventy-five minutes from the LP version and included new music cues never released before for a total of nineteen tracks.
On the fourth bonus disc, five additional tracks from Empire were included in a compilation of additional cues from the other two films. InRCA Victor released a definitive two-disc set coinciding with the Special Edition releases of the original trilogy's films. This original limited-edition set featured a thirty-two page black booklet that was encased inside a protective outer slipcase.
This booklet was very detailed, providing extensive notes on each music cue and pictures of the main characters and action sequences from the film. The two discs were placed in sleeves that were on the booklet's inside front and inside back covers. Each disc had a glittery laser-etched holographic logo of the Empire. The musical content featured the complete film score for the first time.
It had all of the previously released tracks restoring the Mynock Cave music which was left off the releaseincluded extended versions of five of those tracks with previously unreleased material, and six brand new tracks of never Rescue Of The Princess - The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars released music for a total of one hundred twenty-four minutes. All the tracks were digitally remastered for superior clarity of sound.
They were also re-arranged and re-titled from the previous releases to follow the film's Rescue Of The Princess - The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars in chronological order. RCA Victor re-packaged the Special Edition Феечка - Аццкая Понятня - Complete KVLT (File) later inoffering it in slimline jewel case packaging as an unlimited edition, but without the original "black booklet" version's stunning presentation and packaging.
InSony Classical acquired the rights to the classic trilogy scores since it already had the rights to release the second trilogy soundtracks The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. The set was released in a less-than-spectacular package with the new art work mirroring the film's first DVD release. Despite the Sony digital remastering, which minimally improved the sound heard only on high-end stereos, Rescue Of The Princess - The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars release is essentially the RCA Victor release.
InSony Classical released a remastered version of the original release as a two-disc LP, copying all aspects of the original RSO release, down to the labeling. On May 4,Walt Disney Records released a newly-remastered edition of the original album program on CD, digital download, and streaming services.
This remaster was newly assembled from the highest-quality tapes available, rather than sourced from the existing album masters. This release marks the first release on CD of the complete soundtrack album. Benny Borg - Long Lonely Nights / I Understand two in the set was devoted to The Empire Strikes Backwith further tracks on disc four. In preparation for the 20th anniversary Special Edition releases of the original trilogy's films, 20th Century Fox spent four months, from April to Julytransferring, cleaning and preparing the original soundtracks for special two-disc releases.
The original release, by RCA Victor inconsisted of limited-edition books with laser etched CDs inside the front and back covers with each book. The discs were given an unlimited release in a two-disc jewel case, also by RCA Victor later that year. They were again re-released in by Sony Music, with new artwork paralleling the original trilogy's first DVD release.
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