Music has always been at the heart of Star Wars. John Williams’ iconic scores have defined more than one generation of sounds on the screen. Now, however, we have unabridged access to the tunes of the latest piece of Star Wars media as composed by an ensemble of talented Japanese composers with the official release of the soundtrack for Star Wars: Visions.
Announced by StarWars.com, the music from all nine of the anthology series shorts is available on any and all good music streaming services. Of particular note is of course the score for the second short, “Tatooine Rhapsody,” which features the actual vocals of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and has the distinction of being perhaps the most musically inclined edition to the Star Wars universe we have yet witnessed.
In fact, the music video for the song “Galactic Dreamer” has even been released by Disney on YouTube, which you can see in the video below.
A galaxy of music
The episodes and their accompanying composers are as follows:
- “The Duel” – Kamikaze Douga – Composer Keiji Inai
- “Tatooine Rhapsody” – Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Composers Yoshiaki Dewa and Nonpe
- “THE TWINS”– Trigger – Composer Michiru Ōshima
- “The Village Bride”– Kinema Citrus – Composer Kevin Penkin
- “The Ninth Jedi” – Production I.G – Composers Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi
- “T0-B1” – Science SARU – Composers A-bee and Keiichiro Shibuya
- “The Elder” – Trigger – Composer Michiru Ōshima
- “Lop & Ochō” – Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Composer Yoshiaki Dewa
- “Akakiri” – Science SARU – Composer U-zhaan
Visions has proven to be a smash hit with fans and newcomers alike. While there was some apprehension about the lack of canon material from the anthology series from some, others were excited at the prospect of witnessing the Star Wars style through the eyes of creators who were free to express their stories without being constrained by the minutia of consistency and are now excited at the prospect of more stories that allow for more pure creativity.
All can agree, however, that the soundtrack is back-to-back classics and will surely go down in Star Wars legend as a more than noteworthy edition to the rich audio legacy of the galaxy far, far away.
Although the year is nearly through, we have plenty more Star Wars content to go! On the horizon for 2021 still are plenty of books, comics and of course the live-action series The Book of Boba Fett coming to Disney+ this December.
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