The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I-VI will be reissued by Sony Classical in a new 11 LP box set, Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection. With music composed by the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, John Williams, this unique collector’s set is being reissued after the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters.
All six original soundtracks available for the first time on vinyl in one box set
Original soundtracks from Episodes I through VI by Oscar®-winning composer John Williams
Six individual albums (11 LPs) in gatefold jackets on 180-gram vinyl
All music restored from the original masters
Featuring original album packaging for Episodes IV through VI including booklets and inserts
Digital download card for one complete box set (all six soundtracks)
Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection includes each of the six film soundtracks – from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi – in deluxe gatefold sleeves faithfully replicating the original artwork. Audio was transferred from the original LP masters using the highest resolution (up to 192kHz/24bit) and pressed with heavy 180g vinyl. The six double-LP sets are presented in a black, soft-touch laminated slipcase with an embossed, hot silver foil Star Wars logo, which includes a digital download card for one complete box set (all six soundtracks).
Since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released in 1977, composer John Williams’ scores have defined the soaring adventure for all six episodes in the saga. Williams won the Academy Award® for Best Original Score for the series’ first film and received Oscar® nominations for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). His Star Wars music has also won four Grammy Awards®, two BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe®. Williams continues his association with the Star Wars saga, composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to be released worldwide in December 2015.