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'Star Wars: Episode I' Score Getting a Vinyl Release for Some Reason

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January 16, 2013
Source: Soundtrack.net

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

In case you don't have any musically inclined or hipster friends, vinyl records are all the rage right now. With a richer sound and vintage style, vinyl has become a popular format again for people who love music. And while some of my favorite music comes in the form of motion picture scores, I have to admit that I'm a little shocked and confused by a certain blockbuster sci-fi film score getting a limited edition vinyl release. Soundtrack.net (via The Playlist) has some details on a double LP limited edition release of John Williams' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace score, complete with special color versions. Look below!

Special vinyl editions (from left to right) for Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hyperdrive and Darth Maul:

Star Wars: Episode I Vinyl - Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan

Star Wars: Episode I Vinyl - Hyperdrive and Darth maul

These are just mock-ups so the actual records could look a little different. If you're looking for any of these color versions, there are only 2000 versions of each, so be sure to get them while you can. There will also be 50 limited bundle packages available with all colors/pressed versions, one random winner (which I assume means one random person who purchases the bundlge) will receive a test press version of the album, of which only 10 copies exist. I Am Shark is releasing the double LP with a ship date of March 4th listed, but that could be subject to change due to manufacturing delays. Stay tuned to their website for updates, and we'll keep you posted on the releases for Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

Why not release the original three in their original unaltered format? Not the one that most fans tend to dislike.

Xerxexx on Jan 16, 2013

2

As an official Hipster/avid record collector, I am really excited for this, i actually enjoyed this score.

Zade_92 on Jan 16, 2013

3

Regardless of what you think of the film itself, John William's score is absolutely brilliant. Why not release it on vinyl for those who care?

David Diaz on Jan 16, 2013

4

Phase one is to make vinyl very desirable again. Phase two, is to re-introduce LaserDisc's again. Or at least the "LP size covers" with Blu-Rays/DvD's in them. (Btw, Mondotees releases VHS tapes now a days, did you know?)

David Banner on Jan 16, 2013

5

Vinyl is collectable as an object, it sounds better than any other format too. The music in those films is always good.

Carpola on Jan 16, 2013

6

I see nothing wrong with that the score for Episode 1 was brilliantly done and it deserves the royal treatment. I think anyone who listens to scores would agree the soundtrack is definitely something you would listen to over and over again. They should be releasing the Ultimate Edition version instead of the original version.

BinaryChaos on Jan 16, 2013

7

The only thing I like about this release is the colored vinyls. Qui-Gon's looks really sweet. I found an original copy of the Star Wars IV soundtrack at a thrift store for 2$. Good condition too. The album booklet is amazing.

Dan Weinberger on Jan 16, 2013

8

Actually it's re-release. It was already released as vinyl some time ago.

Butchy Butch on Jan 16, 2013

9

I'll buy this immediately.

Kento on Jan 16, 2013

10

The record art looks as uninspired as the movie. I guess that makes it perfect.

castingcouch on Jan 17, 2013

11

I wish this vinyl edition was the 88 track, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - The Ultimate Edition, or the 27 track version; but this edition is the standard 17 track version. If it was the 88 track, that would have been a grand collector's box/item 😉 If you have neither edition, go for the 27 track version(CD), the 88 track version is a bit much for some, as a lot is sourced from the movie and not the original masters. The score is excellent!

David Banner on Jan 20, 2013

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