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I still have my original LP pressing of the soundtrack to The Empire Strikes Back (as well as S.W. and R.O.T.J.). It’s a beautiful double album with photos and detailed liner notes. I also have the original soundtrack anthology of all three films that was released on CD in 1993.
The musical score of The Empire Strikes Back is the most progressive and complex of the series. It is moving, thrilling, and inspiring. There are not enough adjectives available for me to describe it. As a total package, it is my absolute favorite film score of all time.
It also works as a stand alone piece of symphonic music, separate from the film itself. If you have never given it a listen on it’s own, then I encourage you to do so. It is a wonderful gift of human artistic achievement for not only Star Wars fans but for music aficionados everywhere.
Thank you so very much Mr. Williams and the musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra in December 1979 and January 1980 for giving us such incredible music to such an incredible film…The Empire Strikes Back.