Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Vinyl)
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Vinyl)

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Vinyl)

UPC: 888072172975

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Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the first-ever LP release of the music for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Joel McNeely

Alongside the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, (which included a novel, comic book and video game), a full soundtrack was composed by Joel McNeely and recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Samples of the soundtrack were used in both versions of the Shadows of the Empire game, with the Windows version containing many of the full tracks. The album art features the main Star Wars characters and was created by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan (Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future).

The Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire game was developed and published by LucasArts for Nintendo 64 on December 3, 1996, and sold one million copies in its first year. A version for Microsoft Windows followed in 1997, and sold out reissues have kept the game alive amongst the Star Wars fan base since its release over 20 years ago.

In the game, which serves as backstory between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the player controls the mercenary Dash Rendar in his efforts to help Luke Skywalker and rescue Princess Leia from Prince Xizor.  The game was based on a book by Steve Perry.

Joel McNeely is an Emmy® Award-winning composer and conductor with more than 100 motion picture and television credits.  As a composer for film and television, McNeely has worked with such respected filmmakers as James Cameron, John Lasseter, Seth MacFarlane and George Lucas, among others.  McNeely received the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.” He was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction (“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) and received a GRAMMY® nomination for Outstanding Classical Crossover Album for “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” 

 

Tracklist

Side A:

  1. Main Theme from Star Wars and Leia’s Nightmare (3:41)
  2. The Battle of Gall (7:59)
  3. Imperial City (8:02)
  4. Beggar’s Canyon Chase (2:56)
  5. The Southern Underground (1:48)

Side B:

  1. Xizor’s Theme (4:35)
  2. The Seduction of Princess Leia (3:38)
  3. Night Skies (4:17)
  4. Into the Sewers (2:55)
  5. The Destruction of Xizor’s Palace (10:44) 

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Q: What shipping methods are offered and how much do they cost?

A:  Varese Sarabande offers UK delivery via Royal Mail and DPD. International mail via DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail.

Shipping costs vary greatly and are calculated at checkout depending on weight, destination, and shipping method. To calculate your shipping cost, simply add items to your Cart, enter your shipping address, and proceed to checkout. You will then be provided with the shipping methods and costs associated with your shipping address.

Orders shipped outside of the UK/Europe may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be fulfilled by the recipient; Varese Sarabande has no control over these charges, nor can we predict what they may be. Applicable customs and duty charges at the point of delivery are to be borne by the buyer. 

We comply fully with the regulations imposed by UK Customs & Border Protection and thus cannot declare your order as a "gift" or with a lesser value than is required. 

Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for more information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. 

 

Q: What are estimated shipping times?

CHRISTMAS SHIPPING DATES 2021

Please note that after these dates, we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive before Christmas.

Please order before these dates if you are hoping to receive your order in time for Christmas.

Any order that includes/contains any pre-order item, that is not due for release before these dates, will not ship in time for Christmas. Plea se consider making two separate orders if you also wish to secure your pre-order items for later in the year/2022.

These dates are guides, we can not 100% guarantee customs clearance for orders shipping overseas. Please take this into consideration when placing your order.


UK CUSTOMERS

Tracked 48 - Last order date: Sunday 19th December
Fast Courier - Last order date: Monday 20th December


INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

Western Europe/North America
Royal Mail International - Last order date: Sunday 12th December
UPS Courier - Last order date: Wednesday 15th December

Eastern Europe/Africa/Caribbean
Royal Mail International - Last order date: Sunday 28th November
UPS Courier - Last order date: Sunday 12th December

Australia/Rest of World
Royal Mail International - Last order date: Wednesday 1st December
UPS Courier - Last order date: Tuesday 13th December

 

If you have not received your order - Most of the time, these packages are either dropped off at a safe location at your address, are being held at your local postal carrier office, or are with one of your nearby neighbours.

If the post office is not able to find your items, please contact us at help@awesomedistro.com and we would be happy to assist you further!

 

Q: What is your return policy?

A: Within 30 days of receipt of your order, you may return any of the following items under the stated conditions:

  • Any unopened media (music CD, vinyl record, DVD) will be granted a full refund of the purchase price
  • Any non-media merchandise, (t-shirt, mug etc.) that is in new condition accompanied by its original packaging and accessories, will be granted a full refund of the purchase price
  • Any defective merchandise of any kind can only be exchanged for an exact copy of the defective item. Cosmetic imperfections to plastic CD cases, or minor seam splits to sealed LP jackets etc., are not considered defective. 
  • Any order with the wrong product enclosed can be exchanged for the correct product

All items should be returned with a note which indicates your order number and the reason for the return.  Please wrap the package securely. For your protection, we recommend that you use a shipping method with tracking. Varese will reimburse your return shipping cost only for items being returned due to our error (defective product or wrong product sent).

Please send returns to:

Varèse Sarabande, c/o Awesome Distro
B1-B3 Wellington Road Industrial Estate
Wellington Bridge, Leeds, LS12 2UA
United Kingdom

We will notify you via e-mail of your refund once we have received and processed the returned item. Refunds will be credited to your account within approximately 10 business days from the date the return is received. The credit may be reflected in your account on your next statement depending on the issuing bank and/or billing cycle. Please note that we can only process returns and refunds for items purchased from the Varèse Sarabande UK/EU store.

 

Q: My vinyl record arrived damaged! Can I get a replacement?

A: Every record is inspected before it is packed and shipped using the highest quality materials.  We stand behind every record that leaves our warehouse. We are not responsible for damages that occur while your package is in transit.

Depending on the severity of the damage, we will try to accommodate replacement requests provided with photos of the damages. Please note that some of our limited edition products may no longer be in stock to be replaced. In cases where a replacement is warranted but not available, store credit will be issued in the amount of the product. Please email us at help@awesomedistro.com

 

Q: What is the pre-order process and refund policy?

A: All pre-orders are charged at the time of the order. Unless otherwise indicated on the product page, any pre-order is fully refundable up until 2 business days before street date, at which point the product may have shipped. Some specialty items such as “made to order” product are not refundable. In those instances, notations will be made on the product page for complete transparency. Once a pre-ordered product has been shipped, it falls under the general 30 day return policy listed above.

  

Q: How can I get in contact with Varèse Sarabande with problems, questions or suggestions?

A: To follow-up on previously placed orders or on ordering new items, please contact Awesome Distro:

  • By Email: help@awesomedistro.com (Include first and last name, address (including zip code), telephone number and order number (if available).

If you want to write to us directly, please send all correspondence to:

Varese Sarabande Records
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90036.
United States


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