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Star Trek the Motion Picture Complete Soundtrack

Available for LA-LA Land Records

By Robert T. Trate     May 20, 2012
Source: LA-LA Land Records

LA-LA Land Records and Creature Features is celebrating the release of the all-new, deluxe 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION soundtrack release of Jerry Goldsmith’s “STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE”  with a one-of-a-kind, multi-media event featuring: A LANDMARK LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION & PRESENTATION EVENT, including exclusive video and audio clips, a live “BLASTER BEAM” DEMONSTRATION and more. 

There will also be Star Trek: The Motion Picture props on display and a screening of TMP - THe Director's Edition (DVD Source).

Film music writer and author of “The Music of Star Trek” JEFF BOND hosts a live PANEL DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION event that examines one of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith’s most iconic and esteemed works.
PANEL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: Original TMP soundtrack album and TMP re-issue soundtrack producer, and longtime Goldsmith recording engineer BRUCE BOTNICK, TMP synthesizer and beam performer CRAIG HUXLEY, TMP session violinist and renowned composer DAVID NEWMAN, TMP soundtrack re-issue producer and TMP “Director’s Edition” restoration supervisor MIKE MATESSINO, TMP director of cinematography RICHARD H. KLINE and other special guests TBA!
This first-ever live event to focus on Goldsmith’s masterful TMP score will feature exclusive video and audio clips, as well as a rare, live demonstration by CRAIG HUXLEY of his famed “BLASTER BEAM” instrument, used prominently in TMP’s score and sound design.
Get the soundtrack before its general release at the show. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (3-CD SET) SOUNDTRACK will be available for purchase at the event for the special price of $30 (cash only). 
Then get your CD signed by BRUCE BOTNICK and CRAIG HUXLEY at the event!
After the panel presentation and signing, stay for a screening of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION (DVD source).
ADVANCE EVENT TICKETS ARE $17.50 each and are available for purchase at www.creaturefeatures.com
Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 each.
The soundtrack will be officially released at www.lalalandrecords.com on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1pm PST.
About the Soundtrack Release:
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (3-CD SET)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
LLLCD 1207
LIMITED EDITION OF 10000 UNITS
Album Reissue Produced by Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick
Album Reissue Producer for Sony Music Ent.: Didier C. Deutsch
Liner Notes by Jeff Bond and Mike Matessino
CD Art Direction by Jim Titus
La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures boldly go where no soundtrack reissue has gone before with this deluxe 3-CD set of 1979‘s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.
The first big screen voyage of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock was a high budget and ambitious undertaking that introduced Goldsmith’s famous and enduring Star Trek march (later used as the main theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the cornerstone of an epic science fiction musical odyssey. Like the film’s refit starship Enterprise, La-La Land’s lavish presentation presents the score anew: 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.
“To put together the complete score the decision was to go back to the original Analogue 16-track 2-inch 30 i.p.s. masters,” Botnick explains. “John Davis at Precision Audiosonics baked each of the 37 rolls in a convection oven at 110º for eight hours so that they were playable, then rolled out a marvelous 3M 56 IsoLoop 16-track machine with brand new heads. The tapes were resolved at 60Hz to maintain the original orchestral pitch and sync. The Analogue-to-Digital transfer was done from the 16-track through the latest Black Lion A/D convertors and recorded to Pro Tools X at 192kHz 24-bit.”
This 3-CD set presents the score for the 1979 theatrical release (filling disc 1 and part of disc 2) and also premieres the legendary early “rejected” cues that Goldsmith recorded prior to composing his famous main theme. The 1979 album program (much of which is performed and edited differently as compared to the film) completes disc 2, with disc 3 offering additional alternates (including those heard on the previous Sony expanded release) along with a wealth of bonus material. 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.”
Reissue co-producer Mike Matessino (who handled restoration and editorial efforts) collaborates with Jeff Bond on the thoroughly researched album notes which feature interview excerpts by Goldsmith, Botnick and performers Huxley and David Newman. The clamshell packaging and 40-page full color booklet are designed by Jim Titus.
 

Reissue co-producer Mike Matessino (who handled restoration and editorial efforts) collaborates with Jeff Bond on the thoroughly researched album notes which feature interview excerpts by Goldsmith, Botnick and performers Huxley and David Newman. The clamshell packaging and 40-page full color booklet are designed by Jim Titus.
“It has been an honor to be able to work with the original recordings of this music and to document its production,” Matessino says. “This is one of the greatest scores of all time and everyone involved took the responsibility very seriously and happily devoted months to see it come together. The clarity and quality we now have is truly amazing. Thanks to the efforts of La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures, the end product is an embarrassment of riches and a ‘must-have’ for every film music and Star Trek collection.” 

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DarkXid 5/20/2012 3:11:56 PM

 The greatest thing about Star Trek the Motion Picture was the soundtrack. It gave us the theme that would be used for Star Trek the Next Generation and it gave us the Klingon Battle Theme, that is so awesome.  That being said, I don't think I would spend money on this.  

I bought the CD soundtrackalmost 20 years ago and am quite happy with it.  As much as I would probably love to learn about the production of the soundtrack, I really would only want them to answer one question, and that is: How many tons of coffee did it take the people who had to endure editing the giant coma fest which was ST:TMP, let alone editing the soundtrack into it?

Putting music to it reveals to us the dedication of Gerry Goldsmit and everyone else involved who upon viewing the film did not lapse into fatal comas.

Thank You.

whiteandnerdy75 5/20/2012 9:30:29 PM

More of these, with other movies, need to be made.  People forget after twenty or so years the blood, sweat and tears that went into a movie soundtrack.  You know, before you just got a few bands to record music and slapped 'soundtrack' on it?  Some movies today still have a memorable classical soundtrack, but honestly, can you hum the 'Incredible Hulk' or 'Transformers' movie theme like 'Star Wars' or 'Indiana Jones'?  Point is, music is important to a movie.  It's half or more of the emotional involvement.  A lot of people don't get that and we need to make sure they do...

DarthBob 5/21/2012 5:24:51 AM

A great soundtrack adds so much to a movie; in this case it is the only thing that made Star Trek The Motion Picture somewhat palatable.  The Avengers soundtrack is terrible and it's too bad that more attention wasn't given to creating a killer soundtrack for this excellent movie.  I still listen to the Trainspotting soundtrack quite often.  The Last Waltz, Purple Rain and O Brother Where Art Thou are still in my regular listening rotation.

If you're looking for something you haven't stumbled across before then check out the soundtrack for One from the Heart, which is a terrible movie.  However, Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle really deliver here.

monkeyfoot 5/21/2012 7:17:51 AM

Definitely, agree with most of what you guys said. There is something about a "hummable" tune to a soundtrack for a big genre blockbuster. It's that music you hear that instantly reminds you of the film and good memories. As much as I love The Avengers there is absolutely nothing to hum in that soundtrack. I don't know why most filmmakers and their composers have gotten away from that. It sells your movie so well.

  I have a great fondness for ST:TMP. No it isn't fully theTrek we have come to know and love from the later movies despite Roddenberry producing it. But there is something epic about. Unlike most of the other Trek film this one truly deserved the words "The Motion Picture" in its title. The direction of the film giant Robert Wise made it seem like a movie of monumental sweep and Goldsmith's soundtrack was a big part of that. I own the soundtrack too and listen to it often. The track I love the most is the one where Kirk sees the new Enterprise for the first time and makes the majestic passes over it in the shuttle pod.

ztigr 5/21/2012 1:14:47 PM

 Too bad the movie didnt' live up to the soundtrack.  Star Trek TMP is like a long touchdown pass that gets dropped in the endzone.  The audience was ready, the effects were ready, the cast and the director were ready, and the story was not...  ST TWOK  is great, but it plays small ball.   ST TMP tried to play with the Star Wars of the world and failed because it lacked the one thing that all epics need, a great story.  Finally JJ A brought it back to the majors with his flick.   

Wiseguy 5/21/2012 3:56:11 PM

If a movie is good eff the soundtrack.

Btw is there a difference between the siundtrack and the film's score. The soundtrack to me usually means the songs the director attached to the film for either meaning or mood while the score is something original created for the film.

 

wrrlykam 5/22/2012 1:39:19 AM

One dictionary defines soundtrack as "A recording of the musical accompaniment to a movie". This would mean the score and any songs attached to the film, even mix audio and music.

I wish they would release the full OST for more movies rather than the usual 'selected tracks' option. If this makes its way across the pond I'll get it.

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