Walt Disney Records has released the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story soundtrack. Listen to all 21 tracks on our playlist below...
Acclaimed composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever feature collaboration with Lucasfilm for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, the score features a 110-piece orchestra and 80-person choir conducted by Tim Simonec.
Michael Giacchino said, "It has been a great honour to have been asked to score 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and I am humbled to have had the opportunity to contribute to the musical universe that inspired me so as a kid. Back in 1977, long before I knew I was going to be a film composer, I spent countless hours listening to the original 'Star Wars' double LP on my small RCA Stereo in my bedroom. In a sense, John Williams was my very first music teacher. All these years later, John continues to be an inspiration."
He continued, "As with all the film scores I compose, my goal is to reflect and serve the story and emotions of the film. I have to admit, the 10-year-old part of my brain had a wonderful time composing for this new and exciting set of 'Star Wars' characters and the worlds they inhabit."
Giacchino's credits feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including Marvel Studio's Doctor Strange, Disney•Pixar's Inside Out, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, as well as Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. His score for Disney•Pixar's 2009 feature Up earned him an Oscar, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA®, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two Grammy Awards.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.
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1 He's Here for Us
2 A Long Ride Ahead
3 Wobani Imperial Labor Camp
4 Trust Goes Both Ways
5 When Has Become Now
6 Jedha Arrival
7 Jedha City Ambush
9 Confrontation on Eadu
10 Krennic's Aspirations
11 Rebellions Are Built on Hope
12 Rogue One
13 Cargo Shuttle SW-0608
14 Scrambling the Rebel Fleet
15 AT-ACT Assault
16 The Master Switch
17 Your Father Would Be Proud
19 Jyn Erso & Hope Suite
20 The Imperial Suite
21 Guardians of the Whills Suite