20 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Williams’ score remains as legendary as the franchise itself.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Williams’ score remains as legendary as the franchise itself.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
278 Ratings
278 Ratings
Vichammer ,

early reviews

most pointless REVIEW is one done BEFORE album/soundtrack released!! absolutely useless iTunes!!! hello!?

realjohnlong ,

A worthy and memorable follow-up to "The Force Awakens"

John Williams has done it again. His new soundtrack for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" does not disappoint. While the score doesn't feature a ton of new material, there's definitely a fair share of new memorable themes, with the highlight of those being the stately, graceful theme for Rose, the film's new female heroine. Another fun new cue is Williams' exotic-sounding composition for the casino planet "Canto Bight". Williams employs steel drums, synthesizers, and the like in a jazzy, tropical-influenced that hearkens back to his original "Cantina Band" from 1977. Overall, the tone of the score is much different than that of "The Force Awakens"; Williams largely replaces his intricately-woven and subtle underscore for a much more bombastic orchestration, with pounding timpani, blaring trumpets, and soaring vocals. In closing, while I wouldn't call this score an improvement over his work on "The Force Awakens", it's definitely a worthy, memorable addition to his ever-expanding collection of music for the Star Wars universe, and shows that even at the ripe old age of 85, his mind for music is still as fertile and imaginative as ever. Thank you, Mr. Williams. You are truly one of a kind.

averychicks ,

Another John Williams Masterpiece!

I thought John Williams did an amazing job with the soundtrack for The Last Jedi. I’m slightly disappointed that there aren’t any concert suites in the soundtrack (I believe that’s a first for a Star Wars Soundtrack), but that’s besides the point.

Some of the new themes (especially Rose’s Theme) are very well done. And the return of many old themes (including Yoda’s Theme, Luke and Leia, and Imperial March) work so well with what’s happening on screen. Fantastic job!

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