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Old January 23 2013, 03:56 AM   #85
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Re: La-La Land Records to release 4-disc DS9 soundtrack set!

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The last disk being particularly weak; Steiner's unremarkable score for Code of Honour and music from 2 episodes that could have been lifted directly from seaQuest.
"Unremarkable?" I couldn't disagree more. It's as good as any of Steiner's TOS work and is one of the most outstanding episode scores in all of TNG. And the scores by John Debney and Don Davis (who both did, in fact, write music for SeaQuest) are both very solid work, a nice change from the usual TNG sound. I consider that disc to be the strongest in the set, not the weakest. The Chattaway disc, on the other hand, is quite disappointing.
I guess its just me then

That's really what I was getting at, both Davis' and Debney's scores were great and I liked there work on seaQuest a lot. But I'd wished they further expanded on the Chattaway/McCarthy work instead of full episode scores from one-time composers. Some great cues of the top of my head from episodes like The Survivors, Family, Timescape, The Wounded I'd love to have released. Its a shame more volumes have not followed.

What Chattaway scores would you liked to have been released?

I liked the music for Steiner's "Code of Honor" but I don't think his music would have worked for TNG overall, too old fashioned. It worked in this episode because it was a TOS-like story more than anything.
I loved Debney's "Pegasus" but I to me it sound like a McCarthy score, which is not a complaint merely an observation (for the record I love McCarthy scores).
McCarthy's disc was ok but IMHO they wasted precious space on the music box pieces, the battle sequences would have been essential here, fantastic music. Also the 8 minute sequence from "Conspiracy", while very effective in the episode and for sure interesting to hear, is not CD material, it just works on TV with the visual effects, but is not something you typically play just for the listening experience, too dissonant. In general McCarthy's season 1-3 action cues were overall totally underpresented (again I bring up "The Arsenal of Freedom", "The Hunted" and "The Survivors", which should get a full release in my opinion). Chattaway's season 4-5 cues were outstanding but after that it was missing variety. I hope for another release but they should stick to season 1-4, which becomes obvious when reading most of the other comments on other websites as well.
I'm not sure what to expect from the DS9 set but if I remember correctly the DS9 music was overall fairly different from TNG, so I think we're in for something new and interesting. Very much looking forward to it. I did enjoy McCarthy's "Emissary" to start with...
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