How the Force Works - Episode I - The Legacy

Part one of this three-part podcast miniseries features a (very) brief history of our host's introduction to both Star Wars and John Williams, the way Star Wars has traditionally been scored (and how that approach was changed for the Last Jedi), the difference between a motif and a theme, the series' prior callbacks to its own legacy, and how John Williams' tends to interpret emotion through his music for the saga. Episode I tracklisting:
Yoda's Theme (Empire Strikes Back)
Christmastime is Here (A Charlie Brown Christmas) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Inner City (Star Wars)
Do They Know it's Christmas - Band Aid
Into the Trap (Return of the Jedi)
Ewok Celebration (Return of the Jedi)
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
The Throne Room and End Titles (Star Wars)
Theme to Superman
Main Title
Main Title and Escape
Beethoven's 5th Symphony
Imperial Attack
Krennic's Aspirations
The Return Home/Burning Homestead
The Ways of the Force
The Ways of the Force (Film Version)
Ben Kenobi's Death and TIE Fighter Attack/Here They Come
The Battle of Crait
Enter Lord Vader
Finale Includes excerpts from Star Wars Oxygen w/ David W. Collins, Rian Johnson's appearance on Soundtracking with Edith Bowman, and from the BBC Documentary Star Wars: Music by John Williams If you haven’t already, join our new Facebook group and join in the discussions with us and other listeners at – If you like the show, please leave us iTunes/Stitcher reviews and share us with your friends and family! We’d greatly appreciate it.

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