13 Songs, 55 Minutes

TITLE TIME
5:50
4:42
5:15
3:03
3:14
3:47
4:33
4:59
2:16
2:15
3:07
4:20
7:57

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Classic!!

highontires

All the best songs from the original trilogy, I had the Star Wars album when I was seven, sounds just as incredible today!!

Great Album!

Bass tromboner

Great sounds!! John Williams is great composer, and this album proves it. Great classical pieces!!

Yet another five stars

LilyEvans

This album does an admirale job taking the best and most well known numbers in the origional trilogy and making sure that each episode and theme appears equally balanced. What I enjoye most about this album is specifically found in track 9, The Cantina Band. I likked how the track continued through the sound affects after the gun shot, and didn't abruptly cease. John Williams once again does an incredible job conducting his own music. Another 5 stars.

About John Williams

You can hum a John Williams theme the minute you leave the movie theater, and you'll probably still be humming it decades later. Case in point: It took just two menacing notes for the legendary New York–born composer to help launch the blockbuster era with his suspenseful score for Jaws—and kick off a subsequent decades-long partnership with its director, Steven Spielberg. But it was the majestic fanfare he penned for Star Wars two years later that really introduced his richly musical but instantly catchy style. Reviving the grandeur of classic Hollywood orchestras, Williams evoked wonder with an intensity to rival any mind-blowing visual effect, while also infusing all that slam-bang-pow onscreen action with surprisingly poignant emotion. He added the perfect swell of tear-inducing strings during E.T.'s indelible farewell scene, coaxed the exotic thrills of classic Saturday matinee serials with his swashbuckling cues for the Indiana Jones series, and engendered a palpable sense of play and adventure in the early Harry Potter films. While his influence still dominates today's superhero epics and intergalactic adventures, Williams has also tackled stories plucked from history's most harrowing chapters, bringing the appropriate gravitas to the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust (Schindler's List) or the political turmoil of the Civil War (Lincoln).

  • ORIGIN
    Flushing, NY
  • GENRE
    Soundtrack
  • BORN
    February 8, 1932

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