The Sounds Of Star Wars

Sticking with the Sci-fi theme, here’s something else I came across recently…

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You could always rely on Pickwick Records to leap on the latest bandwagon, and here’s their 1977 attempt to cash-in on Star Wars mania.

Credited to The Sonic All-Stars conducted by Bruce Baxter, one might get the impression that this was some grand, fully-orchestrated sound spectacular.

But no.

It’s difficult to gauge what impression this would’ve made at the time, or how much electronic wizardry might’ve been involved, but to these modern-day ears, this sounds suspiciously like the work of one guy, holed-up in a little bedroom studio, armed with a couple of synths, a drum machine, a multitrack,  the sheet music for John Williams’ score and a tight deadline. Cheap ‘n cheerful, in other words.

But therein lies it’s charm.

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