We are all good at whining when our favourite cue has been left off a soundtrack LP or CD. Rightly so. But if you could swap just one cue for another on a particular soundtrack album which cue would it be.
My first choice would be to swap Lapti Nek for Fight In The Dungeon on the original Return of The Jedi album.
For "The Empire Strikes Back" album, I would swap "The Departure of Boba Fett", which is just an excerpt from "Carbon Freeze", for the full-length (11:13) "Carbon Freeze" track. Yes, it might make sequencing a little awkward for an LP, but we are just proposing *ideal* (or "dream") track listings here, right?
I'd swap out "Into It" on the Varese Starship Troopers for "Carmen's Shuttle Ride," the best theme in the movie which gets only a fleeting presence on the album. If swapping a song (albeit one that appeared in the movie) is too pat, I'd have gladly sacrificed "FedNet March" for it, starting the album straight off with "Klendathu Drop."
On Doctor Who - The Specials by Murray Gold, they've missed out the best track of the entire 'End of Time' two parter - the Master transforming the entire human race into Master duplicates. I'm still staggered how they could do that and leave on Song For Ten (reprise) which adds nothing in my opinion. So I'd swap them.