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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

January 29, 2013 | Format: MP3

$5.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Label: Geffen
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 45:10
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  • ASIN: B00B1OHOJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,070 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By D. B. Levenstam on July 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The music possesses a dark grandeur. I enjoyed the film, and still think the soundtrack may be its best element.
The CD's front cover folds out into six small pages, containing four still shots from the film, one picture of the original cast members posing in their Star Trek VI uniforms on the bridge of the Enterprise-A, and an approximately 200-word testimonial from Nicholas Meyer, the film's co-writer and director, to his wonderful working relationship with composer Cliff Eidelman. The first still shot shows an unhappy General Chang sitting in the captain's chair aboard his Bird-of-Prey. In the second shot we see Spock and Valeris at the peace conference, with Chekov and delegates in the background. In the third shot Kirk and McCoy stand trial on Chronos. The final shot shows a slightly-blurry Enterprise-A moving away from space dock at impulse.
Eidelman has produced a brooding and moody soundtrack. Almost entirely original, it fittingly contains periodic strains reminiscent of music from both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Sad and nostalgic at times, it nonetheless finishes with triumphant music conveying what may be the ultimate Star Trek message: The human adventure is only beginning.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By goodmusicman on March 11, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Cliff Eidelman's score for "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" is simply one of the greatest "space music" type orchestral works that I have ever heard. Initially, the score was supposed to be modeled on Holst's "The Planets" but when getting the licensing proved too costly, Eidelman composed much more of his own music. That is very fortunate for us since, after "The Planets," I can think of no superior work with an outer space theme than this score by Eidelman. (Eidelman's score still contains numerous references to "Mars, Bringer of War" from "The Planets.") The original MCA 1991 CD release contained 45 minutes of the score, arranged by Eidelman, involving edits and cuts. This 2-CD release features the full 58-minute score composed for the film with no edits, plus alternate takes on two cues, and two versions of music that Eidelman composed specifically for the film's trailer. The second CD features the original 45 minute album, although it appears that the sound quality has been remastered.

The very first track on both CDs, called "Overture," contains the very best music in the score. It really is an overture, containing parts of different themes, whose opening chords are strikingly similar to the opening of "The Firebird" by Stravinsky. (That too was intentional and was requested by the film's director.) The Klingon theme that is heard throughout the score, especially in "Battle for Peace," is brilliantly ominous and exciting. Although the overall tone of this score is dark, it has bright spots and even the darker parts are not depressing but rather convey a sense of mystery and foreboding. It would be impossible for me to analyze each track of the two CDs for this review, but suffice it to say that there is not a dull moment.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1999
Format: Audio CD
You don't have to be a fan of Star Trek to enjoy this music. Cliff Eidelman has composed and orchestrated, in my opinion, some of the most thrilling movie music ever to be produced to date. And I have collected a lot of it over the years. You don't believe me? Just check out the Overture, trak #3: Clear All Moorings, trak #7: Rura Penthe, trak 11: The Battle For Peace, and the final trak: Star Trek VI Suite. The music oscillates between brooding darkness and triumph of the spirit. Eidelman creatively blends and balances traditional western orchestral instrumentation with a non-lyrical chorus and a variety of what sound like African and South American percussions and pipe instruments. With each listening, I look for something that I have not previously heard. I don't even think of the movie at all(though it is an entertaining film). This work rivals the best efforts of other great movie score composers like Bernard Hermann, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Williams.
Whether you like Star Trek or not, don't pass up this opportunity to experience some tremendously creative musical composition. Whatever genre he chooses, I hope that Mr. Eidelman is still out there contributing his musical talents to whoever will listen.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By langleybcguy on March 25, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Cliff Eidelman's score for the final Star Trek film with the original cast, while drawing on themes from 'The Planets' and 'Firebird', stands on its own very well - something often considered to be the mark of a great soundtrack.

In the 'Overture', or main title, the themes of 'Firebird' and 'Mars' of 'The Planets' can be heard quite clearly, setting the stage for what is coming. 'The Incident' includes previously unreleased music detailing the accident on the Klingon moon Praxis. 'The Trial/Morally Unjust Evidence' features low cello/viola/violin cues as the fiendish General Chang orchestrates a rigged trial on Kirk & McCoy in order to cover up his own criminal involvement in the Klingon Chancellor's murder.'Rura Penthe' uses chilling low-brass/bassoon cues to depict the truly deep-frozen environment of the prison asteroid. 'First Evidence/The Search' also features an urgent string motif as Chekov discovers Klingon blood on the Enterprise, and Spock orders a search to find the contaminated uniforms, ending with a trumpet/string flourish as Valeris finds the missing gravity boots. 'Mind Meld' relies on an almost silent string cue, building in strength as Spock uses the Vulcan mind meld to coax the names of the conspirators from Lt. Valeris. 'The Battle for Peace/The Final Chance for Peace/The Final Count' starts with a low string tone as Chang's ship heads for the conference site, then cloaks to await the Enterprise; it changes to bursts of brass & percussion as Chang opens fire on the Enterprise & Excelsior, then again as Kirk & the crew beam down to the conference site in time to stop the attempt on the Federation President's life.
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