In the midst of Midnight Madness last night for Force Friday, the release date for “The Force Awakens” soundtrack was announced!
In a bit of a surprising move, the soundtrack will be released on the same day the movie comes out on December 18th.
Here is the official announcement:
Announcing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Make sure to experience the soundtrack by legendary, five-time Academy Award® winning composer, John Williams.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and soundtrack release 12/18/15.
I have to say I was really hoping the soundtrack would release a little bit before the movie like all the prequel ones did, as getting to hear the music a little bit before hand always was a big part of the excitement and lead up to the actual film’s release. But with it coming out on the same day, fans don’t have to worry about another “Qui-Gon’s Noble End” scenario happening again!
You can pre-order the soundtrack over at Disney Music Emporium.