RIYL: Soundtracks, Star Wars, John Williams

Label: I Am Shark

Love or hate the prequels, Episodes 1 through 3 of the Star Wars franchise featured some epic soundtrack work from the legendary John Williams. This limited pressing of the score to 2005’s Episode III features some sweet looking 4-way split blue & green vinyl in a gatefold cover. I challenge you to drop the needle on Battle of the Heroes and not grab your replica lightsaber (it’s okay, admit you have one) and run around like a 6 year old kid battling imaginary Sith Lords. Embrace your inner nerd and pick up a copy below.

The Details

I Am Shark is excited to celebrate Star Wars Day with the announcement of the upcoming limited edition vinyl release of the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith original motion picture soundtrack on June 15th (pre-order now). Available for the first time ever as a stand alone vinyl record, the limited edition 1000 copy pressing keeps with I Am Shark's variant color theme found on their previous Star Wars vinyl releases, and is available in the General Grievous variant, an alternating mix of transparent kelly green and intense opaque cyan that emulate the fearsome quadruple lightsaber wielding cyborg.

Opening up the 2xLP gatefold jacket reveals an ominous photo of the newly anointed Darth Vader and The Emperor looking out at the face at the growing Empire at the conclusion of Episode III. This beautiful edition is simply a must have for Star Wars fans, vinyl hounds, and collectors alike.

Pre-Order the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith limited edition vinyl
Via IAmShark.com

Originally released on CD along side the movie in 2005, the Episode III: Revenge of the Sith soundtrack features a score by five-time Oscar winner John Williams, who is also the composer and conductor of the score for each film in the 9 - chapter Star Wars saga. The score found on the Episode III soundtrack is decidedly darker than previous Star Wars prequel soundtracks, as the musical themes match the growing darkness woven into the story and the galaxy as the Empire consolidates its power at the conclusion of the prequel trilogy. Many of the heroic, anthemic themes woven throughout Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith will nonetheless be very familiar to any fan of the series, from the "Imperial March" to the main theme.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Track Listing
1. "Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith" - (7:31)
2. "Anakin's Dream" - (4:46)
3. "Battle of the Heroes" - (3:42)
4. "Anakin's Betrayal" - (4:04)
5. "General Grievous" - (4:07)
6. "Palpatine's Teachings" - (5:25)
7. "Grievous and the Droids" - (3:28)
8. "Padme's Ruminations" - (3:17)
9. "Anakin vs. Obi-Wan" - (3:57)
10. "Anakin's Dark Deeds" - (4:05)
11. "Enter Lord Vader" - (4:14)
12. "The Immolation Scene" - (2:42)
13. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious (2:49)
14. The Birth of the Twins and Padme's Destiny (3:37)
15. A New Hope and End Credits (13:06)

Officially licensed through Sony Classical and Lucasfilm LTD

Pressing Information
Limited Edition Color
(/1000) - General Grievous (Kelly Green / Process Cyan)
(/10) - Test Press

Price $30

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