Solo: A Star Wars Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available May 25th
Walt Disney Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack forSolo: A Star Wars Story. The album features score composed and adapted by Academy and Grammy-Award nominated composer John Powell and the new Han Solo theme and originalStar Warsmusic by five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams.
Acclaimed composer John Powell marks his first-ever feature collaboration score with Lucasfilm for "Solo: AStar WarsStory." Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the score features a 125-piece orchestra and choir conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Powell composed and producedthe score including several new themes written by Powell including "Chewie Theme," "Love Theme," "Ensys Nest Theme," "Gang Theme" and "L3 Theme,"as well as adaptingthe new Han Solo theme and some of the originalStar Warsmusic by John Williams.
Most recently, Powell scored "Ferdinand," as well as the "How to Train Your Dragon," "Bourne" and "Ice Age" films.
"The Adventures of Han" theme was composed and conducted by John Williams. This new theme for Han Solo was recorded by the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles at the Newman Scoring Stage.Williams has written the complete scores for all eight of theStar Warssaga films,beginning with 1977'sStar Wars:A New Hopefor which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score.Most recently his score forStar Wars: The Last Jediwas nominated for an Oscar.
Describing his approach to theSolo: A Star Wars Storyscore, Powell says, "There is a language that John Williams uses in theStar Warsfilms, and I've tried to live up to the quality of what he has done before by keeping form and structure within the score and following the storytelling as honestly and elegantly as possible."
He adds, "There is a lot of thematic material from the original movies that I used that are not specific to Han. They're specific to theMillennium Falcon, TIE fighters and the Empire. Those types of things are very useful as they're all part of the language we know. There are lots of other characters and ideas within the film that I wrote tunes and melodies (themes) for, so it's a mixture of new themes by me, a new theme by John Williams, and some of the old material."
Solo: A Star Wars StoryOriginal Motion Picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold and streamed on May 25. The digital soundtrack can be streamed HERE and downloaded HERE. The CD is now available for pre order.
About "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in "Solo: AStar WarsStory," an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in thegalaxy.Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of theStar Warssaga's most unlikely heroes.
Ron Howard directs "Solo: AStar WarsStory," and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Lawrence & Jonathan Kasdan wrote the screenplay. "Solo: AStar WarsStory" opens in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.
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