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Star Wars (Soundtrack)
20th Century 541
Released: June 1977
Chart Peak: #2
Weeks Charted: 53
Certified Platinum: 8/17/77

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Single Review: "Star Wars
Theme/Cantina Band" - Meco

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Why is this one of the greatest soundtracks ever? (1) Because it's only the best-known film music of the last 25 years. (2) Because the orchestral swell when Luke looks out at the twin Tatooine suns gets us every time. (3) Because it uses Wagnerian leitmotifs. Seriously. Look it up. (4) Because we have friends who played the "Throne Room" passage at their weddings. (5) Because Bill Murray once sang it.

- Entertainment Weekly, 2001.

A long time ago in a galaxy [not so] far away, John Williams returned us to a symphonic movie score, and we are grateful. The groundbreaking, heart-pumping soundtrack to George Lucas' opus has been enormously influential, introducing science-fiction cinema to a classical romanticism that conveys the largeness of space and delivering a main title that has become part of the lexicon of our culture -- the force is with it indeed. * * * * *

- Zagat Survey Music Guide - 1,000 Top Albums of All Time, 2003.

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