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Unique Star Wars vinyl up for auction

The record is predicted to sell for close to £800

  • Mixmag Staff
  • 20 October 2015

An extremely rare 7" record of the Star Wars theme tune is going under the hammer at Vectis Auctions today.

The vinyl was played outside cinemas at screenings of the first Star Wars film on its release in 1977.

John Williams' theme played by the London Symphony Orchestra is overdubbed with a voiceover promoting the release of the film and soundtrack.

Side-B announces: "You're listening to the main theme music from Star Wars, the original soundtrack recording is available as a superb double album and tape from Twentieth Century Records. Star Wars is coming to your local Odeon or other Rank Organisation Cinema soon."

Vectis' incumbent Star Wars authority Kathy Taylor told Gazette Live that she believes the record is "unique".

Taylor revealed: "We have contacted other Star Wars aficionados with vinyl collections and they have never heard of it. We can't find any record of it online."

It is believed the 7" will fetch between £600-£800, although a bidding war could push the price well beyond that.

[Via: The Vinyl Factory]

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