While we first reported on it way back in October of 2009, Starwars.com provides official cover art and details on J.W. Rinzler's upcoming book, The Sounds Of Star Wars:
"In The Sounds of Star Wars, an aurally astonishing and visually engaging book, New York Times best-selling author J. W. Rinzler reveals the illuminating history behind the sounds of the Star Wars universe. With behind-the-scene stories, photographs and sound clips, fans will discover the origins of sounds from their favorite scenes. An attached sound module with an exterior speaker and headphone jack lets readers listen to more than 250 unique sound effects. More than 300 photographs illustrate the Saga's many memorable scenes.
Find out cool tidbits, such as:
•To create the unique sounds of the Millennium Falcon fly-bys, Burtt went to the National Air Races and recorded WWII-era racing planes flying overhead •Burtt based the Jawa Language on Zulu, then accelerated and raised the pitch of the actors' performances •Darth Vader's distinctive breathing was created by Burtt recording his own breathing in scuba gear •Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith required that Burtt create 1,050 new sounds
The Sounds of Star Wars features amazing facts, stories and trivia that will entertain fans of the entire Saga -- from the first films all the way though to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. The Sounds of Star Wars is Star Wars as you've never heard it before.
The book hits shelves on October 1, 2010 and you can click here for the full SW.com announcement complete with a special offer.