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Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology is a quadruple-CD compilation released on November 23, 1993 by Arista Records. It contains all three soundtracks from the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. The sound is cleaned up from the original soundtrack releases, but the highlight of the box-set is the bonus fourth disc containing outtakes, alternate and expanded cues, and never-before-released tracks that cannot be found anywhere else, including the remastered "Special Edition" packages. The colorful booklet touches upon all facets of John Williams's music with extensive and in-depth examination of Williams's compositions, including comparisons between the soundtrack recordings and their film version counterparts.

Track listingEdit

Disc 1 - Star WarsEdit

  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension – 0:22
  2. Main Title – 5:23
  3. Imperial Attack* – 6:41
  4. The Desert/The Robot Auction – 2:51
  5. The Little People Work – 4:08
  6. The Princess Appears – 4:06
  7. The Land of the Sand People – 2:55
  8. The Return Home – 2:48
  9. Inner City* – 4:44
  10. Mouse Robot/Blasting Off – 4:03
  11. Rescue of the Princess – 4:48
  12. The Walls Converge – 4:33
  13. Ben's Death/TIE Fighter Attack – 3:51
  14. Princess Leia's Theme – 4:23
  15. The Last Battle – 12:13
  16. The Throne Room/End Title – 5:32

*contains previously unreleased

Disc 2 - The Empire Strikes BackEdit

  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (Alfred Newman, 1954) – 0:22
  2. Main Title/The Imperial Probe (Extended version)* – 7:58
  3. Luke's Escape – 3:34*
  4. Luke's Rescue – 1:45
  5. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) – 2:59
  6. The Battle in the Snow – 3:45
  7. Luke's First Crash* – 4:12
  8. The Rebels Escape Again – 2:59
  9. The Asteroid Field – 4:14
  10. Yoda's Theme – 3:26
  11. Han Solo and the Princess – 3:26
  12. The Training of a Jedi Knight – 3:13
  13. The Magic Tree – 3:32
  14. Yoda and the Force – 4:02
  15. City in the Clouds* – 6:50
  16. Lando's Palace – 3:52
  17. The Duel – 4:14
  18. Hyperspace – 4:03
  19. Finale/End Credits – 6:18

*contains previously unreleased

Disc 3 - Return of the JediEdit

  1. Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (Alfred Newman, 1954) - 0:22
  2. Main Title/Approaching the Death Star - 5:18
  3. Han Solo Returns (At the Court of Jabba the Hutt) - 4:06
  4. Fight in the Dungeon* - 3:38
  5. Return of the Jedi - 4:59
  6. Emperor Arrives* - 2:05
  7. Death of Yoda* - 6:03
  8. Parade of the Ewoks - 3:25
  9. Luke and Leia - 4:43
  10. Emperor Confronts Luke* - 3:26
  11. Into the Trap - 2:36
  12. First Ewok Battle/Fight with the Fighters* - 7:18
  13. Forest Battle - 4:01
  14. Final Duel/Into the Death Star* - 3:37
  15. Emperor's Death - 2:41
  16. Darth Vader's Death* - 2:31
  17. Through the Flames* - 1:36
  18. Leia Breaks the News/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi - 2:19
  19. Ewok Celebration/Finale - 7:58

*previously unreleased

Disc Four - Outtakes and Previously Unreleased MaterialEdit

  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (Alfred Newman, 1954) - 0:22
  2. Main Title (Alternate Version)* - 2:16
  3. Heroic Ewok/The Fleet Goes into Hyperspace* - 3:05
  4. Hive of Villainy* - 2:12
  5. Destruction of Alderaan* - 1:31
  6. Drawing the Battle Lines/Leia's Instructions* - 4:02
  7. The Ewok Battle* - 2:48
  8. Attack Postion* - 3:04
  9. Crash Landing* - 3:35
  10. Cantina Band - 2:46
  11. Lapti Nek - 2:48
  12. Cantina Band, No. 2* - 3:44
  13. Faking the Code* - 4:10
  14. Brother and Sister* - 3:08
  15. Standing By* - 1:14
  16. Leia Is Wounded/Luke and Vader Duel* - 2:57
  17. Carbon Freeze/Luke Pursues the Captives/Departure of Boba Fett** - 11:08
  18. Losing a Hand* - 5:20
  19. Return of the Jedi (Alternate Version)* - 5:03
  20. Leia Breaks the News (Alternate Version)/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi (Film Version)* - 2:27
  21. Ewok Celebration (Film Version)* - 6:22

*previously unreleased

**previously unreleased, except "Departure of Boba Fett".

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See alsoEdit


Real-world music
Soundtracks
Saga:
I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII · VIII · IX
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Ultimate Digital Collection
Spin-off films & TV:
Ewoks · The Clone Wars movie & seasons 1–6 · Rebels Season One & Season Two · Rogue One · Solo · The Mandalorian (Chapter 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8)
Video games:
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · The Old Republic
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Oga's Cantina: R3X's Playlist 1
Composers
Clint Bajakian · Peter Bernstein · Michael Giacchino · Patrick Gleeson · Mark Griskey
Jesse Harlin · Jerry Hey · Chris Hülsbeck · Kevin Kiner · Frank Klepacki · Joel McNeely
Lin-Manuel Miranda · John Powell · Ryan Shore · Jeremy Soule · John Williams · Joseph Williams
Performers
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Maurice Murphy · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra · Los Angeles Master Chorale · Kathleen Battle
Sheet music books
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo · The Force Awakens · Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Music Videos
"Lapti Nek": The Music Video from Jabba's Palace · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
Other
Bantha Music · Christmas in the Stars
Special Extended Dance Remix of Lapti Nek from the Original Soundtrack Recording of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Tusken Music · Headspace
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