Star Trek: The Motion Picture - 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition Soundtrack, Extra tracks
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"Ilia's Theme", which opens the 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition soundtrack, is beautiful and haunting, much like the character of the Deltan navigator who followed her heart to be with the man she loved. Every time I hear this song I get teary-eyed; it's lilting, gentle and marvelous.
And then ... we move from the lyrical and lovely to the rousing opening credits theme, which was adopted by "The Next Generation" (at Gene Roddenberry's insistance), and from there, it's on to an unpleasant enounter with V'Ger in "Klingon Battle". I'd never heard a "blaster beam" before, and after I heard it in this song... another flock of goosebumps settled on my arms.
Goldsmith's theme for the starship "Enterprise" is majestic, awe-inspiring and gives me a flock of goosebumps. When we see the Enterprise as Adm, Kirk sees her for the first time, the rich brass and well-tempered strings lend just the right touch of awed amazement to the moment.
That sense of awe and wonder continues in the cues which tell the story of the Enterprise's enounter with V'Ger, the living machine which is in search of its creator, and once again, Goldsmith's music gives us a sense of fear, awe and wonder, especially in "V'Ger Flyover" and "The Cloud".Read more ›
Goldsmith's music captures the sense of adventure and awe perfectly. I've listened to this album over and over again, and I'm still not tired of it. Despite it's age it's still as good as (if not better than) most of the scores composed today. Many of today's movies have soundtracks that are dull and uninspired.
So far I've only addressed the first disc (the soundtrack itself) in this two disc set. The second is the expanded version of an album released in 1976 of interviews with the cast, crew and others. While to me the first disc is worth the price alone, the second disc is a very nice bonus. Its a nostalgic trip down memory lane (even though I wasn't alive in 1976).
Whether you are a Jerry Goldsmith fan, a Star Trek fan, or just a general fan of good movie soundtracks, I would reccomend the purchase of this set.
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After the success of John Williams' score for Star Wars, veteran film composer Jerry Goldsmith answered the challenge by delivering his best film score for Star Trek: The Motion... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dbezan
The film itself, a "meh" experience that gets only slightly better with re-viewing (I remember a radio review in which was included Harlan Ellison commenting angrily that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen Mann
This is a great soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith , Its starts off with the " overture ", all in order as they were in the film and then the main theme starts with a theme every... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Snake Pisken
If you liked the original release of this beautiful soundtrack, you will be more impressed with this expanded edition.Published 18 months ago by Prog Monster
Disc came w/o scratches, minor cracks on front and back.Published 19 months ago by Hasan F. Scarborough