The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra The Star Trek Album (2-CD)

The Star Trek Album (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SLA 1155
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Silva America

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Star Trek: The TV Series Theme
  • Buy for $0.992.Star Trek: The Motion Picture Ene Titles
  • Buy for $0.993.Klingon Attack - (from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture")
  • Buy for $0.994.Warp Drive - (Sound Effect)
  • Buy for $0.995.Overture - (from "Star Treck II: The Erath Of Khan")
  • Buy for $0.996.Bird of Prey Decloaks - (from "Star Trek III: Search for Spock")
  • Buy for $0.997.End Titles - (from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home")
  • Buy for $0.998.Away Team - (Sound Effect)
  • Buy for $0.999.End Titles - (from "Star Trek: First Content")
  • Buy for $0.9910.Tasha's Farewell - (from "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
  • Buy for $0.9911.Theme - (from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine")
  • Buy for $0.9912.He's Toast - (from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine")
  • Buy for $0.9913.End Titles - (from "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier")

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.End Titles - (from "Star Treak VI: The Undiscovered Country")
  • Buy for $0.992.Theme - (from "Star Trek: Voyager")
  • Buy for $0.993.Battle Stations - (Sound Effect)
  • Buy for $0.994.Overture - (from "Star Trek: Generations")
  • Buy for $0.995.One Last Visit - (from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine")
  • Buy for $0.996.End Titles - (from "Star Trek: Insurrection")
  • Buy for $0.997.Dogfight in Space - (Sound Effect)
  • Buy for $0.998.Menagerie - (from "Star Trek: The TV Series")
  • Buy for $0.999.Opening - (from "Star Fleet Academy")
  • Buy for $0.9910.Crash Landing - (Sound Effect)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Suite - (from "Star Trek: Nemesis")

Product Description:

Personnel: Mark Ayres (sound effects).
Recording information: Smecky Studios, Prague, Czech Republic.
Editor: Gareth Williams.
Unknown Contributor Role: David Stoner.
Arrangers: Christopher Tin; Mike Townend; Nic Raine.
Silva Records' collection of music written for the various film, television, and video properties that make up the Star Trek franchise (performed, as usual for Silva, by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) suggests a division between two composers not unlike that in the James Bond film franchise between Monty Norman, who wrote the original theme, and John Barry, who has done much of the scoring. In the case of Star Trek, that division is between Alexander Courage, who wrote the theme for the original 1960s television series, and Jerry Goldsmith, who wrote the music for the first film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, in 1979. And, as with the Bond films, in which, while Norman always gets his due, Barry really rules the roost, in the Star Trek galaxy, Courage gets repeated nods while Goldsmith is the real power. That's a shame, really. Courage's fruity theme is a triumph of '60s exotica, with its jazz elements and otherworldly female ululations. It's a throwback to the cheesy science-fiction films of the '50s. Goldsmith, on the other hand, contributed a big, showy march to the first film, its chief influence being John Williams' Star Wars music. As this album demonstrates, Goldsmith's successors, James Horner, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman, and Dennis McCarthy, have always kept him in mind, but have recalled Courage only occasionally. And Goldsmith himself has stepped back in here and there, returning for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and handling the eighth, ninth, and tenth films, as well as one of the later TV series (Star Trek: Voyager). There is plenty of enjoyable film music here that will remind the Star Trek fan of favorite moments. But there is also aural evidence of how far Star Trek journeyed from its original form, and not necessarily for the better. ~ William Ruhlmann

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