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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Triumphant Williams Masterpiece
Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back ( Deluxe Remastered Version)

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2xCD
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Track Listings.

Disc 1.
1. "20th Century Fox Fanfare" (Alfred Newman (1954)) 0:22
2. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth" 8:09
3. "The Wampa's Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders...
Published 18 days ago by Timelord007

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Very disappointed with this CD. It doesn't sound much like the original music, it's cut and chopped about which is really disappointing which I think spoils the beauty of its original soundtrack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Triumphant Williams Masterpiece, 30 Aug 2014
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Timelord007 (The Tardis) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back ( Deluxe Remastered Version)

CD Info.
2xCD
Free AutoRip Download for your mp3 or Kindle Fire.

Track Listings.

Disc 1.
1. "20th Century Fox Fanfare" (Alfred Newman (1954)) 0:22
2. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth" 8:09
3. "The Wampa's Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders Take Flight" 8:48
4. "The Imperial Probe/Aboard the Executor" 4:24
5. "The Battle of Hoth (The Ion Cannon/Imperial Walkers/Beneath the AT-AT/Escape in the Millennium Falcon)" 14:48
6. "The Asteroid Field" 4:15
7. "Arrival on Dagobah" 4:54
8. "Luke's Nocturnal Visitor" 2:35
9. "Han Solo and the Princess" 3:26
10. "Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave" 5:44
11. "The Training of a Jedi Knight/The Magic Tree" 5:16
Total length:
62:41

Disc 2.
1. "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)" 3:02
2. "Yoda's Theme" 3:30
3. "Attacking a Star Destroyer" 3:04
4. "Yoda and the Force" 4:02
5. "Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds" 6:04
6. "Lando's Palace" 3:53
7. "Betrayal at Bespin" 3:46
8. "Deal with the Dark Lord" 2:37
9. "Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett" 11:50
10. "The Clash of Lightsabers/The Stormtroopers are Coming" 4:18
11. "Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace" 9:10
12. "The Rebel Fleet/End Title" 6:28
Total length:
61:42

Timelord Thoughts.
John Williams expands upon his original Star Wars score & delivers another triumphant masterpiece with The Empire Strikes Back which themes are a little darker & edgier than Williams previous Star Wars score.

This score is synonymous with The Imperial March - The Darth Vader Theme brings such a powerful interpretation of the sheer power of this unstoppable Sith Lord & is a theme that always gives me goosebumps while Yodas Theme is softer, gentle & more heartfelt that captures the galaxy's most powerful Jedi to perfection & brings tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it.

This is another of John Williams best movie scores & gives the tone of the (second or fifth depending how you look at it) Star Wars movie a darker feel & mixes together a score with such a power & heartfelt emotion that doesn't copy what's gone before but merely it expands upon it & is another one of Williams best soundtrack album of all time that captures the mood of this darker movie & showcases John Williams as one of cinemas greatest film composers of all time.

Timelord Rating.
10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars A class of it's own, 2 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
I believe this is the best soundtrack album of all time. Beautiful music that captures the mood of one of the best films of all time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack Excitement, 8 Sep 2013
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As always John Williams produces the right music for the greatest films and perhaps the Star Wars series are some of his very best
This is an excellent recording and recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars The empire strikes back soundtrack., 21 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
This second score from THE MASTER-JOHN WILLIAMS is the best from the originnal three Star Wars films.If you dont know this terrific music then you must either be dead or deaf or both.I do feel though that the mastering could have been a little better.The L.S.O. sound better on the other two editions;but dont let this put you off.I still cant fault the whole score.Anyway it is after all STAR WARS;need i say more.Just buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 May 2013
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I have been a fan of all the soundtracks from the Star Wars films. John Williams is a genius and I have been waiting for quite some time to purchase the soundtracks from Star Wars 4, 5 and 6 even though I am now approaching a certain age. You only have to listen to the opening bars to be captivated by what you are hearing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack to a Great Movie, 20 April 2013
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This is a great soundtrack and a must for Star Wars fans and music fans. I like to listen to this as it evokes memories of the movie, which is one of my all time favourite movies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What you'd expect, 9 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
What is there to say? It's all the music from the Empire Strikes Back, possibly the best film and best score out of the series. This double-CD has a full two hours, starting with the 20th Centry Fox Fanfare and ending with the closing titles. If you're in the mood, you can listen to it end-to-end; John Williams' music isn't repetative or boring if you appreciate orchesteral scores. It's not what I'd play to relax, it has to be said, but if you're nostalgic for the films and era in general it takes you right back. The CD matches those available for the other five films; in retrospect a boxed set might have been better value.

I dropped it a star because of the price - above the going rate for a 30-year-old film score.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 1 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
Very disappointed with this CD. It doesn't sound much like the original music, it's cut and chopped about which is really disappointing which I think spoils the beauty of its original soundtrack.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor transfer, 19 Jun 2006
This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
Good film score played by great orchestra, but the transfer to this cd release is terrible. Someone has swamped the sound in a load of reverb which makes the orchestra sound distant and indistinct. The percussion is mixed so low and reverby that it almost sounds limp particularly at the beginning, this is not the playing but the mix. Shame.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams at his best, 20 Dec 2004
This review is from: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back [Deluxe Remastered Version] (Audio CD)
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!
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