Wednesday, 18 July 2012
STAR WARS AT 35: RECORD WARS!
Clashing lightsabers have always been a wonderful visual motif for the STAR WARS saga, and none more so than when used on the covers of enjoyably cheesy records of the late seventies and early eighties like this one, from WONDERLAND RECORDS in 1977, all eagerly cashing in on John Williams classic seminal movie score themes from the original film, alongside a whole plethora of other accompanying genre music from TV and films. It was all a license to print money back them, before LUCASFILM really got its act together and the ground trembled with their copyright infringement lawsuits and withdrawal notices...
For more info, check out this fun blog looking back at classic film and TV albums: Franklin Mint Blog: Wonderland Records: Theme From Star Wars (1977)