Sunday, 27 November 2016

50th Anniversary soundtrack collection compiles the obscurities of Star Trek music

La La Land have announced the details of their 50th Anniversary Star Trek soundtrack collection, which has turned out to be a bit of a curious collection of musical odds and ends spanning the franchise.

The set includes new variations of tracks from the previous and pretty comprehensive TOS and movie soundtrack releases, plus the first ever collection of TAS music, soundtracks from the video game Borg and Star Trek: The Experience, plus a varied collection of TNG scores, and a smattering of tracks representing DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise.

Here is the official summary of the collection's contents:
DISC ONE features cues from the original, classic STAR TREK TV series (most of which were released on our TOS BOX SET, but have been sourced from newly discovered elements), as well the oft-requested STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE track “Inner Workings,” (featuring the wind machine more prominently) and STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KAHN’s “End Titles,” (without the narration as heard on previous soundtrack releases.)

DISC TWO showcases the official world premiere release of music from STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, the beloved 70’s Filmation TV series, as well as original STAR TREK-inspired compositions from Ron Jones, and STAR TREK BORG, a score by Dennis McCarthy from an interactive 1996 movie/computer game.

DISC THREE features previously unreleased scores from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, including such episodes “Coming of Age,” “The Hunted,” “Tapestry” and more, as well as the series’ trailer music.

DISC FOUR contains more unreleased THE NEXT GENERATION, including “Deja Q,” “Elementary, Dear Data,” and others, as well as unreleased demo tracks from DEEP SPACE NINE, and VOYAGER, original score from the famed Las Vegas attraction, STAR TREK: THE EXPERIENCE, and still more!
Posting on the Film Score Monthly forums, producer Lukas Kendall made note of how some of the tracks were selected, and also revealed more soundtrack collections in the works for the less represented series in this set:
The TOS tracks for the 2nd and 3rd season library music come from the newly discovered first-generation masters, which sound better than the second-generation tapes on the TOS box set.

Yes, that "Love Theme" is the one unreleased TOS Mullendore library cue (because it wasn't on the masters). We took it from the music stem to "Court-Martial."

The suggestions thread earlier on the FSM board was enormously useful, thank you! I relied on it a lot for the TNG tracks. I passed the suggestions for DS9, VOY and ENT to Ford Thaxton.

There is so much TNG material because it was my favorite of the new shows and I had a lot of tracks that I wanted to include...and the standalone TNG volumes are done. This was the last chance.

But there are two VOY 4CD sets coming and one for DS9, and a second volume of ENT came out a few months ago, which will have lots more great stuff that people want.
He also explained how the TAS soundtracks were reconstructed for this release:
The Animated Series was very difficult to release. The only surviving masters were the mono music stems from the dialogue/FX/music tracks. We transferred all available episode DMEs and Neil Bulk meticulously collated all of the cues to get each one complete and in best-possible sound. Then Mike Matessino did the audio restoration. I think fans will be very happy with the sound and presentation. Incidentally I tried to do what Neil did and got around 2% of the job done before I threw up my hands, screaming mad. I don't know how he did it.

Separately the licensing was quite difficult. Filmation's licensed properties were handled differently from the shows they created from original material. CBS owns and has administrative control of TAS but the music was published by Filmation's company (which is why none of the TOS music was reused) so we had to clear it with Universal Music Publishing, who represent the current owner. It literally took years.
The set is due out in December, and you can make out the disc art in the following promo image:


Here's the full track listing:

DISC 1 - STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES
  • Third Season Theme Music
    • 1) Main Title/End Title (soprano version, stereo)  (1:14), arranged by Alexander Courage, conducted by Wilbur Hatch
  • First Season Library Music, composed by Joseph Mullendore, conducted by Fred Steiner.
    • 2) Love Scene LM4  (1:15) 
  • Second Season Library Music
    • Composed and Conducted by Alexander Courage
      • 3) Ship in Orbit* (Big) LM6  (0:40)
      • 4) Sad and Thoughtful on Captain’s Theme LM8–LM8A  (2:30)
      • 5) Captain Playoff No. 1 (Heavy) LM2  (0:08)
      • 6) Smooth Neutral Ship Theme* LM7  (0:41)
      • 7) Playoff on M.T. Theme LM1  (0:23)
      • 8)  Fight on Captain’s Theme LM5/LM5A  (1:50)
      • 9)  Captain Playoff No. 2 (Neutral—Slightly Ominous) LM3  (0:12)
      • 10) Stingers LM17A/LM17B/LM17C/LM17D  (0:51)
      • 11) New Sexy Exotic LM9  (2:17)
      • 12) Captain Playoff No. 3 (Sad and Alone) LM4  (0:20)
      • 13) Prime Specimen (“The Cage” M21–30) LM19  (3:13)
      • 14) Monster Illusion (“The Cage” M42) LM18  (2:34)
      • 15) Mr. Spock (“Captain’s Wig” From “The Naked Time” M54–61) LM16  (3:27)
      • 16) The Big Go (“The Naked Time” M62) LM15  (2:30) 
    • Composed by Fred Steiner
      • 17) Mudd’s Perfidy (“Mudd’s Women” M43) LM10A/LM10  (0:33)
      • 18) Zap the Cap (“Charlie X” M53) LM11  (1:34)
      • 19) Zap the Cap (“Charlie X” M53) LM11A tk 1  (0:08)
      • 20) Zap the Cap (“Charlie X” M53) LM11A tk 2  (0:06)
      • 21) Zap the Spaceship (“Charlie X” M54) LM12  (1:28)
      • 22) Zap the Spaceship (“Charlie X” M54) LM12A  (0:34)
      • 23) Zap the Spaceship (“Charlie X” M54) LM12B  (0:08)
      • 24) Ruk Attacks (“What Are Little Girls Made Of?” M43A) LM13  (1:41)
    • Composed by Gerald Fried
      • 25) 2nd Ruth (“Shore Leave” M31A orchestrated by Gus Levene) LM14  (2:35)
    • SPOCK’S BRAIN #61, composed and Conducted by Fred Steiner
      • 26) No Mind/Tense Meeting/Tracking the Alien/The Question M15/M16/M21/M22  (2:31)
  • Third Season Library Music, conducted by Wilbur Hatch
    • THE CAGE, composed by Alexander Courage
      • 27) Survivors (M21) LM100  (1:42)
      • 28) Bottled (M31) LM101  (1:52)
      • 29) Monster Illusion (M42) LM102  (2:46)
      • 30) Monster Illusion (tag) (M42) LM102A  (0:10)
      • 31) The Kibitzers (M44) LM103  (0:41)
      • 32) Vina’s Punishment (M51) LM104  (1:54)
      • 33) Vina’s Dance (M62) LM105  (1:53)
      • 34) Wrong Think (M73) LM106  (0:43)
    • WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE, composed by Alexander Courage
      • 35) Act 1 Card (M13) LM107  (0:38)
      • 36) Crippled Ship (M22) LM108  (0:55)
      • 37) Speedy Reader (M24) LM109  (1:06)
      • 38) End Title (M64) LM110  (0:24)
    • THE MAN TRAP, composed by Alexander Courage
      • 39) First Goner (M14–21) LM111 tk 3  (0:48)
      • 40) First Goner (M14–21) LM111 tk 4  (0:49)
      • 41) Dressing Down (M23) LM114  (0:08)
      • 42) Monitor Gizzard (M25) LM113  (0:14)
      • 43) Monitor Gizzard (M25) LM113A  (0:09)
      • 44) Lazer Dazer (M45–51) LM112  (2:44)
      • 45) Dodo Girl (M52) LM115  (0:09)
    • CATSPAW, composed by Gerald Fried
      • 46) Drugged (M25) LM116  (1:23)
      • 47) Mace Fight (M61) LM117  (0:59)
      • 48) Mace Fight (M61) LM117A  (0:18)
    • FRIDAY’S CHILD, composed by Gerald Fried
      • 49) Down the Throat (M58) LM118  (1:13)
      • 50) Arrows (M61) LM119  (1:25) 
  • Format Music, composed by Wilbur Hatch
    • 51) Bumper (broadcast edit)  (0:06), by Alexander Courage, arranged by Wilbur Hatch
    • 52) Bumpers (alternates)  (0:25), by Alexander Courage, arranged by Wilbur Hatch
    • 53) Paramount Television I.D.  (0:05)
    • 54) Paramount Television I.D. (alternate)  (0:04)
  • Feature Flms
    • STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
      • 55) Inner Workings (alternate mix)  (4:03)
    • STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, composed and conducted by James Horner
      • 56) Epilogue/End Title (sans narration)  (8:41) 

DISC 2
  • STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, by Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael, musical Direction by Ray Ellis, music assembly and restoration by Neil S. Bulk and Mike Matessino
    • 1) Title Theme  (1:01)
    • 2) Captain’s Log  (1:19)
    • 3) Something Ahead  (0:54)
    • 4) Evasive Maneuvers  (1:07)
    • 5) Sensor Data  (1:07)
    • 6) Intercept Course  (0:14)
    • 7) Fire Phasers  (0:50)
    • 8) Enterprise Attacked  (1:32)
    • 9) Illogical  (0:13)
    • 10) Briefing  (0:43)
    • 11) On the Viewscreen  (1:02)
    • 12) New Heading  (0:19)
    • 13) Scanning  (0:54)
    • 14) Deflector Shields  (0:19)
    • 15) Red Alert  (0:33)
    • 16) Battle Stations  (0:41)
    • 17) Surprise  (0:07)
    • 18) Supplemental Log  (0:49)
    • 19) Kirk’s Command  (1:11)
    • 20) Sickbay  (0:28)
    • 21) Library Computer  (0:44)
    • 22) Full Power  (0:28)
    • 23) Approaching Coordinates  (0:08)
    • 24) The Bigger Meaning  (1:15)
    • 25) Trouble in Engineering  (0:29)
    • 26) Spock’s Analysis  (0:42)
    • 27) Enterprise Wins the Space Race  (0:43)
    • 28) McCoy’s Summary  (0:16)
    • 29) Just Another Stardate  (0:39)
    • 30) Ongoing Mission  (0:18)
    • 31) Title Theme (alternate mix)  (1:01)
    • 32) Sensor Data (alternate mix)  (1:02)
    • 33) Enterprise Attacked (alternate opening) (1:42)
    • 34) Scanning (alternate mix)  (0:54)
    • 35) Turbolift Music  (0:29)
    • 36) Mr. Arex Lends an Extra Hand  (0:38)
    • 37) Fascinating  (0:17)
    • 38) Don’t Mess With M’Ress  (0:22)
    • 39) Oh My  (0:17)
    • 40) Spock’s Quick Analysis  (0:22)
    • 41) Yellow Alert   (0:26)
    • 42) Off Duty  (0:15)
    • 43) Suite: Stingers and Act-Out Music  (2:03)
  • MUSIC INSPIRED BY STAR TREK, composed by Ron Jones
    • 44) The Ascent  (7:43)
    • 45) Meaning  (2:27)
    • 46) Pathway to the Stars  (3:17)
  • STAR TREK: BORG, composed and orchestrated by Dennis McCarthy, electronic realization by Kevin Kiner
    • 47) Main Theme  (1:02)
    • 48) The Legend of the Borg  (1:24)
    • 49) Battle at Wolf 359  (2:58)
    • 50) The Battle Rages  (0:58)
    • 51) Club Q  (0:55)
    • 52) I Am Berman of Borg  (1:36)
    • 53) Goldsmith Has Been Assimilated!  (1:37)
    • 54) Welcome to the Collective Cadet  (2:22)
    • 55) Searching the Borg Ship  (2:20)
    • 56) Time Is Running Out  (1:17)
    • 57) Escape From the Borg Collective  (1:42)
    • 58) Borg Hell  (2:03)
    • 59) You Will Be Assimilated. Have a Nice Day  (2:21)
    • 60) “Resistance Is Futile, My Ass!”/Finale  (7:25)
    • 61) End Titles  (1:03)

DISC 3 - STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, by Dennis McCarthy
  • 1) Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (1st season, alternate take)  (1:48), by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith, arranged and conducted by Dennis McCarthy
  • COMING OF AGE 
    • 2) Physics/Shuttle Fuss  (3:35)
    • 3) Air Bounce  (2:04)
    • 4) Competition  (2:14)
    • 5) Decisions  (2:04)
  • SYMBIOSIS
    • 6) Flares  (3:04)
    • 7) Precious Cargo  (2:10)
    • 8) Four Out of Six  (1:03)
  • UNNATURAL SELECTION 
    • 9) Searchin’  (1:10)
  • THE MEASURE OF A MAN
    • 10) Memories  (1:19)
  • CONTAGION 
    • 11) U.S.S. Yamato/Vaporized  (1:22)
    • 12) Floral Tea/Otis’ Revenge  (2:07)
    • 13) Romulan Misfire/Phasers/Escape/Goodbye Iconia  (2:27)
  • THE SURVIVORS 
    • 14) Diversion  (2:16)
  • THE BONDING 
    • 15) Dad/Mom’s Double  (2:04)
    • 16) Release/Ceremonial Worf/Off Into Space  (4:01)
  • THE ENEMY 
    • 17) Into the Pit  (3:01)
  • THE HUNTED 
    • 18) Escape Artist/Melee  (3:28)
    • 19) Breakout  (0:32)
    • 20) Phased/Geordi  (4:14)
    • 21) Confronted/To the Stars*  (3:30)
  • SINS OF THE FATHER 
    • 22) Condemned  (1:22)
  • TRANSFIGURATIONS 
    • 23) Lookin’ Fine  (1:44)
    • 24) Lazarus  (3:48)
    • 25) Choke Hold/Explanatory/El Ascencio  (5:11)
  • FUTURE IMPERFECT 
    • 26) Delusionary  (4:08)
  • TAPESTRY 
    • 27) Saint Q  (2:05)
    • 28) It’s a Wonderful Life/Deja Vuosity/War Stories  (3:18)
  • PARALLELS 
    • 29) Instant Family  (2:42)
    • 30) Wolfman Riker  (3:09)
  • Trailer Music
    • 31)  Theme From Star Trek: The Motion Picture (30-second version) Star Trek: The Next Generation trailer music (0:33), by Jerry Goldsmith, arranged and conducted by Dennis McCarthy

DISC 4 
  • STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
    • UNIFICATION I and II 
      • Theme From Star Trek (TV Series) (“Gene Roddenberry 1921–1991”) (unused alternate)  (0:10), by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry, arranged by Dennis McCarthy
    • TIN MAN, by Jay Chattaway
      • Soft/Student  (1:04)
      • Unique/Welcome/Data  (0:48)
      • Problems/Land of Living  (1:41)
      • Scared (broadcast version)  (0:47)
      • One Way Trip  (1:08)
      • All of It  (0:57)
    • DEJA Q, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Tractor Moon/Hoisted  (2:58)
      • La Paloma (traditional)  (1:13)
      • Coffin Spike (0:45)
    • CAPTAIN’S HOLIDAY, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Planet Vegas  (1:12)
    • QPID, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Hat Trick/Sir Guy/Nottingham Castle/Maid Marian (unused)/Betrayed  (3:21)
      • To the Block/Swordplay/Game’s Over  (4:16)
      • Adieu  (1:04)
      • Plucking Three  (0:13)
    • ELEMENTARY, DEAR DATA, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Sherlock Tones  (0:55)
      • Dead End/Turtleback  (2:36)
      • Short Goodbye  (1:21)
    • SHIP IN A BOTTLE, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Holo Tolodo!  (4:02)
    • CLUES, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Peace Dividends/Gloria/Blown Away  (1:39)
    • MANHUNT, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Juke Boxer  (3:29)
      • How High the Moon  (3:36), by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis, arranged by McCarthy
    • STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
      • Moonlight Becomes You  (2:55), by by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Julie Morgan, produced by John E. Oliver
    • UNIFICATION II, by Dennis McCarthy
      • Andorian Blues  (0:37)
      • Aktuh and Maylota  (0:49), by Dennis McCarthy, lyrics by Rick Berman
      • Melor Famigal  (0:58), by Dennis McCarthy, lyrics by Rick Berman
    • LESSONS #245
      • Picard and Nella, Date #1 (Picard’s Cabin)  (2:43) 
      • Picard and Nella, Date #2 (Jefferies Tube)  (2:22)
    • SAREK #171
      • Sextet #1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 (II, Andante) (1:53), by Johannes Brahms
  • STAR TREK: THE EXPERIENCE
    • Klingon Encounter (4:24), by Jay Chattaway
    • BORG INVASION 4D (7:22), by Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner
  • STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, by Dennis McCarthy
    • Main Title Demo  (1:59)
    • Single Bridge Demo  (2:24)
  • STAR TREK: VOYAGER
    • Main Title Demo  (1:51), by Jerry Goldsmith
    • CARETAKER
      • Lookover/Maiden Voyager (1:34), by Jay Chattaway
    • VIRTUOSO
      • Opera Alla Alienosity  (1:11), by Dennis McCarthy
  • STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE
    • BROKEN BOW
      • Dance-O-Matic  (2:28), by Dennis McCarthy
  • Trailer Music
    • Communique (C) Star Trek: The Next Generation Trailer Music, 1990–9 (2:33), written and Performed by David Reilly

The set is available to order on the La La Land website, where you can also find samples of many of the tracks.



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