John Williams

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Black Vinyl 2LP

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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the original motion picture soundtrack will be released on 20th November as a gatefold double LP on 180g vinyl. Newly remastered, the original composition by John Williams was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 43 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

The Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back film and soundtrack were highly commended by the movie industry, where it went on to win two Academy Awardsยฎ and two Golden Globeยฎ Awards. Williamsโ€™ score was awarded the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music at the BAFTA Awards in 1981.

In a career spanning more than five decades, John Williams has become one of Americaโ€™s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films, including all nine Star Wars films.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Emmyยฎ Awards and 25 Grammyยฎ Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academyโ€™s most-nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.

Walt Disney Records
Vinyl LP