If, like me, you are a massive Star Wars fan (I’ve been told I’ve seen each of them on the day they were released, I can vouch for Ep. 1,2,3,5 and 6 because I wasn’t quite 4 when Ep 4 came out) you’ll love this.
Guitarist Cooper Carter has taken the orchestral score of Star Wars, originally written and conducted by John Williams and the performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and arranged and performed it for guitar. Using a Fractal Audio AX8 and a ton of lovely guitars (mainly Ernie Ball Music Man) he’s taken every part and played them flawlessly…. My only thought is that I wish he went on to record the Asteroid Field from The Empire Stirkes Back, which would be nothing short of awesome!
Then, of course, there is this. A truly amazing recreation of the Throne Room end credits from Ep, 4: A New Hope by Magnus Lervik – Unfortunately I cannot find any reliable source to determine his signal chain…
I do hope you are as excited about seeing the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens as I am, although as I am laid up awaiting surgery for chronic Sciatica, it has to be now I miss the first day of a new Star Wars movie… I’m hoping that the world doesn’t give it all away on social media, but you know, I’m not holding my breath!