Geekery: Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans

Paul and John meet Leia and Luke in this mash up worthy of Weird Al Yankovic.

Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich are Palette-Swap Ninja. The pair has spent the last 5 years creating a full length musical of A New Hope using Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as a backbone.

Our new album merges both into one full-length concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. It’s the entire Beatles album as accurately as we could record it, only now it tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order. We sweat the details on both sides in an effort to do both cultural milestones justice. Writing hyper-specific lyrics that match the original songs’ cadences; reverse-engineering everything the Beatles recorded, from distorted saxophone riffs to Indian tabla rhythms; recording everything from scratch and learning as we went — well, that’s what takes five years.

It’s better than it has any right to be.

Track 3: Luke is in the Desert
Track 4: Never Better
Track 5: Imperial Holes
Track 6: He’s Leaving Home
Track 7: Being From the Spaceport of Mos Eisley
Track 8: The Force Within You
Track 9: AA Twenty-Three
Track 10: Dianoga
Track 11: Keep Moving Keep Moving
Tracks 12 & 13: Reprise/A Day in the Life of Red Five

Download the Full Album Here

  • AEZ

    After Rogue 1 I was wondering about the Bothans, but apparently that is the other death star. I’m pretty sure Kyle Katarn had them too.. but maybe that was the other one too.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Kyle was an EU character that was removed from the New Continuity. Same with Starkiller.

  • Shawn

    That was pretty cool. I’d want to see them do the whole movie with the rest of the album.

    • Just keep watching the next video in the sequence. It’s all there. 🙂