Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Though I like many tracks from the various episodes, such as Duel of the Fates from Phantom Menace and the opening battle sequence of Revenge of the Sith, overall best soundtrack for me just has to be Empire Strikes Back. You get The Imperial March, The Battle in the Snow, Main Star Wars Theme, Yoda's Theme, Asteroid Field, City in the Clouds, and more. Jam packed listening fun! Back when I first saw the movie in 1980, I ran out and bought the original flip-open, double-disk LP set with photo booklet inside and everything. I wore it out during our late-night RPG sessions! Sure, now I own the soundtrack on CD and have ripped it to MP3, but sometimes I miss opening that old enormous dust jacket, flipping through the photos, sliding out the albums, and putting the needle on the record. Ah, those were good times! Read more about the ESB LP and CD at its Wikipedia page.