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Meco – Music Inspired By Star Wars (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 10th, 2017


In memory of Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

“Music Inspired By Star Wars” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. This version is an edit of the nearly sixteen minute album version. The track was further edited for 7″ release and titled “Star Wars/Cantina Band” which went on to become a #1 pop single in the U.S. and top ten in the U.K..

Music Inspired By Star Wars 7:34

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Millennium ‎– MND 20605 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single Sided, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
Producer – Harold Wheeler, Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi

“Special AOR Edit”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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9 Responses to “Meco – Music Inspired By Star Wars (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow, Paul!! My jaw dropped when I saw this posting!! Although I’m not a Star Wars fan, I love the film scores by John Williams. And, I was delighted when Meco Monardo decided to make dance/disco records based on Mr. Williams’ wonderful movie music. It’s fantastic to have a shorter edit than the album version, but much longer than the 7-inch pop single (of which you have graciously given us on BTG; and with Meco’s take on “The Wizard of Oz” themes). Such fun and all. I love getting surprised each day with a new treasure. You really pull out all-the-stops for us Paul!! Many kudos to you and heaps of thanks!!

    Have a terrific weekend!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a great weekend Jeff 🙂


  2. memoryboy Says:

    Love this post, thanks Paul. Just a quick spell check, you have an extra digit added to Carrie Fisher’s birthdate, I think that’s what I saw. Just wanted to give you a heads up. I look forward to hearing this. You are awesome.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know memoryboy 🙂


  3. Dhanavarsh Reddy Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul


  4. Dirk Says:

    I have never seen a Starwars movie longer than minutes. Never got into. Never will, I guess.
    But I later discovered Carrie Fisher as a person. Got a soft spot for her ever since. Her way of looking to her and our world, her humor, her wit. Her ability to explain the horrors of life in a way that touched a lot of people from within that world and beyond.
    Victim of the industry and its sharks, but not of life.
    Anybody remembers her segment on her family tree? To us it was amusement maybe, to her it was her life. And she showed us another side of it. I don’t have a soundtrack for her.
    It wouldn’t be music though, but maybe the sound of an aquarium in a nightly, candlelit room, and someone inhaling a bong. With a smnile on her face.


  5. John Says:

    I really loved this song when I was a child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, this was a great soundtrack to have on while playing with the Star Wars Palitoy/Kenner action figures. There was another disco Star Wars Vinyl LP I had called The Sonic All-Stars ‎– The Sounds Of Star Wars (conducted by Bruce Baxter).
    A great post Paul to a fantastic nostalgic trip and I really love the SW films and looking forward to episode eight, shame about Carrie Fisher R.I.P, she was a really friendly person and had a great sense of humour, when I saw Carrie on interviews and I enjoyed the stage show called Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking that was televised on UK Sat TV last Christmas 2016)and Bright Lights (HBO documentary) Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.


  6. Jon Lorenz Says:

    This was one of the first 45s I ever bought.



  7. Jaden Says:

    This is awesome! Thanks Paul!


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