Wednesday, December 23 2015 09:33

Full Album Stream - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Music by John Williams

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If you're like me, there's a solid chance that goosebumps were activated the moment that John Williams' iconic STAR WARS theme began, accompanying a familiar yellow scroll that read EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS when J.J. Abrams' entry into the iconic STAR WARS Saga hit theaters last week. With the on-screen action continuing for 2 hours and 16 minutes, Williams' score provided new, yet familiar undertones, leaving listeners like myself eager to revisit it by itself  to experience the nuances. Unlike previous scores, this one was recorded in Culver City - not London, and the first STAR WARS score to not feature the London Symphony Orchestra. Listeners might also notice some new tones in that famous "Main Title," and while the music was written by Williams, the opening and end titles were actually conducted by Gustavo Dudamel - Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, hand-picked by Williams for the task. With the soundtrack now available for purchase (highly recommended), the folks at Disney Music have put up a full album stream, something you can hear below...

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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