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John Williams' 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' Score Getting Limited Edition, Double LP, Color Vinyl Reissue

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist January 16, 2013 at 9:24AM

Just when you thought you'd amassed all the "Star Wars" merchandise, here’s yet another collector’s item to get excited about. Perhaps one of the more celebrated aspects of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is composer John Williams’ epic score. When the original release of the soundtrack first came out, it actually wound up being certified platinum in the U.S. and Gold in the U.K. Now, the original soundtrack is getting a limited edition release on vinyl.
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Just when you thought you'd amassed all the "Star Wars" merchandise, here’s yet another collector’s item to get excited about. Perhaps one of the more celebrated aspects of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is composer John Williams’ epic score. When the original release of the soundtrack first came out, it actually wound up being certified platinum in the U.S. and Gold in the U.K. Now, the original soundtrack is getting a limited edition release on vinyl.

Thanks to independent label I Am Shark, the soundtrack will be released as a double LP In limited color versions, which will coordinate with different characters that appear in the movie. These include: Darth Maul (black with red/green stripe), Qui-Gon Jinn (green/brown marble), Obi-Wan Kenobi (blue), and Hyperdrive (black with white splatter). There will be 2000 copies of each color version pressed, while regular, black versions of the double LP will be available in regular print. This release will just be part one of three, as the other two films in the trilogy are expected to get similar treatment at some point in the near future.

The soundtrack will be released on March 4th. Full tracklist below along with a look at those color vinyl editions. [Soundtrack]

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"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo
2. Duel of the Fates
3. Anakin's Theme
4. Jar Jar's Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga
5. The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle
6. The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass
7. The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade
8. He Is the Chosen One
9. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
10. Passage Through the Planet Core
11. Watto's Deal and Kids at Play
12. Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
13. Queen Amidala and The Naboo Palace
14. The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul
15. Qui-Gon's Noble End
16. The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon's Funeral
17. Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits

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This article is related to: Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, John Williams


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