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List of the Star Wars battle musics?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Legendoom, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Legendoom

    Legendoom Jedi Youngling

    Jan 26, 2014
    I'm attempting to create a rough playlist for my SWTOR leveling, since the Star Wars music doesn't play enough in fights, and I'm hunting down a more-or-less complete list of all the songs that play in fight scenes in the SW saga. Think music like Luke's catch of his lightsaber above the Sarlacc in Episode VI, or Duel of the Fates, or The Invisible Hand crashing on Coruscant in Episode III. I thought this would be bit too long of a list for the song identification thread (I also can't think of all the specific examples), so I just made a new thread.

    Whether you could add a just few song names (and possibly where to find them if they're not on the official soundtrack) or many is helpful. Cheers!
  2. sharkymcshark

    sharkymcshark Jedi Knight star 3

    Dec 12, 2013
    Not overly familiar with the prequel soundtracks, but as for the original trilogy, my personal favourites for battle moments are

    A New Hope
    Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Fighter Attack
    Battle of Yavin

    Empire Strikes Back
    Imperial March
    Asteroid Field
    Clash of Lightsabers

    Return of the Jedi
    Battle of Endor I - Medley
    Battle of Endor II - Medley
    Battle of Endor III - Medley

    Episode 1
    Duel of the Fates

    Episode 3
    Battle of Heroes
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 23, 1999
    Oh boy, identifying all the action cues from the SW movies can be sort of wonky since some only last a moment and some take up the whole track- or multiple tracks. Here's a brief rundown of the major action tracks, my favs in bold (from the most recent soundtrack releases):

    Track 2 Duel of the Fates
    Track 5 The Sith Spacecraft/Droid Battle
    Track 9 Anakin Defeats Sebulba
    Track 10 Passage Through the Planet Core
    Track 12 Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
    Track 14 The Droid Invasion/Appearance of Darth Maul

    Track 3 Zam The Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant
    Track 7 Jango's Escape
    Track 9 Bounty Hunter's Pursuit
    Track 12 Love Pledge and The Arena

    Track 1 Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith
    Track 3 Battle of the Heroes
    Track 7 Grievous and the Droids
    Track 9 Anakin vs Obi-Wan
    Track 10 Anakin's Dark Deeds

    ANH (disc 1)
    Track 3 Imperial Attack
    ANH (disc 2)
    Track 2 The Millennium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
    Track 5 Wookiee Prisoner/Detention Block Ambush
    Track 6 Shootout in the Cell Bay/Dianoga
    Track 8 The Tractor Beam/Chasm Crossfire
    Track 9 Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Fighter Attack
    Track 10 The Battle of Yavin

    ESB (disc 1)
    Track 5 The Battle of Hoth
    Track 6 The Asteroid Field
    ESB (disc 2)
    Track 3 Attacking a Star Destroyer
    Track 9 Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett
    Track 10 Clash of Lightsabers
    Track 11 Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace

    ROTJ (disc 1)
    Track 6 Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence
    Track 7 The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault
    Track 11 Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks
    Track 15 Sail Barge Assault (Alternate Version) *Awesome track!
    ROTJ (disc 2)
    Track 3 Brother and Sister/Father and Son/The Fleet Enters Hyperspace/Heroic Ewok
    Track 5 The Battle of Endor I
    Track 6 The Lightsaber/The Ewok Battle
    Track 7 The Battle of Endor II
    Track 8 The Battle of Endor III
    Track 12 The Forest Battle (Concert Suite)

    There's lots of great unreleased tracks on YouTube from the prequels, I'd encourage you to check them out. There's also a 2-disc Ultimate Phantom Menace soundtrack that has a lot of material that the original soundtrack omits. It has value, but I'd steer you away from it because it's more or less an audio rip from the movie and there are some jarring edits. You'd get better results looking up expanded/unreleased tracks on youtube.