The Story of Star Wars

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The 20th Century Fox pressed its own Star Wars recordings up as part of the marketing and merchandise campaign following up the first film when it became a hit, but later turned this type of production over to Disney. This set is crude in some ways, for example the packaging completely wastes half of the inside gatefold, although there is a deluxe color booklet inside. But the producers seem to be more in tune with what attracted audiences to these films in the first place, and run wild with sound effects and tasty choices of dialogue from the soundtrack. These records were normally listened to in children's bedrooms, late at night, and they really didn't have to be that good in order to still be preferable to the alternative of going to bed. But this one is really well done. Although it might not signify anything, George Lucas actually takes credit for being involved in the production of this record. Combined with all the great pictures in the booklet, it makes for a great souvenir of interplanetary conflict.

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