Star Wars In Concert at Nassau Coliseum

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Star Wars In Concert is a paradox. It’s triumph of style over substance, even though the substance is … well … rather substantial. It’s a carefully crafted production based on a premise that was not especially well-thought out. And its singularly most memorable performance is from one of the least charismatic figures in the entire saga. The show is certainly an experience … but I’d hesitate to call it an experience one must not miss. This was, in essence, a live performance of the Star Wars Musical Journey, available since the release of Revenge of the Sith. All told, it was fun … but not exactly exceptional.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) – Soundtrack Review

The first thing you have to know about the Clone Wars Soundtrack is that is about as different from the John Williams scores of the Star Wars saga as you can get, while still including a few of Williams’ themes in the score. The conscious decision to go in a radically different direction can be easily understood. The Clone Wars simply cannot hope to compete at the same level of the original Star Wars films. And besides, The Clone Wars is a distinctly different experience altogether – being a purely animated film. As such, the soundtrack should match and complement the film as much as possible. As such, a soaring, symphonic score from Williams would feel too out of place in the completely CGI world of this film. What we get instead is Kevin Kiner’s very spirited, eclectic take on Star Wars. And, for the most part, the results are pretty good.

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Return of the Jedi – Cue Breakdown

The following list is a cue-by-cue breakdown for the officially released soundtracks to Star Wars: Episode VI.

Return of the Jedi: Original Soundtrack

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The Empire Strikes Back – Cue Breakdown

The following list is a cue-by-cue breakdown for the officially released soundtracks to Star Wars: Episode V.

The Empire Strikes Back: Original Soundtrack

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A New Hope – Cue Breakdown

The following list is a cue-by-cue breakdown for the officially released soundtracks to Star Wars: Episode IV.

A New Hope: Original Soundtrack

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