All of the CD albums were regular commercial releases at
their outset. Both the original 1986 album and 1989 RCA Gerhardt album
historically have been available used for about $5 to $7.
The 1993 Fox Anthology was believed at the time to be the most
collectible soundtrack CD set in existence, and has retained its
original street value because of its relative scarcity and
The 1997 RCA Special Edition albums came in two forms, the black booklet
format available early that year and the slimline format in August,
1997 to coincide with the VHS release of the revised films. The latter
albums (with poster art on the covers) have fallen completely out of
print, and while new copies of the 'black book' formatted RCA albums of
early 1997 are also difficult to find, they have remained readily available
for sub-retail price on the used market.
The 2004 Sony Classical products are bargain priced, though you receive
no additional packaging benefits from buying the trilogy as a set outside
of the silver and black holding box.
The 2007 Sony Classical albums contain no additional new contents or remastering.
The "Corellian Edition" compilation, which was leaked as a promotional teaser
in some 2005 pressings of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, is sold alone as
a regular commercial release (with two different cover art variants) and is included
as CD7 in the concurrently offered "30th Anniverary Collector's Edition." That set,
featuring original LP packaging, was electronically numbered up to 10,000 copies and
initially retailed for $80. Its value soon plunged, in part due to production problems
that caused the wrong combination of CDs to be included in the set. Amazon.com
temporarily pulled the product due to complaints.