Sony Classical Reissues Star Wars Episodes I-VI In Newly Restored Audio Collections

Star Wars™ - The Ultimate Editions Of The Original Film Soundtracks

Now Available for Pre-Order on Vinyl, CD and Hi-Resolution Digital Download

Jan 08, 2016, 07:05 ET from Sony Classical

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 three new, definitive editions – Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection (11 LPs), Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection (10 CDs plus DVD) and Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection (hi-resolution download). All composed by the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, John Williams, these unique collector's sets are being reissued after the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters. All three of Sony Classical's new soundtrack editions will be released worldwide January 8, 2016.

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 180 gram 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).  

Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection includes the original six soundtracks in mini album jackets on 9 CDs, plus a bonus CD featuring a new audio interview with Harrison Ford (Han Solo) alongside an interview with John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one hour special hosted by actor Ian McDiarmid (Chancellor Palpatine) highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectible stickers.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection features a bundle of the six original soundtracks available for the first time as high definition downloads (192kHz/24bit).

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.

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PREORDER LINKS
Amazon (Vinyl): http://smarturl.it/starwars-vinylboxset
Amazon (10-CD box set): http://smarturl.it/starwars-cdboxset
iTunes (Download link): http://smarturl.it/starwars-digital-set

Press Contacts:
Sony Music: Angela Barkan / Larissa Slezak:
angela.barkan@sonymusic.com / Larissa.slezak@sonymusic.com    
212-833-8575 / 6075

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