May The Force Be With You
So the Saga Begins
This hub shows-off my Star Wars vinyl record collection. The original idea of this pop culture phenomenon known as Star Wars was conceived by George Lucas which has a memorable soundtrack by John Williams and London Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack was created in new bigger than life dolby sound at the height of the vinyl record. The original motion picture Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977 by 20th Century Fox, which soon became a global pop culture phenomenon, that spawned two immediate sequels that were released in three-year intervals. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film Return of the Jedi, came the first in a new prequel trilogy of films which again were released in three-year intervals, with the final film released in 2005. As a result the original Star Wars trilogy were renamed (or sub-titled) as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope -- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back -- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with the new prequels being Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith .-- May The Force Be With You !!
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977
Record Dust Jacket
The first film was simply titled Star Wars, but later had the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope added to distinguish it from its sequels and prequels. The action packed sci-fi space adventure takes place in the future, in a fictional galaxy, far far away, where many species of alien creatures often humanoid co-mingle humans and with robotic droids which are generally built to serve their owners specific needs. Space travel is commonplace, and many planets in this galaxy are members of a Galactic Republic, later reorganized as the Galactic Empire .
The movie tells the story of a plot by a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance to destroy the flagship space station / weapon of the oppressive Galactic Empire. The plot follows the tale of a farm boy Luke Skywalker who is suddenly thrust into the role of hero when he inadvertently acquires the robots carrying the schematic plans of the space station "Deathstar". He must accompany retired military general and rebel sympathizer Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi on a mission to rescue the owner of the robots, rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, and deliver the plans to the rebels' secret base, and help destroy the space station before it reaches and destroys the rebel base.
Star Wars Episode IV Soundtrack
Star Wars 20th Century Fox Soundtrack Promo Poster 1977
Star Wars "The Story of Star Wars" 1977
The Story Of Star Wars
was originally released in 1977 on a vinyl record which presented an abridged version of the story line and events depicted in the film Star Wars, using dialogue and sound effects from the original film tied together by narration. The original film became a hit in the days before home video, so for many fans, this album was the closest to owning a copy of the film they could revisit whenever they wanted. The recording for "the Story of Star Wars" was produced by George Lucas and Alan Livingston, and was narrated by Roscoe Lee Brown . The script was adapted by E. Jack Kaplan and Cheryl Gard. The album was a hit as well, reaching Gold Record status, and was also released on cassette, 8-track tape, and even 4-track reel-to-reel audiotape.
Star Wars "The Story of Star Wars" Soundtrack Poster 1977
Star Wars Episode V: "The Empire Strikes Back" 1980
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back which was originally released as "The Empire Strikes Back" is a 1980 sci-fi space adventure motion picture directed by Irvin Kershner. The screenplay, based on a story by George Lucas, was written by Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett. This was the second movie released in the Star Wars saga, and fifth chronologically, being followed by Return of the Jedi (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ).
The film is set three years after the destruction of the Galatic Empires space station the Death Star. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the rest of the Rebel Alliance are being pursued by Darth Vader and the elite forces of the Galactic Empire. While Han and Leia are chased across the galaxy by the Empire, Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. While Lord Vader is secretly plotting a trap for Luke that will lead to a vicious confrontation and a shocking revelation.
Star Wars Episode V Soundtrack
Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back" Soundtrack Promo Poster
The Empire Strikes Back: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker
The Adventures of Luke Skywalker
The Empire Strikes Back The Adventures of Luke Skywalker
Star Wars Episode VI "Return of the Jedi" 1983
Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VI
Return of the Jedi (originally released as Return of the Jedi) is a 1983 space opera film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan. It is the third film released in the Star Wars saga, and the sixth and final in terms of internal chronology. It is also the first film to use THX technology
The film is set some time after Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back . Luke Skywalker and members of the Rebel Alliance travel to Tatooine to rescue their friend Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. Meanwhile, the Galactic Empire is planning to crush the Rebel Alliance with a second Death Star while the Rebel fleet simultaneously prepares to launch a full-scale attack on this new space station. Luke confronts his father, Darth Vader, in a climactic duel before the evil Emperor Palpatine.
The original trilogy depicts Darth Vader as a fearsome cyborg and Sith Lordwho serves at the right hand of Emperor Palpatine, leading the brutal Galactic Empire in oppressing the galaxy and hunting down the Rebel Alliance. The prequel trilogy depicts him as a slave boy who becomes a heroic Jedi Knight and hero of the Clone Wars. He then falls to the "dark side" of the mystical Force after Palpatine manipulates him into betraying the Jedi and destroying the Galactic Republic. In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the series' final chronological installment, Vader redeems himself by helping to destroy the Empire, sacrificing himself in the process.
Star Wars "Return of the Jedi" Soundtrack Promo Poster
"The Story of Star Wars" Picture Disc 1977
"The Story of Star Wars" Picture Disc 1977
Star Wars Cast and Charactors
George Lucas -- Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi -- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker -- Harrison Ford as Han Solo -- Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa -- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO -- Kenny Baker as R2-D2 -- Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca -- David Prowse as Darth Vader (voice by James Earl Jones ) -- Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine -- Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian -- Larry Ward voice of Jaba the Hutt -- Frank Oz voice of Yoda -- Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker -- Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin -- Roscoe Lee Brown - Narration of "The Story of Star Wars" -- Malachi Throne - Narration of "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" -- John Williams - Composed Soundtrack
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars "Star Wars" 1977
Star Wars "The Story of Star Wars" 1977
Star Wars and A Stereo Space Odyssey 1977
Rebel Force Band "Living In These Star Warz" 1977
Meco "Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk" 1977
Meco "Star Wars Theme" b/w "Cantina Band" 1977
Osamu Shoji "Star Wars" 1978
Phil Pratt & The Sunshot Band "Star Wars Dub" 1978
Star Wars 1979
Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back" 1980
Empire Strikes Back: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker 1980
MECO "Christmas In The Stars" 1980
Star Wars "Return of the Jedi" 1983
Rebel Mission To Ord Mantell 1983
Star Wars "The Ewok Adventure" 1984
Alec Empire "Generation Star Wars" 1994
Star Wars "The Clone Wars" 2014
Darth Vader's Theme
The Death of Yoda
The Forrest Battle
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May the Force Be With You -- Let Us Know You Were Here Too !!
Fox Music (author) on May 28, 2015:
I Have Acquired Some New "Star Wars" Vinyl That I Should Add To This Page But I Do Not Believe the Star Wars Holiday Album Is One Of Them. Thanks FatFreddysCat and Keep Spinin' That Vinyl !!
Keith Abt from The Garden State on May 28, 2015:
Surprised that there's no "Christmas in the Stars," the infamous Star Wars holiday album, on your list...haha
Fox Music (author) on May 22, 2015:
Yes I Agree the Music Is Very Powerful and Helps Create the Scene
SteveKaye on February 28, 2013:
The music is certainly powerful. Thank you for publishing this lens.
WriterJanis2 on February 13, 2013:
@custompaul: Love the images on the records.
custompaul on October 16, 2012:
Great write up about the music of one of my favorite movie collections of all time. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
JoshK47 on May 27, 2012:
Awesome stuff here - definitely some of the best movie music of all time!
mercin12 on May 04, 2012:
What a comprehensive write up on the Stars Wars movie and music. Thanks!
Ben Reed from Redcar on March 09, 2012:
Love the images - love the lense.
Mauhro on November 28, 2011:
I love it. may the force be with all of us :)
Tarra99 on January 17, 2011:
My kids are nuts about Star Wars...thanks! and thanks for visiting my steampunk fashion lens. I appreciate it!
redpillpuppet on January 06, 2011:
anonymous on January 05, 2011:
The Force is Strong Here and the Soundtracks are Awesome!!!
Grumpy-Fett on September 14, 2010:
Star Wars picture discs???? Just when I thought there was nothing else I absolutely had to own! If anyone is into vintage Star Wars toy collecting, please check out my lens.