December 10, 2017

20,000 Vinyl LPs 119: The Story Of Star Wars picture disc

C3PO & R2-D2, side 1
photo of disc by Styrous®

The latest installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, premiered last night, December 9, 2017, in Hollywood with enormous fanfare as well as a tribute to Carrie Fisher

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California 
December 9, 2017
So, it's time to break out another Star Wars item of mine to mark this event; what I've chosen is the Star Wars (soundtrack) picture disc for they are coming back. Picture discs are notoriously famous for the inferior sound quality compared to the traditional black vinyl version but they are a lot of fun and I collected any I found.         

Darth Vader, side 2
photo of disc by Styrous®

The Star Wars (soundtrack) vinyl LP picture disc actually not only has the original score soundtrack but also dialogue from scenes from the film as well. It's pretty cool  
It is interesting that Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has generated a resurgence of Star Wars on picture disc with the issue of the new soundtrack (no dialogue) and new images (links below).   

Darth Vader, side 2
photo of disc by Styrous®


Side 1:

A - The Story Of Star Wars (Part 1) - 24:53

Side 1:

B - The Story Of Star Wars (Part 2) - 24:18


    Adapted By – Cheryl Gard-Wornson, E. Jack Kaplan
    Art Director – John Georgopoulos
    Artwork By – Joey Reynolds Supermarket
    Associate Producer – Pat Glasser
    Conductor, Composed By – John Williams (4)
    Edited By, Engineer – Rudy Hill (2)
    Narrator – Roscoe Lee Brown
    Producer – Alan Livingston, George Lucas


Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher,Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness, with Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Dave Prowse.

The London Symphony Orchestra ‎– The Story Of Star Wars
Label: 20th Century Fox Records ‎– PR-103
Format: Vinyl, LP, Picture Disc, Album
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Non-Music, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Dialogue, Movie Effects, Audiobook, Modern Classical
Viewfinder links:         
All things Star Wars         
Carrie Fisher         
Harrison Ford            
Net links:         
Turntabling ~ The Story of Star Wars Vinyl Picture Disc LP         

 “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” 
             — Darth Vader

Styrous® ~ Sunday, December 10, 2017        

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