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'Star Wars' Soundtracks to Receive Deluxe Reissue Treatment

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.

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