Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (CD)
Record Label: Walt Disney Records
Release Date: May 4, 2018
Few film scores have gained as much instant recognition as John Williams’ iconic scores for the Star Wars saga. In The Empire Strikes Back, some of the most familiar and well-loved tunes, including “The Imperial March” and “The Asteroid Field” are introduced for the first time — later be heard across the series in a Wagner-style leitmotif way, setting the mood and dropping hints to audience members along the way.
In a career spanning almost six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures including Star Wars, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List and the first three Harry Potter films. Winner of twenty-one Grammy Awards®, four Golden Globe® Awards and five Academy Awards®, Williams is easily the most recognized composer working in film today. Throughout his career, Williams has worked closely with Steven Spielberg, composing music for all but two of his feature films, including the Academy Award®-nominated scores for The Adventures of Tintin, Warhorse and Lincoln.
Williams Star Wars, Episode VI: The Empire Strikes Back, Remastered Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams conductor
London Symphony Orchestra