Star Wars 40th Anniversary vinyl deluxe release includes Death Star hologram

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Nov 8, 2017

It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, and Disney Records is celebrating with a deluxe reissue of the film’s soundtrack — complete with a Death Star hologram that is on the cutting edge of this decades-old medium.

The revival of John Williams’ beloved score will be spread across three LPs on 180-gram vinyl, complete with a 3D hologram of the Death Star on disc three, along with the film’s 40th anniversary logo on the opposite side. The logo, as well as the hologram, were both hand-etched by Tristan Dude, the mastermind behind Jack White’s mind-bending Lazaretto release (which also featured a 3D hologram under light, while spinning).

Along with Williams’ iconic tunes, the soundtrack also comes bundled with the behind-the-scenes book featuring rare photos from production and essays looking back at the legacy of the film score. The first, “Tuning Up a Galaxy,” was written by Jeff Bond. The second essay, “John Williams’ Journey to Star Wars” by Jeff Eldridge takes a deep dive into Williams’ early life and what inspired his work on A New Hope.

The soundtrack is set for release on December 1.

Check out the collection below and let us know what you think:

(Via Star Wars)