Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’


A “Roguish” Tale of Two Albums On December 16, 2016, Walt Disney Records released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the soundtrack album to Gareth Edwards’ gritty (and first Star Wars “standalone” feature film outside the nine-part Skywalker Saga) action adventure. Released in compact disc, vinyl LP, and digital audio onContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s the last Monday of August 2022, which means that – if you go by the meteorological calendar and not the astronomical one to record the seasons – summer will end on Wednesday, August 31. And like most late summer days, it’s hot, extremely humid, and we will likely see thunderstormContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia”

On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes


I have been a fan of John Williams’ symphonic scores ever since I saw the original Star Wars – aka Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – in the autumn of 1977[1] For me, Williams’ swashbuckling, neo-Romantic themes and action cues sold the rest of George Lucas’s out-of-this-world space-fantasy about “a boy, a girl,Continue reading “On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a 73-minutes-long album featuring 15 selections from composer John Williams’ musical score for the sixth installment of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. The 1-CD album, which was produced by Maestro Williams and mixed byContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’


On May 4, 1999. Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Produced by composer-conductor John Williams and mixed by Shawn Murphy, this one-CD album presented an abridged version of Maestro Williams’ fourth Star Wars score and was the first new Star Wars canon soundtrack since 1983’s StarContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’”