Have to toss this one into the "big disappointment" bin for a number of reasons. I will say, though, that the dynamics of the recording are terrific -- I really did appreciate that the sound is so clear and clean here. But... 1. As the liner notes explain, this is essentially a live recording. Nothing wrong with that except for the fact that there wasn't much of a need to make this release "multichannel." I know not everyone has the same expectations when a disc is marketed as m/c, but it's a disappointment to me when the rear channels are only utilized for an ever-so-slight reverb. Of course, I can always elect to listen to just the 2.0, but the point is that I was really expecting an active 5.1 mix. It's just not there. 2. I thought this was one of the most boring scores I've listened to in a long, long time. The liner notes are effusive over the brilliance of composer Goldsmith, and the man has turned out some incredible scores. Not here. There's such a singularity to the music that I had to keep checking the track listing to make sure I was listening to a new cut. Goldsmith has become the de facto "Star Trek" composer by virtue of his having worked on four previous films (one of which was co-composed by his son), but I prefer the vitality of James Horner's work for STII (and even III). Except for the great quality of the recording, I didn't find much to appreciate about this release. I don't expect to be listening to it on a regular basis.