Star Trek “First Contact” the complete score

At last it is here!!!  Lukas Kendall and Neil Norman of Crescendo Records, have just released today the complete Star Trek “First Contact” score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith. This is a masterpiece of film music and it combines the talents of both Jerry and Joel Goldsmith. A roaring romantic score that made First Contact the best of the TNG films by a leaps and bounds. I have had a copy of the full recording since the film came out and it is one of my all time favorites. Ford Thaxton and Mark Banning of  BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM are carrying this prize at their website so follow the link below to snag one before there all gone. This complete score has so much more than the original CD release and is worthy addition to your Goldsmith or Star Trek collections!!!


23 Responses to “Star Trek “First Contact” the complete score”

  1. 1 evil_genius_180
    April 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, sweet. I used to have the First Contact score, but I lost it years ago. I’ll definitely have to pick up a new one. Thanks for the heads-up. 😀

  2. April 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    It was the best TNG score and one of my favirote Trek ones.
    I never picked up the original as at the time I was not into buying Scores. now it seem that it all I buy when it comes to music.
    Thanks for letting me know.

  3. 8 Buckaroohawk
    April 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    This is, of course, awesome news as several Trek film soundtracks have recently been restored and released as complete works. My only questions are … why aren’t they released this way in the first place and are all film soundtracks incomplete? What’s the reasoning behind leaving tracks off the CDs?

    • 9 johneaves
      April 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      I have never got an answer for that one and I also have wondered the same…
      I’m loving all the complete Trek scores coming out and just recently snagged the complete “Innerspace” and “Explorers” CD’s by Goldsmith and they are remarkable!!!!
      Last year at Comicon I came across the complete score to “The Road Warrior” and I have to saw it is one of the best soundtracks in the world!!!

      • 10 jdcombs
        April 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

        Back in the day at least, one of the reasons for short film soundtrack releases was musicians’ union rules about how much music could be in a release before the players got paid more money. You could only fit so much sound on two sides of a piece of vinyl, and if you went beyond that – say, on a cassette (remember those kids?) or a compact disc (remember those kids?) – it was like paying for a second record. A soundtrack was just product for the studio and the record labels, and a 30 min album would move as many units as a 45 minute album, but either would move more units than a double album, which had a higher price point. That’s why, back in the day, you only got a two album release for HUGE movies like Star Wars and Superman The Movie. Even Goldsmith’s transcendent STTMP soundtrack was just a one disc release back in ’79. Things have changed a lot since those days, but it took a while for the collectors’ market to really make itself known for expanded re-releases. For a long time, it was easier and especially cheaper for record labels to just re-release old vinyl album masters onto new formats than to take the time and expense of going back to the studios for the master tapes, re-mastering the music, adding a few more cues, updating all the packaging, and then hoping to move enough units to make a profit – bearing in mind that there was no movie in theaters upon which to piggyback the soundtrack re-releases from a marketing standpoint, and also the likelihood that a large portion of your target audience already had a copy of most of what you were selling.

        And by the way, HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, Johnny! Hoping to see you again at Wonderfest!

      • 11 Buckaroohawk
        April 12, 2012 at 12:01 am

        Thank you for that astute observation, JD. Your explanation makes good sense, though it sucks to think of all those incomplete soundtracks out there. Thank heavens for the collector’s market!

      • 12 johneaves
        April 16, 2012 at 6:36 am

        I was really excited when the complete raiders of the lost ark score came out several years ago only to find out that it wasn’t the complete score!!! two of the tracts I wanted most were not on the COMPLETE SCORE!!!!! That burns me even more when the official releases are not what they claim to be!!! The official Bladerunner was the same way!!!!! So with my big ol fat, bare white butt aimed at the studios for their bogus complete scores, My hat is off to the bootleggers and the secondary companies who really care about making a complete score on CD

    • 13 evil_genius_180
      April 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Disc technology is the most likely culprit I can think of. Back when these were originally done, they didn’t have as high density discs as they do now and you couldn’t get as much information onto a single CD. That’s my best guess. As for why they didn’t just make them 2 discs, I don’t know. And, for the movies even older than this one, they were probably just copied from the cassette tapes, which were usually only 1 hour, 30 minutes per side.

      Anywho, that’s my theory. It’s the technology.

  4. 14 Matt Boardman
    April 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

    This is a favorite soundtrack of mine! Might be tempted to get this edition of it for the extra music. I remember sitting down in my room with this score playing in the background while building and painting my Star Trek models. They weren’t the masterpieces that you, deg, and Steve put together, but hey, it was fun. 😀

    • 15 johneaves
      April 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Your a nut!!!! I snuck over to the recording stage many times to watch Jerry Score this one with the Orchestra!!!!! I talked Doug into breaking the rules too so he snuck over once as well and I have to say We were both very glad we did!!!

  5. April 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I have one of the older Crescendo cd’s, which only has 13 tracks. But two of those are “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Ooby Dooby.”

  6. 18 Dwayne Day
    April 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    My coworker went to buy this and got a “not available” reply. So he called up the company and had an amusing experience listening as some guy said “Wait a minute while I check…” and then swore when he discovered that due to some kind of coding error, they were listing the CD as not available. The guy did some typing, said “Okay, try it now,” and my friend was able to order it.

  7. 20 Dwayne Day
    April 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    What I am waiting for is a good release of The Motion Picture soundtrack. I don’t think the 1999 anniversary edition was the same quality as what they are releasing now.

    • 21 johneaves
      April 16, 2012 at 6:16 am

      it wasn’t that good for sure but there are a couple of double disc bootlegs floating around and they are awesome,,,, not the best quality on a lot of the extra tracks but to have the complete score as well as some extra’s and alternates ques makes it a treasure!

  8. 22 Scott D
    April 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The First Contact Soundtrack is genuinely one of my all-time favorite Star Trek scores of all time. The Goldsmiths are to Trek as John Williams is to Star Wars.

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