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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The Ultimate Edition
Sony Classical (SK 89460)

Release Date: November 14, 2000

Conducted by John Williams

Performed by
The London Symphony Orchestra

Format: CD

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Disc 1: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - The Ultimate Edition
1. Fox Fanfare

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 0:23
2. Star Wars Main Title

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 1:24
3. Boarding the Federation Battleship

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 2:31
4. Death Warrant for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan

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 1:19
5. Fighting the Destroyer Droids

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 1:45
6. Queen Amidala Warns the Federation

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 2:23
7. The Droid Invasion

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 1:01
8. Swimming to Otoh Gunga

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 0:57
9. Inside the Bubble City

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 3:05
10. Attack of the Giant Fish

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 1:38
11. Darth Sidious

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 1:05
12. The Giant Squid and the Attack on Theed

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 1:18
13. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Rescue the Queen

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 2:09
14. Fighting the Guards

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 1:43
15. Escape from Naboo

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 2:04
16. Enter Darth Maul

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 1:08
17. The Arrival at Tatooine

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 2:28
18. Street Band of Mos Espa

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 1:17
19. Padme Meets Anakin

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 1:12
20. Desert Winds

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 1:28
21. Jar Jar's Run In with Sebulba

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 1:18
22. Anakin's Home and the Introduction to Threepio

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 2:42
23. Darth Sidious and Darth Maul

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 1:12
24. Talk of PodRacing

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 3:00
25. Watto's Deal - Shmi and Qui-Gon Talk

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 2:24
26. Anakin, Podracer Mechanic

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 1:38
27. The Racer Roars to Life - Anakin's Midi-Chlorian Count

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 1:24
28. Darth Maul and The Sith Spacecraft

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 1:00
29. Mos Espa Arena Band

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 0:53
30. Watto's Roll of the Die

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 1:59
31. The Flag Parade

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 1:14
32. Sebulba's Dirty Hand - Qui-Gon's Pep Talk

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 1:38
33. Anakin Defeats Sebulba

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 2:18
34. Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker

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 1:14
35. The Street Singer

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 1:14
  Disc Time: 57:26

Disc 2: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - The Ultimate Edition
1. Anakin is Free

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 5:04
2. Qui-Gon and Darth Maul Meet

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 1:48
3. Anakin and Group to Coruscant

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 4:11
4. The Queen and Palpatine

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 0:43
5. High Council Meeting

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 2:36
6. The Senate

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 1:12
7. Anakin's Test

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 3:42
8. Qui-Gon's Mission - Obi-Wan's Warning

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 3:48
9. Nute and Rune Confer with Darth Sidious

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 0:29
10. The Queen and Group Land at Naboo

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 2:20
11. Jar Jar Leads Group to the Gungans

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 2:26
12. War Plans

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 2:31
13. Darth Sidious Receives News of the Gungan Army

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 0:25
14. The Gungans March

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 0:57
15. The Queen and Her Group Sneak Back to the Palace

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 0:19
16. The Battle Begins

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 0:24
17. The Republic Pilots Take Off Into Space

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 1:26
18. Activate the Droids

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 0:44
19. The Gungans Fight Back

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 0:24
20. The Duel Begins

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 0:51
21. Anakin Takes Off In Spaceship

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 0:48
22. The Duel Continues

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 1:00
23. The Battle Rages On

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 1:59
24. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul Continue Battle

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 1:22
25. Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, and the Invisible Wall

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 0:14
26. The Gungans Retreat and the Queen Surrenders

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 2:18
27. The Death of Qui-Gon and the Surrender of the Gungans

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 2:29
28. The Tide Turns - The Death of Darth Maul

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 3:24
29. The Queen Confronts Nute and Rune

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 1:48
30. The Funeral of Qui-Gon

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 1:18
31. The Parade

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 1:24
32. End Credits

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 8:15
33. Duel of the Fates (Dialogue Version)

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 4:21
  Disc Time: 67:00
  Total Album Time: 124:26

Review

by Dan Goldwasser
October 25, 2000
[3.5 / 5]

A year and a half ago, moviegoers were finally able to see the new Star Wars film. Last month, they completed filming the next film in the prequel trilogy, and this month (for some reason) the original trilogy is being re-released on VHS (for the 200th time). So now comes the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - The Ultimate Edition Soundtrack. Containing over 120 minutes of music spanning two CDs, this album is filled with almost every bit of music in the film. Some people out there might be upset that it's not every single note, or that it's edited more or less the same way that the score was edited in the film - but that's not anything to worry about.

Those people are probably upset that 2 measures of music are missing from a particular cue, and don't really have any idea as to how music gets edited to begin with. If this album were edited exactly as it was in the film, it would be choppy. Sound effects tend to be used to cover musical edits, and since we don't have sound effects on this album, additional massaging was probably in order. The resulting music is smooth and pleasurable to listen to.

The first disc follows the adventures of Qui-Gon and Obi Wan as they battle the Trade Federation droids, meet Jar Jar, rescue Queen Amidala, head to Tatooine, meet Anakin Skywalker, and free him in an exciting pod-race. Thematically, the score hits every genre. Harsh militaristic brass heralds the Trade Federations invasion of Naboo. Lush strings softly accompany Anakin's Theme. Dark percussion and whisper chanting (as well as the evil Emperor's Theme) accompany Darth Maul and Darth Sidious.

The second disc starts to get a bit darker. Anakin is freed, and after a skirmish with Darth Maul, Qui-Gon has everyone set out for Coruscant. Triumphant brass heralds their arrival where they are greeted by Senator Palpatine. After things start to go the wrong way, the Queen decides to head back to Naboo - just in time to set up an alliance with the Gungans and fight a CGI-battle against the Trade Federation. This is where things get sticky. There has been a lot of unreleased music heard until this part - and it seems to play rather smoothly. Now, however, is where last minute editing required some finessing of the score after it had been recorded. As such, there are some slight loops and edits that would have been a bit out of place when played normally. However, this album contains the score as heard in the film - so the progression is more or less following the edits. I didn't find it very distracting, however I did prefer some moments in the original "suite-based" album over the versions here. Still, the music is great to listen to, and the climactic space battle interwoven with the exciting lightsaber fight plays out very nicely.

The "End Credits" are the only places in the film where the "Duel of the Fates" and "Anakin's Theme" suites are fully heard - so it's a welcome inclusion on this album. There are two source cues also available on this album: "Street Band of Mos Espa" and "The Street Singer" (both from Disc 1). Additionally "Desert Winds", an unused cue, is also included. As a bonus, the "dialogue version" of "Duel of the Fates" is included. This is basically the music video (as seen last year) without the live-action sound effects (but with the fabricated sound effects). It's enjoyable and provides a nice "trailer" overview of the film.

The album comes with a 60-page full color booklet - containing photos from the film. There is not much in the way of liner notes, beyond a paragraph hyping up the album. Oh well - it would have been nice to have some context, but the photos will have to do. One minor (or major) gripe is that the track listings (for two CDs, mind you) appear in only one place - the inside cover of the booklet. But you can't take the booklet out, because it's glued to the tri-fold digipak case that the album comes packaged in. Yes, it's a pain to see what track you're on when you're driving - good luck!

I do have to say, however, that problems aside, the packaging does look very nice - except for the ugly blue Darth Maul on the front. But that's not enough to turn me away from the album! Another nice thing was that the tracks all flow into each other, creating virtual suites that allow you to jump to specific points. If you have the first album, and are quite happy with it, then keep it. But if there are specific cues you wanted to hear from the film, you'll most likely find them on this album.

Look at Disc 2


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