Walt Disney Records has announced to reissue John Williams’ original ‘Star Wars: A New Hope‘ score in a new, special edition box set, out on December 1st.

The first chapter of the legendary George Lucas’ saga premiered in the United States on May 25th 1977, along with the score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Williams himself.

In addition to the 3-LP, the brand new 40th anniversary release will include a 48-page hardcover book with essays by film music experts Jeff Bond and Jeff Eldridge. Bond’s essay, entitled “Tuning Up a Galaxy”, comes also with never-before-seen photos of Star Wars’ production and scoring sessions, while on “John Williams’ Journey to Star Wars” Eldridge discusses Williams’ early film work, career, his continuing legacy and how he got the job scoring Star Wars.

Plus, there’s a 3D Death Star hologram on disc 3, side A, while the side B includes the Star Wars 40th anniversary logo.

‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 40th Anniversary Box Set’ is currently available for pre-order here, with a retail price of $150.

Listen to the full ‘Star Wars: A New Hope‘ soundtrack below!


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