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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - The

Limited Edition, Ultimate Edition

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Audio CD, Limited Edition, Soundtrack, November 14, 2000
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Let no Star Wars fan go home disappointed-this 2-CD soundtrack set brings you every note John Williams composed for one of the most anticipated films in recent history, from the opening fanfare to the last end credit! All 68 tracks are in order as heard in the film, two bonus tracks (with sound effects and dialogue) are included and more than 60 photos grace the pages of the 60-page booklet. A collector's dream!


Obscured by the familiar grandeur of John Williams's score for Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace was the sheer volume of the composer's prodigious musical efforts. Not only did Williams expand on the original Star Wars trilogy's musical language with a whole new range of modern classical inspirations, but his efforts also produced more than two hours of seamless symphonic foundation for the galactic epic, enough wall-to-wall music to power three less ambitious films. This impressively packaged double-disc set offers Williams's complete Episode 1 score for the first time. It's a worthy tribute to the scoring legend's mastery of tone, dynamics, and nuance--a virtual musical tone poem that imparts much of the film's dramaturgy. Divorced from the bombastic visual assault of state-of-the-art digital effects, one is struck by the composition's emotional resonance. It's the small, quiet moments that give the story its subtle, crucial humanity; it's hard to imagine a film conceit so outlandish functioning without it. The Ultimate Edition includes a bonus track of the stirring choral centerpiece, "Duel of the Fates," with an overlaid dialogue montage, as well as a photo-rich booklet that illustrates each of the film's key scenes and musical cues. --Jerry McCulley

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fox Fanfare
  2. Star Wars Main Title
  3. Boarding the Federation Battleship
  4. Death Warrant for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan
  5. Fighting the Destroyer Droids
  6. Queen Amidala Warns the Federation
  7. The Droid Invasion
  8. Swimming to Otoh Gunga
  9. Inside the Bubble City
  10. Attack of the Giant Fish
  11. Darth Sidious
  12. The Giant Squid and the Attack on Theed
  13. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Rescue the Queen
  14. Fighting the Guards
  15. Escape from Naboo
  16. Enter Darth Maul
  17. The Arrival at Tatooine
  18. Street Band of Mos Espa
  19. Padme Meets Anakin
  20. Desert Winds
  21. Jar Jar's Run In with Sebulba
  22. Anakin's Home and the Introduction to Threepio
  23. Darth Sidious and Darth Maul
  24. Talk of PodRacing
  25. Watto's Deal - Shmi and Qui-Gon Talk
  26. Anakin, PodRacer Mechanic
  27. The Racer Roars to Life - Anakin's Midi-Chlorian Count
  28. Darth Maul and The Sith Spacecraft
  29. Mos Espa Arena Band
  30. Watto's Roll of the Die
  31. The Flag Parade
  32. Sebulba's Dirty Hand - Qui-Gon's Pep Talk
  33. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
  34. Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker
  35. The Street Singer

Disc: 2

  1. Anakin is Free
  2. Qui-Gon and Darth Maul Meet
  3. Anakin and Group to Coruscant
  4. The Queen and Palpatine
  5. High Council Meeting
  6. The Senate
  7. Anakin's Test
  8. Qui-Gon's Mission - Obi-Wan's Warning
  9. Nute and Rune Confer with Darth Sidious
  10. The Queen and Group Land at Naboo
  11. Jar Jar Leads Group to the Gungans
  12. War Plans
  13. Darth Sidious Receives News of the Gungan's Army
  14. The Gungan's March
  15. The Queen and Her Group Sneak Back to the Palace
  16. The Battle Begins
  17. The Republic Pilots Take Off Into Space
  18. Activate the Droids
  19. The Gungans Fight Back
  20. The Duel Begins
  21. Anakin Takes Off In Spaceship
  22. The Duel Continues
  23. The Battle Rages On
  24. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Continue Battle
  25. Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, and the Invisible Wall
  26. The Gungan's Retreat and the Queen Surrenders
  27. The Death of Qui-Gon and the Surrender of the Gungans
  28. The Tide Turns - The Death of Darth Maul
  29. The Queen Confronts Nute and Rune
  30. The Funeral of Qui-gon
  31. The Parade
  32. End Credits - John Williams
  33. Duel of the Fates (Dialogue Version)

Product details

  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Audio CD (November 14, 2000)
  • Ultimate Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition, Soundtrack
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • ASIN: B000051VYS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,668 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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