Personnel: William Shatner (vocals).
Recording information: 20th Century Fox Music (05/1976-03/1998); Columbia Recording Studios, Santa M (05/1976-03/1998); New York, NY (05/1976-03/1998); United Western Studios, Los Angeles, CA (05/1976-03/1998).
Unknown Contributor Role: Gene Roddenberry.
In 1999, the Legacy label reissued Jerry Goldsmith's lauded score to STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. Not only did the meticulously packaged release feature the lush pieces originally presented on the '79 soundtrack, it also offered up more than 20 minutes of previously unreleased material. The album's crowning achievement, of course, is the majestic "Main Title," which is immediately recognizable due to its prominent use in this first film, in the original television series, and in other subsequent STAR TREK movies and TV shows.
Each composition reveals Goldsmith's ability to both reflect and heighten the drama unfolding on the screen, whether it's the ominous, percussive "Klingon Battle" or the tense yet dreamy "Spock's Arrival." Along with John Williams's work on the original STAR WARS, this album is one of the preeminent sci-fi scores, and is a must-have for Trekkies and fans of Goldsmith's bold compositions. This 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION also contains a bonus disc that includes STAR TREK musings by creator Gene Roddenberry and the one and only William Shatner, among others.