Disney Music Group President Talks ‘The Force Awakens’ Soundtrack

In an interview published on Billboard Magazine Nov. 20, Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt talks briefly about the music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the planned “collectible vinyl releases” of the soundtrack album:

Have you heard any of the Star Wars music yet?

“Yeah, we just finished scoring. It’s obvious what I’m going to say, right? It’s incredible; it’s John Williams. It matches the tone of the film and what the fans expect. We’ll release the soundtrack with the movie, day-and-date. That’s where the new Friday global street date is nice, because you don’t want any of the track titles to be spoilers for the movie.”

Any special plans for collectibles?

“We haven’t announced it yet, but there’ll be a whole series of collectible vinyl releases through 2016. It’s hard to announce a date, because the limited capacity of the manufacturing plants, but we can say spring. The vinyl manufacturing takes so long. They score the movie so late, it’s tight to make the CD release as it is.”