STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (2CD)

Label: Intrada MAF 7117
Date: 1991
Time: 1:52:31
Tracks: 39
Blast for Star Trek music fans! World premiere 2-CD release of complete soundtrack for sixth feature film in wildly popular Paramount Pictures franchise, directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer. Cliff Eidelman scores for first time in series not with customary fanfare-march approach but with incredibly dark, powerful material, mirroring serious tone of film. Ideas often play in cellos, basses, low brass. Eidelman also displays gift for powerhouse percussion writing. In spotlight as well are aggressive, tour-de-force action cues requiring high degree of player technique, especially from horns, trumpets. Arguably the most challenging Trek score to perform! Emphasis on darker sonorities notwithstanding, score does allow for bright, energetic theme where appropriate, especially in dynamite finish with cast "Sign Off" and "End Credits" music. Intrada release, courtesy Universal Music & Paramount Pictures and part of Paramount restoration series of each Trek score, also offers alternates plus both dynamic trailer scores, to date the only original trailer scores recorded for a Star Trek film. Take 10 version with arresting high trumpet triplets is particularly memorable! CD 2 presents original 1991 album with composer's unique musical assembly. Complete score mastered from Mitsubishi digital 2-track stereo session masters recorded at 20th Century Fox, trailers mixed from 2" 24-track analog masters recorded at Sony Pictures. Lukas Kendall produces, supervises entire project with composer, Neil Bulk edits, Mike Matessino mixes, masters, Jeff Bond scribes authoritative notes. Cliff Eidelman conducts.

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  • Blast for Star Trek music fans! World premiere 2-CD release of complete soundtrack for sixth feature film in wildly popular Paramount Pictures franchise, directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer. Cliff Eidelman scores for first time in series not with customary fanfare-march approach but with incredibly dark, powerful material, mirroring serious tone of film. Ideas often play in cellos, basses, low brass. Eidelman also displays gift for powerhouse percussion writing. In spotlight as well are aggressive, tour-de-force action cues requiring high degree of player technique, especially from horns, trumpets. Arguably the most challenging Trek score to perform! Emphasis on darker sonorities notwithstanding, score does allow for bright, energetic theme where appropriate, especially in dynamite finish with cast "Sign Off" and "End Credits" music. Intrada release, courtesy Universal Music & Paramount Pictures and part of Paramount restoration series of each Trek score, also offers alternates plus both dynamic trailer scores, to date the only original trailer scores recorded for a Star Trek film. Take 10 version with arresting high trumpet triplets is particularly memorable! CD 2 presents original 1991 album with composer's unique musical assembly. Complete score mastered from Mitsubishi digital 2-track stereo session masters recorded at 20th Century Fox, trailers mixed from 2" 24-track analog masters recorded at Sony Pictures. Lukas Kendall produces, supervises entire project with composer, Neil Bulk edits, Mike Matessino mixes, masters, Jeff Bond scribes authoritative notes. Cliff Eidelman conducts.
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    DISC ONE: THE FILM SCORE
    01. Overture (3:02)
    02. The Incident (1:09)
    03. Spacedock/Clear All Moorings* (1:59)
    04. Spock's Wisdom (3:13)
    05. Guess Who's Coming (0:49)
    06. Assassination (2:16)
    07. Surrender for Peace (2:48)
    08. The Death of Gorkon (2:07)
    09. The Trial/Morally Unjust Evidence (1:13)
    10. Sentencing (1:02)
    11. Rura Penthe/First Sight of Rura Penthe (4:09)
    12. Alien Fight (1:05)
    13. First Evidence/The Search (1:33)
    14. Escape From Rura Penthe (5:35)
    15. The Mirror (1:17)
    16. Revealed (2:48)
    17. Mind Meld (2:06)
    18. Dining on Ashes (1:01)
    19. The Battle for Peace/
    The Final Chance for Peace/The Final Count (8:15)
    20. The Undiscovered Country (1:07)
    21. Sign Off* (3:16)
    22. Star Trek VI End Credits Suite (6:17)
    Total Time = 58:07

    THE EXTRAS
    23. Trailer* (take 10) (2:23)
    24. Guess Who's Coming (alternate) (0:51)
    25. Sign Off* (alternate) (3:31)
    26. Trailer* (take 2) (2:20)
    Total Time = 9:01
    Total Disc Time: 67:14

    DISC TWO: THE ORIGINAL 1991 SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
    Produced by Cliff Eidelman
    01. Overture (2:57)
    02. An Incident (0:53)
    03. Clear All Moorings* (1:39)
    04. Assassination (4:45)
    05. Surrender for Peace (2:46)
    06. Death of Gorkon (1:10)
    07. Rura Penthe (4:22)
    08. Revealed (2:38)
    09. Escape From Rura Penthe (5:34)
    10. Dining on Ashes (1:00)
    11. The Battle for Peace (8:03)
    12. Sign Off* (3:13)
    13. Star Trek VI Suite (6:18)
    Total Disc Time = 45:17

    *Contains 'Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)' by
    Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry

  • Tech Talk From The Co-Producer…

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was recorded at the 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage by Armin Steiner—where Star Trek: The Next Generation had started recording beginning with its third season (1989–90), as Paramount Pictures’ famed Scoring Stage M went dark for a time. For this 20th anniversary CD, Cliff Eidelman's Star Trek VI score has been newly transferred from a 7-roll set of 32-track digital Mitsubishi tapes containing Steiner’s live two-track master mixes of the orchestra.

    The trailer was recorded at Sony Pictures Studios scoring stage on a 2" analog 24-track master, newly mixed for both the final version (track 23) and the early alternate (track 26).

    Disc two features Eidelman’s album program of Star Trek VI, cloned from a digital source. Star Trek VI was the first Star Trek soundtrack released exclusively on CD and cassette—no vinyl. AFM re-use rules made it cost-prohibitive to release more than 45 minutes of music, but Eidelman carefully chose and crossfaded cues for a satisfying presentation.

    —Lukas Kendall and Douglass Fake



  • Composed and Conducted by Cliff Eidelman.
    Recorded on October 9, 10, 11, 28, 29, and 30, 1991, at Twentieth Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    LEADER
    Cliff Eidelman

    ORCHESTRA MANAGER
    Carl Fortina

    VIOLIN
    Kathleen Lenski
    Patricia Aiken
    Elizabeth Baker
    Rebecca Barr
    Mari Botnick
    Jacqueline Brand
    Bruce Dukov
    Henry Ferber
    Ronald Folsom
    James Getzoff
    Julie Gigante
    Harris Goldman
    Richard S. Greene
    Clayton Haslop
    Reginald Hill
    Jean Hugo
    Lisa Johnson
    Patricia Johnson
    Karen Jones
    Peter Kent
    Connie Kupka
    Dimitrie Leivici
    Brian Leonard
    René Mandel
    Gordon Marron
    Constance Meyer
    Ralph Morrison
    Helen Nightengale
    Claudia Parducci
    Robert Peterson
    Barbara Porter
    A natoly Rosinsky
    Sheldon Sanov
    Steven Scharf
    Daniel Shindaryov
    Haim Shtrum
    Barry Socher
    Kimiyo Takeya
    Dorothy Wade
    Miwako Watanabe
    Roger Wilkie
    Harold Wolf
    Jennifer Woodward
    Kenneth Yerke
    Shari Zippert

    VIOLA
    Brian Dembow
    Pamela Goldsmith
    Dmitri Boviard
    Denyse Buffum
    Kenneth Burward-Hoy
    Carole Castillo
    E. Marcy Dicterow
    Richard Gerding
    Carrie Holzman-Little
    Roland Kato
    Carole Kleister-Castillo
    Renita Koven
    Margot MacLaine
    Donald McInnes
    Victoria Miskolczy
    Dan Neufeld
    Michael Nowak
    Kazi Pitelka
    Linn Subotnick
    Herschel Wise
    Mihail Zinovyev


    CELLO
    Stephen Erdody
    Marie Fera
    Matthew Cooker
    Ronald Cooper
    Larry Corbett
    Christine Ermacoff
    Rowena Hammill
    Paula Hochhalter
    Barbara Hunter
    Anne Karam (Goodman)
    Armen Ksajikian
    Roger Lebow
    Dane Little
    Gloria Lum
    Miguel Martinez
    Nils Oliver
    Harry Shlutz
    Kevan Torfeh

    BASS
    David Young
    Buell Neidlinger
    Timothy Barr
    Claire Benoit
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Susan Ranney
    Margaret Storer

    RECORDER
    Brice H. Martin

    FLUTE
    Susan Greenberg
    Louise Dissman (DiTullio)
    Susan Fries
    Brice H. Martin
    Geraldine Rotella
    David Shostac

    OBOE
    Thomas Boyd
    John Winter

    CLARINET
    Dominic Fera
    Charles Boito
    Roy D’Antonio
    Gary Gray
    James Kanter
    John E. Lowe

    BASSOON
    David Riddles
    Jack Marsh
    Kenneth Munday

    FRENCH HORN
    James Thatcher
    Steven Becknell
    David A. Duke
    Joseph Meyer
    Todd Miller
    Brian O’Connor
    Brad Warnaar
    Phillip Yao

    TRUMPET
    Malcolm McNab
    Mario Guarneri
    Warren Luening

    TROMBONE
    Alan Kaplan
    Charles Loper
    Donald Waldrop
    Craig Ware


    TUBA
    John T. Johnson
    Norman Pearson

    PERCUSSION
    Kenneth Watson
    Emil Radocchia (Richards)
    Joe Porcaro
    Robert Zimmitti
    William T. Kidd
    Daniel Greco
    Peter Limonick

    HARP
    Dorothy Remsen
    Gayle Levant

    KEYBOARD
    Ralph Grierson
    Chet Swiatkowski
    Elliot F. Solomon
    Mark McKenzie

    GUITAR
    Ron D. Komie
    Brice H. Martin

    MUSIC CONSULTANT
    Mark McKenzie
    William T. Kidd

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Mark McKenzie
    William T. Kidd
    Cliff Eidelman

    SUPERVISING COPYIST
    Robert Bornstein

    COPYIST
    Phil Azelton
    Tom Calderaro
    Julia Eidsvoog
    Jeffrey Jones
    Margaret Maryatt
    Roberta McIntosh
    Victor Sagerquist
    Howard Segurson
    James Surell
    James Weisheit

    PROOFREADER
    Victor Sagerquist
    Larry Rench

    LIBRARIAN
    Emmett Estren