GNP Crescendo Records has announced the release of a limited-edition collector’s CD of Star Trek: First Contact.
The CD, featuring the complete score by Jerry Goldsmith (with additional music by Joel Goldsmith), has been newly remastered by recording engineer Bruce Botnick.
According to the press release, “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 music—his 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.”
Originally released in 1996, the original soundtrack album of Star Trek: First Contact contained forty-five minutes of score highlights. This new release, running nearly eighty minutes in length, contains the complete work, including fan favorite Flight of the Phoenix, and three alternate tracks.
A sixteen-page illustrated booklet includes informative notes by Jeff Bond and John Takis.
The Star Trek: First Contact Limited Edition Motion Picture Score CD will sell for $19.98 and can be purchased here.