Lapti Nek" was composed by John Williams 's son, Joseph. Star Wars Insider 89 noted the irony of what is essentially a workout song being "performed with gusto for the morbidly obese Jabba. However, this description mischaracterizes Jabba's physique, which is fairly typical of a Hutt The "Lapti Nek Overture" combined Huttese lyrics, by Annie M. Arbogast, Ewokese lyrics, by Ben Burtt, and English lyrics by Joseph Williams. Joseph Williams, John Williams 's son, performed as part of Urth, on vocals. Both tracks were produced and arranged by Jay Gruska. A. Urth - Lapti Nek Overture (From Return of the Jedi) (Vocal) (3:51). Ewok Celebration (1983 12" LP Complete Album), released by Arista (catalog number AL 8-8098) and produced by Harold Wheeler, Lance Quinn, Meco Monardo and Tony Bongiovi, included: Track 2. Lapti Nek (5:10).
Urth – Lapti Nek Overture. Lyrics By – Ben BurttLyrics By – Annie M. ArbogastVocals, Lyrics By – Joseph Williams. B. Lapti Nek Overture (Instrumental).
Lapti Nek by Joseph Williams (1983).
Joseph Williams wrote English lyrics for "Lapti Nek", the featured musical number in Jabba's Palace, as well as arranging music for the film's finale, "Ewok Celebration.
Star Wars has given us many great musical inspirations, including John Williams' timeless score. But the weirdest tune from Star Wars might well be "Lapti Nek," the song that Lucasfilm tried to turn into a major dance pop hit. If you saw Return of the Jedi in its original release, you heard "Lapti Ne. It's the jamming dance song that's playing in Jabba the Hutt's throne room early in the film, before Luke Skywalker shows up. It's being performed by a weird creature with a very long snout ending in bright red kissy lips. The singer is Sy Snootles,.
Williams released his first, self-titled Solo Album in 1982. After his initial tenure with Toto, he has released several more. Many of Toto's members have contributed to his solo work over the years. In 2003, he released an album called Vertigo, a project he initiated, but where he was not in full charge of the production, only recording and supplying the vocals. The second Vertigo album, Vertigo 2, was released in 2006 . 1983: Lapti Nek (Urth). 1984: Which One of Us Is Me (Jay Gruska). 1985: Save The Night (The Goonies soundtrack).
A 12″ single called Lapti Nek Overture was also released in 1983 on Warner Brothers by one-off group Urth. Not surprisingly, Urth was fronted by Joseph Williams, taking a break from his adult contemporary meal ticket Toto. Lapti Nek Overture is not only the rarest and funkiest of all Lapti Neks, it’s also the most satisfying. Urth was smart enough to mix in snippets of the elder Williams’ beloved Star Wars score as well as a few bars of Lucasfilm sound wizard Ben Burtt’s highly contentious Ewokese Yub Nub song. Still, America balked, and Urth’s version of Lapti Nek was the third strike in George Lucas’s attempt to put Sy Snootles on the level of Blondie or Pat Benetar.
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NotesFrom "Return Of The Jedi" -Vocal by Joseph Williams
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