STAR TREK music fans: Complete "The Search for Spock" film score released June 1 2010!

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  1. Nicholas Martin

    Nicholas Martin Cinematographer

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    http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14037/STAR-TREK-III-THE-SEARCH-FOR-SPOCK When FSM released the long-awaited expanded edition of James Horner’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) in 2009, it didn’t take a Vulcan scientist to assume that the score’s companion piece, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), might also see the light of day. FSM delivers—thanks to the good graces of Paramount Pictures and Capitol Records. James Horner’s Star Trek III continues his superlative work for the Final Frontier, with emotional developments of the B-theme (the “Enterprise theme”) and Spock’s theme from the earlier film, as well as exotic atmospheres for the all-important Vulcan mysticism that drives the story. The film’s villains, the Klingons, receive a new theme with exciting barbaric instrumentation. From the grand “space opera” setpieces (“Stealing the Enterprise,” “Bird of Prey Decloaks”) to intimate, spiritual moments (“The Mind-Meld,” “Returning to Vulcan”), Horner’s Star Trek III is one of the finest scores in the Star Trek canon. The Star Trek III soundtrack has been available before but only in a 43-minute LP sequence. FSM’s 2CD set features two programs, both newly mastered from recording engineer Dan Wallin’s first-generation digital film mixes: Disc one features the complete score as intended for the film itself, including such long-desired cues as “Grissom Destroyed,” “A Fighting Chance to Live” (featuring the Enterprise’s self-destruct countdown and immolation in Genesis’s atmosphere) and “Genesis Destroyed.” In addition, previously unreleased film versions of cues such as “Klingons” and “Stealing the Enterprise” make their premiere, with differences that are subtle but noticeable to devoted fans. Disc two features a recreation (in better sound quality) of the familiar LP sequence—complete with Group 87’s pop version of “The Search for Spock.” The 20-page booklet features liner notes by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall and colorful art direction by Joe Sikoryak. Climb the steps of Mount Seleya today! Tracklist: DISC 1: Film Score 1. Prologue and Main Title 6:30 2. Klingons 5:57 3. Spock's Cabin 1:40 4. The Klingon's Plan 1:01 5. The Mind-Meld 2:31 6. Stealing the Enterprise 8:39 7. Grissom Destroyed 1:02 8. Sunset on Genesis 2:17 9. Spock Endures Pon Farr 3:04 10. Bird of Prey Decloaks 3:47 11. A Fighting Chance to Live 3:52 12. Genesis Destroyed 2:42 13. Returning to Vulcan 4:56 14. The Katra Ritual 4:30 15. End Titles 6:13 16 That Old Black Magic/Tangerine/I Remember You (Bar Source) 10:32 Total Time: 69:45 DISC 2: Soundtrack Album 1. Prologue and Main Title* 6:29 2. Klingons* 5:56 3. Stealing the Enterprise* 8:34 4. The Mind-Meld 2:31 5. Bird of Prey Decloaks 3:46 6. Returning to Vulcan* 4:53 7. The Katra Ritual 4:30 8. End Titles 6:13 9. The Search for Spock: Theme From Star Trek III (Performed by Group 87) 3:42 Total Time: 46:57 *Contains different versions than in film.
     
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    Oooooo! Love the score from this one.
     
  3. Bob_S.

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    Thanks Nicholas! I've waited soooooo long for this. It's my favorite Star Trek score. I hope it has the cue when Enterprise comes out of warp when it reaches Genesis.
     
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    Varese Sarabande also announced that they are releasing a Deluxe 2 disc version of Michael Giacchino's score for STAR TREK on June 14. Limited to 5000.


    Very cool!


    http://www.varesesarabande.com/details.asp?pid=VCL%2D0410%2D1108


    I received my copy of ST III from Screen Archives and all I can say is WOW!


    Harry
     
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    I liked Michael Giacchino's Star Trek score but it was basically that main theme over and over at every opportunity, I did like the use of Courage's classic theme on the end credits.


    James Horner's two Star Trek scores are favourites of mine, it's a shame he didn't get the chance to do another one. There was a time back in the 80's when I'd buy the soundtrack (Goldsmith, Horner, Williams etc) before I'd seen the film knowing I would like it, now no way.
     
  6. Nicholas Martin

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    The Giacchino Trek theme just doesn't sound like "Star Trek" music to me.


    I must be in the minority but I found the structure of the Courage fanfare all wrong for the final statements before the film's end.


    Goldsmith, Horner and of course Dennis McCarthy handled it much better. At least to me, anyway.


    It sounds like it would be more appropriate for a superhero film, and that makes all the more sense when the latter half of the theme's first statement sounds like an extension of "Batman Forever". Not note-for-note, but more an implied feeling and musical connection between them.
     

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