For the very first time ever on limited edition, Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired translucent blue vinyl, I Am Shark, will be releasing the original soundtrack to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, scored by legendary composer John Williams.
It’s not just Star Wars obsessives who believe the movies wouldn’t be the same without John Williams’ dramatic, rousing scores — everyone who’s seen the movie knows the theme as well as they know Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the Death Star. Williams’ music for the three movies was integral to their success, since they managed to capture the adventure of the films, along with their mythological weight. In other words, he had nearly as much to live up to as George Lucas himself. Based on his score to The Phantom Menace, at least Williams has met expectations. His work keeps within the tradition of the Star Wars films, yet with its choral work and richly symphonic passages, it is unique and entirely compelling.
Be forewarned: even though the music works as an individual entity and can be enjoyed without viewing the movie at first, the track listing does give a basic plot outline, even going so far as revealing the name of a major character who dies. Which means that some fanatics may prefer to wait and purchase the soundtrack after they’ve seen the film.
- Limited edition Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired translucent blue vinyl
01. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo
02. Duel of the Fates
03. Anakin's Theme
04. Jar Jar's Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga
05. The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle
06. The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass
07. The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade
08. He Is the Chosen One
09. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
10. Passage Through the Planet Core
11. Watto's Deal and Kids at Play
12. Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
13. Queen Amidala and The Naboo Palace
14. The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul
15. Qui-Gon's Noble End
16. The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon's Funeral
17. Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits