World premiere 2-CD release of complete soundtrack!
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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.
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.
VIOLIN Kathleen Lenski
Richard S. Greene
VIOLA Brian Dembow
E. Marcy Dicterow
CELLO Stephen Erdody
Anne Karam (Goodman)
BASS David Young
RECORDER Brice H. Martin
FLUTE Susan Greenberg
Louise Dissman (DiTullio)
Brice H. Martin
OBOE Thomas Boyd
CLARINET Dominic Fera
John E. Lowe
BASSOON David Riddles
FRENCH HORN James Thatcher
David A. Duke
TRUMPET Malcolm McNab
TROMBONE Alan Kaplan
TUBA John T. Johnson
PERCUSSION Kenneth Watson
Emil Radocchia (Richards)
William T. Kidd
HARP Dorothy Remsen
KEYBOARD Ralph Grierson
Elliot F. Solomon
GUITAR Ron D. Komie
Brice H. Martin
MUSIC CONSULTANT Mark McKenzie
William T. Kidd
ORCHESTRATOR Mark McKenzie
William T. Kidd
SUPERVISING COPYIST Robert Bornstein
COPYIST Phil Azelton