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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Catalog Number VSDE-5700 [Extra Credits]
Barcode 030206570021
Release Date Apr 23, 1996
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 15.00 USD
Media Format CD
Classification Original Soundtrack
Organizations Varèse Sarabande / / (Label), Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. / / (Manufacturer), Uni Distribution / / (Distributor)
Composed by Joel McNeely, John Williams
Arranged by David Slonaker, John Bell, Joel McNeely
Performed by Joel McNeely, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conducted by Joel McNeely
Recorded by Geoff Foster
Mixed by
Mastered by


Disc 1

01 Main Theme from Star Wars and Leia's Nightmare 3:47
02 The Battle of Gall 8:03
03 Imperial City 8:08
04 Beggar's Canyon Chase 3:01
05 The Southern Underground 1:53
06 Xizor's Theme 4:40
07 The Seduction of Princess Leia 3:43
08 Night Skies 4:23
09 Into the Sewers 3:00
10 The Destruction of Xizor's Palace 10:44
Disc length 51:22


Soundtrack for the novel Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, based on the film franchise. The Nintendo 64 game of the same name was based on that publication.

Music composed and conducted by Joel McNeely except Track 1 (Composed by John Williams) and Track 8 (Includes "The Imperial March" by John Williams)

Produced by Robert Townson

Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus
Chorusmaster: Christopher Bell
Recording Engineer: Geoff Foster
Assistant Engineer: Graham Kirkby
Choral Text by Ben Burtt
Orchestrations: David Slonaker, John Bell and Joel McNeely
Music Preparation: Vic Fraser
Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow on February 24th and 25th, 1996
Cover art by Drew Struzan
Session Photography by Matthew Joseph Peak
Painting on page 2 by Jon Knoles
Paintings on pages 5, 7, 10, 13 and inlay by Ralph McQuarrie
Paintings on pages 4 and 14 by Drew Struzan

Special Thanks to Margaret Batjer, Ben Burtt, Paul Hughes, Rod Linnum and
the staff at UNI Distribution, Jacqueline Noltingk, Sue Rostoni, Andrea Sine and
all of the musicians of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus.

Very Special Thanks to Lucy Autrey Wilson

Original Novel Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Published by Bantam Books

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