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Star Trek First Contact Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: Crescendo Records
  • ASIN: B000E9U8OA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,578 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's particularly fun to hear the theme music for the Klingons during one of the space battle sequences.
Michael J. Mazza
I'm sure it must have been tempting for Jerry Goldsmith to stick to the classic Trek themes in writing the score for Star Trek - First Contact.
Enjolras
The mechanical nature of the music simply underlines the scenes and adds tension to the movie where needed.
Richard Callaby

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on June 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Jerry Goldsmith's score for the first "Star Trek" motion picture (1979) remains a classic in the art of sci-fi scoring. His score for the 1996 installment in the feature film franchise, "Star Trek: First Contact" shows Goldsmith's mastery of the genre to still be firm. This is an excellent score, full of drama and excitement.
Some aspects of the score (in particular, the main title) have a stirring, solemn, almost religious flavor. This is fitting when one considers the theme of the film: humanity's first contact with the people of the planet Vulcan (one of the most important historical events in the fictional "Trek" timeline). But Goldsmith also delivers the goods for the film's action scenes. It's particularly fun to hear the theme music for the Klingons during one of the space battle sequences. His music also effectively complements the sinister, frighteningly alien nature of the Borg Queen and her drones, who threaten Earth in this film..
As a bonus, the CD includes one song each by Steppenwolf and Roy Orbison; this music is relevant to one of the film's characters, space travel pioneer Zefram Cochrane. If you're a fan of the "Trek" franchise, of sci-fi/fantasy film scoring in general, or of the work of the great Goldsmith, I recommend this disc.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget on March 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's no secret that Jerry Goldsmith was the best at scoring Star Trek. His opening music for Star Trek: The Motion Picture was so good Gene Roddenberry demanded it be used for the Next Generation title sequence. But what the Trek movies really lacked was a definitive theme outside of the famous bookending cue. Every entry seemed to come up with new music to fit new stories (and, most of the time, new composers to do it).

First Contact has the best music of all. The opening music is so noble and uplifting you'll be getting goosebumps. Of his five Star Trek scores he never did better than First Contact and it may be in his top five personal best score ever. Some of the tracks sound a bit too similar to Goldsmith's score for Executive Decision (which he also did that year) but when that wonderful First Contact theme kicks in, man does this CD soar!

This edition of the score is one of those enhanced CD thingies. On it you'll find interviews with Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes and Rick Berman. You have to point and click around the Enterprise to find them. The software's a bit dated and I couldn't get the clips to work. But I probably wasn't working it right. Nonetheless, this is great CD to get. However, it does run a mere 47 minutes, a full 26 minutes short of being complete.

The complete track listing, minus songs, is as follows:

1. Main Title (2:55)
2. Locutus* (1:31)
3. The Enterprise-E (0:28)
4. Battle Watch (aka Starfleet Engages the Borg)* (1:13)
5. Red Alert (2:15)
6. Temporal Wake (2:08)
7. April 4th, 2063 (1:46)
8. The Phoenix (aka Greetings)* (1:05)
9. First Sign of Borg (0:26)
10. 39.1 Degrees Celsius* (4:46)
11. Approaching Engineering* (1:52)
12. Retreat* (4:00)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I first bought this CD when the movie came out, and was generally upset because they've made it an "Enhanced CD," and I didn't even own a computer. That really griped me. But I listened to the music, over, and over, and soon enough I caught myself waving my arms about as a director would, because I just love the music so much. I'll go through this CD track-by-track.
1.) Main Title/Locutus - Loved the "TNG Theme" to open it up, gave it a familiar feeling. Then it moves into a mellow, soft French Horn serenade. Add in a few harps, other string instruments, and beautiful creschendo's. It's very moving, very Hollywood. Then it moves into a deep, Borg/dream state. March-like. Uniform, and frightening.
2.) Red Alert - Once again, the familiar "TNG Theme" comes into play, and we quickly move into our standing Borg theme. The brass instruments are done wonderfully, in a menacing, metallic type of fanfare. Then enter the Klingon theme, from early TNG. But it's more than just Klingon, it's a heroic, polished Klingon. Now enter the brave Enterprise again with the TNG theme. Now things get busy. A plan is thought up, and executed, with very subtle, stacatto notes.
3.) Temporal Wake - Spooky, metallic, and creepy is all I can say about this song. Like, "What's that behind you? AAAAHHHHH!" And of course the moody Klingon theme. Then we see assimilated earth, and it's just frozen. I'm not trying to make any sense to you.
4.) Welcome Aboard - Light, friendly. And back to the opening theme. Then we dive into the guts of the Borg.
5.) Fully Functional - Quick, loud, BOO! Very active. Then, as soon as the collective jump into action, they are quiet. The Queen then proceds to seduce Data.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
As a musician, whenever I go see a movie, I am always subconsciouly studying the music. The score of First Contact stood out for me from the opening titles to the last note. J. Goldsmith wrote a BEAUTIFUL, BOLD, MAJESTIC theme for this movie; it's woven in with all the classic Star Trek themes. This creates a score that is unique but decisively Star Trek. The last two tracks, "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Ooby Dooby" reflect the movie's 21st centuary feel. My hat's off to Jerry Goldsmith, who's talent never ceases to amaze. A great CD!
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