Published on May 4th, 2020 | by gareth0
Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire Gets A LP
Lots of good stuff for Star Wars fans today.
In honor of Star Wars Day, we bring you an exciting announcement from
Varèse Sarabande Records! For the first time ever, Star Wars: Shadows
of the Empire Original Video Game Soundtrack by Joel McNeely, will be
released on LP and reissued CD on August 7, 2020. The release will be
available exclusively on Varèse Sarabande Records, and is now
available for pre-order. Thanks in advance for sharing the news of
this upcoming release with your readers. And May the 4th be with you!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE
ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK BY JOEL MCNEELY
TO BE RELEASED ON LP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
FROM VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
(May 4, 2020—Los Angeles, CA)— May the 4th be with you! In
celebration of Star Wars Day, Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to
announce the upcoming special release of the Original Video Game
Soundtrack for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by GRAMMY®-nominated
composer Joel McNeely. The soundtrack will be released for the first
time on LP and reissued on CD on August 7, 2020, exclusively from
Varèse Sarabande Records. Pre-order for LP (
) and CD (
) are available now.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was developed and published by
LucasArts for Nintendo 64 on December 3, 1996, and sold one million
copies in its first year. A version for Microsoft Windows followed in
1997, and sold out reissues have kept the game alive amongst the Star
Wars fan base since its release over 20 years ago.
As part of the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, a full
soundtrack was composed by Joel McNeely and recorded with the Royal
Scottish National Orchestra. Samples of the soundtrack were used in
both versions of the game, with the Windows version containing many of
the full tracks. The album art features the main Star Wars characters
and was created by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan (Blade Runner,
Indiana Jones, Back to the Future).
In the game, which serves as backstory between The Empire Strikes Back
and Return of the Jedi, the player controls the mercenary Dash Rendar
in his efforts to help Luke Skywalker and rescue Princess Leia from