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Comments about the soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)

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Re: Favourite parts...
• Posted by: Rolan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, June 30, 2006, at 7:27 p.m.
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• In Response to: Favourite parts... (carl gonzalez)

> So, its no surprise that the vast majority of peeps here love ESB (I
> should know, I'm one of them), and I was wondering, what parts are your
> favourite?
For the record, mine are:
The Asteroid Chase (duh)
The Battle of Hoth (duh again)
The Version of the Imeperial March
> just before the battle of Hoth -- the massive one with all the little
> drums in the background; it makes it sound military and impressive and
> sinister all at the same time.
The version of the Imperial March in
> Track 7 of the 1997 release (in the movie, just before the guy sees that
> back of Vader's head w/o helmet) that has the military-sounding string
> flourishes at the end.
And one of the best bits that nobody seems to
> mention: The City In The Clouds theme that accompanies the Falcon as it
> flies into Cloud City. The soaring strings and horns and that soprano
> chorus remind me a bit of the theme for the first Star Trek. By the way,
> does anyone know if JW used an actual singer in the piece, or some kind of
> synthesizer?

> Well, I think I've said enough. Love to hear what your favourites are...

My favorite parts in ESB would have to be The Imperial Probe, Battle of Hoth, Asteroid Field, Attacking a Star Destroyer, Lando's Palace, Betrayal at Bespin, and End titles. It is interesting that a lot of these tracks (or parts of them) were used extensively in the earlier Lucasarts Star Wars games. Like for example in Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, I would sit for hours just listening to the music and attempting to figure out where they were on the soundtracks, as I didn't have the soundtracks at the time.

Also what is with the people in hear using the names of ex-Rogue Squardon pilots? In that case I'll be Tycho Celchu; he's a better pilot than Wedge and Hobbie, and is probably the best A-Wing, TIE Interceptor pilot aside from Baron Soontir Fel

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  • Favourite parts...  (6079 views)
       carl gonzalez - Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 6:28 p.m.
    •      Re: Favourite parts...  (5498 views)    We're Here
         Rolan - Friday, June 30, 2006, at 7:27 p.m.
    •    Re: Favourite parts...  (5890 views)
         Eelco de Beukelaer - Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 5:44 p.m.
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         Tomek - Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 5:10 a.m.

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