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2-disc Deluxe Limited Edition Of Star Trek 2009 Soundtrack Coming In June May 31, 2010

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

Fans of Michael Giacchino’s score for the 2009 Star Trek movie are in for a treat. Varese Sarabande has announced they will be releasing a limited edition 2-disc version of the film’s soundtrack in June. More details below.


Star Trek: The Deluxe Soundtrack

Varese Sarabande released the single CD official soundtrack for Star Trek last year. But now the publisher says they they have “answered the call” for a more complete version of the score. The newly announced special, deluxe edition Star Trek soundtrack has over an hour of additional, unreleased music and sequences it into a chronological presentation of nearly 100 minutes of music from the film, including the final film version of the Main Title.

Here is the track list:

Disc One
1. Star Trek (2:26)
2. Narada Boom (2:51)
3. Hack To the Future (1:23)
4. Nailin’ the Kelvin (2:10)
5. Labor of Love (2:44)
6. Main Title (:46)
7. Head To Heart Conversation (1:08)
8. One Proud Mother (1:38)
9. Hella Bar Talk (1:55)
10. The Flask At Hand (:29)
11. Welcome Back, Spock (1:09)
12. Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling (1:30)
13. Hangar Management (2:46)
14. Enterprising Young Men (3:05)
15. Flying Into a Trphlthdl (3:24)
16. Nero Sighted (3:23)
17. Matter? I Barely Know Her! (2:05)
18. Jehosafats (3:03)
19. Chutes and Matter (3:23)
20. A Whole In My Hearth (:56)
21. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Beam Up! (1:51)
22. Spock Goes Spelunking (1:28)
23. An Endangered Species (3:10)
24. Galaxy’s Worst Sushi Bar (2:14)
25. Mandatory Leave of Absence (1:19)
26. Dad’s Route To School (:34)
27. Frozen Dinner (1:30)
28. You Snowin’ Me? (:50)

Disc Two
1. Nice To Meld You (3:14)
2. Hail To the Chief (:52)
3. I Gotta Beam Me (2:02)
4. Scotty’s Tanked (1:37)
5. What’s With You? (2:12)
6. Either Way, Someone’s Going Down (2:44)
7. Trekking Down the Narada (2:31)
8. Run and Shoot Offense (2:03)
9. Does It Still McFly? (2:02)
10. Nero Death Experience* (5:38)
11. Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns (2:28)
12. Black Holes Have a Lot of Pull (:55)
13. Back From Black (:57)
14. That New Car Smell (4:46)
15. To Boldly Go* (:26)
16. End Credits* (9:11)


The elaborate and beautiful, 2-CD packaging includes a 28-page, full-color booklet (in the dimensions of a Blue-Ray disc case), with new liner notes by Starlog Magazine founder Kerry O’Quinn.

Front and back covers for Star Trek Deluxe edition soundtrack

Limited edition — pre-order now

The Deluxe Edition of "sells for 29.98 and is limited to just 5,000 copies, which begin shipping June 14th. You can order it at varesesarabande.com


1. Dr. Image - May 31, 2010

Still hate those head shots, though.

2. al - May 31, 2010

FINALLY!!! “Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling ” better be the song during the vulcan space jump scene!!

3. Jerry - May 31, 2010

Great score…but who came up with the track names?
An 8 year old?

4. Dayton Ward - May 31, 2010

Got mine pre-ordered. I’m a Trek music completist. :)

5. That One Guy - May 31, 2010

YES! I loved the first one, but it seemed a bit…. lacking in some of the really intense stuff like the Space Jump scene or the Black Hole Escape scene at the end. This’ll be a great addition to iTunes.

6. That One Guy - May 31, 2010

Also, I’m glad to see that the vast multitude of bad puns for song titles has returned. :)

7. MvRojo - May 31, 2010

#3. Michael Giacchino always has tongue-in-cheek track titles. I like it and find it refreshing.

8. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - May 31, 2010

I have the First C.d I think I will have no choice in getting the second. I love the Music of Trek 09. I know there are some who don’t. But as a long time fan of Trek and here music. This is in the top 5. My top 5 are as follows.
1 Star Trek the Motion Picture.
2 Star Trek the Undiscorved Country.
3. Star Trek 2 the Wrath of Khan.
4. Star Trek Generations.
5. Star Trek 09.

9. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

I ordered this immediately !!!

That’s the FASTEST I have EVER placed an order for ANYTHING !!!

10. Dave - May 31, 2010

They still make CD’s?

11. AJ - May 31, 2010

Still no Beastie Boys?

12. davidfuchs - May 31, 2010

Giacchino might be a good composer, but either “Star Trek” was a rushed/uninspired effort or that kind of sweeping sci-fi isn’t his cup of tea.

Protip: DON’T BEAT YOUR MAIN THEME TO DEATH. I can take the insipid Nero theme, but 3/4ths of the cues on the old OST seemed to be variations of the same theme with different backing.

13. Justin Toney - May 31, 2010

#9 yes I did as well.

Maybe we will get a LOW number.

14. Rach - May 31, 2010

I love the strange pun song titles. They make me happy.
But WHERE is the song JJ wrote for the bar scene?! My friends and I have been trying to track that one down since the movie came out! Haha!

15. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

Gotta love this one:
Flying Into a Trphlthdl

Is the text Romasdfsdfdn !?!

16. Darkwing - May 31, 2010

Definitely interested!! Must have!

17. trekpower.org - May 31, 2010

:) I also hate those head shots. now i do have one problem: why do they publish two great soundtracks so near to each other? (stiii, expanded and st09 expanded)?

now i will have to see how to pay… in germany they offer this cd for 42,88 EUR! that is 53,46 USD! in america you will just have to pay 29,98 USD!

18. Pierson - May 31, 2010

What about ‘Awasoruk Jam’?

19. Ampris - May 31, 2010

Argh, I’m torn. One the one hand, I hate rebuying things I already own, even only partially, but I love that soundtrack and would probably really enjoy this expanded release. Too bad you can’t apply the purchase of *half* a soundtrack towards getting the whole thing when they release it a year later. =/

20. Norbert Steinert - May 31, 2010

I saved my money for exactly this score. Somehow I knew it would happen.

21. StarFuryG7 - May 31, 2010

Hmmm …well, it’s nice to know that they’re coming out with a much longer release of the Soundtrack, but it still kind of strikes me as ‘double dipping’ nonetheless.

By the way, Anthony, it’s “2-Disc”

22. Sebastian - May 31, 2010

Perfect timing too; I was just considering whether or not to buy the Star Trek ’09 soundtrack (after 2 years of waffling). I have the end title track from i-tunes, but as I’ve watched the film more and more, I realized that there are a few other really nice tracks as well. And of course, when you buy the regular editions (ala the original Wrath of Khan soundtrack) you always find that the tracks you like are missing (like Amazing Grace, and Spock’s death/funeral music; all restored for the special edition CD).

I’ve bought (subsequently) the extended WOK soundtrack from Amazon and it was great. I look forward to buying the Search for Spock extended soundtrack (coming June 1st) and now this one as well.

Thanks for the good news! ; )

23. Raktajino - May 31, 2010


24. jas_montreal - May 31, 2010

I am ordering this. I enjoyed the current-release of Star Trek, except its missing HALF OF THE MUSIC. I’m really happy they decided to release this expanded version. Very happy indeed….

25. Temple Fugate - May 31, 2010

Always love Giacchino’s track names. The guy has lots of fun doing his job and the titles reflect that.

More films should see a complete OST release like this one. Definitely glad I held out on buying the original OST last year. This will be a keeper.

Film-accurate Main Title FTW!

26. They call me Stasiu - May 31, 2010

What prevents releases of *entire* scores in the first place? When people buy the score, I doubt they want just the edited highlights. We want the whole enchilada!

27. Chelsea - May 31, 2010

Yeah it is irritating when they edit so much out on soundtracks and rearrange it….

Dang $30 is more than I can afford but I -need- this!

Michael Giacchino’s track names are so fun! It’s better then most of them out there ‘The Battle’ or ‘War’. SO boring.

28. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

26 – Hollywood is a union town, so all of the musicians are mandated to recieve funds for music released to media other than the movie or TV show itself.

These are called “Re-Use Fees”, and are paid in advance, per musician, per 5 minute block.

Since soundtracks are somewhat limited in terms of an audience, this is an extremely expensive proposition for any label wishing to release a score CD.

In order for them to make any profit at all, they have to keep a score release short, so that they don’t have to pay the unions as much.

This is also why the choir is missing from some cues on the original soundtrack release: it doubles the cost if all of those 20+ vocalists have to be paid.

For older scores, or for archival, limited releases, the price to the unions is lowered, so a 5000 copy limited release becomes financially feasibly, and are more likely to sell to collectors due to their limited availability.

29. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

27 – I love those cue titles myself.

I think it’s actually his Music Editor who comes up with them, and there are some funny ones on this album !!!

There are a few who don’t like them, but I think they’re fun.

30. JP - May 31, 2010

Not to nitpick Anthony but for cd’s it’s “disc” not “disk”. ‘Disk’ refers to floppy disks or hard disks whereas ‘disc’ is the term used for cd, dvd, and blu rays.

31. Phobos - May 31, 2010

Just ordered mine.

I already bought the standard disc that came out last year on Amazon. I play it all the time when walking to work.

Thanks to Trekmovie.com for keeping me in the know on new products like this.

32. Phobos - May 31, 2010

btw, I have never heard of that site Varese before. I am trusting trekmovie.com checks to be sure they are legit before mentioning them.

33. ElrondL - May 31, 2010

Great news! Just in time to add to the Father’s Day gift list. :-)

28: Thanks for pointing this out. It was so disappointing when the first CD had the “Narada Burns” score without the choir — it’s one of the most beautiful cues in the movie. Hopefully we’ll get the film version now.

34. Phobos - May 31, 2010

@33 hmm I didnt even notice. I am now even more excited to get this new version. Woohoo!

35. trekboi - May 31, 2010

great but why the blueray dimensions?

36. Phobos - May 31, 2010

@35 the blu ray size suits me. Will fit nicely in my BD display.
But I can see how some people might want it to fit in with their other CD cases.

37. Zoink - May 31, 2010

Hooray. More retarded track titles. *rolls eyes*

38. AmyMarie - May 31, 2010

Brilliant! I love the soundtrack, and would love to here some of the extra music with sound effects! =)
I’m such a sucker for good music.

39. Felkin - May 31, 2010

This is great! There was me about to buy the soundtrack, and then this deluxe version comes out! Deluxe versions usually wait until a week AFTER I’ve bought the “old” version (leaving me fuming that I can’t justify buying most of the same tracks again for the “complete” version).

Glad to see they’re releasing this. Maybe when ST XII comes out, they’ll remember this and release the full soundtrack first-time.

40. Jeyl - May 31, 2010

While not a fan of the track names, at least I can pinpoint where the music is actually located. If you look at the “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” soundtracks, those are much much worse.

41. JP - May 31, 2010

#32: Varese is the publisher so yes they are safe.

42. JP - May 31, 2010

…and in point of fact half the soundtracks you own were probably released by Varese.

43. Capt. of the USS Anduril - May 31, 2010

Oh YAY!!! I loved Trek’s score, and I’m happy to see this news.

44. Tanner Waterbury - May 31, 2010

Aw! I wanted Awasoruk Jam! Rifftrax made up some fun vocals for that song, they call it the “Funky Spock”

45. Anthony Pascale - May 31, 2010

RE: Varese Sarabande
As noted in the article, they are the same company that released the single-disc Star Trek soundtrack last year. I added the word “official’ if that wasn’t clear enough. They are a major publisher of soundtracks and have done most of Giacchino’s scores


TrekMovie tries not to report on bootleg or illegal non-licensed Star Trek products. Whenever I am unsure about something I check with CBS or Paramount, although in this case that is not necessary. There have been a few cases when other sites have reported on products that were not licensed and we didn’t follow suit (knowing the sellers were likely going to be hit with a C&D anyway)

46. Jeyl - May 31, 2010

My main concern is whether or not the tracks that were on the original soundtrack will now be presented the same way they were from the film. If you listen to the track “Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns”, the part where the Narada is collapsing in the Black Hole has a lot more instrument activity going on than what you actually hear in the film.

47. Remington Steele - May 31, 2010

seriously, the names of the tunes are awful!

48. Remington Steele - May 31, 2010

like, what sounds better:

“Stealing the Enterprise”


“Five Finger discount”

49. Dr. Cheis - May 31, 2010

Wish I’d known this was coming before I bought the original version…

50. BiggestTOSfanever - May 31, 2010

I feel silly since I bought the first one, but I already ordered this one too.

51. Jeyl - May 31, 2010

“sequences it into a chronological presentation”

No it doesn’t.

11. Welcome Back, Spock (1:09)
12. Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling (1:30)
13. Hangar Management (2:46)
14. Enterprising Young Men (3:05)
15. Flying Into a Trphlthdl (3:24)

The track “Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling” should come after Track 15, not 11. Maybe this is the chronological order in the script? The film makers did state in their commentary track (After humerous “That’s brilliant” quotes that almost bored me to tears) that the sequence showing the Narada drilling into Vulcan did come earlier in the movie.

52. Third Remata'Klan - May 31, 2010

I love Giacchino’s sense of humor with his track titles.

53. M-BETA - May 31, 2010

Looking forward to this release. A lot!

Whenever there is an article on here regarding the soundtrack to ST09, I always want to post a link to my version to Enterprising Young Men.


It’s my favourite track from the film and it is a joy to play.


54. Ralph F - May 31, 2010

Sorry, count me in against the track titling. “Can it McFly?” C’mon. I’m with #48 on this one.

Loved Giacchino’s work — I’m a big fan; his SPEED RACER soundtrack was an incredible weaving of the old cartoon series music into a modern soundtrack — but though I like his ’09 TREK soundtrack, I was still hoping (especially after works like SPEED RACER, ROAR! (end titles from CLOVERFIELD) and THE INCREDIBLES (“Johnny Quest” meets “James Bond” + 60s big band), I just expected more. TOS Trek (and I’m talking the TV series, not necessarily the films) had some iconic, recognizable music, and I was hoping to hear it.

Maybe putting it in thematically would have seemed too campy, I dunno. And I have to say I see Giacchino’s thoughts when he was quoted saying that he didn’t want to use the Courage theme until “they had earned it”. I get that.

55. WannaBeatle - May 31, 2010

I have said quite a few times to my friends and whatnot, that the soundtrack was tons better than the movie.

I collect and love movie soundtracks anyway and even own some to movies that I’ve never seen before (or sometimes don’t wanna see). But, I would love to hear this new 2 disc set for sure.

56. NuKirk - May 31, 2010

I wish they’d release a ‘songs from and inspired by’ disc that would have the Beastie Boys track, the unreleased songs played elsewhere in the film, and a dozen or so other songs that would’ve fit in the film had they chosen to make a majority of the film’s music actual songs instead of score music…kinda like was done with the Twilight Saga…

57. Doug Skywalker - May 31, 2010

@ 9: ME TOO! the second i saw that it was limited to 5,000 copies, it was a no-brainer.

58. captainmike - May 31, 2010

#53 That is sick! I’d love to have a copy of the audio track of that by itself.

59. Tom - May 31, 2010


“No it doesn’t.

11. Welcome Back, Spock (1:09)
12. Vulcan Gets a Good Drilling (1:30)
13. Hangar Management (2:46)
14. Enterprising Young Men (3:05)
15. Flying Into a Trphlthdl (3:24)”

Yes is is in order, track 12 is when the Narada first appears at Vulcan and stars drilling this then leads to the part of starfleet sending the cadet to there ships due tot he Vulcan criis, After track 22 Vucan gets destroyed

60. Shunnabunich - May 31, 2010

@12: Thank God, I wasn’t the only one who actually listened to the music during the movie.

61. kalel32688 - May 31, 2010

Any chance they’ll have it available for download on iTunes and/or Amazon?

The reason I ask is that, while I want it, I can’t afford this soundtrack. I mean, $30.00 for a soundtrack? Seriously? Are they crazy?


62. Imrahil - May 31, 2010

Ugh, terrible track names.

The score was mediocre anyway, won’t be bothering.

63. NuKirk - May 31, 2010

tracks 17 and 18 on Disc 1 i came up with better names for:

17: Plan Like You Were Dying… after the Tim McGraw song ‘Live Like You Were Dying’
18: Starfleet In The Sky With Romulans…after the classic Beatles song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’

64. Simon - May 31, 2010


#61- It was $37-plus after tax and shipping. :-(

But NO WAY am I going to pay future e-bay prices!

65. Jane - May 31, 2010

I never ordered something so fast from a website in my life! If I didn’t see it on Trekmovie, I never would’ve done that. I think the music is just wonderful-best of all the movies, in my opinion.

66. Mr.Scotty - May 31, 2010


67. Michael - May 31, 2010

Wow. This is amazing! Ordered and can’t wait for it to ship! We got lucky on this one.

68. Jonny Boy - May 31, 2010

Just FYI, Varese Sarabande didn’t release the complete score last year was for two major reasons:

1. Unknown market. While they know their target demographic (Star Trek fans and Film Score fans), its very hard for studios to produce CD’s of film scores because they have a small select market and…

2. Cost. Such a small market makes these releases cost prohibitive, due to the fact that so many people have to be paid for their work on the album and score. Musicians get paid royalties based on “chunks” of minutes, so a forty-minute CD costs less than a Sixty-minute one. Varese couldn’t put more music on the original album without having to pay for another chunk of music, which includes licensing fees, musicians fees, production costs, and many other costs that don’t affect other genre’s of music. So Varese put out a 40 minute CD the first time to satiate as many people as possible while trying to keep the costs down enough to turn a profit. The demand was high enough for that release to warrant spending the additional money to produce this deluxe edition, which also explains the price of this release. These things cost a lot more money than a record with five musicians on it. Is it a double-dip? Technically, yes. But its definitely not a cash grab. Companies like Varese Sarabande, Film Score Monthly, la La Land or Intrada make far less money on their releases than BMI or Sony. They do it for the fans.

69. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

68 – Not to mention the fact that reuse fees and licensing fees would be far higher if the score were not released in limited form, aka 5,000 copies.

This is why it was limited to 5,000. :)

70. Phobos - May 31, 2010

30$ base price is fine imo. They are putting in a Blu ray sized box, there is a booklet, and whole bunch of people need to be paid.
I can understand people on a budget, money is never easy to come by; but if a person can skip say just 2 restaurant meals and commit to make 2 home cook meals instead they will 1) own the soundtrack 2) will have supported the Star Trek franchise.

I plan on importing the tracks to my ipod.

71. Phobos - May 31, 2010

That 5000 limit is stupid if you ask me. How come selling more of something becomes a penalty to the retailer?

72. OneBuckFilms - May 31, 2010

71 – It’s a penalty for reusing the music outside of the film.

This is the way the unions ensure that performers are paid royalties for their performances.

Varese Sarabande had to keep the costs down, so they limited it to 5000 copies so that the reuse fees would fall under a promo/archival rate, which is much lower.

Otherwise, you just might have paid $60-80 for this release, assuming Varese could break even.

At that price point, they would not, and we would have no Deluxe Edition at all.

73. Phobos - May 31, 2010

@72 hmm interesting, I had no idea it worked like that.

So, can they issue another 5000 lot after this one runs out?
I suppose there is a provision to prevent that kind of workaround.

74. CarlG - May 31, 2010

Need this. Yesterday. ;)

75. Phobos - May 31, 2010

I know. Now is the looonnnggg 14 day wait + around 5-7 days shipping.
oh well, i prefer to know ahead of time

76. Admonisher - June 1, 2010

In case anyone was thinking it, do NOT wait for iTunes or the Amazon MP3 store! This is a Varese Sarabande Limited Edition, and like FSM releases (Star Treks II & III complete), they don’t swing that way. You’ll have to buy the physical CDs if you want to legally own this set. And once those 5,000 copies are gone, they’re likely gone for a good long time.

77. Xavier - June 1, 2010

So… where is the complete Score for GENERATIONS then?

Everyone can get FC, INS and NEM… but they should defineatly release GEN. It was beautiful.

As for 09… mediocre at best. No distinct style. The composer can do so much better (The Lost World – Game soundtrack anyone?)

78. Alientraveller - June 1, 2010

This has made my day. Hopefully it’ll include the final version of the music to the Narada’s destruction.

79. wickedjacob - June 1, 2010

wow . . . hate all the puns and innuendos in the song titles. If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was the listing for the soundtrack to hot tub time machine.

80. Zebonka - June 1, 2010

Even if I liked the score, I wouldn’t buy it – I’d have to download it and immediately rename all of the mp3s to titles that weren’t completely stupid.

Sorry – and this isn’t just a ST09 pet hate; I’ve had Star Trek OSTs in the past that had silly cue names. I had to rename those too.

81. Jeyl - June 1, 2010

@59: “track 12 is when the Narada first appears at Vulcan and stars drilling this then leads to the part of starfleet sending the cadet to there ships”

Watch the film again. We don’t see Vulcan getting drilled for the first time till after the fleet of ships is on their way.

82. Cervantes - June 1, 2010

If only the next movie could be completely scored by the ‘Two Steps From Hell’ guys… You know it’s true. ;)

If only their epic trailer music called ‘Freedom Fighters’ was on this thing – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt3a28UigVI

83. Paulaner - June 1, 2010

I love that track names.

84. Raktajino - June 1, 2010

I don’t like the track names.

85. OneBuckFilms - June 1, 2010

73. They could, but they’d have to pay those darned fees for the second run.

86. Jonny Boy - June 1, 2010

Thanks for added info, OneBuckFilms. :)

87. Dom - June 1, 2010

I was bought the single disc score for my birthdays, so I don’t mind a double dip.

It’s such a shame DVD-Audio and SACD cancelled each other out: think how great some of the Trek scores would sound on those formats! Deluxe SACDs of TMP, TWOK and ST09 would be must-buys for me!

Pretty please someone come out with Blu-ray Audio!!

88. Dom - June 1, 2010

84. Raktajino: ‘I don’t like the track names.’

Why? I suppose it’s because there’s a sense of humour in the titles and people have this bizarre idea that Star Trek is terribly ‘serious!’

89. Spot's Kittens - June 1, 2010

I’ll wait for somebody to upload this on to YouTube then, I’ll rip it from there like I always do…

90. OneBuckFilms - June 1, 2010

89 – Lousy thief.

91. OneBuckFilms - June 1, 2010

82 – I happen to like the Two Steps From Hell / Nick Phoenix trailer cues myself.

The music they created would not have worked well for the movie itself though.

RE: Track Titles – I happen to like them. They fit the humor and sense of fun Trek ’09 has. They also remind one in a subtle way that Trek is “serious”, but not really.

Once it has been ripped onto one’s HD in iTunes, WMP or Zune, it is possible to rename the tracks, and may be a creatively rewarding thing to do.

In the end, it’s not the cue names, but the music itself. THIS is what makes a great listening experience.

92. Trek Lady - June 1, 2010

Odered this… I really enjoyed the soundtrack in the theater. I even teared up a couple times – and I thought about buying it, just never got aroud to it. This is a great way to get the music and more!

But I need to stop with the obsession – bought a limited edition Spock poster from Vulcan the other day too…

But fandom is my drug of choice, and a lot less destructive than others so…

93. Jonny Boy - June 1, 2010

82 – The track “Freedom Fighters” is available now on the new ‘Two Steps From Hell’ album release “Invincible” on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. It’s the mix from the trailer itself, too. :)

94. Raktajino - June 1, 2010

88. Dom – “Why? I suppose it’s because there’s a sense of humour in the titles and people have this bizarre idea that Star Trek is terribly ’serious!’”

No. Quite simply I think they are corny and stupid in and of themselves. It’s nothing to do with any incarnation of Trek, just Giacchino.

95. SMizmack - June 1, 2010

holy shit Trekkies like to bitch! They go ahead and release a complete score in a very nice, reasonably priced special edition, and all people can find to bitch about is the track titles.

I’m so fed up with you people.

96. SChaos1701 - June 1, 2010


I agree. They make the TRUE fans look bad.

97. Brian - June 1, 2010

I’m so excited for this! I wasn’t expecting it for years, and with the complete TSFS score out today, I’m a lucky man. I absolutely loved the score and Giacchino’s track names are always fun, like on the Lost soundtracks. I too hope we get those tracks towards the end of the film with the chorus back in.

There’s a great website called trekcore.com that has (in addition to HD captures from the movies and some of the series for your desktop) some unreleased scores of episodes from each series and even a couple complete TNG movie scores. You can listen to them on their player or right click to download as mp3’s. I have NOTHING to do with the site, so don’t ask me if it’s legal, but it sure is nice to have!

98. dep1701 - June 1, 2010

I ‘ve ordered this set and have no complaint about the price. I’ve worked music retail for years, and am used to seeing prices around $30.00 for double CD sets ( for example, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” which still commands around $30.00 new, and contains far less total music time compared to this release ).

I especially won’t complain since I paid close to $ 100.00 dollars ( converted from British Pounds ) back in 1999 when Fanderson released their members only, two disc edition of the soundtrack for year one of “Space:1999″. That included the price of joining the club, shipping from England, and the high price of the CDs. Was it expensive? Yeah. Was it worth it me? Hell yeah. I love Barry Gray’s score for the series, and apparently so do many others. That soundtrack sold out quickly and now goes for ridiculous prices on Ebay.

So, thirty-some odd dollars for a two disc soundtrack doesn’t really faze me. I’d rather pay this price now, than miss out and pay after-market prices later.

99. OneBuckFilms - June 1, 2010

98 – I’m with you on this. Worth every penny for 98:48 of Giacchino’s Star Trek Goodness. :)

100. Zebonka - June 1, 2010

But they’re not funny, they’re juvenile… seriousness was Star Trek’s downfall, no doubt about that, but that doesn’t really excuse BAD humour…

101. combatkarl - June 1, 2010

Another soundtrack already? I’ll make them a deal – I’ll buy this second soundtrack if, and only if, they allow me to upload the first one to a torrent site without threat of any legal action. Seeing as I won’t be using it and all…

102. CarlG - June 1, 2010

@100: It’s just Giacchino’s thing. All of his scores have have at least one cheesy pun for a track title.

As long as they sound good I don’t care how he names them. And they sound GOOD (I wish we had italics ;) ).

103. CarlG - June 1, 2010

His “Lost” tracks are even worse. “Thinking Claire-ly”? “Locke-d out”?


104. CarlG - June 1, 2010

@101: Then why would you blow money on it if you won’t listen to it? There’s some kind of hole in your reasoning, there…

105. NuKirk - June 1, 2010

#103… these bad pun titles are hardly new to Star Trek… although in the past the bad puns were for episode titles…Trials and Tribbleations, Looking For Par’Mach In All The Wrong Places, need I go on?

That being said, its not really track titles being bad puns im harping over; its just that many track titles in this expanded score are so heavy on the pun that the titles lose almost all reference to the scene they overlay on in the film…meaning a track’s place in the film should very clearly be identifiable by track title alone when reading the back cover..many of these tracks are not so…

106. NuKirk - June 1, 2010

correction: #102 AND #103, my previous comment was aimed at…

107. Jim Nightshade - June 1, 2010

i loved goldsmiths logans run soundtrack-a few years ago someone released it nearly complete also limited to 5000-i got it n the logans run tv soundtrack from the company releasing for 19 bucks each-new still had copies years later–i suppose trek fans will sell this one out fast-

108. Phobos - June 1, 2010

I was just looking at the Varese site, they have Star Trek Nemesis in “SACD” (which is apparently 4x better than CD). Does anyone know if I can port an SACD over to my iPod?

109. Phobos - June 1, 2010

Nevermind, I just read up on SACD, it is crap.I will get the plain CD instead.

Sidenote: Someone on here said varese was a big player in the soundtrack business. Then how come they only carry 2 Star Trek CDs? (ST XI and Nemesis)

110. Sam - June 2, 2010

#95 I bet most the the Trekkies that bitch are also the ones that are also Star Wars fans! Look at how they bitched about the Prequels!

111. robowarrior - June 2, 2010


112. Zebonka - June 2, 2010


… but the Prequels genuinely sucked.

I don’t understand when complaining about crappy movies became an unfair amount of “bitching”? I’m not comfortable with the idea of having to switch my brain off in order to watch a movie. Lying there slack jawed and saying “that was awwwwwwwesome” like a Rick McCallum impersonator is not my idea of a good night at the movies. The Princess Bride is my idea of a good night at the movies.

I know, I realise I’m in the minority here. Carry on folks!

113. Cervantes - June 2, 2010

#93 Jonny Boy

Thanks for that info.! I was unaware that Two Steps From Hell had released their trailer music.

‘Freedom Fighters’ was my favourite piece associated with the Trek reboot, so thanks again.

114. BenAvery - June 2, 2010

#101 — I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if you SOLD your copy of the first soundtrack to someone else.

As soon as I heard about this release, my first thought was, “Who can I give my old version to, since I’m getting the new version?” My second thought was “who can I SELL my old version to?”

Between last year’s TWOK, this year’s TSFS, and THIS . . . WOW, what a great time to be fans of this music.

And to those people who are so upset about the soundtrack titles . . . they’re titles from the sheet music, not lyrics in the song! They don’t affect the music at all. It’s not like when you play the track, it’s going to be repeating “Matter? I barely know her” over and over again.

The only time I get upset about soundtrack titles is when they give away spoilers.

115. Hat Rick - June 2, 2010

Special edition of Trek music? Awesome, any way you look at it. Or hear it.

116. MvRojo - June 4, 2010

FYI, their website says they have sold over 50% of the 5000 being sold.

117. Mike - June 5, 2010

Ordered ^_^

I absolutely loved the music from the film!

118. Jeyl - June 6, 2010

Now this is good news. I just looked at the running time for each track on the original soundtrack and compared them to the running time of the same tracks presented on this soundtrack, and there are notable differences.

– Star Trek (Original release was 1:01 vs 2:26 on the new one)
– Enterprising Young Men (2:40 vs 3:05)

There are some with just a few seconds in difference, but these running time comparisons may indicate that we’ll be getting these said tracks as they were heard directly from the film instead, which would be great especially for the “Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns” track.

119. Chelsea - June 8, 2010

@Jonny Boy I don’t want to sound nitpicky but the Freedom Fighters TSFH released is a tiny bit different than the trailer version. Doesn’t matter though, both are completely and perfectly amazing.

My goodness everyone WHINING about the track names! I have 8 songs on my iPod from various soundtracks called ‘Battle’. BORING.

1/2 of them are gone…darn it I wasn’t sure whether to get it or not, but I really do need the full version…

120. Todd Vaziri - June 10, 2010

This is great news.

121. kalel32688 - June 10, 2010

Can anyone tell me if you have to be a registered user on Varese Sarabande in order to purchase this limited edition?

122. Chelsea - June 10, 2010


You sort of register when you check out…it was super easy. Just click ‘Add to Shopping Cart’ then when you check out you give them your email address and shipping/billing info…it took me like 5 minutes, total, and this was the first time I’ve bought anything from their site.

123. Frank - June 11, 2010

On the Film Score Monthly message board you can find some pictures. Go to the topic called “Star Trek: The Deluxe Editon – Second Try”. The photos are on page 9.

124. Jonny Boy - June 14, 2010

@ Chelsea – Yeah, I had noticed that. My bad, should have been clearer. :) I meant that the actual mix itself, including the added percussion and the balance between instrumental voices, is identical. The piece is missing a looped section that shortens the track compared to what appears in the trailer, and the beginning is the longer, original version, not the edited version heard in the trailer. So, the sound mix is the same as the trailer, the edit itself is not exactly the same. But, as you said, its still an amazing track. :)

125. Hamz - June 15, 2010

I have a question for the people that ordered this item with a credit card. Did they charge your credit card when you placed the order or when the item shipped? I placed my order on June 5th. The transaction hasnt appeared on my card yet. I have emailed Varese Sarabande but havent received a response yet.

126. Adrian - June 15, 2010

@Hamz They didn’t charge my credit card. Nor has the order shipped. It’s still “in process”. I suspect they’ll charge me when the item ships.

127. OneBuckFilms - June 15, 2010

125, 126 – Mine is on it’s way.

Varese charges when they ship, not before.

128. Hamz - June 15, 2010

@Adrian and @OneBuckFilms Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.

Hi OneBuckFilms…May I ask when you ordered your copy? Just wondering what your purchase date is compared to mine since yours item is shipping now.

129. OneBuckFilms - June 15, 2010

128 – I ordered mine on May 31st, day it was announced.

Some people have not yet gotten their shipping notices, but they are coming out.

I’ll post my thoughts once I get it, which looks to be tonight.

130. dylansdad - June 15, 2010

I’m glad I heard about this in time!

131. Frank - June 17, 2010

I got my copy yesterday. It took only 5 days to arrive to The Netherlands.

132. Adrian - June 17, 2010

I’m still waiting for mine to ship. Ordered on the 2nd. Still “in process”. Will give them until Friday. However I’m going to have to find another anniversary present to give my partner on Monday … argh.

133. OneBuckFilms - June 18, 2010

Got my set last night. Very nice.

134. Marc McKenzie - June 20, 2010

Received my copy on Friday–and I’m listening to it now. It’s definitely worth the money, and I would encourage any and all to get it…while supplies last.

135. ElrondL - June 21, 2010

Can anyone share if “Nero Fiddles, Narada Burns” uses the choir as heard in the movie? Thanks in advance.

136. Evan - June 21, 2010

I just got my copy today!

Jehosafats (the shuttle launch/space jump) blew me away when heard isolated from the film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap! Listen to those strings! Pure frenetic energy!

They had better bring Giacchino for the next film.

137. kalel32688 - June 21, 2010


May I ask when you ordered your copy?

138. dylansdad - June 21, 2010

I ordered my copy last Tuesday and it hasn’t shipped yet, despite apparently being in stock. So I guess that one guy who fulfills all the orders by himself forgot to take his quickness pills.

139. Paul - June 22, 2010


I just had a listen to the entire score, searching for that very piece at the end, and it seems to have been missed out…I was understandably gutted!

140. Chelsea - June 22, 2010

I ordered mine June 10th and it says that it’s ‘in process’. :-/ Guess that’s what I get for living in Montana…but free shipping is quicker than this. Oh well…

@Paul That’s strange…why make a deluxe edition but still not include part of a song?

141. Adrian - June 22, 2010

Shipped yesterday (June 21st). Haven’t been billed for it yet though ….

142. Evan - June 22, 2010


June 1 directly from Varese Sarabande.

143. ElrondL - June 23, 2010

Thanks very much @Paul — wow, that is seriously disappointing. I’m sure it’s still worth picking up, but what a cheat. Why would they drop the ball on such a stunning piece??

144. John Tiberius - June 28, 2010

The soundtrack is great, but there isn’t an official album cover according to iTunes when I imported the CD… so I created my own:


145. Steve Pinsent - June 29, 2010

Just got mine today, really enjoying it. It feels like a full score now – the first version did feel rushed – it may be that a poorly produced album makes the score seem rushed/sloppy. This however is really great, I’m loving the extra Vulcan music.

146. kalel32688 - July 2, 2010

Got mine today after a 3-week wait. Very good piece of music. Praise God!

147. Andy - August 2, 2010


Why would you get the second soundtrack and want to upload the first one? The second one includes all 15 tracks from the first one and just gives us more!

148. Gustav Reed - October 6, 2010


149. Mark - December 29, 2011

“but who came up with the track names?
An 8 year old?”

Michael Giacchino always has creative names for his song titles. Check any LOST soundtrack.

150. Mark - December 29, 2011

“I have never heard of that site Varese before. I am trusting trekmovie.com checks to be sure they are legit before mentioning them.”

Yeah, hope they’re legit. They only release about every Michael Giacchino soundtrack, to mention a whole stack of Hitchcock Classics, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, The Matrix, literally a list too long to mention.

“Varèse Sarabande is an American record label, distributed by Universal Music Group, which specializes in film scores and original cast recordings. It aims to reissue rare or unavailable albums as well as newer releases by artists no longer under a contract.”

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