Give The Trekker In Your Life A Limited-Edition Copy Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s Soundtrack

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

There are a lot of things to love about Star Trek over the years and in its various incarnations. And sure, there are a lot of truly awful Trek moments too. Probably no single Trek episode or film better embodies that duality than Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It’s ambitious and visually stunning, but it’s also got the pacing of a turtle trying to climb uphill on an ice sheet. Thankfully, it also features a gorgeous score composed and conducted by the late Jerry Goldsmith. Now La-La Land Records is releasing a limited-edition three-disc set of Goldsmith’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture soundtrack. It’s a limited run of 10,000, so you’d best jump on it if you want a copy.

The set lists for a retail price of $34.98, and has been “fully restored, remixed and mastered from the first generation multi-track masters by Bruce Botnick, the original album co-producer and Goldsmith’s long time scoring engineer.”

The set is packed full of goodies that should set any Trekker drooling. In addition to the theatrical score for ST:TMP, it also includes earlier, “rejected cues,” various alternate cuts, and bonus material as well:

Among the highlights are a collection of early takes of the “Main Title” (including extensive stage chatter), isolated segments featuring Craig Huxley’s famous “blaster beam” and assorted synthesizer excerpts, the domestic CD debut of Bob James’ disco cover version of Goldsmith’s theme and Shaun Cassidy’s vocal version of the love theme, “A Star Beyond Time.”

Finally, here’s the full track listing for the set, and you can place your order right here. I can hear that theme already…

DISC ONE (72:06)
THE FILM SCORE

  • Overture 1:43
  • Main Title/Klingon Battle 7:01
  • Total Logic 3:54
  • Floating Office 1:08
  • The Enterprise 6:02
  • Malfunction 1:30
  • Goodbye Klingon/Goodbye Epsilon Nine/Pre-Launch 2:10
  • Leaving Drydock 3:32
  • TV Theme/Warp Point Eight :50
  • No Goodbyes :53
  • Spock’s Arrival 2:03
  • TV Theme/Warp Point Nine 1:49
  • Meet V’Ger 3:06
  • The Cloud 5:05
  • V’Ger Flyover 5:01
  • The Force Field 5:07
  • Micro Exam 1:13
  • Games/Spock Walk 9:51
  • System Inoperative 2:03
  • Hidden Information 3:58
  • Inner Workings 4:04

DISC 2 (74:31)
THE FILM SCORE (cont’d)

  • V’Ger Speaks 4:04
  • The Meld/A Good Start 5:37
  • End Title 3:16

THE UNUSED EARLY SCORE

  • The Enterprise [early version] 6:05
  • Leaving Drydock [early version] 2:39
  • No Goodbyes [early version] :55
  • Spock’s Arrival [early version] 2:00
  • Micro Exam [early version] 1:15
  • Games [early version] 3:49
  • Inner Workings [early version] 4:43

THE 1979 ALBUM

  • Main Title/Klingon Battle 6:50
  • Leaving Drydock 3:29
  • The Cloud 5:00
  • The Enterprise 5:59
  • Ilia’s Theme 3:00
  • V’Ger Flyover 4:56
  • The Meld 3:15
  • Spock Walk 4:17
  • End Title 3:16

DISC 3 (74:37)
ALTERNATES

  • Overture [long version] 2:50
  • Main Title [alternate take] 1:44
  • Total Logic [alternate take] 3:49
  • Malfunction [early take] 1:28
  • Goodbye Klingon [alternate take] :35
  • No Goodbyes [alternate take] :53
  • Spock’s Arrival [alternate take] 2:01
  • The Force Field [alternate take] 5:04
  • Micro Exam [alternate take] 1:14
  • Games [early synthesizer version] 3:48
  • Games [alternate take] 3:48
  • Inner Workings [alternate take] 4:05
  • V’Ger Speaks [alternate take] 4:03
  • The Meld [film version] 3:16
  • A Good Start [discrete] 2:27
  • Main Title [album take] 1:44

ADDITIONAL MUSIC

  • Main Title [first raw takes] 7:21
  • The Force Field/The Cloud [excerpts] 2:33
  • Beams and Synthesizer for V’Ger 4:04
  • Beams and Synthesizer for Ilia :59
  • Synthesizer for Main Theme 1:44
  • Main Theme From Star Trek: The Motion Picture[Bob James] 5:24
  • A Star Beyond Time [Shaun Cassidy] 2:43
  • Ilia’s Theme [alternate] 3:33
  • Theme From Star Trek: The Motion Picture [concert edit] 3:25

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