En attendant le 5 juin...STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (3-CD SET)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
LLLCD 1207LIMITED EDITION OF 10.000 UNITS
Album Reissue Produced by Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick
Album Reissue Producer for Sony Music Ent.: Didier C. Deutsch
Liner Notes by Jeff Bond and Mike Matessino
CD Art Direction by Jim TitusHop, la front cover!
La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures boldly go where no soundtrack reissue has gone before with this deluxe 3-CD set of 1979âs STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.
The first big screen voyage of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock was a high budget and ambitious undertaking that introduced Goldsmithâs famous and enduring Star Trek march (later used as the main theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the cornerstone of an epic science fiction musical odyssey. Like the filmâs refit starship Enterprise, La-La Landâs lavish presentation presents the score anew: fully restored, remixed and mastered from the first generation multi-track masters by Bruce Botnick, the original album co-producer and Goldsmithâs long time scoring engineer.
âTo put together the complete score the decision was to go back to the original Analogue 16-track 2-inch 30 i.p.s. masters,â Botnick explains. âJohn Davis at Precision Audiosonics baked each of the 37 rolls in a convection oven at 110Âș for eight hours so that they were playable, then rolled out a marvelous 3M 56 IsoLoop 16-track machine with brand new heads. The tapes were resolved at 60Hz to maintain the original orchestral pitch and sync. The Analogue-to-Digital transfer was done from the 16-track through the latest Black Lion A/D convertors and recorded to Pro Tools X at 192kHz 24-bit.âThis 3-CD set presents the score for the 1979 theatrical release (filling disc 1 and part of disc 2) and also premieres the legendary early ârejectedâ cues that Goldsmith recorded prior to composing his famous main theme. The 1979 album program (much of which is performed and edited differently as compared to the film) completes disc 2, with disc 3 offering additional alternates (including those heard on the previous Sony expanded release) along with a wealth of bonus material.
Among the highlights are a collection of early takes of the âMain Titleâ (including extensive stage chatter), isolated segments featuring Craig Huxleyâs famous âblaster beamâ and assorted synthesizer excerpts, the domestic CD debut of Bob Jamesâ disco cover version of Goldsmithâs theme and Shaun Cassidyâs vocal version of the love theme, âA Star Beyond Time.â
Reissue co-producer Mike Matessino (who handled restoration and editorial efforts) collaborates with Jeff Bond on the thoroughly researched album notes which feature interview excerpts by Goldsmith, Botnick and performers Huxley and David Newman. The clamshell packaging and 40-page full color booklet are designed by Jim Titus.
âIt has been an honor to be able to work with the original recordings of this music and to document its production,â Matessino says. âThis is one of the greatest scores of all time and everyone involved took the responsibility very seriously and happily devoted months to see it come together. The clarity and quality we now have is truly amazing. Thanks to the efforts of La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures, the end product is an embarrassment of riches and a âmust-haveâ for every film music and Star Trek collection.â