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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. The fourth disc contains outtakes, alternate and expanded cues, and never-before-released tracks. 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 counterparts.

Track listing[]

Disc 1: Star Wars[]

  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension (Alfred Newman, 1954) – 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 Titles – 5:32

*contains previously unreleased

Disc 2: The Empire Strikes Back[]

  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 Jedi[]

  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 Material[]

  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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