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What is your favorite Star Wars track?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by SexyStarWarschic, May 9, 2003.

  1. Hades2021

    Hades2021 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Imperial March, Across the Stars, Duel of the Fates, the battle of Hoth music I don't know its name, and any music on the second disc of the ESB soundtrack past track 9.
     
  2. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's called "The Battle Of Hoth" on the SE.

    :)
     
  3. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE

    ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Duel of the Fates. I'm truly addicted to it.
     
  4. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Humm...it's a tie between the concert version of "Asteroid field" and "Forest Battle"

    I don't have the original score, it's something I need to pick up. I only have a cd of the concert versions. I hope the names match up. oh, and don't ask why, I guess I just like John Williams fast. :p
     
  5. Moleman1138

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    I had to pop in my ROTJ DVD just to listen to Dark Side Beckons. It is so underrated the more I think about it since we've been accustomed to DOTF in the past five years.
     
  6. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    TDSB> DOTF.

    Anyhow, The Dark Side Beckons. 45 seconds of musical perfection.
     
  7. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have a hard time comparing "The Dark Side Beckons" and other non-thematic cues with thematic cues like DOTF.
     
  8. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, that's because you're special. j/k

    I just compare them as being probably the musical high points of their respective films, and both being choral/instrument pieces-granted, TDSB doesn't have actual words, but it does have a choral aspect, obviously. Amd I like the wordless emotion of TDSB better. It's the triumph of the Emperor; Luke is clearly not winning in this scene, and it's marvelous to watch and listen to.
     
  9. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I had to pop in my ROTJ DVD just to listen to Dark Side Beckons. It is so underrated the more I think about it since we've been accustomed to DOTF in the past five years.

    Underrated? I can't go thirty seconds on this board without reading "I LOVE 'THE DARK SIDE BECKONS'!"
     
  10. Leira_Cordana

    Leira_Cordana Jedi Youngling

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    My favorite songs are:

    1. Imperial March
    2. Across the Stars
    3. May the Force Be With You
    4. Victory Celebration (ROTJ extended edition and DVD)
    5. Yoda's Theme
    6. Duel of the Fates
     
  11. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid

    The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I LOVE 'THE DARK SIDE BECKONS'!
     
  12. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cerrabore, thats because it's simply the high point of the saga.

    Well, maybe Vader turning on Palps tops it (I usually get up and cheer when that happens) but nothin else..
     
  13. PloKloon1138

    PloKloon1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Indeed. ROTJ is probably my least favorite SW film, but those are two of the best moments of the entire saga. :)
     
  14. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a bit funny, how Obi-Wan and Luke seem to pull victory from the jaws of near-certain defeat in TPM and ROTJ. Both have scenes where they nearly fall to the Dark Side, and when they pull back, what happens to the Sith who nearly had them done for?

    Owned.

    But yeah, IMO The Dark Side Beckons/Darth's Vader's Death* are easily the high points of the entire saga. At first you're delirious with joy; then you're struggling to hold back tears.

    *Weird, anyone else notice this spells DVD?
     
  15. JediTristan

    JediTristan Jedi Youngling star 3

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    O dude, without a doubt it is the master of all SW music, Across the Stars *bows to the amazing job it does of telling the story better than the ****** dialogue*. Wow. Amazing. I think it can also apply to certain EU couples *coughJ/Jcough*...anyway, in the closest, CLOSESTS of seconds, is "Light of the Force" from ROTJ and "Binary Sunset" from ANH. They both have 'Obi-Wan's Theme', which is really an ode to all the fallen Jedi. O French Horn! How I love thee! (not to mention EBB whom I just paraphrased). God, is it just me, or does JW have a huge love for horns? I know I do, so that solo just brings me almost to tears every time I hear it. My brother plays horn, so every time i pick it up I have to play that solo...

    O, and then there's the imperial march. And the stuff in the asteroid field from ESB. But we won't go there.
    *waits for it* ahhh....there it is!!

    EDIT: I'm a (marching band-even more hardcore) trumpet player, so all those double/triple tongues and huge drugs-above-the-staff attacks, and chromatic flights down and up and sideways never cease to amaze me either. It used to be my goal to be in the London Symphony Orchestra, just to play for SW...
     
  16. DarthBoba

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    Yeah, I think JW loves horns personally. After all, they've given us Imperial March and the Force Theme (which really needs to be done by a chorus, but I digress).
     
  17. JediTristan

    JediTristan Jedi Youngling star 3

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    A choir? Could be, could be. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it.
     
  18. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, choral Force Theme is something that needs to make it's way into aROTS IMO.
     
  19. JediTristan

    JediTristan Jedi Youngling star 3

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    aROTS? *confused*

    watch me...but I don't think anything's going to happen.
     
  20. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol, oops typo.

    ROTS=Revenge of the Sith.
     
  21. Darth_Fargo

    Darth_Fargo Jedi Youngling

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    This is a great question and hard to answer, the best way is to break it down per movie:

    Ep I - Duel of the Fates (of course)
    (A close second is the track where Qui Gon and
    Maul duel on Tattooine.)

    Ep II Across the Stars and the beginning of the Love Pledge

    EpIII : )

    EP IV: Ben's Death/Tie Fighter Attack and the Binary Sunset

    Ep V: Carbon Freeze and Rescue from Cloud City and oh uh gee Imperial March. :D

    Ep VI: The Battle of Endor II - includes the final fight between Vader and Luke./ Emperor's Death.

    So many songs, so little time. Williams is a true maestro.
     
  22. darth_padawan_padme

    darth_padawan_padme Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Imperial march, binary sunset and across the stars
     
  23. target-maxfirepower

    target-maxfirepower Jedi Youngling

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    1. The Escape From Cloud City
    creates so much tension in that scene with the great violin parts
    2. The Battle of Yavin
    I could almost cry every time Ben's theme comes through
    3. Binary Sunset
    Mark Hamill didnt even need to act here
    4. Main Title
    Hearing this puts me in my happy place
     
  24. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid

    The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Youngling star 3

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    From TPM: "Anakin is free"
    From" AOTC: "Return to Tatooine"
    From ROTS: "Jar Jar's Death/Wookie Celebration"
    From ANH: "Burning Homestead"
    From ESB: "Losing a Hand/Hyperspace"
    From ROTJ: "The Dark Side Beckons"


    ttbk
     
  25. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    From TPM, the entire Battle of Naboo sequence. If you've heard this the way it was meant to be heard, you've got to love it.