Star Trek: The Motion Picture (20th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)
Gene Roddenberry & Jerry Goldsmith
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The finest of the Trek soundtracks
I'm amazed no Trekkies have boldly gone here before with their own review of this two-CD release. Jerry Goldsmith really left his mark on Paramount's Star Trek franchise. This soundtrack, commissioned for the first Trek motion picture in 1979, remains the most memorable music associated with the program. Goldsmith's Main Title for the film was recycled for use in Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as in subsequent Trek features, and the overall style he applied to this soundtrack wormed its way into virtually all subsequent Trek music. This edition of the soundtrack has been expanded - it now includes cues not present on the original 1979 soundtrack LP - and remastered. As one of the first films to feature a digitally-recorded soundtrack the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture soundtrack CD sounded quite good, if a bit shrill in spots. That shrillness has been somewhat corrected here and the fidelity seems noticeably superior, perhaps in part because the overall levels have apparently been boosted. Highlights include the stirring main titles, the evocative Klingon battle music (Goldsmith's Klingon theme would be quoted for the next 25 years by subsequent Trek productions), his passionate theme for the Enterprise herself, and his nautical "Leaving Drydock" piece, written to accompany one of the most lengthy and impressive special effects sequences since 2001 A Space Odyssey a decade before. Indeed, Goldsmith's soundtrack was the only aspect of this film which won universal praise upon its release, and it remained one of the if not the biggest-selling disc of his career. Many of the lengthy, tedious effects sequences in the movie succeed only thanks to Goldsmith's inspiring music. His work here is all the more impressive when you realize that Goldsmith was frequently working off of prints still wet from the developers, as Paramount raced to have the film completed in time for Christmas, 1979. The Main Title and Klingon Battle sequence which opens the film was recorded literally hours before the film's Los Angeles debut. This two disc release also includes an expanded, remastered version of the venerable spoken-word disc Inside Star Trek, hosted by Trek creator Gene Roddenberry himself. The album, originally recorded in the mid-'70s, features interviews with William Shatner and the late DeForest Kelley, along with Roddenberry's recollections of the series itself and his own autobiographical musings. Nichelle Nichols has recorded a brief new intro to the work. It's all certain to prompt a wave of nostalgia from any old school Trekkie who cares to give it a listen.
One of the BEST movie scores EVER!!
This is one of Jerry Goldsmith's crowning achievments. Not only THE best Star Trek music ever written, but one of the best movie scores ever written. Right up there with John Williams' "Star Wars" and "Superman" scores. Even non-Trekkies will thrill to this majestic score.
Only A Single Track
Right now, there is only a single track on here, and I don't think it's even from this CD. iTunes, please correct this. Thank you.