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I pre-ordered the album from Amazon and it was released tonight. I'm currently on track 17 (Snoke). For some reason, Amazon released it without track names but I've almost completed a full listen-through and it's legit. It's still not out on iTunes yet. There's a few great throwbacks so far and I'm even more anxious to see the film now that I've got some connection to the score! First new JW since 2013, so I'm beside myself!

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That's something I have considered.  In the prequels, Williams was compensating.  Now he is supporting.

The only thing Plagious was truly afraid of was losing his hair. Which eventually of course he did. Ironic, he could save the hair of those he cared about, but not his own.

is it any good?

I've only listened once, and I usually reserve my judgment for the 3rd listen-through. Overall, I felt more engaged in the 2nd half of the album. I feel confident that this isn't JW's greatest score by any stretch of the imagination, but it has many brilliant moments. How could it not? I keep trying to picture J.J. Abrams-esque moments with this JW score. It's certainly fun to hear fresh imaginings of old themes.

From the inaugural first listen, the tracks that I enjoyed the most are:

2 The Scavenger- This track has a nice, but short, flute solo, and some really wonderful low woodwind stuff. I also believe it introduces us to Rey's theme for the first time, which is exciting.

9 The Rathtars!- A thrilling action-sequence track.

11 Maz's Counsel- I don't yet know what Maz or Maz's Counsel is, but this track was gorgeous and surprises us with a throwback around 2:15.

16 March of the Resistance

23 The Jedi Steps and Finale- this is a wrap-up track that revisits many of the themes. There's a classically excellent JW French Horn line that is particularly delicious around 4:45.

I hope none of that was too spoiler-y! I'm so excited!

what track is the "cantina song"?..or it's not on there at all

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There is NO Cantina song in the 23 tracks on my album. I went back through and am checking and can't find anything like what the Cantina song might be like. AND, I'm a huge Lin-Manuel Miranda fan, so I know I'd be able to spot it if it existed.

What track has the Cellar song?

Can you clarify what you mean by "Cellar Song"?

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Crazy little thought though: what if Williams wrote themes for the concepts of Episodes VIII and IX, just so the themes will be ready when the time comes, even if he can't personally score those films himself? Am I only one who can see this happening, possibly even at the behest of Disney/Lucasfilm?

Nah. He's gonna live to write the music last two films. He's too invested in the franchise (read: too stubborn) to not write the music for them.

But you're right. It's never too early to write thematic material for future films.

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what track is the "cantina song"?..or it's not on there at all

There is NO Cantina song in the 23 tracks on my album. I went back through and am checking and can't find anything like what the Cantina song might be like. AND, I'm a huge Lin-Manuel Miranda fan, so I know I'd be able to spot it if it existed.

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LOL

After all that, the damn Cellar Song isn't even on the OST. Williams must have cracked the shits.

More like mass hysteria caused by an innocent badly worded blurb on the Italian Amazon site. :lol:

But look how happy such small thing has made us.

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Now that the score is out, please discuss the MUSIC here, and keep any shipping notices, finding the physical copy in stores, packages arriving, differences between the standard and deluxe packaging, etc discussion over in the original thread:

The Force Awakens Disney Records OST

Thanks!

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To be fair I'm only like 25 minutes in.

I guess what I'm saying is that JW chose not to put concert arrangements of big new themes early on the OST program like he's done often in the past

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