STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (2CD)

Label: Intrada MAF 7119
Date: 1989
Time: 2:11:51
Tracks: 42
For those that missed spectacular limited 2-CD presentation from La-La Land label, Intrada brings powerhouse Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack back as per desire of licensor to see title remain available in ongoing STAR TREK soundtrack series. William Shatner stars, directs fifth feature installment of legendary series, employs familiar original cast in tale of hostages, quest for meaning in life, other ambitious plot ideas. Goldsmith anchors with famed Enterprise theme but ingeniously focuses on incredibly flexible four-note triad-ish motif that plays in all manner of guise: aggressively bowed in low cellos, tentatively played by upper strings, crisply punched by trumpets, elongated by triumphant French horns, so forth. Rich major-key theme for Kirk ("A Busy Man") adds warmth while pulsating action cues ("Open The Gates", "Raid On Paradise", "Let's Get Out Of Here") excite! Score also makes terrific use of dynamic theme for Klingons, introduced in first feature. Array of alternates plus remastered presentation of original 1989 soundtrack album round out stunning audio treat, mastered from original digital session elements. All musical content plus liner notes by Trek authority Jeff Bond are identical to earlier 2-CD release. New packaging by Joe Sikoryak brings artwork design in keeping with other Intrada/Film Score Monthly STAR TREK releases. Jerry Goldsmith conducts.

Price: $24.99

 
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  • For those that missed spectacular limited 2-CD presentation from La-La Land label, Intrada brings powerhouse Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack back as per desire of licensor to see title remain available in ongoing STAR TREK soundtrack series. William Shatner stars, directs fifth feature installment of legendary series, employs familiar original cast in tale of hostages, quest for meaning in life, other ambitious plot ideas. Goldsmith anchors with famed Enterprise theme but ingeniously focuses on incredibly flexible four-note triad-ish motif that plays in all manner of guise: aggressively bowed in low cellos, tentatively played by upper strings, crisply punched by trumpets, elongated by triumphant French horns, so forth. Rich major-key theme for Kirk ("A Busy Man") adds warmth while pulsating action cues ("Open The Gates", "Raid On Paradise", "Let's Get Out Of Here") excite! Score also makes terrific use of dynamic theme for Klingons, introduced in first feature. Array of alternates plus remastered presentation of original 1989 soundtrack album round out stunning audio treat, mastered from original digital session elements. All musical content plus liner notes by Trek authority Jeff Bond are identical to earlier 2-CD release. New packaging by Joe Sikoryak brings artwork design in keeping with other Intrada/Film Score Monthly STAR TREK releases. Jerry Goldsmith conducts.
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    CD 1: THE FILM SCORE
    01. Nimbus III (2:01)
    02. The Mind-Meld (2:43)
    03. The Mountain [Main Title]* (4:53)
    04. The Big Drop (0:26)
    05. Raid On Paradise (2:43)
    06. Not Alone (1:11)
    07. Target Practice (1:52)
    08. A Tall Ship (1:43)
    09. Plot Course (1:46)
    10. No Harm (2:13)
    11. Approaching Nimbus III (2:59)
    12. Open The Gates (3:01)
    13. Well Done (1:16)
    14. Without Help (4:55)
    15. Pick It Up (2:31)
    16. No Authority (0:30)
    17. It Exists (1:47)
    18. Free Minds (3:18)
    19. The Birth (3:53)
    20. The Barrier* (2:52)
    21. A Busy Man (4:41)
    22. An Angry God (6:57)
    23. Let's Get Out Of Here [Part 1] (3:42)
    24. Let's Get Out Of Here [Part 2] (3:07)
    25. Cosmic Thoughts (1:16)
    26. Life Is A Dream [End Credits]* (3:57)
    Total Time = 73:07

    CD 2: THE 1989 SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
    01. The Mountain* (3:50)
    02. The Barrier* (2:51)
    03. Without Help (4:18)
    04. A Busy Man (4:40)
    05. Open The Gates (3:00)
    06. An Angry God (6:55)
    07. Let's Get Out Of Here (5:1)
    08. Free Minds (3:17)
    09. Life Is A Dream* (3:57)
    10. The Moon's A Window
    To Heaven- (4:00)

    Total Time: 42:22

    ADDITIONAL MUSIC
    11. The Mountain [Main Title] (alternate)* (4:45)
    12. A Busy Man (alternate) (4:42)
    13. Paradise Saloon (source) (2:42)
    14. The Moon's A Window to Heaven (film version) (1:10)
    15. Vulcan Song/Row, Row,
    Row Your Boat (source) (1:33)
    16. Synclavier Effects (1:54)
    Total Disc Time = 59:28

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    Recent years have seen a bonanza of Star Trek soundtrack expanded editions. However, because different record labels were involved for the various films, the reissues have come out in an order that Spock might find…illogical. They are simply being released as fast as the licenses and productions can be completed.

    In 2010 La-La Land Records released a long-awaited 2CD expanded edition of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Their 5,000-copy limited edition sold out in months. Having this classic Goldsmith score go from unavailable to available to barely available ($80 on eBay!) was, again, not logical. Intrada is thus proud to present an unlimited edition of the 2CD set and, with La-La Land’s blessing, the thoroughly researched liner notes.

    Listeners may have noticed the similarities in packaging between Film Score Monthly’s CDs of Star Trek II and III and Intrada’s Star Trek IV, VI and now V. They are all designed by our mutual art director, Joe Sikoryak, to give these important titles visual cohesion across labels.

    —Lukas Kendall



  • Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.
    Recorded on March 27, 28, and April 10, 11, 14, and 15, 1989, at Record Plant Scoring, Paramount Stage M, Los Angeles, California.

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


    VIOLIN, VIOLA
    Mark Baranov
    Robert Becker
    Arnold Belnick
    Dmitri Bovaird
    Michele Bovyer
    Jacqueline Brand
    Denyse Buffum
    Ron Clark
    Brian Dembow
    Alan Deveritch
    Bonnie Douglas
    Bruce Dukov
    Henry Ferber
    Michael Ferril
    Ronald Folsom
    David Frisina
    Jeffrey Gauthier
    Rick Gerding
    James Getzoff
    Julie Gigante
    Pamela Goldsmith
    Clayton Haslop
    Peter Hatch
    Alexander Horvath
    Bill Hybel
    Patricia Johnson
    Peter Kent
    Myra Kestenbaum
    Connie Kupka
    Janet Lakatos
    Kathleen Lenski
    Joy Lyle
    Madeline Mitchel
    Carole Mukogawa
    Dan Neufeld
    Irma Neumann
    Michael Nowak
    Stanley Plummer
    Christopher Reutinger
    Bob Sanov
    Sheldon Sanov
    Sid Sharp
    Daniel Shindaryov
    Haim Shtrum
    Paul Shure
    Marshall Sosson
    David Stenske
    Lynn Subotnick
    Robert Sushel
    Alexander Treger
    Mari Tsumura-Botnick
    Dorothy Wade
    Harold Wolf


    CELLO
    Robert Adcock
    John Antony Cooke
    Larry Corbett
    Christine Ermacoff
    Marie Fera
    Barbara Hunter
    Armand Kaproff
    Armen Ksajikian
    Dane Little
    Michael Mathews
    David Shamban
    Harry Shlutz
    Nancy Stein

    BASS
    Drew Dembowski
    Steve Edelman
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Stephens La Fever
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Meyer Rubin
    Robert Stone

    FLUTE, CLARINET
    Gary Bovyer
    Roy D’Antonio
    Louise Dissman
    Dominick Fera
    Susan Fries
    Gary Gray
    Susan Greenberg
    James Kanter
    David Shostac
    Miriam Sosewitz
    Sheridon Stokes
    James Walker

    OBOE
    Thomas G. Boyd
    Jon C. Clarke
    Joan Elardo
    Arnold Koblentz

    BASSOON
    Rose Corrigan
    Jack Marsh
    Michael O’Donovan
    John Steinmetz


    FRENCH HORN
    Steven Becknell
    Carol Drake
    David A. Duke
    Jerry Folsom
    Brian O’Connor
    Richard Perissi
    John Andrew Reynolds
    James Thatcher
    Richard Todd

    HARP
    Dorothy Remsen

    TRUMPET
    Thomas E. Darter
    George Burnette Dillon
    Robert Divall
    Mario Guarneri
    Malcolm McNab
    David H. Young

    TROMBONE
    William Booth
    Richard Nash
    Phillip Teele
    Lloyd Ulyate

    TUBA
    John T. Johnson

    KEYBOARDS
    Ralph Grierson
    Michael A. Lang

    PERCUSSION
    Emil Radocchia
    Jerry D. Williams
    Larry Bunker
    Kenneth Watson
    Joe Porcaro
    Peter Limonick

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Arthur Morton
    Nancy Beach

    COPYIST
    Phil Azelton
    Robert Bornstein
    Robert Calderwood
    Wayne Coster
    Julia Eidsvoog
    Jeffrey Jones
    Berwyn Linton
    Meg Maryatt
    Roberta McIntosh