John Williams (4), The London Symphony OrchestraStar Wars

Label:20th Century Records – 2T-541
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold
Genre:Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Score, Neo-Romantic


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

Companies, etc.


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.
Some copies also included a "May The Force Be With You" info sheet

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 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-BS-5 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-CS-8 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-DS-4 T1
  • 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 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 Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-AS-4 T1
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings (Variant 6)): M-2-541-AS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings (Variant 6)): M-2-541-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings (Variant 6)): M-2-541-CS-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings (Variant 6)): M-2-541-DS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, B & D Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 6)): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 6)): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched, D Stamped (Variant 7)): M-2-541-AS-4 T1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched, J Stamped (Variant 7)): M-2-541-BS-2 T1 J13
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etched, A Stamped (Variant 7)): M-2-541-CS-9 T1 A7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etched, C Stamped (Variant 7)): M-2-541-DS-5 T1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & D Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 7)): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B & C Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 7)): TML-M

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Krieg Der Sterne - Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)20th Century Records6641 699Germany1977
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Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Polydor, Polydor2658 151, 2479 298Germany1977
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Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)20th Century Records, 20th Century Records6641 679, 9199 148 / 9Netherlands1977
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Bande Originale Du Film "Star Wars" (2×LP, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)20th Century Records, Disc'AzSTEC 264/65France1977
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Star Wars (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)20th Century RecordsBTD 541UK1977
  • Newbie2thee's avatar
    2lp album set still has the insert of Themes..the orchestra..main title everything from side1 track1-side4 track2 on 1side and on the otherside there's the introduction as to how the story came about who played what in the orchestra..also tidbits of info on where it was recorded w/date and remixed:) extremely informative...anyway someone needs this!!!!
    • HalfBakedMcBride's avatar
      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 :)
      • sucram_h's avatar
        Its Star Wars what more do I need to say
        • DejaBlonde's avatar
          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?
          • sidceaser's avatar
            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

            • 16F4's avatar
              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?
              • Abandon-In-Place's avatar
                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?
                • pure coincidence that i added this one today to my collection - it was just now in the queue :-)
                  • Spectre_Records's avatar
                    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?
                    • OutOfRange's avatar
                      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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