“The Empire Strikes Back” Vinyl Now Available to Order

Varèse Sarabande Records has announced that they are re-issuing the LP for The Empire Strikes Back, and it’s available to order starting today.

(Varèse Sarabande Records)

(Varèse Sarabande Records)

(Varèse Sarabande Records)

(Varèse Sarabande Records)

What’s Happening:

  • Varèse Sarabande Records will be reissuing the long out-of-print LP for The Empire Strikes Back original motion picture score by John Williams.

  • The original release was a supplement to the 2-LP motion picture soundtrack, but this 1-LP release combines the “Symphonic Suite” created by John Williams for concert performance, with new arrangements from the film score.
  • The record is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket featuring original Star Wars paintings by William Stout, images of John Williams, and notes from author Ray Bradbury, composer Christopher Palmer, and John Williams.
  • There are two limited exclusive versions: “Imperial Grey Marble” (Newbury Comics), and a Canadian exclusive on “Cloud City Orange” available only at Sunrise retail shops.
  • Those looking to pick it up can order starting today, July 23.

Track Listing:

Side A

  • 20th Century-Fox Fanfare (0:21)
  • Main Title/The Imperial Probe (5:25)
  • Luke’s First Crash (2:29)
  • Han Solo And The Princess (4:26)
  • The Asteroid Field (4:12)
  • The Training Of A Jedi Knight and “May The Force Be With You” (1:56)
  • The Battle In The Snow (3:06)

Side B

  • The Imperial March (3:21)
  • The Magic Tree (3:38)
  • Yoda’s Theme (3:34)
  • The Rebels Escape Again (3:01)
  • Lando’s Palace, The Duel (Through The Window) (5:01)
  • Finale (4:39)
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