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Star Wars Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Star Wars Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Price: £14.11

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams at his best, 20 Dec 2004
Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI: The original Trilogy.
When the Star Wars movies first hit the Theaters in 1977, John Williams made a very large splash in the film music genre with his unparalleled "Main Title" which has become Iconic of Star Wars for the last 27 years ! Every body in the World knows the music from Star Wars, and thus they are all familiar with the typical John Williams style. In following John Williams throughout his career, and listening to all of the music that he has come out with, his "signature style" is apparent in all of his scores, especially in Star Wars. The most memorable pieces of the Original series undoubtably the "Main Title " and the "Imperial March or Darth Vaders Theme". I would like to draw attention to several others though that I think are certainly worthy of notation and listening. I would like to begin with "Tales of the Jedi, Learn about the Force" which appears as Track number 8 on the first CD of Episode 4. Here the wonderful and timeless "Jedi Theme" is layed out to accent the curious ways of the Jedi, and to lay into memory the good and wonderful morals of the movie. The next is on the second CD of Episode 5. You can find it by the name of "The Clash of the Lightsabers" or Track number 10. It is the first time that Williams really uses alot of Choir in the back ground to give great effect and spotlight the large battle between Good and Evil that the movie portrays. The Third and final comes of course on the second CD of Episode 6. It is the best of all the music that John wrote for the three movies, and is found on Track number 7 entitled " The Battle of Endor II". Here the famous final Duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker begins. The music used to accent this piece is very powerful, foreboding, and wonderfully satisfying. This piece caps the struggle between Good and Evil that is the Story of Anakin Skywalker and his turn back to the Ligh side. John Williams accomplishments with these three movies have set the precedence and the standard for all other films that will come forth in the future. This is an opportunity to hear a master at work!


Star Wars Episode 4 - A New Hope [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Star Wars Episode 4 - A New Hope [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Price: £10.39

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams at his best, 20 Dec 2004
Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI: The original Trilogy.
When the Star Wars movies first hit the Theaters in 1977, John Williams made a very large splash in the film music genre with his unparalleled "Main Title" which has become Iconic of Star Wars for the last 27 years ! Every body in the World knows the music from Star Wars, and thus they are all familiar with the typical John Williams style. In following John Williams throughout his career, and listening to all of the music that he has come out with, his "signature style" is apparent in all of his scores, especially in Star Wars. The most memorable pieces of the Original series undoubtably the "Main Title " and the "Imperial March or Darth Vaders Theme". I would like to draw attention to several others though that I think are certainly worthy of notation and listening. I would like to begin with "Tales of the Jedi, Learn about the Force" which appears as Track number 8 on the first CD of Episode 4. Here the wonderful and timeless "Jedi Theme" is layed out to accent the curious ways of the Jedi, and to lay into memory the good and wonderful morals of the movie. The next is on the second CD of Episode 5. You can find it by the name of "The Clash of the Lightsabers" or Track number 10. It is the first time that Williams really uses alot of Choir in the back ground to give great effect and spotlight the large battle between Good and Evil that the movie portrays. The Third and final comes of course on the second CD of Episode 6. It is the best of all the music that John wrote for the three movies, and is found on Track number 7 entitled " The Battle of Endor II". Here the famous final Duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker begins. The music used to accent this piece is very powerful, foreboding, and wonderfully satisfying. This piece caps the struggle between Good and Evil that is the Story of Anakin Skywalker and his turn back to the Ligh side. John Williams accomplishments with these three movies have set the precedence and the standard for all other films that will come forth in the future. This is an opportunity to hear a master at work!


Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version]
Price: £8.48

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams at his best, 20 Dec 2004
Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI: The original Trilogy.
When the Star Wars movies first hit the Theaters in 1977, John Williams made a very large splash in the film music genre with his unparalleled "Main Title" which has become Iconic of Star Wars for the last 27 years ! Every body in the World knows the music from Star Wars, and thus they are all familiar with the typical John Williams style. In following John Williams throughout his career, and listening to all of the music that he has come out with, his "signature style" is apparent in all of his scores, especially in Star Wars. The most memorable pieces of the Original series undoubtably the "Main Title " and the "Imperial March or Darth Vaders Theme". I would like to draw attention to several others though that I think are certainly worthy of notation and listening. I would like to begin with "Tales of the Jedi, Learn about the Force" which appears as Track number 8 on the first CD of Episode 4. Here the wonderful and timeless "Jedi Theme" is layed out to accent the curious ways of the Jedi, and to lay into memory the good and wonderful morals of the movie. The next is on the second CD of Episode 5. You can find it by the name of "The Clash of the Lightsabers" or Track number 10. It is the first time that Williams really uses alot of Choir in the back ground to give great effect and spotlight the large battle between Good and Evil that the movie portrays. The Third and final comes of course on the second CD of Episode 6. It is the best of all the music that John wrote for the three movies, and is found on Track number 7 entitled " The Battle of Endor II". Here the famous final Duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker begins. The music used to accent this piece is very powerful, foreboding, and wonderfully satisfying. This piece caps the struggle between Good and Evil that is the Story of Anakin Skywalker and his turn back to the Ligh side. John Williams accomplishments with these three movies have set the precedence and the standard for all other films that will come forth in the future. This is an opportunity to hear a master at work!


Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.65

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley Wonderful, 20 Dec 2004
Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace.
Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace was the first of the "New Movies" that George Lucas has done, and he has brought back to the helm John Williams, Naturally! John has done it again! The music on this Soundtrack is of utmost quality, but nothing to surpass the originality of the first three feature films; Episodes 4, 5, and 6. The story for episode one may have seemed a bit juvenile when comapred to the first of the Star Wars Saga, but the music is still top Notch. I like to draw particular attention to Track Number 2; entitled "Duel of the Fates". What a wonderful piece of Cinematic music! It begins with outright showing of the power of the intended piece, with a simple three measure unaccompanied Choir burst which then ceases, and then the following silence gives way to an almost unhearable melody that gets your fingers tapping. It then begins to grow and the choir is then brought back into the piece, and it swells to a level that makes your sound system beg for mercy if at any reasonable volume. The piece then continues on as a fantastic deluge of sound that ends abruptly, but promptly after nearly 5 minutes. This piece make the CD worth its price. The other pieces that highlight this Soundtrack are; Track 8 "He is the Chosen One", Track 10 "Passage through the Planet Core", and Track 14 "The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul". This music is typical and pure Williams all of the way, and it is sure to please even the most devoted Williams music Fan!


Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.65

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Williams picks up where he left off..., 23 Aug 2004
The rousing, and epics scores of the original trilogy, are the best part of the stories, if not the whole series of movies. The movies and powerful epic that is called the Imperial March are one of the most well known and one of the strongest pieces of film music that has ever been written. John Williams then ingeniously re-engineered old themes to provide new ones that tie togehter old and new. When I heard about the release of the first of the series of 3 prequels, I beleived that it might be a flop, with the newer technology that promised to help out the cinematic elements of an aged theme. But the music brings sanity and congruence to parts in the movie that would make you cough. John williams is a master at writing for film, and has again taken the cup with no complaints from anybody. The best piece, and perhaps the most popular on this CD, is one of his best, it lies on track 2 and is entitled the "Duel of the fates". What an extrodinarily powerful piece of cinemtaic masterwork. John Williams gets not only two thumbs up form Siskel and Ebert, but thumbs up form a loyalist of the Star Wars Franchise. Well done! Very worth the money!


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