StarWars.com announced today that Sony Classical will be releasing new box sets for the original six “Star Wars” soundtracks worldwide on January 8, 2016 called “The Ultimate Editions.”
There will be three different sets released for the soundtracks. Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection, Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition, and Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection. Here are the details on all three sets from StarWars.com:
Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection includes each of the six film soundtracks in deluxe gatefold sleeves faithfully replicating the original artwork.
Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition includes the original six soundtracks in mini-album jackets, plus a bonus CD featuring audio interviews with Harrison Ford and John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one-hour special highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectible stickers.
Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection features a bundle of the six original soundtracks available for the first time as high-definition downloads.
When I first saw the title of the set called Ultimate Editions, I was hoping that meant we would finally get the complete soundtracks for Episodes II and III released, but so far no details have been made if that’s the case. But judging by the covers, they look to just be the original soundtrack releases.
It’s definitely a nice looking package, and there is some cool content on that bonus CD, especially the “Star Wars: A Musical Journey” DVD, as that was bundled with the Episode III soundtrack originally, as well as being the video that was used for Star Wars In Concert, and is a must see.
Is there enough included in this set to make you want to purchase this set if you have all six soundtracks already? And if this is the first time you will be purchasing the soundtracks, which set will you get?