Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - OST (John Williams) [UK]

Jan 30, 2013
FFO, Germany
Release date: November 20, 2020
Purchase link: The Sound of Vinyl - Amazon UK - HMV
Price: £25.99 (The Sound of Vinyl) - £27.45 (Amazon) - £39.99 (HMV)
Notes: 180 g black vinyl, gatefold 2 LP of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the original motion picture soundtrack will be released on 20th November as a gatefold double LP on 180g vinyl. Newly remastered, the original composition by John Williams was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 43 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

The Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back film and soundtrack were highly commended by the movie industry, where it went on to win two Academy Awards® and two Golden Globe® Awards. Williams’ score was awarded the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music at the BAFTA Awards in 1981.

In a career spanning more than five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films, including all nine Star Wars films.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Emmy® Awards and 25 Grammy® Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most-nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.

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Aug 9, 2016
Huh. Unexpected but cool art choice. One of four posters Boris Vallejo created for Coca-Cola in 1980. I wonder if the other posters will show up on the back cover and interior.






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Aug 9, 2016
Cool! Any word on the ROTJ vinyl release yet? I'm curious if it'll be the original tracklist or the Special Edition.