Much like the First Order itself, the merchandising tied to the December premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" seems unstoppable.
Lucasfilm announced this morning that Sony Classical will reissue the "Star Wars" saga soundtracks. composed by John Williams, in three definitive collections: "Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection," "Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition," and "Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection," all arriving Jan. 8.
"Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection" contains each of the six film soundtracks in deluxe gatefold sleeves replicating the original artwork; "Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition" features the original six soundtracks in mini-album jackets, a bonus CD with audio interviews with Harrison Ford and John Williams, the DVD "Star Wars: A Musical Journey," and a fold-out poster and three collectible stickers; and "Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection" boasts a bundle of the six original soundtracks, available for the first time as high-definition downloads.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens Dec. 18 in Europe and Dec. 18 in North America.