UPDATE! Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack Giveaway. And the Winner Is…

The Phantom Menace soundtrack - gatefold sleeve

Star Wars fans! Music fans! We’ve got a great new giveaway contest for you. Read on for details of how you can win a limited edition vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.



If you’re like me, the music of Star Wars has been in your blood ever since you saw your first Star Wars movie. For me, it was in 1977, before there was A New Hope, before there was even The Empire Strikes Back – when it was just STAR WARS!! The double album of John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack was one of the first records I ever owned, and I played it endlessly, until I practically wore out the grooves on the discs. And though I personally felt that some of the Star Wars films that followed weren’t always as consistently strong as the original, as far as I’m concerned John Williams’ musical scores have always been right on the money.



John Williams conducting London Symphony Orchestra


And now, I Am Shark takes us back to the old days of turntables, of felt record-cleaning brushes, and of that rich old analog sound. “Before the dahhhrk times… before the iPod!



For the very first time ever on limited edition vinyl, I Am Shark will be releasing the original soundtrack to Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, scored by legendary composer John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.


“Once again, John Williams has exceeded my expectations and produced a lavish, rich, moving and thrilling score. Every fan of Star Wars—and of great music—is in his debt.” ―George Lucas



In cooperation with the good folks at I Am Shark, we will be giving away a copy of a colored vinyl pressing of the Phantom Menace soundtrack. Just post a comment in the comments section in which you discuss your favorite Star Wars soundtrack, and we will choose a winner at random to receive a copy of the Phantom Menace album. Please also use the form provided below so that we know how to contact you if you end up being our lucky winner.



The Phantom Menace soundtrack - Hyperspace color pressing


The Phantom Menace soundtrack, of course, brought us the iconic “Duel of the Fates”, and many of the familiar musical cues from throughout the prequel trilogy originated in the Episode I musical score.



The Phantom Menace soundtrack - Darth Maul color pressing


Here is a little more about the soundtrack album itself from our friends at I Am Shark:


The original album was released to accompany the film (May 4, 1999). This release was certified Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in the UK, containing 17 tracks from selections of the score, meant to stand alone as a separate listening experience and not as one hears the score in the film. John Williams edited each track to present the score as one would hear it in a concert suite. Recorded in Abbey Road studios over a week, starting on February 10, 1999 performed by the London Voices and London Symphony Orchestra, StarWars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was the first Star Wars score Williams had composed in over 16 years. The scores of the following two films would rely heavily upon tracking from this score, a decision that Williams and George Lucas had made early into production of the film.


Track Listing:


Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo – 2:55

Duel of the Fates – 4:14

Anakin’s Theme – 3:05

Jar Jar’s Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga – 5:07

The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle – 2:37

The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass – 4:07

The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade – 4:04

He Is the Chosen One – 3:53

Anakin Defeats Sebulba – 4:24

Passage Through the Planet Core – 4:40

Watto’s Deal and Kids at Play – 4:57

Panaka and the Queen’s Protectors – 3:24

Queen Amidala and The Naboo Palace – 4:51

The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul – 5:14

Qui-Gon’s Noble End – 3:48

The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon’s Funeral – 3:09

Augie’s Great Municipal Band and End Credits – 9:37


Total Time: 74:23


Officially Licensed by Sony Music and Lucasfilm LTD.


Sign up and post your comment in the comments section below (you need to do both). Which of the Star Wars musical scores is your favorite, and what makes it your favorite?


And yes, the contest is open to you even if you live outside the United States!
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“Now man your ships… and may the Force be with you!”





And the winner is (picked by Random.org) Michael Bridges. Congrats!!!


We will be doing another John Williams related giveaway in 20 days, so stay tuned…


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148 thoughts on “UPDATE! Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack Giveaway. And the Winner Is…

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    While I’m a fan of the entire saga’s score, I absolutely love the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack, especially the Order 66 track. Order 66 is the turning point of the saga and the track really conveys the tragedy that has occurred on screen. It’s a very sad piece and matches the action perfectly.

    • June 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Agreed, I think that may be the best piece of music Williams has ever written. It was sheer perfection and no matter how often I listen to it, still gives me goosebumps.

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I would say that my favourite star wars theme is the entire score, but if I have to chiose, there are various possibilities. Yoda’s theme is the most beautiful, but several themes from episoed I and II are as good too. There’s a thirty seconds theme that can be heard in episode VI, the moment luke attacks vader when his father gets to know about his sister. That theme can be heard only in that moment, and I always felt about it as one of the most defining ones. It scores the scene that settles the entire saga. I’d choose that as my favourite score, ironically because it is not at all a classic john williams orchestration style score. But as I said, other scores as this good. The duel of the fates is very well made. The love theme in episode II is the thing that drives the love story, that makes it be actually emotional, even though most of people hate that love story. I want john williams to live forever.

    • May 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      damn, I again forgot to put my name! I am the same guy, those that can track ip addresses can prove it.

    • June 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      That theme you mentioned when Luke goes all-out against Vader is I think one of the more underrated themes of the Saga.
      It’s strange that you never see ANYONE talk about it.
      It’s never been referenced anywhere else or alluded to within the future soundtracks.
      It’s just that one scene,

      Making it possibly the most mysterious piece of music in the entire Saga.
      Every other piece and phrase is tethered to a specific character, with a specific explanation, but this theme when Luke treads into dark territory is left completely unexplained and unaccounted for.
      What is it referencing? Who does it represent?
      Is it possible that this piece is Luke’s Dark Side? The Luke-led Imperial March That Almost Was?
      IDK, It’s intriguing that Williams never re-used this music in the PT.

      … then again, it could just be that he didn’t like it :/

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Original, because it set the tone.

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Cool contest! My turntable would LOVE this!

    My favorite SW soundtrack is oddly enough Revenge of the Sith. It was the first time that I delved into a SW soundtrack before I went to see the movie. And when I say delved into the soundtrack, I mean that I lived with it DAILY for a month before I saw the movie. I knew ALL the cues by heart before I saw EpsIII. Then, when I saw the movie it was actually emotionally riveting, especially the part with Padme and Anakin looking out the windows before Anakin goes all evil killing spree. I highly recommend this process before seeing the movie. Get to know the soundtrack in and out before viewing and your experience watching will be significantly enhanced! Even without drugs! HA!

    • May 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I did exactly this with the ESB soundtrack! I can’t remember exactly how long before opening day the soundtrack album was available in stores, but I put all my money together and bought it almost immediately.

      I did just what you did with ROTS – immersed myself in the ESB music daily until I was able to see the movie (which, since we were temporarily without a movie theatre in my home town, was probably a few weeks after release.)

      To my eternal regret, though, I took it a step further. The ESB novel came out in April of 1980, and the Marvel Comics adaptation came out sometime not long after that. I remember listening to the soundtrack record and poring over the novel and comic versions CONSTANTLY until Mom finally took me to see the movie – at which time nothing surprised me other than the way things looked onscreen. No big “I am your father!” moment for this kid! LOL!

      (Thus, I’m now a total pain in the ass about avoiding spoilers!) ;^)

      But I digress. I agree wholeheartedly with you on how absorbing the music before seeing the movie can add a powerful new dimension to that first viewing experience. Very cool that you were able to do this with ROTS!

      • May 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

        Very cool story Dekka, and something I will take into account before watching ANY movie. Thanks for sharing so I don’t make the same mistake!

      • May 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm

        I’m only 35 now so I did not see Empire in the theater as I wasn’t even a year old yet. Did they seriously do that? The novel and book were released before the movie with this one? CRAZY spoilers…why would they do that?

    • May 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      My Star Wars really musical scores is the Main theme for all VI (possible all IX movies!) Star Wars movies and of course Victory Celebration from Star Wars – Return of the Jedi!

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Love John Williams. The Imperial March was one of the first things I learned to play on guitar.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Across the galaxy love theme from AOTC is beautiful, Anakin theme from Phanton Menace is also my fave.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I think for me it might be he soundtrack to The Empire Strikes Back?? Hearing the Imperial March for the first time was thrilling but also really chilling at the same time. There are a ton of other great track on it as well!

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    This record is the only watchable thing about TPM.

    • May 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      I just love watching records…

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    One level in Star Wars Dark Forces lets you walk through some corridors styled like the interior of the Tantive IV. At the same time a part of ‘the Battle of Endor’ is playing. Just thinking about makes a grown kid nostalgic, just awesome.

    On a sidenote, ‘Qui-gon’s noble end’. BAM! Spoilers baby…

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Hard to beat all of the fantastic themes in Empire! Cloud City, Boba Fett, the Empire, Yoda, the Force.. Nothing else connects with me on such an emotional level as Yoda’s Theme, and the Force themes.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    My favorite is and always will be “The Asteroid Field.” I think that track does a wonderful job of capturing the feeling of the entire saga all at once.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Honestly, I think The Phantom Menace has my favorite soundtrack of all six films. Personally, I felt like John Williams was very excited to return to the series after a long period of time and it really shows in his music. “Duel of the Fates” is one of the most epic sounding pieces in movie history and the rest of the soundtrack is superb as well.

      • June 1, 2015 at 6:04 pm

        Another little almost-forgotten musical phrase I always found intriguing was when Luke meets Ben Kenobi [for the first time on-screen],
        you have the Skywalker theme, but there’s a little, high-pitched three-tone phrase,

        Right around 3:16, as Luke mentions the name “Obiwan”, Ben gets a look of recognition, triggering the three-tone phrase.

        It’s a little thing, but I never heard it anywhere else… except in Rebels. As soon as I heard that little detail in the score, I was sold on the legitimacy of the show.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Duel od the Fates

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I love all Star Wars music, but Duel of The Fates is totally awesome. Whenever I hold a lightsaber, that song comes into my head and takes me to meet Darth Maul.

    Imagine how happy I was when my beloved Tottenham Hotspur started using it to walk out on the pitch to.. Shivers!

    G Darklighter

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I would say A New Hope. while I love all the others, they seem to have one set tone to them: the prequels all have an underlying dark tone that can make you feel uneasy throughout the entire listen. Episode V and VI have a similar tone of darkness and tragedy.

    A New Hope gives you a great ride of various feelings. from the fanfare to the opening credits, you have the sensation of being pulled into a great adventure. as the soundtrack goes on, you get the feeling of discovery, the feeling of going somewhere you’ve never been, adventure, excitement, loss, thrills and victory.

    to me, it’s the only soundtrack out of the six that you can hear without ever watching the film and understand the arch of the adventure that Luke is on

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I think the original Star Wars soundtrack is the best for the sheer fact that it’s so iconic and expresses the whole of Star Wars so perfectly. However I absolutely love the Episode I soundtrack and it’s probably my second favorite of them all. Listen to it all the time. Duel of the Fates is just too good and almost makes it my favorite.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    The Star Wars film that took us to the highest high, The Empire Strikes Back, the theme that made the film, and therefore has to be my favourite is The Imperial March.

    To me it sums up the relentless persuit of Vader to find Luke, The Empire at its most bad ass and gave our heroes their toughest test.

    The Imperial March is the power of the Dark Side!

    The title theme took us to the Galaxy far far away but
    The Imperial March made it vividly real!

    • May 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I personally like the Battle of Hoth theme from Empire. Such a great soundtrack overall.

    • May 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      The ESB Soundtrack is the best. I love Hoth, Asteroid Field, Imperial March, Yoda, Cloud City, and Han/Leia Love Theme. One of the things that gets me upset over the PT, besides the obvious, is the killing of kids in these movies. Tusken raiders in AotC, and Jedi kids in RotS. I was 9 in 1979, living in Central NY, when Etan Patz, a 6 yo boy in NYC was kidnapped on his way to school and killed. I grew up in the country on a acre and a half lot. My mom wouldn’t let me play outside out of her sight. I could only go out if she went out. It was very frustrating. So that is the main reason I can’t stand the PT. This Star Wars generation is twisted, if it enjoys story plots like these.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Id want this only to blast Duel of the Fates through my sound system while playing smash bros.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    A great score -I’ve got the 1999 pic discs of this so the new splatter vinyl makes a great Accompiment

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I remember listening to Duel of the Fates before the movie came out and imagining the duel and then realized they would probably use it for the final battle in ROTS.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Empire has the best soundtrack in my opinion. Phenomenal!

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Every morning, when my four year old jumps in the car to go to school, his question is always “can you put Star Wars on?” To which I smile, put on my custom star wars playlist for him which includes all my favorites including the Imperial March, The Asteroid Field, Across the Stars, and Duel of the Fates. Everyday is Star Wars day on the way to school and I have John Williams to thank for that. This vinyl will sit well next to my Jurassic Park score on vinyl. Thank you John Williams and I Am Shark

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    The day I watched “Star Wars” in 1977 and Luke stared at that binary sunset, John Williams’ music thrilled me forever. Because of that, it’s my favourite. Long live Star Wars.

  • May 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    All the SW soundtracks are great. This one is better than the actual movie if you ask me. I suppose that Ep 7’s score is my favorite because I haven’t heard it yet ;-P

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Such a difficult choice. Creatively speaking I think ESB is probably the best. But TPM does have a special place in my heart since I have a lot of memories listening to it being so excited for a new SW movie. And ROTS kind of blew my mind how great it was. Probably the best of the prequel scores. I should also put a shout out to Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely. It’s different and not exactly Williams but awesome to have a “bonus” musical experience from the saga to enjoy.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I will never forget getting my hands on this soundtrack before seeing the movie and then reading “Death of Qui-Gon” and thinking really? They couldn’t have named it something less spoilery like “A hero’s end” or something.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Empire, hands down. I love all of the soundtracks because I can listen to them and replay the movies in my mind. But I’d say “The Battle of Hoth” and “The Asteroid Field” are probably my two favorite classical music pieces of all time.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    The Cantina Band is the best, most funky thing in a film ever in my opinion. Totally original.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    My favourite track in Star Wars has to be Binary Sunset.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    luke , Vader, Yoda , Emperor has it’s own theme.When Phantom Menace coming , we instantly understand the real character of Sidius from his theme from TROJ. That was a delight.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Phantom Menace?…. Pass.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    My favorite Star Wars score is the main theme that you hear when you see the opening scroll. It’s so iconic. That’s why I consider it my favorite.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    My favourite theme is the last one from TESB! Rebel fleet and the ending titles! It contains 4+ amazing themes in just 6 minutes!

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve always liked the Force theme during the binary sunset in The New Hope. The music sweeps you into the Hero Journey that you know/feel will happen as the movie progresses—very emotional.

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    LOL does anyone care?

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    The Empire Strikes Back…period.

    There isn’t another soundtrack -ever – that conveys Love, Magic and Darkness like that…it makes you dream far beyond the movie.

    For me, the best soundtrack ever written for picture.

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Duel of the fates, as much as I love the OT scores, something about duel of the fates always got me.

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Mine’s The Imperial March, because when I was younger and somebody mentioned Star Wars, I’d think of that song :D. It’s so iconic! Please, excuse my English :).

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    My favorite has to be The Empire Strikes Back. It’s just so full of excitement and beauty, and the sound of it just perfectly captures the essence of Star Wars. I love to listen to it as I go to sleep, and be transported to that galaxy far, far away.

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I’d say my favorite album is Return of the Jedi. It was the first Star Wars score I owned, and just listening to it brings me back. It has cues from all the movies, plus the energy is intensified in the battle of Endor pieces. Im actually a fan of the special edition victory celebration music. The prequel music was excellent as well. TPM has some really great music, and I think the episode 2 soundtrack is heavily underrated.

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Has to be the phantom menace for me, I love the music from all the films, but duel of fates is my favourite star wars track from all of them and went perfect with one of my favourite star wars scenes

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    “When Evil Rises, Good Awakens.”

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    My favorite soundtrack is The Empire Strikes Back. It introduced us to the Imperial March, the Han/Leia love theme, and Yoda’s theme – three of my all time favorites. Also fantastic scoring for the asteroid field, Cloud City, etc.

    A close second is the good old original Star Wars.

    From the prequels I have to give props to “Duel of the Fates” and the love theme from Attack of the Clones. Fantastic music!

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I distinctly remember TPM [deluxe soundtrack] being the first time I’d listened to a full, to the minute parallel of a film. Prior to that, soundtracks were [are] heavily edited versions of what appears in the film. It made the other/initial PM soundtrack pale in comparison.

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My favourite song is the “Victory Celebration” it has a peaceful vibe. I always dreamed the end of wars here, in our own planet, and then the screening on TV in every country showing the celebration of every people using this song just like the end of the episode IV 😀

    btw, “Duel of the Fates” is like the NEW Star Wars theme for the new generations. Love it! because is so epic and emotional.

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    My favorite Star Wars soundtrack is Revenge of the Sith. It has my favorite soundtrack opener of any of the Star Wars movies. And I love the music that leads to and comes after Anakin’s fall, like Padme’s Ruminations, Anakin’s Betrayal, and The Immolation Scene. I just love the soundtrack in general.

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Duel of the fates!!!!!

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    The first and favorite piece of John Williams Star Wars music that I probably heard isn’t even in the movies. Originally written and recorded for ESB but unused, the musical cue was utilized as the main theme for the Shadows of the Empire video game. A video game which introduced this little 90s kid to the Star Wars universe. So for obvious reasons, that great little “theme” will always be my favorite John Williams Star Wars piece. And as unlikely as it seems, I’m holding out hope he revisits it for the ST.

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    For me it’s also Binary Sunset.
    The scene is already an emotional one, the suns once more will go down, while Luke’s dreams are defeated again, all he has it’s hope and a new day coming tomorrow.
    He could be staring at the sunset silent, thinking about a million words, but since the music starts is like there’s no need for words anymore, i do feel all Luke’s feeling of powerlessness and being stucked.

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I love all the great themes in the Empire Strikes Back score. Great classics, but also great new ones. The Imperial March! Han & Leia’s love theme! Yoda’s Theme! Cloud City! This is why I have high hopes for the Episode VII soundtrack… Old themes and new ones to compliment!

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    A Phantom Manace, still the best title of the whole saga!

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    My favourite score is Revenge of the Sith. It’s partly because I feel the movie conveys such a important part of the story, but also because I’ve always been a fan of Williams more emotional writing.
    I absolutely love the Order 66 track aswell as Padme Ruminations, they are amazing in so many ways. They represent such important parts of the sagas story and do it very well.

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    My favorite has got to be empire. Just the way the whole soundtrack carries that movie and blends everything together into on awesome piece. 2nd would have to be Star Wars. When I was a little kid my mom gave me a cassette of it and I used to listen to that soundtrack almost every night.

    But I do think all the Star Wars movies have had wonderful soundtracks. John Williams is amazing.

  • May 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Although I was technically born during the era of the Prequel Trilogy, I grew up watching the Original on a regular basis, thanks to my cousin. The first movie’s soundtrack has always been my favorite, especially “Binary Sunset”. I do have to agree with what many others are saying, though. “Duel of the Fates” from TPM is amazing!

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Escape from Naboo on the ultimate edition. I like to listen to this on the way to work esp if timed right

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:49 am

    One of my favorite Star Wars songs is Padme’s theme. There is something about that is so beautiful that it captures my attention and thoughts and brings me to another place, namely, the Star Wars universe. While other songs have transferred themselves into celebrations or marches in my day to day life, this song bring me straight to Star Wars, so I chose Attack of the Clones.

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:54 am

    The music is the best part of the movie, it saved The Phantom Menace in many ways. I love “Duel of the Fates”, one of the best pieces of Star Wars movies ever.
    I can not enjoy it completely, because it was played at the the funeral of a friend who died a few months after the movie. It brings back sad memories.

  • May 23, 2015 at 1:02 am

    i don’t think anything beats the Empire Strikes Back score. All the classic motifs, plus a few new classics like Yoda’s theme. Love it.

  • May 23, 2015 at 1:28 am

    My favorite Star Wars soundtrack is “Yoda and the Force” from the Empire Strikes Back. It’s full of emotion, and is very intense. It fits in perfectly with Yoda lifting Luke’s X-Wing out of the swamps of Dagobah. It was the first time we saw the TRUE power of the force, and how anyone of any size, shape, or form could harness the force. I have always thought that that was my favorite soundtrack. I also love the Throne Room theme, and Binary Sunset, but Yoda and the Force is my all time favorite. I have a YouTube video about it, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGr59r8yIm0

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:12 am

    My favorite Star Wars movie soundtrack as a whole is without a doubt The Empire Strikes Back. It hits almost every possible area of emotion, from mystery, terror, pure adventure to doom and hope. Yoda and the Force and Rescue from Cloud City are my favorite tracks. Incredibly powerful and poignant. One of my favorite pieces ever is the achingly beatiful Anakin’s Theme from The Phantom Menace. Ironically it never appears anywhere in the movie but is a true gem of the soundtrack. I cherish Star Wars music and listen to at least one track everyday. Still waiting for them to release a score of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith which have some incredible pieces. All I can do in the meantime is listen to my ripped versions from Youtube!

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I’d go with Qui-Gon’s Noble End. I just really liked it plus that my favorite seen in the film. Thanks so much for the chance!

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Good old John. He always delivered IMO.

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Hum, it’s really hard to pick one soundtrack as all have iconic tracks in them. If I had to pick though it would have to be A New Hope’s because of The Imperial March, that song just pumps me up every time. syberz[at]gmail[dot]com.

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:54 am

    The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack. It’s ambiance really sets the mood, especially the somber tone of the early Hoth scenes. Also it introduced us to The Imperial March, one the most iconic pieces of Star Wars music there is.

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It’s the one that started it all, Episode IV. You’ve got the opening, Darth Vaders entrance, the twin sunsets, The Cantena Band, the Empire theme. Soo much music that stood the test of time

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:42 am

    STAR WARS. As a 14 year old boy, the moment i took the album out of that black and white gatefold cover and slipped it on my turntable back in 1977 my life was never the same again. I listened to the music before I saw the film, over and over again, trying to imagine what images went with those amazing cues. When I eventually saw the film my expectations were only exceeded. The music of Star Wars has been with me every day of my life since.

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Signing in. Pretty much the same name as in the Cantina… this count?

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

    My favorite underused theme is ‘Luke & Leia.’ I was sad that it wasn’t heard in Episode III.

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:23 am

    A masterpiece beyond compare, from beginning to end. Lush chords enrich the background adding dimension even in the simplest of note arrangements.
    A variety like I have never experienced with all its instantaneously gripping melodies, exhilarating bellicose themes and handfuls of amazing transitions that make STAR WARS what it really is.
    I have collectors editions of each of John Williams’s amazing STAR WARS Albums from episode 1-6. Many hours to experience, and I say experience because his music is more than just notes and melodies, it is an experience to be involved as the dramatics and climaxes gradually fold out, they reveal some of the best music ever to be composed in human existence.
    STAR WARS (i am a star wars fan) is what it is today also because of the masterpiece which is master John Williams!
    Can’t wait to experience his music in the Force Awakens, and my favourite theme is (after serious debate) Across The Stars; Attack of the Clones.
    His music will be with me, always…

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Excellent soundtrack – would have incorporated the Benny Hill theme when Jar-Jar is present though..

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I’d Have to say my favorite Star Wars score is between Empire Strikes Back or Revenge of the Sith. Empire had such great, exciting pieces like the Battle of Hoth and The Asteroid Field, but Sith had the timeless Order 66 and the Jedi Temple and Anakin vs Obi-Wan. Keep up the great work Mr. Williams!

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:10 am

    A New Hope soundtrack. In the late 70s home video was non-existent, so I had to listen to the soundtrack repeatedly while looking at the pictures inside the LP cover (still have that record!).

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

    You get the Main title, Imperial March, and Yoda’s theme.
    Good stuff

  • May 23, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Episode I has the best scores!!! Especially Duel of Fates which is the best of them all!!

  • May 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Binary Sunset or Duel of the Fates. It’s a toss-up.

  • May 23, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Not too original but The Phantom Menace because of Duel of the Fates. That was the first Star Wars music to effect my emotions. The classic themes are exciting and amazing but in a different way for me.

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:03 am

    “Binary Sunset or Duel of the Fates. It’s a toss-up.”

    No it’s not.

    Binary Sunset wins by a long-shot. If for no other reason than TPM was such a shit film that it brought down Williams’ score with it.

    BTW, I used to know a member at another forum named Binary Sunset…but that was long, long time ago…before the dark times.

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Hi i’m Sam, I can honestly say that the only music I listen to, and this is 100% true, is the star wars soundtrack… when my friends try to get me into rap, rock or hip hop, i’m always like, no… why would I listne to that? Even with out the stubborn part of it, even when i try to, John Williams sound track is and always will be the only music I listen to… I might be a star wars soundtrack fan more than a star wars fan, It is my love, and it will always define pleasure and life to me… now with out sounding creepy I would like to say that my favorite Song, and this is literally my favorite song of anything, would be Duel of the Fates… This song is, well I can’t put in words what this song is… It brings me to life, it opens my imagination like nothing else dose, I will listen to “Return to Tatooine” from the episode 2 soundtrack just to skip to the duel of the fates portion when anakin is riding his speeder bike away from the “binary” sunset. Ive listen to that song for ten years now and it never gets old, when ever i play it on the piano my mom starts to sing along, and she knows nothing about star wars so i must have listen to it alot for her to know the words XD. But in all, yes, there is no one I enjoy better than listening to john wiliams star wars sound track, it is literally my heaven on earth. So haveing this would be a fine addition to my star wars collection. right next to my peter mayhew autograph… 🙂 Thanks again
    ~Sam O’Connor

  • May 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

    What a wonderful idea for a contest!
    As far back as I can remember (which isn’t very long, for I am not particularly old), I have always loved the music of Star Wars.
    My favorite soundtrack would probably be that for A New Hope, mainly for two vastly overlooked pieces, “The Dune Sea of Tatooine”, and, ” Jawa Sandcrawler”; Dune Sea for it’s almost menacing undertones, giving one the feeling that just below sand, creatures, great and ancient, never meant to be seen by man crawl and lurk, and Sandcrawler for it’s, almost polar opposite, joviality, it’s ticking, mechanically driven wonder of what preposterous magic might follow.

    Good luck everyone!

  • May 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

    For our wedding my wife walked down the aisle to Princess Leia’s Theme from Ep4. A beautiful piece of music. We also had Han and Leia atop the wedding cake armed with blasters. Is this going too far?

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  • May 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    An epic score for an epic end to the original trilogy!
    From the Rancor fight to the Sarlac pit! Straight into the Emperors arrival and then the final battle! I could listen to this (and have been) in its full length for days on end!
    The sail barge assault is literally what I listen to when I’m running for the bus! Make life epic!!!!

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    We are living 21st century

  • May 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t think there’s a bad moment in any of the Star Wars soundtracks, so to pick a favourite is tough. I’ve always been in love with the Force theme, but The Battle of Hoth Medley gets me pumped for doing anything and as does the ROTS intro. I’m going to go with the Episode 1 theme here though and just throw down the Droid Invasion theme. It’s just so anthemic!

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  • May 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I love every Williams SW score like they’re my own children. But the original SW score (“A New Hope”) is the only one that ALWAYS gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eye. The themes established in Ep.1 carry throughout all 6 (soon to be all 7) films and achieved iconic “household name” status far more than any other theme from the other films, except The Imperial March.

    That said, this vinyl edition would make an incredible addition to my music library. Winning it might make me tear up as well.

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    The RotJ soundtrack is my favorite because of the emperor’s theme.

    The asteroid chase section in Empire is my second favorite musical section.

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Duel of fates for me, great stuff

  • May 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    As a huge fan of SW and John Williams Music(as I’m sure we all are) I thought this would be easy, ESB or TPM, mostly cause of imperial march(first song I learn on any instrument) and duel of fates(awesome and always stuck in my head along with Imperial march) respectively, but the more I read these comments the less sure I am. There are so many good parts to these sound tracks and they all flow so well into one another it’s easy to forget how many amazing pieces there are!

    For now, I have to go ESB but am definitely looking up the sound tracks and listening to them so I have a better answer in te future, and can’t wait to hear the new score!

    Also, how do you sign up? Just leave a name?

  • May 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    All of them.. As a ‘Spielbergian kid’, I listen to John Williams 24/7.

  • May 23, 2015 at 11:07 pm


    Here is the track listing for the soundtrack to THE FORCE AWAKENS…

    1) Star Wars Main Title’s Noble End
    2) BB-8’s Noble End
    3) R2-D2’s Noble End
    4) C-3PO’s Noble End
    5) Maz Kanata’s Noble End
    6) The Vicar’s Noble End
    7) Captain Phasma’s Noble End
    8) Lando Calrissian’s Noble End
    9) Han Solo’s Noble End
    10) Chewbacca’s Noble End
    11) Poe Dameron’s Noble End
    12) Finn’s Noble End
    13) Rey’s Noble End
    14) The Millennium Falcon’s Noble End
    15) Kylo Ren’s Noble End
    16) Uber’s Noble End
    17) Luke Skywalker’s Noble End
    18) End Credits’ Noble End

    • May 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Bonus Track: Porkins Jr’s Noble End

    • May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Haha yes! Phantom Menace soundtrack titles were such huge spoilers!

  • May 24, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Return of the Jedi!

  • May 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    My favorite is The Phantom Menace. I saw the movie many times as a kid and remember enjoying the music a lot. Williams’ score is easily the strongest aspect in the movie in my opinion. Many memorable tunes that make the movie more watchable. Duel of the Fates is so good!

  • May 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    My favorite is “The Birth of the Twins and Padme’s Destiny” from EPIII soundtrack. Though it is less popular, I like because I can feel the end of the era of the Republic and that the rise of an Empire with Vader at the same time the music clearly states there gonna be a new hope for the entire galaxy.

    The music of Padme’s funeral part is from EPI soundtrack (Qui Gon’s funeral), which is also great, full of sorrow.

  • May 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    The original Star Wars soundtrack was not only a great album full of amazing music but was THE way to relive the movie in 1977. My older brother had it and I would listen to it all the time. The simple, elegant cover, the gatefold of photos and the music itself created an experience. The music of Star Wars has always been a major part of the movie, essentially another character.

  • May 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I love the New Hope soundtrack. That is my favorite album. However I also love Duel of The Fates and the Order 66 theme

  • May 25, 2015 at 4:13 am

    My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back. It has so many great themes: The Imperial March, Han Solo and the Princess, Yoda’s Theme, The Asteroid Field, The Duel, etc…

  • May 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I’m not going to enter this competition because I never win anything ever.

  • May 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I think the Phantom Menace soundtrack might actually be my favourite, Duel of fates is certainly my all time favourite star wars track.

  • May 26, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I don’t differentiate from one soundtrack to the other… I think of the Star Wars soundtrack as one long space opera of the mind. I close my eyes and am transported back to wherever the musical cues take me. Star Wars music is food for my nostalgic soul.

  • May 26, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Duel of the Fates – I remember being in absolute awe in the cinema when Darth Maul appeared with his saberstaff. Was probably what turned me into a Star Wars fanatic.

  • May 26, 2015 at 7:31 am

    The original opening theme of A New Hope is still my favorite score in the universe!!! Duel of the Fates is awesome in second place.

  • May 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love records. Specially old ones. This one would one of those special records as must have.

  • May 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    mwoods8781@aol.com I loved the soundtrack to the Empire Strikes back because is what the the first school play I was in.

  • May 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve listened to all of them enough for them all to be my favorite, but revenge of the sith is definitely at the top of my list. The different general grievous themes are incredible, and the music from the opening scene is especially memorable!

  • May 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I think i listen to Star Wars, OST’s daily, when im brushing my teeth in the morning is my favourite moment, the moment when your toothbrush turns into a lightsaber and my teeth hold little sith lords between them, my dentist always asks me how i keep them this clean and strong, well my friends. Anakin’s Dark Deeds OST made it possible, best emotional soundtrack from Part III.

    My Vinyl collection and especially my teeth want some new epic music for int he morning, so im really hoping im getting this awesome give away.


  • May 27, 2015 at 5:36 am

    My favorite soundtrack is the Episode IV soundtrack because it introduces the iconic Star Wars theme.

  • May 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I definitely love all of the soundtracks, but my favorite would be Episode III’s. That one seems to be the most varied… the emotion JW created on that one was not to be believed. I think the darkness – and occasional bleakness – found in a lot of the music perfectly parallels the feel and eventual outcome of the film itself.

  • May 27, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    It may simply be nostalgia kicking in, but I’ve always favored Return of the Jedi as my favorite soundtrack. It may not be the strongest – I believe simply for its originality, that honor goes to A New Hope – but Return of the Jedi is incredibly diverse and deeply emotional. The cue that always gets me is when Luke finally tees off on Vader when his thoughts betray Leia’s identity to Vader. It’s both bold and melancholy at the same time, perfectly befitting of the action and conflict within Luke as his rage boils over.

  • May 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Despite it getting a lot of negative comments as a film, the Phantom Menace was probably one of my favourite star wars soundtracks purely because of ‘duel of the fates’, however ESB is probably up there for me as well due to ‘han and the princess’

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

    All the themes

  • May 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    We are living 21th century

  • May 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    ‘The Imperial March’ from the Empire Strikes Back always struck a chord with me when I was a child and years later I used to play it (from the original vinyl) as the final ‘lights on’ music for an indie club I used to DJ at. Great fun watching all the indie kids marching out to that! Of course I always had a soft spot for a bit of Star Wars funk… http://bit.ly/1KCqOiO

  • May 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    When I learned to play violin growing up, the very first book I bought outside of the class was the Star Wars beginner music notes. I learned the “Luke and Leia” theme quickly and played it over and over again. It made me feel like I was contributing a small part of the movie.

  • May 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Probably the Finale from AOTC, where the Imperial theme comes through and really shows the transition taking place.

  • May 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    It’s definitely the first Star Wars soundtrack for me! My parents bought the original vinyl back when it came out, and although I think I may have been disappointed that it wasn’t like the “see and say” children’s records that I was used to (I was barely a toddler at the time, after all), I remember putting that record on whenever I’d play with my SW figures. Years later, I received the CD of same soundtrack for Christmas and found it to be great study music! Now I do a little bit of music composition myself (for short animated films mainly) and the scores of John Williams have remained a major influence for me.

    • May 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      For sure the OT is special in my hart. It’s my childhood. John Williams is a pure genius. He always create unbelievable and imtemporal score. But for Star Wars, of course Imperial March is THE theme who everybody know and reconize him. Imperial march is now associable to all evil being and vilain in cinema. Duel of the Fates have also a special place in my heart. The choir is so powerful !

  • May 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    It´s so hard to chose one favorite, i was blown away as kid by the imperial march but as a “adult”(can you call a starwars fan adult) i like lukes theme from a ANH. But i must say the Duel of the fate is mindblowing and pumps up the feeling to a very high level. That scene both in a musical way and how it´s made saved TPM for this 40+ fan.

  • May 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    land of the sandpeople.

    From the original Soundtrack – Episode IV

    It’s a wild track and I swear I can hear those Bantha roar when I listen to it.

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Nice! 🙂

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    My FAVOURITE track is Asteroid Field from ESB, 2nd fav is probably Hyperspace. Both were used in Shadows of the Empire for N64. Such good nostalgic vibes!

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    The Imperial March – pure badassness.

  • May 29, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Without a doubt The Imperial March. The power of the score is immense, and every time I hear it, pictures of a strong Darth Vader appear inn my mind. The score is a brilliant example how music creates mental images and powerfull feelings. >Brilliant<

  • May 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Being a HUGE soundtracks fan, these are a huge deal to me. I think Yoda’s theme is amazing for the mystery of it.

  • May 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Binary Sunset.

    not only can it be inspiring and make you feel like you’re capable of great things, it helps during the most tragic times and can make you feel like everything is going to be ok and that life is worth living for

  • May 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Such a difficult task! Pretty close to impossible. I have never thought about which soundtrack I hold as my favorite one because I have always viewed all of them as this interlinked piece. And I must say, how Williams connected the original themes into the prequels, was, in one word, sublime. And… I think the prequels is it for me, simply because the music, like the movies, is about Anakin’s inner battle between the dark side and the light. It allows Williams to play some of the important original themes, but not in their entirety – and this is what really does it for me. The small echoes of the imperial march every time Anakin’s conflicted, the quiet rendition of Leia’s theme when she is held by her adoptive parents, and, my god, the return of Luke’s theme when his family holds him and they watch the twin sunset while a puzzled and protective Obi-Wan walks away, knowing all those things that young Luke doesn’t know. My favorite soundtrack is the Revenge of the Sith, but also in a close split-second is the Empire Strikes Back and the Phantom Menace. If the main argument was originality, I would have placed ESB, TPM and ANH at the top, but it is the subtle continuity of the saga-music in the prequels that makes Revenge of the Sith my favourite. But, on a sidenote, one of the reasons why it becomes ROTS as opposed to TPM, is the reoccurrence of the Star Wars’ most epic theme of all – the Duel of Fates (easily my favorite song from the prequels), only this time, it is even more heavier. You got the leaders of each of the two sides – in the world of symbolism – God and Satan. And they are hammering it out. When you then, on top of that, get the Battle of Heroes and the order 66-theme, I can pretty much say that this is the movie which creates the most patos through music for me. (If this has something to do with the lack of patos in some of the script and some of the acting, I don’t know).

    No wonder so many states ESB and ROTS as their favorites. They are the darkest of these films, and the plots alone, are bound to stir your emotional fabrics.

  • May 29, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    My favorite score from a Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back. The Phantom Menace is a very close second. The reason Empire edges out Menace for me is because Empire has a visceral emotional connection to my childhood. I was old enough to fully enjoy the Menace score when it was released and I appreciate it on a technical level. I also appreciate it on it’s own merits, but Empire’s score is forever linked to how the film made me feel in my youth.

  • May 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Return Of the Jedi “The Emperor’s Throne Room”

  • May 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

    The main theme from ANH is my all time fave.

  • May 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Droid invasion… Deffs my fave!

  • May 31, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    John Williams is one of a kind my fav track has to be the asteroid belt track

  • June 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Congrats Michael !

  • June 4, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Congratulations sir

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