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John Williams (4), The London Symphony OrchestraStar Wars

Label:20th Century Records – 2T-541
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Score, Neo-Romantic

Tracklist

A1Main Title5:20
A2Imperial Attack6:10
A3Princess Leia's Theme4:18
A4The Desert And The Robot Auction2:51
B1Ben's Death And TIE Fighter Attack3:46
B2The Little People Work4:02
B3Rescue Of The Princess4:46
B4Inner City4:12
B5Cantina Band2:44
C1The Land Of The Sand People2:50
C2Mouse Robot And Blasting Off4:01
C3The Return Home2:46
C4The Walls Converge4:37
C5The Princess Appears4:04
D1The Last Battle12:05
D2The Throne Room And End Title5:28
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Notes

Recorded over eight sessions at Anvil Studios in Denham, England on March 5, 8-12, 15-16, 1977
Remixed at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

The title on the cover is just 'Star Wars'. The title on the labels is 'The Original Soundtrack From The 20th Century-Fox Film, Star Wars'.

Published by Fox Fanfare Music, Inc. (BMI)
© 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation

Has an insert with the list of each instrument and its performer and a color fold-out poster of fighters over the Death Star.

Release is Auto-Coupled - sides are organized for use with an auto-changing player.
Record 1: Sides A and D
Record 2: Sides B and C

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): M-2-541-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): M-2-541-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): M-2-541-CS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): M-2-541-DS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-AS-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-BS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-CS-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-DS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-AS-7 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-BS-5 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-CS-8 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-DS-4 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-AS-4 T2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-BS-1 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-CS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-DS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, B, C & D Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 3)): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Mastering Facility Stamp): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C & D Mastering Facility Stamp): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-AS-4 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-BS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-CS-7 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-DS-5 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings (Variant 5)): M-2-541-AS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings (Variant 5)): M-2-541-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings (Variant 5)): M-2-541-CS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings (Variant 5)): M-2-541-DS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, B, C & D Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 5)): TML-S

Other Versions (5 of 167)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Krieg Der Sterne - Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)20th Century Records6641 699Germany1977
Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Polydor, Polydor2658 151, 2479 298Germany1977
Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)20th Century Records, 20th Century Records6641 679, 9199 148 / 9Netherlands1977
Bande Originale Du Film "Star Wars" (2×LP, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)20th Century Records, Disc'AzSTEC 264/65France1977
Star Wars (2×LP, Album)20th Century RecordsBTD 541UK1977
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50 cents at a WV yard sale
near mint
with t-shirt flier AND intact poster (which I had framed and mounted)
Didn't even have to use my AK
I gotta say it was a good day :)
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sucram_h
Its Star Wars what more do I need to say
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DejaBlonde
My copy has an interesting feature that I've been unable to find anything on how it would affect value. Maybe someone can help?

One of the sides has an incorrect label. At the time I'm typing, I'm remembering off the top of my head, but: one side has a label for one side of Toys in the Attic instead of what belongs there. I'll have to check later when I'm able.

So like I said, any thoughts?
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sidceaser
My copy of this has Side 1 and Side 4 on one LP, and Side 2 and Side 3 are on another LP

LP One: Side One; Side Four
LP Two: Side Two; Side Three

Weird!
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16F4
I came across an album version with the searchlight label, but the print is a bit bolder than other labels of this type and, more importantly, “SIDE ONE” and underneath it “STEREO” are to the left of the spindle. “2T-541” and “(M-2-541-AS)”, are to the right of the spindle on Side A, with consecutive BS, CS and DS on each side. Can’t seem to find it in Discogs. Think it’s worth entering?
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Abandon-In-Place
I have this record, with T shirt order form and insert, but not poster or booklet. Everything looks exactly the same except my center labels are the same as the RCA Club Edition, however they don't have the same code written on them that the club edition has. Anyone have an idea?
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pure coincidence that i added this one today to my collection - it was just now in the queue :-)
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Spectre_Records
I've come across a copy (2T-541) that has different labels. These labels feature the "20th Century FOX Records" monolith and searchlights - same as the fanfare that opens the original film. I can't find another version of 2t_541 listed here on Discogs and the current eBay auctions I have checked all have the typical blue label. Anyone else seen this?
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OutOfRange
Hi, does this actually include the 16-page booklet? I know that "Empire strikes back" 2LP came with the booklet, maybe it's mixed up with this?
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scorekeeper
John Williams' score and soundtrack to the original "Star Wars" is quite possibly the most recognizable melody in modern classical or modern pop music since Beethoven's 5th (and it might even surpass that)...