Title - 'Music From The Star Wars Saga'
Artist - The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
This brand new compilation brings together selections from all six (6) 'Star Wars' films featuring John William's towering and epic scores performed by the renowned City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
We begin with four tracks from the 'Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope' film, and in particular, the title theme itself, 'A New Hope.' The stirring, world renowned, instantly recognizable track is as crisp, as beautiful, as vibrant as it's ever been, here now in the hands of The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Next up is 'Cantina Band,' always a fun track from the beginning, here on this new CD it seemingly jumps a crackles a little bit more for our enjoyment. The haunting 'Princess Leia' is next, and the final track from this film is the trumpet-backed, weddingesque, stirring main theme recap in 'The Throne Room / Finale.'
From 'Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back' we get another four tracks, which begin with 'The Imperial March,' a track that with your eyes open or closed, if you cannot picture the actual cinematic scene, you can definitely create your own version of he march easily enough. 'Han Solo And The Princess' is next, and a beautiful, enraptured piece of music, if ever there were. The playful, acutely percussion-based 'The Asteroid Field' and then the delicate 'Yoda's Theme' round out this film, and then we are into 'Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi,' which features just the one long track, 'Forest Battle.'
Heading into 'Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace,' we get four tracks that link beautifully together. Beginning with the sweeping 'Anakin's Theme,' we next get the joyous 'The Flag Parade,' which in turn is backed by both the foot-stomping approach to 'The Adventures of Jar Jar' and the Satanic choir-sounding resonance of 'Duel Of The Fates.' From 'Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of The Clones,' we get just the one track, the long, orchestral soothing tones of 'Across The Stars,' and the collection is rounded off by one more track, 'Battle Of The Heroes' from 'Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.'