Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk

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Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
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Studio album (Tribute album) by Meco
Released 1977
Genre Disco, space disco, film score, orchestral pop
Length 27:57
Label Millennium Records
Producer Meco, Harold Wheeler, Tony Bongiovi
Meco chronology
Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
(1977)
Encounters of Every Kind
(1978)
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Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk is a disco album by Meco released in 1977. The album uses various musical themes from the Star Wars soundtrack arranged as instrumental disco music. A single from the album, "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding to that position for two weeks. The album was released on compact disc with two additional versions of the single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Star Wars (15:49) LP side 1
    • "Title Theme"
    • "Imperial Attack"
    • "The Desert & the Robot Auction"
    • "The Princess Appears"
    • "The Land of the Sand People"
    • "Princess Leia's Theme"
    • "Cantina Band"
    • "The Last Battle"
    • "The Throne Room & End Title"
  2. Other Galactic Funk (12:31) LP side 2
    • "Other" (4:07)
    • "Galactic" (5:02)
    • "Funk" (3:21)
  3. "Star Wars Theme – Cantina Band" (7" edit) (3:32) - bonus track on CD only
  4. "Star Wars Theme – Cantina Band" (12" disco mix) (7:34) - bonus track on CD only

LP Side 1 / CD Tracks 1, 3 and 4 - Composer: John Williams

LP Side 2 / CD Track 2 - Composers: Solomon Smith and Harold Wheeler [1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Drasan Thims (Sandra Smith), Harold Wheeler, Pat Rebillot: Keyboards
  • Suzanne Ciani: Special Musical and Sound Effects(as created on a Buchla synthesizer)
  • Tony Bongiovi: Special Studio Tape Effects, Guitars
  • Cliff Morris, David Spinozza, John Tropea, Lamer Murhab, Lance Quinn, Simm Tenaj: Guitars
  • Neil Jason, Bob Walters, Will Lee: Bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg, Dor McBrene, Jimmy Young: Drums
  • Anthony Eversley, Dave Carey, John Purcell, Kendall Turner, Kirk Parson, Nor Thornaring, Meco, Rubens Bassini, Solomon Smith, Thomas Simons, Timothy Thompson, Vincent Lilly: Percusion

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Title Release
date
Chart positions
US Pop US R&B
"Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk" (1977) #13 #8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US R&B US Dance US Pop UK Pop
1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" #8 #6 #1 (October 1, 1977) #7 (October, 1977)

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