Limited Edition of 10,000 Units
GNP Crescendo (GNPD 8079)
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
|2.||How Many Ships||0:28|
|9.||39.1 Degrees Celsius||4:45|
|10.||Search for the Borg||1:50|
|23.||New Orders/All the Time||3:49|
|24.||Flight of the Phoenix||6:20|
|27.||BONUS TRACKS: The Phoenix [alternate]||1:07|
|28.||Borg Montage [alternate]||1:17|
|29.||Main Title [alternate]||2:54|
|Total Album Time:||77:29|
GNP Crescendo Records, longtime home of new and classic Star Trek soundtracks, releases a long-sought limited-edition collector's CD of Star Trek: First Contact (1996) featuring the complete score by Jerry Goldsmith (with additional music by Joel Goldsmith), newly remastered by recording engineer Bruce Botnick.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) was the most popular feature film starring the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When the Borg travel through time into Earth's past, Picard and his crew must prevent them from altering a pivotal moment in human historymankind's "first contact" with an alien race (the peaceful Vulcans).
First Contact marked the much-anticipated return of beloved composer Jerry Goldsmith to the franchise. Goldsmith's march from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (reused as the main title theme for The Next Generation) is instantly identifiable, and Goldsmith's extraordinary gift for melody, thrilling orchestration and musical storytelling has made him the signature composer for Gene Roddenberry's vision.
For First Contact, schedule constraints led Goldsmith to recruit another composer to write additional musichis son Joel. The resulting score by both men combines exciting themes from Goldsmith's previous efforts with vital new material, including a "first contact" theme (nobly sounded by French horn) and an ominous motive for the Borg.
GNP Crescendo released the original soundtrack album to Star Trek: First Contact in 1996, featuring 45 minutes of score highlights. Since then, fans have clamored for both Goldsmiths' complete workparticularly the thrilling "Flight of the Phoenix." This expanded release (nearly 80 minutes) presents exactly thatincluding three alternate tracksin sterling sound quality, mastered by Jerry Goldsmith's longtime recording engineer, Bruce Botnick.
The accompanying 16-page booklet includes informative notes by Jeff Bond and John Takis and is lavishly illustrated with film stills. Star Trek: First ContactComplete Motion Picture Score (GNPD 8079) is available solely as a physical CD from GNP Crescendo Records.
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Released: December 17, 1996
Released: June 6, 2011