Last summer Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment released the complete soundtrack to James Horner’s classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan score. Today they have announced this summer they are releasing a 2-disk expanded edition of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack. More details below including exclusive first look at the CD art.
Horner’s Search For Spock Gets Expanded
One of the more exciting Star Trek releases in 2009 was the FSM expanded edition of James Horner’s Wrath of Khan score (see TrekMovie review). It even won one of our Best of 2009 Awards. So it is very exciting that Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives are following it up with an expanded edition of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock score (available for pre-order).
The original release of the Star Trek III score was on a single 43-minute LP. The FSM edition is on 2 CDs with two programs, both newly mastered from recording engineer Dan Wallin’s first-generation digital film mixes. Disc one features the complete score as intended for the film itself, including such long-desired cues as “Grissom Destroyed,” “A Fighting Chance to Live” (featuring the Enterprise’s self-destruct countdown and immolation in Genesis’s atmosphere) and “Genesis Destroyed.” In addition, previously unreleased film versions of cues such as “Klingons” and “Stealing the Enterprise” make their premiere, with differences that are subtle but noticeable to devoted fans. Disc two features a recreation (in better sound quality) of the familiar LP sequence—complete with Group 87’s pop version of “The Search for Spock.”
And just like their Star Trek II release, this one will come with an extensive set of liner notes. The 20-page booklet features liner notes by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall and colorful art direction by Joe Sikoryak.
Expanded Star Trek III Available June 1st – pre-order today
This complete Star Trek III: The Search for Spock CD setbegins shipping on June 1st, and can be pre-ordered now at www.screenarchives.com. The site also features audio samples from the set.
Available now – Expanded Star Trek II