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Top 5 Tracks From Each Star Wars Film

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Darkslayer, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

    Apr 24, 2018
    (Tracks within an album are listed in track order. Favoritism not to be implied.)

    A New Hope (Special Edition Soundtrack)

    The Moisture Farm (for the warm rendition of Luke's theme)
    Cantina Band (for its novelty)
    Alternate Binary Sunset (very weird and nightmarish, but very unexpected bonus track)
    Battle of Yavin
    The Throne Room

    Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition Soundtrack)
    The Imperial Probe/Aboard the Executor (because I had to wait so long for the correct version of the pan-down to appear on a soundtrack!)
    The Battle of Hoth
    The Clash of Lightsabers
    Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace
    The Rebel Fleet/End Title

    (one of the best expansions of a landmark score ever. It's hard to pick favorites.)

    Return of the Jedi (Special Edition Soundtrack)
    The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan's Revelation
    Jabba's Baroque Recital (because I had to wait so long for this to come out on a soundtrack. And we're still missing a part.)
    Alternate Sail Barge Assault (I wished they'd used this one instead the "real" version - that marked the start of the dreaded "nostalgia-spam OT music until you choke" cancer that afflicts Star Wars scoring to this day.)
    The Battle of Endor I
    Victory Celebration

    The Phantom Menace (Ultimate Edition)
    Escape from Naboo
    Talk of Podracing
    Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker
    Anakin is Free
    The Tide Turns/The Death of Darth Maul (the Force Theme and DotF overlaid - the trilogies meet.)

    Attack of the Clones (OST)
    Yoda and the Younglings
    Return to Tatooine
    The Tusken Camp and The Homestead
    The Arena (really an ROTS preview but whatever. Pickings are slim in this album)
    Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale

    Revenge of the Sith (OST)
    Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith
    Anakin's Betrayal
    Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
    Anakin's Dark Deeds
    The Immolation Scene

    (This was a surprisingly tough set to choose from - it's one of JW's best post-OT works.)

    The Clone Wars (OST - for film only given thread title)
    Battle of Christophsis
    Meet Ahsoka
    Battle Of Teth
    General Loathsom / Ahsoka
    Escape From The Monastery (mostly for the first 30 seconds.)

    (First non-Williams Star Wars track and like its series counterpart, walks its own path without using Williams as a crutch. Very, very refreshing, and fitting given that this is the last soundtrack that Lucas oversaw.)

    General Note: choices made based on which tracks I find myself replaying often. Notice that many class favorites (cough, "Imperial March") didn't make the cut. Sometimes that's due to personal taste, other times, it's due to being massively overused in the franchise and popular media to the point where if it ever was a favorite of mine, it stopped becoming one.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
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  2. Jediking97

    Jediking97 Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 24, 2018
    A New Hope
    1. Main Title
    2. The Princess Appears (Binary Sunset)
    3. Ben's Death and TIE Fighter Attack
    4. Cantina Band
    5. The Throne Room and End Titles

    The Empire Strikes Back
    1. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme
    2. The Asteroid Field
    3. Yoda and the Force
    4. The City in the Clouds
    5. Finale

    Return of the Jedi
    1. Luke and Leia
    2. Parade of the Ewoks
    3. Final Duel / Into the Death Star
    4. Sail Barge Assault
    5. Victory Celebration / End Titles

    The Phantom Menace
    1. Duel of the Fates
    2. Anakin's Theme
    3. The Droid Invasion and the Appearance of Darth Maul
    4. The Tide Turns and Death of Darth Maul
    5. The Arrival at Tatooine and the Flag Parade

    Attack of the Clones
    1. Across the Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones)
    2. Zam the Assassin and Chase Through Coruscant
    3. Return to Tatooine
    4. Love Pledge and the Arena
    5. Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale

    Revenge of the Sith
    1. Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith
    2. Battle of the Heroes
    3. Anakin's Betrayal
    4. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious
    5. A New Hope and End Credits

    The Force Awakens
    1. Rey's Theme
    2. I Can Fly Anything
    3. Scherzo for X-Wings
    4. Follow Me and The Falcon
    5. The Jedi Steps / Finale

    Rogue One
    1. Jedha City Ambush
    2. Scrambling the Rebel Fleet
    3. The Imperial Suite
    4. Jyn Erso & Hope Suite
    5. Your Father Would Be Proud

    The Last Jedi
    1. The Rebellion is Reborn
    2. Canto Bight
    3. Holdo's Resolve
    4. The Battle of Crait
    5. The Spark

    I am not all too familiar with the soundtrack from Solo: A Star Wars Story as I have only listen to it once and haven't seen the movie as of yet. Thinking about listening to it again once it comes out on home video.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2018