Published by Bantam DD Audio/Random House
STAR WARS: NIGHTLILY - THE LOVER'S TALE
Written by Barbara Hambly, Andy Mangels (Scripter)
Released November 1995 on CD and Cassette
THE SECRETS OF THE STAR WARS CANTINA ARE REVEALED IN THIS FULL-CAST AUDIO DRAMA WITH SOUND EFFECTS AND MUSIC!
Here's the second original Star Wars short story dramatization from BDD Audio. This tale of the lovers from the intergalactic cocktail lounge, the Mos Eisley Cantina, is a quirky mixture of rich characterization, state-of-the-art sound effects and music that creates a whole new "galaxy of sound."
Working from Barbara Hambly's short story, Andy Mangels added many new scenes to create the script for this one-hour drama. The new scenes presented a challenge not only to fit into the short story, but to correspond with action from the original Star Wars film itself! Listen for a shock ending that impressed even the editorial and licensing staff with its cleverness!
FROM THE BACK COVER:
In the sweeping landscape that is Star Wars, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and all the Star Wars characters we've come to love continue to do battle with the evil Empire. Meanwhile, a parallel event is taking place that could alter the course of history and thwart their mission. Discover the mystery in this exciting digitally produced dramatization complete with a full cast, and loaded with full-stereo sound effects and original Star Wars music.
Feltipern Trevagg has traded in his life as a bounty hunter for the security of an Imperial office as a tax-official, to be precise. But the predatory Gotal misses the chase, and yearns for a conquest to take him away from his clerical duties. The opportunity to do so eludes him, until one day during his usual walk through the marketplace, he senses the vibrations of a Jedi Knight. If his senses prove correct, this particular bounty could prove worth his weight in gold to the Empire.
The devious Trevagg stalks his prey, content to wait for the right moment to pounce. Time is on his side...until a bewitching damsel in distress known as Nightlily crosses his path. The Gotal finds himself vaguely distracted with thoughts of seducing the young virgin as he continues his hunt. But little does he know that the destiny of the galaxy as well as his own lies in her hands.
This exclusive Star Wars audio dramatization features a wall-to-wall mix of densely interwoven environmental sounds, and authentic Star Wars special effects. Scored with John Williams' original Star Wars music, Nightlily makes for truly out-of-this-world listening entertainment. Produced by David Rapkin
Technical Specs: Analog, Dolby processed
Approximately one hour long, on CD (ISBN: 0553455419), $13.99 or Cassette (ISBN: 0553474138), $12.00
Audio download from Random House Audible was apparently available in July 2000 (ISBN: 0-553-75472-6), $10.95
A UK edition on Cassette was published by Harper Collins Audio Books in September 1996
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Reviews of STAR WARS: NIGHTLILY-THE LOVER'S TALE
Julie Van Dyck from Denver, CO on Amazon:
"Its easy to integrate the visuals of the town and the cantina and I had no trouble imagining seeing it from the other side of the room and knowing what the band was thinking and going through and witnessing the famous events from a second, or in some cases third, point of view. . .This is fun!
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