Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by John Williams [composer]

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Overview

Two years after the release of the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, iconic composer John Williams returned for the second installment of the blockbuster sequel trilogy. As the middle segment of a three-part story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi serves mostly to propel the action toward the grand finale of Episode IX, building upon the new themes introduced in Episode VII and playing heavily on nostalgia from the original films. Callbacks to those classic moments -- like "The Force Theme" and "Princess Leia's Theme" -- help spiritually center a movie determined to, as the tagline declared, "let the past die." Newer themes -- mainly those belonging to the central Light-and-Dark-Side pair of Rey and Kylo Ren -- confirm that Williams successfully crafted two of the more memorable Star Wars motifs for this trilogy, as their frequent appearances throughout The Last Jedi continually excite and invigorate. The Last Jedi introduces the theme for maintenance tech Rose Tico on "Fun with Finn and Rose" and elaborates on the Rey and Luke music from The Force Awakens' finale on "Ahch-To Island." The most interesting inclusion is "Canto Bight," the jaunty soundtrack to the casino scenes from Rose, Finn, and BB-8's side adventure to the politically problematic locale of the same name. Like the "Cantina Theme" and Jabba's palace jam "Lapti Nek," "Canto Bight" is an outlier that pulls listeners outside of the lush score and plants them firmly in the weirdness of the Star Wars universe, for better or worse. Lively and exciting, The Last Jedi is a pleasure to experience, even without such clear standouts as "Rey's Theme," "Snoke," or Kylo Ren's millennial Sith menace from The Force Awakens soundtrack. With heartwarming allusions to beloved classics and enough new ideas to establish the sequel trilogy as its own entity, The Last Jedi keeps excitement stoked for the next part of the saga. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2017
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087377205
catalogNumber: 002714602
Rank: 3850

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Larry Kaplan   Flute
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Gloria Cheng   Keyboards
Judy Chilnick   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Samantha Duckworth   Bassoon
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Julie Gigante   Violin
Jerry Hey   Kazoo
Dan Higgins   Clarinet
Greg Huckins   Bass Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Bill Liston   Alto Saxophone
Dane Little   Cello
Harvey Mason   Drums
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Barry Perkins   Trumpet
Brian Pezzone   Keyboards
Katia Popov   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Kim Scholes   Cello
Jim Self   Tuba
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Roger Wilkie   Violin,Concert Master
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Peter Limonick   Percussion
John Walz   Cello
Donald Williams   Timpani
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Angeles Master Chorale   Choir, Chorus
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Bing Wang   Violin
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Chris Bleth   Flute
Shawn Mann   Viola
David Washburn   Trumpet
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Trevor Handy   Cello
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Carolyn Riley   Viola
Lisa M. Sutton   Violin
Jerry Williams   Percussion
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Lorenz Gamma   Violin
Jenny Kim   French Horn
Kristy Morrell   French Horn
Songa Lee   Violin
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Lisa Liu   Violin
Allison Allport   Harp
Donald Foster   Clarinet
Lorand Lokuszta   Violin
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Lauren Chipman   Viola
Aaron Oltman   Viola
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Daniel Rosenboom   Trumpet
Serena McKinney   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Mark Adams   French Horn
Rong Huey Liu   Oboe
Erik Arvinder   Violin
Damian Montano   Bassoon
Bill Ross   Conductor
Stephen Dress   Bass
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Nina Evthuhov   Violin
Maia Jasper   Violin
Kevin Kumar   Violin
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Schaeffer   Percussion
Alex Iles   Trombone
Robert deMaine   Cello
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Amy Hershberger   Violin
Laszlo Mezo   Cello
Marc Sazer   Violin
Kenneth McGrath   Percussion
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Luke Maurer   Viola
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Dave Everson   French Horn
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Lara Wickes   Oboe
Grace E. Oh   Violin
Meredith Crawford   Viola
Jennifer Olson   Flute
Jim Miller   Trombone
John Mason   French Horn
Jackie Grand   Violin
Juan Gallegos   Clarinet
Steve Suminski   Trombone
Tyler Hunt   Steel Drums
Jessica E. Guideri   Violin
Phillip Keen   Trombone
Dylan Hart   French Horn
Jessica Pearlman   Oboe
Victor de Almeida   Viola
Andrew Bain   French Horn
Benjamin Smolen   Flute
Jacob Braun   Cello
Chad Smith   Bass Saxophone
Tim Landauer   Cello
Mike Nowak   Viola
Mike Valerio   Bass
Katie Sloan   Violin
Greg Goodall   Percussion
Matt Funes   Viola
Ben Jaber   French Horn
Vicky Miskolczy   Viola
Ed Meares   Bass
Bill Booth   Trombone
Helen Altenbach   Cello
Rob Brophy   Viola
Adam Neely   Viola
Darrin McCanin   Viola
Rob Schae   Trumpet
Lelie Resnick   Oboe

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Composer,Producer
Scott Holtzman   Music Business Affairs
Shawn Murphy   Engineer
Ary Barroso   Original Material
Mark Graham   Music Librarian
Marc Shaw   Music Business Affairs

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
eldaino More than 1 year ago
Just gets better with every listen. Deep, nuanced themes that weave intricately in and out of the Original Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy. 'The Battle of Crait', 'Old friends' 'The Supremacy' 'A New Alliance' 'The last Jedi' 'The Spark' and 'Finale' are standouts. This is a top 5 for me as far as Williams' work goes. I loved the The Force Awakens soundtrack, but the expansion and application of themes in this is something truly amazing to behold. It manages to elicit the same emotional responses I had watching the film itself. Something raw...and truly special, indeed.