Lucasfilm has announced that the series soundtrack for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – something fans have been clamoring for since the show began in 2008 - will finally be released on May 4, 2013.
The series soundtrack features 38 of composer Kevin Kiner’s wonderful pieces, from Savage Opress’ heart-pounding theme to the heartbreaking John Williams-inspired music heard during the final moments of the series. With this release, you’ll be able to relive all of your favorite moments from the series’ 108 episodes.
Due to Disney’s recent acquisition of Lucasfilm, the soundtrack will be jointly released under the Sony Classics and Walt Disney Records labels. “This was a difficult feat from a legal standpoint,” said Ken Bunt, the Executive Vice President of Disney Music Group. “But with the conclusion of The Clone Wars television show, we felt it was time to give fans the music they’ve been waiting for.”
When The Clone Wars soundtrack is released on Star Wars Day, it will be made available exclusively on audio cassette. “You won’t find this music anywhere else,” said Sony Music Entertainment Chairman and CEO Doug Morris. “We recently partnered with Lucasfilm and Craig Boliver from I Am Shark to bring The Phantom Menace score to vinyl for the first time, and the fan response has been fantastic. Audio cassette is an experience unlike any other, and fans young and old will soon be able to experience – or re-experience – the magic with The Clone Wars.”
In conjunction with this release, John Williams’ famous scores will also be re-released on cassette tape, including for the first time Revenge of the Sith. So dust off your old tape players and take those tape-to-audio-jack adapters out of your cars, because Star Wars is coming back to audio cassette!