12/05/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Episode III Revenge of the Sith soundtrack makes history as the third Star Wars soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.
Sony Classical's original soundtrack recording of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the last episode of the Star Wars saga, hit the stores on May 3rd, and it immediately began making sales history.
The CD features a new score by John Williams, who is also the composer and conductor of the score for each film in the six-chapter Star Wars saga, and it is packaged with an collector's DVD - Star Wars: A Musical Journey.
Created to accompany the CD release, the 70-minute Bonus DVD features 16 new music videos set to selections from all six of John Williams' Star Wars film scores and has been designed around a timeline that will take the viewer chronologically through the entire saga. The DVD is hosted by Star Wars actor Ian McDiarmid.
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, becomes the third Star Wars soundtrack to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart - a new record. Previously, two Star Wars soundtracks held that distinction in a three-way tie with the two Spider Man soundtracks and two American Idol soundtrack collections.
The Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith soundtrack also becomes the fifth Star Wars soundtrack to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200. This extends a pop chart album record, long held by the Star Wars series, among film and TV soundtracks - with the exception of Star Wars: Episode VI Revenge of the Jedi (originally released in 1983), all of the Star Wars soundtracks have made the top 10.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, written and directed by George Lucas, opens worldwide on Thursday, May 19th, 2005.
For more about the movie soundtrack of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is over at http://starwars.sonyclassical.com
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