The 1983 original version was remastered by Sony Classical and released on LP in 2015. A remastered version of the soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on May 4, 2018. This remaster was newly assembled from the highest-quality tapes available, rather than sourced from the existing 1983 album masters.
In 1993, 20th Century Fox Film Scores released a four-CD box set containing music from the original Star Wars trilogy. This release marked the first time that the complete contents of the original double-LP releases of the scores from the first two films became available on CD. Disc three in the set was devoted to Return of the Jedi, with further tracks on disc four.
"20th Century Fox Fanfare with CinemaScope Extension" - 0:23
"Main Title/Approaching the Death Star" - 5:22
"Han Solo Returns (At the Court of Jabba the Hutt)" - 4:08
"Fight in the Dungeon" - 3:41
"The Return of the Jedi" - 5:02
"The Emperor Arrives" - 2:07
"The Death of Yoda" - 6:05
"Parade of the Ewoks" - 3:27
"Luke and Leia" - 4:47
"The Emperor Confronts Luke" - 3:29
"Into the Trap" - 2:39
"First Ewok Battle/Fight With the Fighters" - 7:24
"The Forest Battle" - 4:04
"The Final Duel/Into the Death Star" - 3:40
"The Emperor's Death" - 2:44
"Darth Vader's Death" - 2:33
"Through the Flames" - 1:39
"Leia Breaks the News/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi" - 2:22
"Ewok Celebration/Finale" - 7:58
Bonus Tracks (disc four of the same set)
"Heroic Ewok/The Fleet Goes Into Hyperspace"
"The Ewok Battle"
"Faking the Code"
"Brother and Sister"
"Leia is Wounded/Luke and Vader Duel"
"The Return of the Jedi (Alternate)"
"Leia Breaks the News (Alternate)/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi (Film Version)"
In commemoration for the franchise's 20th anniversary in 1997, RCA Victor released 2-disc limited edition soundtracks for each film in the original trilogy. For Return of the Jedi only, two newly recorded music tracks were added at George Lucas's request. John Williams wrote and composed a new ending melody with the London Symphony Orchestra titled "Victory Celebration", replacing "Ewok Celebration" from the original release. Jerry Hey composed and arranged "Jedi Rocks" as a replacement for "Lapti Nek". Sony Classical Records re-issued the soundtrack on September 21, 2004. The 2-disc set was advertised as the complete score despite missing several musical cues and original tracks.
"20th Century Fox Fanfare" (Alfred Newman, 1954)
"Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous"
"The Droids Are Captured"
"Bounty for a Wookiee"
"Han Solo Returns"
"Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence"
"The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault"
"The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan's Revelation"
Currently, several source cues and other material are unavailable. Many of these master tapes could not be located in time for the score's Special Edition release and are presumed lost. These tracks include:
"Jabba the Hutt's Concert Suite" - All but the final portion of this original recording, incorrectly edited onto the end of the cue "Han Solo Returns" on the Anthology, remains unreleased. (This same portion is heard on the Return of the Jedi DVD menu as well).
Film Version of "Lapti Nek" (Original Source) - Several versions of this source cue written by John Williams' son Joseph are available. Currently available are the album version on the Anthology and an extended album version and an instrumental track released on an LP single. However, the film version has yet to be released.
English Version of "Lapti Nek" (Sung by Joseph Williams) - This cue can be heard partially in From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, but remains either lost or simply unreleased. Williams later released a version of the song as "Urth", with him singing both Huttese and English lyrics—as well as parts of the "Ewok Celebration", which he also wrote.
"Max Rebo Band Song (Sail Barge Dance)" --Source Cue - This piece, performed by the resident musicians in Jabba's court (The Max Rebo Band) has never been released. It is heard after Chewbacca is taken away and also on Jabba's sail barge (hence its title). This cue can also be heard almost totally complete in From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, but remains unreleased.
Unknown Source Cue - this cue is not used in the film but is credited to Joseph Williams. Nothing more is known.
Alternate Film Takes - Several cues such as "Superstructure Chase" are presented on the SE using incorrect and often flubbed takes.
"Battle for Endor Insert" - This insert can be heard in the film when Chewbacca and the Ewoks use the AT-ST to blow up another AT-ST and is similar to a section from "The Forest Battle Concert Suite" but has never been released.
"Ewok Celebration" (Film Version) - Two versions of this cue have been released, however, neither preserves the actual original recording used in the film.