Star Wars Laser Disc Audio Archive

This set includes raw rips from a comprehensive set of Star Wars Laser Discs, representing all possible mixes available for the Star Wars films released on this format.  

All audio taken from digital sources is confirmed bit accurate (44.1kHz/16bit).  Each disc was ripped three times to ensure accuracy.

Dolby Digital tracks have also been included, where possible.  Using a Sony E9000ES receiver to demodulate the AC-3 RF track,the Dolby Digital tracks were also ripped three times using a Creative Audigy 2 Platinum ZS sound card set to bit accurate recording.  These wav files were then converted to standard ac3 files using Besplit.exe and error-checked using delaycut.exe (logs are included).  Please note that these files are presented untouched.  They are not synced to any video source and no re-encoding has taken place.  These are bit perfect copies of what is on the discs.  Each laser disc side is its own file, however trailers and special features have been excised and presented as separate tracks as they are presented in 2.0 stereo rather than 5.1.

Those tracks taken from analog laser discs have been recorded at 96kHz/32bit(float) from a Pioneer CLD-D704 into an E-MU 1616m digital audio interface.  

Additionally, Audio Commentary taken from the 1993 Definitive Collection was recorded at 96/32(float), cleaned up using DeNoise, synced to the GOUT DVDs, resampled, and dithered to 48kHz/24bit mono.

Please note that, with the exception of the commentary tracks, none of these audio tracks have been synced to the GOUT or other SW dvd versions.  This is meant to act as a digital library for these laserdisc sources.

 

Laser Discs sets included:

 

I. Star Wars:

    A. 1977 Dolby Stereo

        1. Analog Versions

            a. US CAV (1130-80)

            b. Japan CLV (FY570-35MA)

        2. Digital Version

            a. Japan CLV (SF098-1103)

    B. 1985 Stereo Home Video Mix

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Japan Special Collection (SF148-1196)

            b. Special Widescreen Edition (Technidisc Version) (1130-85)

    C. 1993 Stereo Remix

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Definitive Collection (Japanese Version) (PILF-175701)

            b. "Faces" (Japanese Collector's Set) (PILF-207001)

    D. 1993 Commentary Track (Mono)

        1. Analog Source

            a. Definitive Collection (US First Pressing) (0693-84-01)

    E. 1997 Special Edition (US Version) (410298501)

        1. Digital Stereo

        2. 5.1 Dolby Digital  (Separate file for SE Trailer in Dolby 2.0)

    F.  1977 Mono Mix (Belbucus's restored Mono Mix) ***Bonus

II. The Empire Strikes Back:

    A. 1980 Dolby Stereo

        1. Analog Versions

            a. US CAV (1425-84)

            b. Japan CLV (SF098-0013)

        2. Digital Version

            a. Japan CLV (SF098-1117)

    B. 1985 Stereo Home Video Mix *(Probably the Theatrical Mix, but I've included them for completeness)

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Japan Special Collection (SF148-1242)

            b. Special Widescreen Edition (Technidisc Version) (1425-85)

    C. 1993 Stereo Remix

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Definitive Collection (Japanese Version) (PILF-175702)

            b. "Faces" (Japanese Collector's Set) (PILF-207002)

    D. 1993 Commentary Track (Mono)

        1. Analog Source

            a. Definitive Collection (US First Pressing) (0693-84-02)

    E. 1997 Special Edition (US Version) (410298502)

        1. Digital Stereo

        2. 5.1 Dolby Digital  (Separate file for SE Trailer in Dolby 2.0)

III. Return of the Jedi

    A. 1983 Dolby Stereo

        1. Analog Version

            a. US CLV (1478-80)  *(Included only for completeness)

        2. Digital Versions

            a. Japan CLV (SF098-1100)

            b. US CLV (1478-80)

    B. 1985 Stereo Home Video Mix *(Probably the Theatrical Mix, but I've included them for completeness)

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Japan Special Collection (SF148-1343)

            b. Special Widescreen Edition (Technidisc Version) (1478-85)

    C. 1993 Stereo Remix

        1. Digital Versions

            a. Definitive Collection (Japanese Version) (PILF-175703)

            b. "Faces" (Japanese Collector's Set) (PILF-207003)

    D. 1993 Commentary Track (Mono)

        1. Analog Source

            a. Definitive Collection (US First Pressing) (0693-84-03)

    E. 1997 Special Edition (US Version) (410298503)

        1. Digital Stereo

        2. 5.1 Dolby Digital  (Separate file for SE Trailer & SE Featurette in Dolby 2.0)

IV. The Phantom Menace

    A. 1999 Theatrical Mixes (Japan) (PILF-2830)

        1. Digital Stereo

        2.  5.1 Dolby Digital

V. Attack of the Clones

    A. Dolby 2.0 Mix (Edit from UK R2 DVD & Spanish Track from the US DVD) *Bonus

VI. From Star Wars to Jedi

    A. Digital Dual-Mono Track (Japan) (PILF-207004)

 

I hope you have hard drive space :)  Enjoy!

 

-schorman