John Williams (4) ‎– Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Official soundtrack of the third (in order of release) film in the Star Wars series, originally released by RSO Records in 1983.

Originally released worldwide as a single LP ("A New Hope" was released as a double LP and "The Empire Strikes Back" was a double LP for North America and Japan, one single LP for the rest of the world), even though its complete score was the longest of the original trilogy (2:28:04). As a result of this marketing decision many tracks remained unavailable until the release of the 1993 4-CD set The Original Soundtrack Anthology.

The (supposedly) entire, remastered score was released in 1997 by RCA Victor to coincide with the "Special Edition" re-release of the film trilogy. It was the only soundtrack in the series that had its musical content altered for the Special Edition: tracks "Lapti Nek" (with Sy Snootles on vocals) and "Ewok Celebration" were respectively replaced with "Jedi Rocks" (now also featuring Joh Yowza, Rystáll Sant, Greeata and Lyn Me on vocals) and the much happier "Victory Celebration". This 2-CD set was re-released in 2004 by Sony Classical with different artwork.

The 1983 original version was remastered by Sony Classical and released on LP in 2015. A remastered version of the soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on May 4, 2018. This remaster was newly assembled from the highest-quality tapes available, rather than sourced from the existing 1983 album masters.

Tracklist

Main Title (The Story Continues) 5:09
Into The Trap 2:36
Luke And Leia 4:44
Parade Of The Ewoks 3:25
Han Solo Returns (At The Court Of Jabba The Hutt) 4:10
Lapti Nek (Jabba's Palace Band) 2:49
The Forest Battle 4:01
Rebel Briefing 2:22
The Emperor 2:41
The Return Of The Jedi 5:02
Ewok Celebration And Finale 8:00

Versions (81)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Gat) RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y, 811 767-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP, Album, Gat) RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y, 811 767-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
LPR 16488 The London Symphony Orchestra , Música Compuesta Y Dirigida Por John Williams (4) The London Symphony Orchestra , Música Compuesta Y Dirigida Por John Williams (4) - (Soundtrack Original De La Película) La Guerra De Las Galaxias -El Regreso Del Jedi- (LP, Album) RSO LPR 16488 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Orquesta Sinfonica De Londres* El Regreso Del Jedi (Banda De Sonido Original De La Pelicula)(LP, Album) RSO 811 767-1 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Polydor 811 767-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 811 767-1 Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
80.052 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 80.052 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
28MW 0031 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 28MW 0031 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 811 767-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 The London Symphony Orchestra Return Of The Jedi(LP) Phonokol 811 767-1 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-4 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) RSO 811 767-4 Australasia 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-4 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass) RSO 811 767-4 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-4 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album) RSO 811 767-4 Y-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
RXS4-1-3101 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album) RSO RXS4-1-3101 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-4 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album) RSO 811 767-4 Australasia 1983 Sell This Version
TRSO 5023 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album) RSO TRSO 5023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LPR 16488 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album) RSO LPR 16488 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1, 0518 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Gre) RSO, RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1, 0518 US 1983 Sell This Version
5023 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) RSO 5023 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
RXS 1-3101 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) RSO RXS 1-3101 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
LP - 71022 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) RSO LP - 71022 Ecuador 1983 Sell This Version
RXS-1-3103 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) RSO RXS-1-3103 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
RXS 1-3101 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) RSO RXS 1-3101 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Y Germany 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RSO - 81176714 Y5 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) "El Virrey" Industrias Musicales S.A. RSO - 81176714 Y5 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Australasia 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, PRC) RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 5 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 5 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Gat) RSO, RSO 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
RSD5023 John Williams (4) Star Wars Return Of The Jedi (LP, Promo) RSO RSD5023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-2 John Williams (4) Star Wars · Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) RSO 811 767-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RSD 5023 John Williams (4) / The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4) / The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) RSO RSD 5023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
811 761-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) RSO 811 761-1 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 John Williams (4) / The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4) / The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
811 767-1 Y John Williams (4) Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Gat) RSO 811 767-1 Y France 1983 Sell This Version
P33W 20017, P33W-20017 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) RSO, RSO P33W 20017, P33W-20017 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
811 767-2 John Williams (4) Star Wars • Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 811 767-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
POCP-2012 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-2012 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
09026-68748-2 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Return Of The Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, Sli) RCA Victor, BMG Classics 09026-68748-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
BG2 68774 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Club, RE) RCA Victor BG2 68774 US 1997 Sell This Version
BG2 68748 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Club, RE, RM) RCA Victor, BMG Classics BG2 68748 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
BVCF-2105-06 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Jew) BMG BVCF-2105-06 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BVCY-2613~14, 09026-68748-2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Sli) BMG, RCA BVCY-2613~14, 09026-68748-2 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774 2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE) RCA Victor 09026 68774 2 US 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774-2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor 09026 68774-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
BG2 68748 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor, BMG Classics BG2 68748 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774 2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor 09026 68774 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774 2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor, BMG Classics 09026 68774 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774 2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor 09026 68774 2 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
09026-68774-2 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) RCA Victor 09026-68774-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
09026-68774-4 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCass, Album, RE, CrO) RCA Victor 09026-68774-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
09026-68774-4 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCass, Album, RE, CrO) RCA Victor 09026-68774-4 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
09026 68774 4 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCass, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor, BMG Classics 09026 68774 4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD-1812 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, DSD) Sony Classical CD-1812 China 2004 Sell This Version
S2K 92952 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Enh, DSD) Sony Classical S2K 92952 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SICP 677-8 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sony Classical SICP 677-8 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
S2K 92952 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Classical S2K 92952 US 2004 Sell This Version
SICP-30868-9 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE) Sony Classical SICP-30868-9 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
5099709295225 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Classical, Sony Music 5099709295225 Mexico 2015 Sell This Version
S2K 92952 John Williams (4) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Classical S2K 92952 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
88875087451/6, 28MW 0031 John Williams (4) Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, RE, Gat) Sony Classical, RSO 88875087451/6, 28MW 0031 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
28MW 0031, 88985321111 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) RSO, Sony Classical 28MW 0031, 88985321111 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
28MW 0031 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Gol) RSO, Sony Classical 28MW 0031 US 2016 Sell This Version
none John Williams (4) Star Wars • Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(11xFile, WAV, Album, RE, RM, 192) Walt Disney Records none US 2018
D002585502 John Williams (4) Star Wars • Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RM) Walt Disney Records D002585502 US 2018 Sell This Version
D002585502 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars • Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RM, Ste) Walt Disney Records, Lucasfilm Ltd. D002585502 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
0050087389321 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Die Rückkehr Der Jedi Ritter(CD, Album, RE, RM) Walt Disney Records 0050087389321 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
0050087389338 John Williams (4) Star Wars: El Retorno Del Jedi(CD, Album, RE, RM) Walt Disney Records 0050087389338 Spain 2018 Sell This Version
050087389352 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Le Retour Du Jedi(CD, Album, RM) Walt Disney Records 050087389352 France 2018 Sell This Version
050087364243 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi(CD, Album, RE, RM) Walt Disney Records 050087364243 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
050087364243 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi(CD, Album, RE, RM) Walt Disney Records 050087364243 Taiwan 2018 Sell This Version
811 767-4 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) Polydor 811 767-4 Y-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
811 767-4, 422-811 767-4 Y-1 John Williams (4) Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Album, Whi) Polydor, Polydor 811 767-4, 422-811 767-4 Y-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
POLY 5617 John Williams (4) Star Wars Return Of The Jedi The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) RSO POLY 5617 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
811 767-2 John Williams (4), London Symphony Orchestra* John Williams (4), London Symphony Orchestra* - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Polydor 811 767-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 767-2 London Symphony Orchestra*, John Williams (4) London Symphony Orchestra*, John Williams (4) - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) RSO 811 767-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
811 767-2 London Symphony Orchestra*, John Williams (4) London Symphony Orchestra*, John Williams (4) - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) RSO 811 767-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
811 767-2 John Williams (4), London Symphony Orchestra* John Williams (4), London Symphony Orchestra* - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 811 767-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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Pholvandir

Pholvandir

May 12, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, LP, Gat, 811 767-1 Y-1, 422-811 767-1 Y-1

Like all of John Williams’s Star Wars scores, the music in this release is superb. However, it’s truly a shame that only one LP was included in each copy. This score certainly deserved a 2 LP release, as was done for The Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope.
mjb

mjb

September 9, 2018
referencing Star Wars • Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), CD, Album, RM, D002585502
This 2018 CD "only" contains the original soundtrack LP tracks, but the mastering here is superb...far and away the best presentation of these recordings I have heard.
MrJR0986

MrJR0986

April 26, 2018
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111

I unfortunately have a bad copy as well. There is a lot of surface noise, especially through the right channel. If there were no surface noise, this would be a fine pressing. I have Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back from this Gold series and the pressings I own do not have this issue. Not sure what happened with this one...
dmorin95

dmorin95

February 22, 2018
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111

Superb sound quality on mine. I am so satisfied with it. It sounds better than the original in my opinion. The only downside is the gold color. It does not look good. Don’t know if it’s just a problem with my copy, but it’s uneven looks washed out. Other than that, one of the best acquisition I have made since restarting my collection.
meirieu.laurent

meirieu.laurent

December 10, 2017
referencing Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Gat, 811 767-1
really incomplete soundtrack compared to 1997 cd edition . Death of Yoda, Battle of Endor II (contains probably the most amazing theme when luke fight is father for the last time) . Really disappointing edition.
RakatKadaver

RakatKadaver

November 20, 2017
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111
I got good sound quality on my issue aswell! The only complaint is that big red cow thats visible from across every angle.
Thinking about using tape to cover it up :P
Labiosus

Labiosus

August 10, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111
This press in my opinion is only usable as a decoration record. Cant listen to this LP; to much surface noise to be enjoyable. Played this record with my Denon DL-103R cartridge.
Seirius

Seirius

December 2, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111

I'm listening to my copy right now and for the most part it's absolutely fine! Not sure what these others reviewers ended up with, perhaps a bad batch was sold? Side A has almost invisible surface noise (and is dead silent between tracks) and the frequencies sound great. Side B has issues here and here, but only with the surface noise picking up. There's enough going on in the score to distract you from it.
romlefou

romlefou

November 8, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, 28MW 0031, 88985321111

Sounds terrible, just buy an old one, if you like treble frequencies in your vinyls.
I bought it because my US 1983 one is in bad shape, but it still sounds far far better than this one !