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Giacchino’s Star Trek Soundtrack Announced – Available For Pre-order March 23, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Merchandise,Music,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

We have heard about the toys, the book the comic prequel and lots of other merchandising, and today the final piece of the multimedia event of the new Star Trek is now official. The Michael Giacchino sountrack for the film is now available for pre-order at Amazon. TrekMovie has that and more details below.

 

Star Trek’s new score

The Amazon listing for the Star Trek Soundtrack is quite sparse, only noting that it comes out May 5th and it retails for $17.98. It is being published by Varese Sarabande, who are the largest publishers of film soundtracks. Varese Sarabande published most of Giacchino’s previous soundtracks, including the various seasons of Lost, Alias as well as the soundtrack for Mission: Impossible: III, JJ Abrams’ first feature film.

TrekMovie has checked with Varese Sarabande and confirmed that the new soundtrack will be on one CD and final details are being worked out. It will also be available for download at Amazon, and at iTunes. In addition, Varese Sarabande confirmed, even though Amazon lists it as ‘Various Artists’, the soundtrack is solely the score from Giacchino, and apparently that is just an Amazon glitch. When Album art and a track list are available we will provide an update here at TrekMovie.com. TrekMovie will also be doing a review of the soundtrack are the time of its release. 

Pre-order your Star Trek soundtrack now.

Still waiting to hear (and see)
The previous trailers for Star Trek have used music made specifically for trailers, so we have yet to hear any music from the film. However the official site for the Star Trek movie recently added background music, which has been assumed to be (but not confirmed by Paramount) music from Giacchino’s score. You can listen to that piece of music in this YouTube embed.

ScoringSession.com had the opportunity to attend a session for Star Trek and in December they put up some sketches. Hopefully they will be putting up the actual pictures and video soon.


Giacchino and his crew wore TOS era uniforms the day ScoringSession.com came to visit

Tyler talks Star Trek trailer music
As noted before the theatrical trailers for Star Trek used music specifically made for trailers. The first theatrical trailer used an extended version of music taken from Brian Tyler’s Children of Dune score. In a new podcast interview with ScoreNotes, Tyler talks about how Trek uses his score, list to that HERE.

 

Pre-order your Star Trek soundtrack now.

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Matt H
March 23, 2009 12:24 pm

Beautiful!

I love it!

The Spirit of Truth
March 23, 2009 12:24 pm

Cool! Soundtrack time!

March 23, 2009 12:27 pm

reminds me of ST3….very good

AdmNaismith
March 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Finally. I’ve been waiting for the OST details forever.

I am hoping that the Season 4 BSG disk drops about the same time.

March 23, 2009 12:31 pm

oh, this is the part i really can’t wait for, i love movie soundtracks, and if the stuff on the site is giachinno’s, then i’m sure it will be good

NaradaAlpha
March 23, 2009 12:35 pm

THEY BETTER ALSO BE SPITTIN OUT A ‘SONGS INSPIRED BY’ DISC… WITH REAL SONGS ON IT TOO… now that thats over with seriously to anyone associated with the film you really should make an accompanying disc of songs by big artists that fit the theme of the film… its a KEY way to reel in the MTV/One Tree Hill crowd…

eli1477
March 23, 2009 12:36 pm

$17 is way too much anyway, waiting for the MP3 store to get it.

ss
March 23, 2009 12:41 pm

I get a very “Dune” vibe from the music in the YouTube video… the 80s Dune… I dig it. The sleeper must awaken (in Iowa).

Schultz
March 23, 2009 12:47 pm

Jeff Bond from FilmScoreMonthly apparently had some information that the website music contains the film’s main theme, but is not the main title cue. But he didn’t say what his source was or if he just made it up. ;)

OneBuckFilms
March 23, 2009 12:49 pm

Already preordered ;-)

Driver
March 23, 2009 12:49 pm

SACD, please.

OneBuckFilms
March 23, 2009 12:51 pm

9 – Coming from Jeff Bond, it’ll be very reliable.

This guy is an afficionado on the music of Star Trek, as his book demonstrates :)

BTW, Jeff, if you are reading this, WE NEED A SECOND EDITION AFTER THE FILM IS RELEASED !!!!

There is so much more music now.

Devon
March 23, 2009 12:53 pm

This should signify that we are THAT frakking close to May 8th.

I will probably order on iTunes though. $17.99 is a bit steep but I’m still supporting the cause!

T'Cal
March 23, 2009 12:56 pm

Any confirmation one way or the other about the inclusion of the fanfare from TOS being in it anywhere??

Driver
March 23, 2009 1:00 pm

We need a re-release, re-mastering of most of the soundtrack films. Many are incomplete. And SACD/DVD-A versions to boot.

March 23, 2009 1:01 pm

T’Cal, I have no connection with the movie, but I’m pretty sure even I can confirm the fanfare will be all over the movie. Giachinno doesn’t shy away from old themes, as evidenced from his great score for Mission Impossible 3. I’d actually be surprised if there isn’t more from TOS, such as the famous fight song.

Dr. Image
March 23, 2009 1:13 pm

YES! I’m loving the music on the site. Gives me chills!
As a soundtrack/score collector, I can’t wait!!

Tyler’s Children of Dune is excellent, BTW.

dalek
March 23, 2009 1:17 pm

Love the score. The first 10 seconds of it tho, sound like Lost ;)

Shatner_Fan_Prime
March 23, 2009 1:24 pm

One word: bongos.

Can't Wait for May 8th 2009
March 23, 2009 1:43 pm

Really looking forward to hearing the music for the film. Also has anyone else seen the new commercial yet? Just saw it earlier today on VH-1. There were alot of new shots in this one with the titles “Forget Everything You Know.”

Closettrekker
March 23, 2009 1:44 pm

#16—“I’d actually be surprised if there isn’t more from TOS, such as the famous fight song.”

I would love to hear something of that in the score…But there is no way I will be buying the soundtrack.

I love a good movie score—but it isn’t exactly the sort of thing I would play in my car.

Ian
March 23, 2009 1:45 pm

I’m really excited for this soundtrack! I’ll wait for a pre-order from iTunes though.

Jan
March 23, 2009 1:47 pm

No matter whether the background music on the official side is from Giacchino – I like it. it really reminds me of the james horner scores from STII & STIII.

OneBuckFilms
March 23, 2009 1:56 pm
23 – Not sure I can hear that. It appears to be a lot more understated than James Horner’s scores for Star Trek’s II and III. I enjoyed it though, and I think the rest of the score might put this sample in a bigger context. I’m not sure, based on the aims of the movie, that we’ll get the Original Series theme all over the score, but the fanfare may be brought in a key moments, the iconic moments, like Kirk sitting in the Captain’s Chair and taking command, or for the finale. When it comes, it should have… Read more »
Ian
March 23, 2009 1:59 pm

@#20 There’s a new commercial since the Super Bowl ad?

Jordan
March 23, 2009 2:06 pm

@15 – Couldn’t agree more, there are so many cues from films 2-7 & 9 missing. I think something along the lines of the re-release they did for the TMP score or that bootleg version of First Contact.

Of course I’d love something as big as the LOTR complete scores but I can’t imagine that’ll ever happen! Also, can’t wait for Giacchino’s!

uss cowbell
March 23, 2009 2:13 pm

hmm…needs more cowbell…

Ian
March 23, 2009 2:17 pm

@#26 The complete LOTR recordings were a dream come true. I listen to them daily! Unfortunately I don’t see them doing something like that for Star Trek :-/ One can dream!

ucdom
March 23, 2009 2:19 pm

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

Been waiting for this for sooo long. Been checking the Varese Sarabande website every day, and trawling all the soundtrack retailers….

Finally. I love ST scores, and I’m pretty sweet on Giacchino, so I have high hopes.

Thanks for the heads up Anthony

AJ
March 23, 2009 2:34 pm

20:

What? Is there a new spot on TV?

The Spirit of Truth
March 23, 2009 2:35 pm

Off topic, but:

Just saw a new trek trailer on Spike TV @ 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

Harry Ballz
March 23, 2009 2:38 pm

If the music on the clip above is supposed to be from the new movie, I am NOT impressed! People here are comparing it to Horner’s music in ST:II+III. I think that does a terrible disservice to James Horner, who did a masterful job on those soundtracks.

Giacchino’s music isn’t exactly soul-inspring, is it? As a matter of fact, it strikes me as rather dull, listless and almost boring. Unforgivable for the scoring of the first film in the relaunch of a major franchise!

NCC-73515
March 23, 2009 2:40 pm

I read an interview with Giacchino in a Sci-Fi magazine today… and btw, I just bought my tickets for the May 6th preview here :D

SirMartman
March 23, 2009 2:40 pm

Since its not been released yet,,,

Isnt the offical poster for ST: TFB the “last” piece of the multimedia event ??

:o)

Sid
March 23, 2009 2:47 pm

Where’s the Vulcan harp?

AJ
March 23, 2009 2:49 pm

32:

I agree with you, Harry. Let’s hope that Giacchino is up to his usual super level of quality for this one.

The piece from the trailer is a bit melancholy, and may do better with some context.

The ST II/III music from James Horner is wonderful, and he went on to do massive business later with James Cameron, and if I recall, Ron Howard.

Trek Nerd Central
March 23, 2009 2:51 pm

If that’s the main theme, it’s interesting stuff. Very moody & late-Romantic.

I love Giacchino. His music for “Lost” is one of the show’s constant pleasures.

rumpcuż
March 23, 2009 2:54 pm

Let me just state it again: the background music from the website is MEH. It’s SOOOO generic these days. It has no ST feel at all. Goldsmith and McCarthy did the best job.

Radioactive Spock
March 23, 2009 3:00 pm

sounds like it vaguely pays homage to the original tos score, with the last 3 descending notes early in the song. not sure if its just wishful thinking on my part. sounds great though. i’ll be buying the soundtrack.

Rocket Scientist
March 23, 2009 3:01 pm

There’s a definite sense of a journey being undertaken in that snippet. Very epic, very emotional! It’s kind of good that they didn’t include some of the more familiar Trek musical cues. We know those already. Can’t wait to hear this in a theater with all elements coming into play!

March 23, 2009 3:07 pm

Eh. Seems a little sleepy to me. I love soundtracks, and this one so far doesn’t impress me. I’ll wait and see.

captain_neill
March 23, 2009 3:12 pm

no where near as good as jerry Goldsmith or James Horner or Jay Chattaway. Too generic and not as epic sounding as the others.

Imrahil
March 23, 2009 3:15 pm

#6…are you serious?

Devon
March 23, 2009 3:16 pm

^^Why does it need to sound like Goldsmith, Horner or Chattaway? Why does it need to sound epic?

Answer: It doesn’t. It needs to sound whatever is appropriate for that scene, and whatever on the site was written for whatever scene. It sounds fine, stop comparing when you have nothing to compare.

Devon
March 23, 2009 3:16 pm

#39 – I think I know what part you are talking about and I agree.

Capt. of the USS Anduril
March 23, 2009 3:23 pm

How is $17.99 steep for a CD? Most CD’s are in the 19.99 and up range these days. I swear, some of us must be tight-fisted as hell. I’m preordering it, if only because I have no idea if it’ll be released where I am. Not a huge Trekkie market here. :(

bgiles73
March 23, 2009 3:28 pm

#6 and #43 Just so we don’t get ” Faith of the Heart- The Remix”!!!!

Negotiator
March 23, 2009 3:41 pm

LATimes.com has a little feature on the new movie.

Nothing trekmovie hasn’t covered already though.

Another sign of the mainstream media jumping in the Star Trek
bandwaggon.

Stanky McFibberich
March 23, 2009 3:43 pm

re:43. Imrahil – March 23, 2009
“#6…are you serious?”

Let’s hope not

I thought the music in the clip above was good. Whether or not it is in the movie and how it is used within the movie remains to be seen. It did not strike me immediately as “Star Trek” music, but of course a number of different styles have been used throughout the years. It is certainly one of the least objectionable aspects of the production I have encountered.

Will_H
March 23, 2009 3:44 pm

#6, I hope youre kidding with that, really, I do. Because yes, why dont they put out the star trek hip hop mix? Rollin down the sector in my 1701, jockin the orions, slappin the borg. Went to the…yeah, no. As for the music that’s up there, its actually a lot better than I expected, reminds me the most of ST:VI with maybe a little Insurrection and ST:III thrown in there to, but sounds good, and serious.

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