Listen To 13+ Minutes of Previously Unreleased Music From Disney’s The Force Awakens Oscar Promo Album!

sw-tfa-williams scores-fbpicThe John Williams Fan Network is reporting that copies of a promo “For your consideration” CD with The Force Awakens soundtrack have been distributed among members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. This release features 13+ minutes of new previously unreleased music…



A promotional (‘For Your Consideration’) 68-minute album with over 13 minutes of music not included on the original soundtrack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released on Disney’s Awards website. The music is available in free streaming through the website, but can also be downloaded in MP3 format from individual track links (see below) – Visit this page in our forums for a complete cue list of the score, with details on the unreleased cues, chronological order of the OST, and how to create an expanded edition combining the OST and the FYC.



The site also shared the full track list and download links:


01 The Attack on the Jakku Village Part 1 (5:27)
02 The Attack on the Jakku Village Part 2 (1:53)
03 The Scavenger (1:52)
04 Lunchtime (1:12)
05 I Can Fly Anything (4:09)
06 Finn’s Trek (1:35)
07 Follow Me and The Falcon (7:09)
08 The Rathtars (1:19)
09 Snoke (2:07)
10 You Got A Name? (1:32)
11 I’m No Hero (1:06)
12 The Starkiller (1:52)
13 Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle (2:15)
14 The Resistance (1:35)
15 The Abduction (1:35)
16 Finn and Poe, United (2:01)
17 The Bombing Run (2:07)
18 On the Inside (2:54)
19 Torn Apart (4:24)
20 The Ways of the Force (3:58)
21 The Journey Home (2:18)
22 Farewell and The Trip (3:49)
23 The Jedi Steps and Finale (9:58)

TOTAL TIME – 1:08:07


Go to JWFAN for the direct links to the file downloads.


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62 thoughts on “Listen To 13+ Minutes of Previously Unreleased Music From Disney’s The Force Awakens Oscar Promo Album!

  • January 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Let’s get real, we all know we want the cantina song.

    • January 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Well, that’s out of John William’s control since he didn’t compose it. You’d have to ask Lim-Manuel Miranda about that one.

      • January 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

        I think he means the OLD cantina song.

  • January 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Already listening to it. 🙂

  • January 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Still waiting for that song Maz Kanata’s house band was playing!

  • January 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Odd that “Reys Theme” isn’t on that list – its on my album and one of the best pieces.

    • January 13, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I know, there was a lot left out of this version of the soundtrack from the OST, and vice versa

  • January 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I hope this one has the Burning Homestead in The Ways of the Force!

  • January 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Is there a link to where to stream the whole album? I can’t find it through google.

  • January 12, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I think “The Scavenger” is one of the themes that the Ep VIII soundtrack will expand on as a callback to where she’s from and what she is becoming. I also have a feeling that “The Resistance” is hinting that the Resistance will become more gray in Ep VIII. Maybe Leia will live to see her Resistance become more like the Empire than her younger self would be comfortable with.

    • January 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Or they will just abandon them completely like they did between I and II.

      • January 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm

        Nah. You’re probably wrong.

        • January 13, 2016 at 12:09 am

          Or not considering they share the same composer and people at the time said the same exact thing with the PT themes.

          • January 13, 2016 at 12:18 am

            Well, the PT was fairly uninspiring. Can’t fault Williams for failing to flesh out character themes for characters that weren’t very well written or acted.

          • January 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

            The score was inferior to the OT but at least he gave the characters memorable themes and was not afraid to use them. I honestly think Rogue One will be the best SW score since Jedi and I’m not even a huge fan of the composer.

    • January 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Ugh…so more “8 and 9 will totally make it all better and prove how awesome and intentional all of the squandered opportunities in 7 are!” defense? I’d prefer that the film stand on its own merits without the aid of hand-waving fans to appologise for it.

      • January 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        The score does stand on its own merits fine, unless you’re an idiot who listened to it once, and wrote it off as not having any “memorable themes” when such an opinion is completely ignorant to anyone who gave it more than one listen.

        • January 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm

          You’d make a great yes man for Lucas.

          • January 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm

            Yeah, that explains perfectly why I constantly criticize Lucas’ prequels.

            And Lucas had nothing to do with this one, or the score, genius.

            And if you’re too stupid to recognize that then you’re too stupid to appreciate quality music.

      • January 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

        No. I’m saying that the characters in 7 are still very raw at this point so it would be “forcing it” to try and come up with themes for everyone. Remember that most of the recognizable Star Wars themes come from 5 and 6, not 4. At that point, the setting and characters were better defined, so it made sense to develop themes for everyone. Seriously, name one theme from ANH (without looking up the track list) besides Binary Sunset or the Main Theme. Where is Han’s theme? Where is Leia’s theme? Imperial March? Luke is the only one who gets a well developed theme in ANH. Guess who gets a well developed theme in TFA. Rey. The main character only. Everything else is just hints and whispers at this point. As it probably should be. Would I complain if there were more themes in TFA? No. But it actually makes sense artistically to hold back a little in this one until we know where these characters are going first. Everyone wanted a pop album for TFA, but that’s not what the movie demanded (at least in the eyes of the greatest soundtrack composer of all time).

        • January 13, 2016 at 3:01 am

          Umm, Leia’s theme is all over ANH.

  • January 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    07 Follow Me and The Falcon (7:09)

    That makes sense

  • January 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Aside from Rey using Anakin’s lightsaber for the first time (part of which was recycled music from ANH) this film was pretty much completely lacking in musical driven sequences like all the other films had.

    • January 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Good. The scene should drive the scene, the music should accent it, not upstage it.

      • January 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

        You felt that Ben’s Death and the TIE Fighter attack upstaged the scene? The Asteroid Field upstaged that sequence? Into the Trap upstages the Battle of Endor? Duel of the Fates upstages the Maul duel? Battle of the Heroes upstages the opening of RotS? Well, to each their own, I suppose.

        • January 13, 2016 at 12:11 am

          It’s like saying the action should be toned down in Bond films to focus on the intelligent dialogue. Bwhaha!

          • January 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

            As an aside, you know what’s really amaze balls? You can actually turn off everything but the isolated score on the three original films (grab Harmy’s OT) and Williams’ work is just SO damn good that they play beautifully as silent movies. And yes, I’ve done this once or twice. Anyone dismissing the importance of what John Williams brought to the previous films as a lame ass defense of a weaker score in TFA has no idea what a film score is supposed to do.

          • January 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

            Exactly! Try doing that with this one and you’ll be totally lost. Lucas and Kasdan haven proven themselves to be past their prime that it’s inevitable that Williams would be over time too.

          • January 13, 2016 at 2:23 am

            Sounds good to me.

        • January 13, 2016 at 2:23 am

          No, they didn’t. But you seem to assume that there were no sequences in Force that were accented by their music, and that the music should be the focal point of the scene. In my opinion, all of those scenes that you mentioned were accented by the music, with the focus of the scene being the scene itself.

          • January 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

            I think what he’s saying is the music didn’t elevate the film like it did in the others.

          • January 14, 2016 at 1:06 am

            Ah, I see. But I still disagree with that. the last scene of the movie is made much better with its music.

      • January 13, 2016 at 12:12 am

        So you never seen any Star Wars films before 2015? Makes perfect sense now.

        • January 13, 2016 at 2:22 am

          Haha, nice one kid. i know it’s hard to grasp the idea of someone having an opinion that differs from yours, but it happens. It’s best not to bitch about it and move one.

    • January 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Couldn’t disagree more.

      But I’ve actually made an effort to appreciate the new score and its new themes without instantly writing it off because I didn’t get another “Duel of the Fates.”

      • January 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

        Look at the the twin suns setting, The asteroid chase, Luke’s final duel with Vader to see what I mean. Brilliant use of music and action that wasn’t on display here. I blame this more on the direction though or lack of it,

        • January 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

          I have no doubt that the original trilogy scores were brilliant, but to say that because this score doesn’t duplicate the same grandeur makes it a “lacking” score is utter nonsense.

          • January 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

            Sit down and STFU.

          • January 13, 2016 at 6:20 pm

            Fuck off.

          • January 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

            Would be true if he was not the same composer who did them and this was not the same series. There were not many things the PT did right but the score was not among them even if it was not as great as the OT, It still did a better job than he did here in TPM alone.

        • January 14, 2016 at 4:04 am

          To be fair, apart from the sun setting music in A New Hope the music there is largely forgettable. It was only once we got to Empire, and mainly Empire, where all of the really memorable themes came in. Imperial March, Leia’s theme, the asteroid chase etc. Most of the best music came from Empire.

          In TFA we get Rey’s theme, which is literally stuck in my head 24/7 right now. I LOVE it. Kylo Ren’s music is pretty great too and growing on me every time I hear it. I loved the music during the Finn/Rey running from stormtroopers scene on Jakku, leading up to getting into the Falcon. That was unique and had a catchy tune. Torn Apart is great as well. And finally the Jedi Steps music right at the end is another great new piece to add to Star Wars. The Resistance music feels a bit too bombastic and doesn’t really fit with the scenes it;s used in I thought, but it’s a catchy tune nevertheless.

          Frankly this film brings more great new music to Star Wars than A New Hope did. Definitely takes a while to let it sink in, but it is there, because at first my main/only disappointment with the film on my first viewing was the music, but I think the music just washed over me on that first viewing. Sounds better every time I see it now, and listening to the soundtrack every day. Give it time. Let it in.

          • January 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm

            Um, The opening scroll and battle sequence? TIE Fighter battle? Battle of Yavin?

            We got about three themes total in this one and like I said up above, I’m sure some will be abandoned like Williams did with some of them from TPM when scoring AOTC.

  • January 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    You know that Star Wars fans have reached the height of stupidity in their criticism when they’re actually bitching about the work of John Williams.

    • January 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Yep. There was one really great thing about the Prequels: the music. There are weak points about TFA, and they do not involve the music. Just because something doesn’t meet preconceptions or expectations doesn’t mean it’s bad. Often it’s better than you could have envisioned. That’s why Williams gets paid the big bucks. He’s better than you or me at this kind of stuff.

    • January 13, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Even when he turns in a relatively lacklustre, derivitave score that fails to develop any compelling themes? Come on – the real height of stupidity is to uncritically suck up whatever comes your way because it has ALTAIAGFFA stamped on it.

      • January 13, 2016 at 1:26 am

        No compelling themes?
        You couldn’t be more wrong.

        I have no idea how you could’ve possibly arrived at that opinion when he gives us Rey’s theme, the Resistance March, Kylo’s theme and the Jedi Steps theme. All of these are wonderful additions to the Star Wars musical canon, and for some reason you refuse to acknowledge them?

        I am plenty critical of things in Star Wars that I don’t like – i.e. the entire prequel trilogy, for many reasons.

        But to dismiss this score as not being memorable is total ignorance.

        • January 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

          That Mr Crankypants you are replying to, he doesn’t like much of anything. Kinda the hipster type. I think he trolls half the time.

        • January 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm

          I’ve listened to it over and over again and it sucks more balls than a $20 whore at a Naval Aviator’s convention.

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  • January 13, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Finally, after chronologically editing and tweaking these with the OST, I have my full Force Awakens soundtrack – all 32 tracks! Will upload to YouTube when I can 🙂

  • January 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Would someone be able to make a listing of where in the book these tracks start? I was unable to see the movie, so I’d like reading the book to be as true to the original as possible

  • January 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    We have had this for weeks. Why is this only news now?

    • January 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      The Oscar nomination CD of the score has some entirely new tracks, and some much more ‘movie-authentic’ versions of tracks on the OST

      • January 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

        Yes I know! We have had the For Your Consideration CD for weeks. I have even had an expanded soundtrack someone made on the FFshrine forums for a couple weeks now.

  • January 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I’m confused where are the unused tracks I can’t find them

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