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It is past midnight, and I had originally planned to post my first material for "Halloween Countdown 2010" since it is technically October now, until I realized that I forgot to share these albums. It would be borderline-blasphemous to finish off "Sci-Fi September" without even making the slightest mention of Star Wars. I had intended to kick off "Sci-Fi September" with these, but I encountered problems with my copy of "The Story Of The Empire Strikes Back". I wanted to share the entire set released by Buena Vista Records, however, the version of Empire I'm sharing was released by RSO as both "The Story of The Empire Strikes Back", and the strangely-titled "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker".
Before I write too much more, I should point out that these are not audio recordings for the Star Wars read along books. Basically these albums are abridged audio recordings of the dialogue and sound effects from each of the films in the original Star Wars Trilogy, with a narrator describing certain action scenes and transitions in the films. Each album was released the same year the respective film was released in theatres. In all honesty I personally don't expect to find myself listening to these very often in the future. So, why am I sharing these you ask? Because I know there are a ton of Star Wars fans who snatch up anything and everything related to Star Wars, including a few who may appreciate and listen to these much more than I would. It's also a great source for anyone looking for audio samples from the films.
This officially brings "Sci-Fi September" to an end, which leads us to "Halloween Countdown 2010". I have a lot of deliciously horrible stuff that I look forward to sharing with you over the next month. Tomorrow I will post a summary of all the albums that we shared during "Sci-Fi September", and also dedicate an introduction post to "Halloween Countdown 2010". Expect to see a new look for the blog to accompany the event also.
The Story of Star Wars
Year of Release: 1977 Label: Buena Vista Records Bitrate: 192kbps