Although we’ve been getting announcements left and right of cool new vinyl pressings of beloved film and television scores lately, fans everywhere have been waiting for the mothership to arrive…or should I say, rather, for the Imperial Star Destroyer to arrive. Well, the wait is almost over — thanks to the good folks at io9, we’ve learned that a brand new vinyl pressing of John Williams’ legendary score for Star Wars: A New Hope is on its way soon.
On September 3oth—which just so happens to be Force Friday this year—the soundtrack will be available on a pair of double-sided picture disc-pressed vinyl records. The images will include some classic John Berkey poster art from the original soundtrack release, a picture of Han and Chewie, one of Darth Vader’s head, and coolest of all, the Death Star itself. Best of all? It’ll only set you back $35.00, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon. You can check out a preview image of the new vinyl pressing below.
John Williams’ score for Star Wars was recorded over eight sessions England in March of 1977 with the London Symphony Orchestra, just a couple of months before the film was released to theaters. Since then, it’s arguably become the most iconic film score of all time. The American Film Institute named it as the most memorable score of all time for a U.S. film, and it was also was preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry, which is reserved for art that is “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Are you excited for this new vinyl reissue of A New Hope? And how long before we get the rest of the trilogy in vinyl too? And the prequels? (say what you want about The Phantom Menace, but “The Duel of the Fates” is among John Williams’ finest work). Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.[brightcove video_id=”5097170831001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”2bfa565b-5412-4cfd-9211-6269880b8a5e”]