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Score Guide – Star Wars Return of the Jedi (1983)

Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, composed by the maestro, film composer John Williams.

Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson for one final time this year onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser as they discuss the last film in the greatest trilogy that has ever graced the silver screen, Return of the Jedi! Supported by their band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through this incredible score, discussing all the themes, orchestration, songs, alternate cues and concert suites for you to listen through while lining up to see The Force Awakens!

Enjoy our final episode and have a BLAST watching the new film! May the Force be with you!

*HUGE thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode  the musical delight it is, with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker, Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Tiago Gomes, David Klein, Ian Crabb, George Shaw, and Travis Elder.


Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Sony Classical Records (2004)


0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Will Dodson, Ian Crabb, Xander Stobbs & Wendell Jones

Disc One

0:08:50 – Rebel: Rob Rawdon

0:10:18 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)

0:10:29 – 2. Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous

0:14:21 – 3. The Droids Are Captured

0:16:33 – 4. Bounty for a Wookiee

0:18:54 – 5. Han Solo Returns

0:20:35 – 6. Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence

0:23:43 – 7. The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:28:13 – 8. The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan’s Revelation

0:32:43 – 9. Alliance Assembly

0:34:38 – 10. Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor

0:38:22 – 11. Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks

0:41:53 – 12. The Levitation/Threepio’s Bedtime Story

0:45:42 – 13. Jabba’s Baroque Recital

0:48:23 – 14. Jedi Rocks vs. Lapti Nek

0:51:48 – 15. Archival Bonus Track: Sail Barge Assault (Alternate)

Disc Two

0:54:51 – 1. Parade of the Ewoks

Rebels: Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon

0:59:38 – 2. Luke and Leia

1:03:07 – 3. Brother and Sister/Father and Son/The Fleet Enters Hyperspace/Heroic Ewok

Rebel: Benson Farris

1:07:43 – 4. Emperor’s Throne Room

Rebel: Xander Stobbs

1:11:10 – 5. The Battle of Endor I

Rebel: Tiago Gomes

1:13:43 – 6. The Lightsaber/The Ewok Battle

1:16:41 – 7. The Battle of Endor II

Rebels: David Klein, Ian Crabb

1:20:54 – 8. The Battle of Endor III

Rebel: George Shaw

1:24:23 – 9. Leia’s News/Light of the Force

1:26:03 – 10. Victory Celebration/End Title (vs. Yub Nub)

1:31:34 – 11. Ewok Feast/Part of the Tribe

1:32:03 – 12. Archival Bonus Track: The Forest Battle (Concert Suite)

1:33:50 – Rebel: Travis Elder – Revenge of the Sith Main Title

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