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Old August 11 2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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ST:TMP 20th anniversary soundtrack: worth it if I have the original?

Howdy all,

I posted a question about the Nemesis soundtrack a week ago and got some helpful advice, so here's another one: I have the incredible soundtrack for Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the original CD release. There was a 2-disc 20th Anniversary edition released some time ago that has extra cues from the score on the first disc and interviews on the second. I couldn't care less about the interviews, but I wondered, is it worth it to pick up this release for the additional music? (FWIW, the sound transfer on the original release is excellent for the (poor) system I have to listen to it on, so that's not an issue. Contrast this to the 'tinny' sound of the original CD release for ST2:TWOK that I have, and for that one I'm going to get the newer expanded release.)

Thanks in advance! Tim
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Old August 11 2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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The extra music cues are definitely worth having. There's some gorgeous stuff there.
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Old August 11 2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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It's definitely worth it. There are a number of great additional cues (although it still isn't close to being complete, so don't be surprised if another release happens in the next ten years) and the overall package is excellent. And the second disc, "Inside Star Trek," is a lot of fun, too, even if much of it is Roddenberry repeating his favorite myths about the series.
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Old August 11 2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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Re: ST:TMP 20th anniversary soundtrack: worth it if I have the origina

I love Inside Star Trek--have ever since I got it on vinyl back in the 70s--though you're right, it's pretty much Gene's Version Of Things. Having said that, it is an awful lot of fun, and definitely showcases Roddenberry's tremendous charm and charisma. And it now has a kind of poignancy, in that of all those who appear on the record--William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek), Isaac Asimov, and Roddenberry himself--only Shatner is still with us.

Oh, uh, and as to the OP's question: yes, do buy it. Some of the best music ever written for Star Trek, and well worth having.
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Old August 11 2011, 09:41 PM   #5
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Worth it. Best CD Crescendo ever released. Nice sound. Great extra tracks.
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Old August 11 2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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Worth it. Best CD Crescendo ever released. Nice sound. Great extra tracks.
Sony released it.

That being said, it's a fantastic score and worth owning.
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Old August 12 2011, 12:04 AM   #7
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I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't like Star Trek, but loves music, as an essential album.
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Old August 12 2011, 02:36 AM   #8
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I still can't believe the anniversary dvd didn't have an isolated score ala Patton. I've been piecing a "complete score" together for years from bits found all over the Net. Still far from finished. It would be alot easier if they would just release one.
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Old August 12 2011, 09:37 AM   #9
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The extra music cues are definitely worth having. There's some gorgeous stuff there.
Totally agree!

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And it now has a kind of poignancy, in that of all those who appear on the record--William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek), Isaac Asimov, and Roddenberry himself--only Shatner is still with us.
It has new introductory stuff from Nichelle Nichols, and she's still with us.
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Old August 12 2011, 12:07 PM   #10
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I still can't believe the anniversary dvd didn't have an isolated score.
I love it when an isolated score is included, particularly on Blu-ray with its higher quality encoding. I'm not saying it's possible to do this, but there may be software to extract said encode and create a custom soundtrack for your personal edification - I wouldn't necessarily condone doing such a thing of course.
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Old August 12 2011, 03:55 PM   #11
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And it now has a kind of poignancy, in that of all those who appear on the record--William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek), Isaac Asimov, and Roddenberry himself--only Shatner is still with us.
It has new introductory stuff from Nichelle Nichols, and she's still with us.
Yeah, I know, but I meant the record, as that's the version I grew up with, and my homemade CD of the record is what I still listen to (since I made it before the rerelease came out). The Nichelle stuff on the CD version doesn't really add anything to it, anyway.
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Old August 13 2011, 12:11 AM   #12
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The Nichelle stuff on the CD version doesn't really add anything to it, anyway.
Other bonus tracks on the CD are: "About science fiction", "The 'Genesis II' pilot" and "Cyborg tools and ET lifeforms", which must have been trimmed from the original LP before release.
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Old August 13 2011, 07:07 PM   #13
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My TMP soundtrack recording is an 8-track tape that I bought new. (I have the only player in my family that's still working: a Weltron 2001 am/fm/tape player, circa 1973, designed to resemble a space pod from 2001.) I suppose it's time to upgrade to the CD set...
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Old August 16 2011, 04:43 AM   #14
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My TMP soundtrack recording is an 8-track tape that I bought new. (I have the only player in my family that's still working: a Weltron 2001 am/fm/tape player, circa 1973, designed to resemble a space pod from 2001.) I suppose it's time to upgrade to the CD set...
Interesting. That's how I bought the soundtrack originally,too. But I did get the 20th anniversary cd a few years back. Great stuff, and very much worth it. Yes, the "Inside Star Trek" stuff is good for a listen or two, but that's about it.
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Old August 16 2011, 11:41 PM   #15
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I'd say it's worth it, yeah.
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