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New Star Trek: TNG Music Collection Debuting At Comic Con July 10, 2011

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Good news for lovers of Star Trek music.  La La Land is planning on releasing a new 3-CD collection of music from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new set will premiere at Comic Con in two weeks, and then be available online in August. More details on the new set below.  

 

Star Trek: TNG Music Set Debuting At Comic Con

press release

LA-LA LAND RECORDS PREMIERES STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION COLLECTION VOLUME 1

LIMITED EDITION 3CD SET TO BE RELEASED AT THE SAN DIEGO 2011 COMIC CON

(July 8, 2011- Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records announces the premiere of their limited edition 3CD set Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume 1. The recording will debut at the La-La Land Records Booth at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-24, (housed in the Toy Hungry booth #429).

Featuring more than 3 full hours of previously unreleased music, Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume 1 showcases some of the most dynamic pieces of score ever composed for this beloved and acclaimed series.

Renowned composers Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney and Fred Steiner are all represented on this limited edition set of 3000 Units, which complies many of the very best musical contributions to the most famous and celebrated sci-fi franchise in television history. Produced by Ford Thaxton, Mark Banning, James Nelson and Lukas Kendall, this release, mastered by James Nelson, includes a 32-Page Booklet featuring liner notes from film/TV music writer Jeff Bond.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume 1 will be available for purchase exclusively at Comic-Con at the La-La Land Booth (#429). It will later be made available on the La-La Land website – www.lalalandrecords.com, as well as other soundtrack online outlets, beginning August 2, 2011 (suggested retail price $34.98).

In addition to this exclusive Star Trek premiere, the La-La Land crew will be offering all kinds of special sale offers on some of their most exciting titles past and present, as well as discussing several major releases planned for the future. Drop by and spend some time with the only independent soundtrack label at the big show!

Follow La-La Land on Twitter for breaking news at Comic Con: http://twitter.com/LaLaLandRecords. La-La Land Records will be housed at the Toy Hungry booth (number 429), during Comic-Con from July 20-24 (including preview night).

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Comments

1. E'Than - July 10, 2011

I hope it does not have any of those terrible A-Team like “oh no-danger” musical cues from the first season.

I am sure it will be awesome!

2. ME!! - July 10, 2011

Unfortunately, most of the music on TNG was lackluster and boring, no doubt due in no small part to the producers telling the composers to keep the scores subdued so as to not “overpower” the scenes/shows. Sad. They obviously completely overlooked the fact that the scores on the Original Series were exciting and fun, did NOT overpower the scenes and in fact became very much a part of that series’ appeal. To this day, many of the cues from that series are fondly remembered. Eddie Murphy centered one of his jokes around Kirk and his womanizing while humming one of the most famous cues from the show. It’s a shame we couldn’t have the same with TNG. It might have made it even more memorable than it already is.

3. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK - July 10, 2011

A Polka version of the main theme?!?

Me thinks only Arnold J Rimmer would like that….

4. Sean - July 10, 2011

I LOVED the Ron Jones Collection, and will be snapping this one up in a hurry as soon as I can pre-order it as well. Highlights for me include Fred Steiner’s “Code of Honor,” Dennis McCarthy’s “Haven” and “Conspiracy,” among others.

5. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire. - July 10, 2011

Not a lot of music on Tng that was any good. Exceptions were best of both worlds and The inner light along with very few others.

6. spock - July 10, 2011

I wish they would release more music from the original series

7. rm10019 - July 10, 2011

2 Yep.

8. chain of command - July 10, 2011

YES! Now can listen to meandering atonal music with no theme all day long!

9. TrekkieSteve - July 10, 2011

Cool, let’s just hope this is better than many of the other albums on iTunes.

10. Chadwick - July 10, 2011

How about TNG on blu-ray in HD?

11. Browncoat1984 - July 10, 2011

You know, every time I watch a new sci-fi show, whether its Babylon 5, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Fringe, whatever, I’m always amazed and surprised at how good the music is and how it’s as good if not better than feature film scores. I think back and wonder at why I am so surprised by this and realize that most of my TV watching in the 90′s consisted of Star Trek series produced by Rick Berman, from TNG to Enterprise, and throughout Berman’s entire run they just used the same exact chord over and over again. So thank you Rick for giving me and many others such a bad impression of music on TV shows. I remember thinking to myself over and over “the movies had such great music! How could the movies have such great music and the TV shows have hardly any music at all?”

Imagine if we had proper action music, themes for the characters or ships and as the series progressed that music would be built on and would mature. You would see Picard and be able to identify a theme with him, or you would watch an action scene and would be able to hum the music that went along with it.

To this day I cannot for the life of me understand why Rick Berman wanted to handicap the shows the way he did with the music. Joel Goldsmith’s amazing scores for the different Stargate shows has only enhanced the experience! Each Stargate show has its own music and Universe was so different musically from the previous two (but in a good way!) Then there’s Battlestar and the great operatic-style music behind that series…just so disappointing that Berman is apparently musically challenged.

12. AJ - July 10, 2011

Yes, unfortunately, from TNG onwards, there is very little memorable soundtrack music from the TV shows, “Farpoint” and “BOBW” excluded (anyone who mentions ‘Inner Light’ gets thrashed).

Strangely enough, Dennis McCarthy actually pulled his finger out for the abominable “Generations.” and produced something worth listening to on CD without the film ruining it.

13. Daniel Shock - July 10, 2011

I know it won’t happen – but if they remaster TNG for blu ray – I would totally support the original composers being given the opportunity to re-score their episodes.

14. Sean - July 10, 2011

Actually, for the first four seasons–before Ron Jones was sacked–Star Trek
: TNG had some great music–action cues, fairly liberal use of the Goldsmith and/or Courage fanfare in Seasons 1 & 2, etc. After that, however, TNG music was mostly bland. It really came roaring back in Enterprise–just listen to the scores for episodes like “Silent Enemy,” “Canamar,” and many others.

15. Vultan - July 10, 2011

Chattaway did some great work in TNG’s “Tin Man” and an impressive ‘evil’ Empire Strikes Back kind of march for the Dominion in the DS9 episode “Call to Arms.”

16. Bob Tompkins - July 10, 2011

I own a 3 disc set that includes Best of Both Worlds, Farpoint and another episode I do not recall. I’ll have to look that up and fire it up…

17. Hank - July 11, 2011

Berman-Trek music is for the most part, very blah. You watch any random TNG, DS9, Voyager or Enterprise episode and it’s basically the same dull music. I would never waste my money on that.

18. Simon - July 11, 2011

#2 – TOS music may have been more “exciting” but they composed VERY little and used the same cues over and over and over again. Just like the starship shots. TNG had an original score for *every* episode.

#4 – No disrespect to the late Fred Steiner but the score for “Code of Honor” was terrible (and so was the episode). That is why Steiner was never invited back, keeping only McCarthy and Jones.

Berman may have muted the scores when he had complete control but Roddenberry and Justman were fans of having full, rich scores for their tenure. The first 3 seasons of TNG had some terrific material and I look forward to this set. I snapped up the Ron Jones collection as soon as it went up for preorder.

19. Simon - July 11, 2011

#15 – Agreed on “Call To Arms”, one of my favorite cues of all-time is the final one where Dukat receives Sisko’s “message” and the Defiant/Rotarran join the fleet.

20. chain of command - July 11, 2011

The music on the spinoff Star Trek shows post TNG season 4 just flat-out sucked. It provided no atmosphere nor did it enhance what was on-screen. It was like Sci-Fi soap opera music crossed with white wallpaper. BORING

Bermans’ big hatred for theme’s was stupid. Sorry, Rick, you did some good things but your music choices sucked.

21. AdamTrek - July 11, 2011

It’s ironic that TNG had one of the greatest opening themes for a tv show ever, so grandiose and uplifiting, then as an episode progresses all we get are the same 5 to six measure chords until the last cutaway scene and ending credits an hour later.

=A=

22. Schnotty - July 11, 2011

Ron Jones FTW. After Rick dumped him it was all downhill.

23. T'Cal - July 11, 2011

During Trek’s 30th anniversary TV special, they used at commercial breaks a version of TNG’s theme that was slow and played on a single piano. It was beautiful. I’ve never been able to find it. Any chance it’s on here??

24. SPinsent - July 11, 2011

Most of the music in TNG was boring… was never a huge fan of BOBW…. Tin Man was my favourite from the series.

25. ScottDS - July 11, 2011

M.V. Gerhard of La-La Land posted the track listing on the Film Score Monthyl forum:

Disc One: Dennis McCarthy

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (3rd Season) Narration: Patrick Stewart (1:49)
Music by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Debuted September 25, 1989.

Airdates varied in local markets, due to syndication.

HAVEN #105
2. Haven M11* / Harpies M12 / Gifts M13 (2:06)
3. Starship M14* / Lost Love M15 / Wyatt & Troi M16 / Mom Arrives M17 (3:26)
4. In Practice M21 / Tradition M22 / Cuestosity M23 (Not Used) / Mental Flame M24* / Leper Colony M25 (4:44)
5. Petty M37 (0:54)
6. Desert Panorama M41 / Proposal M42 / Tractor Beam M43 (2:51)
7. Ariana M51* / Plan to Die M52 / Preparation M53 / Alien Vessel M54 / Departure M55 / Next Adventure M56* (7:54)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded October 1, 1987, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: November 30, 1987

Hide and Q #111
8. Miracle Worker M51 / Lights Out M51A / Time Lapse M52* (5:24)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded November 16, 1987, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: November 23, 1987

The Big Goodbye #113
9. (You Came Along From) Out of Nowhere M53 / M12 (3:24)
Composed by John Green and Edward Heyman, Arr. Dennis McCarthy
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP).
Additional Orchestrations by James Hill.

Recorded December 10, 1987, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: January 11, 1988

Conspiracy #125
10. Worf Down M51 / Invader M52 / Dinner Treats M53 / Retching Remmick M54* / Recovery M55 / Cliff Hanger M56 (7:44)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded April 29, 1988, at Universal Studios Scoring Stage,
Universal City, California. • Original airdate: May 9, 1988

The Child #127
11. Rendezvous M11 / Liaison M12 (2:15)
12. Aucdet IX M21 / Containment Out M22 / The Birth M23B / Growth Spurt M24 (5:11)

Recorded November 10, 1988, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: November 21, 1988

Elementary, Dear Data #129
13. Stardate M11* / Holmes’s Pipe M12A / Holmes’s Pipe 2 M12 (0:54)
14. Denouement M14 / The Challenge M15 (0:57)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded November 28, 1988, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: December 5, 1988

Time Squared #139
15. P-2 Arises M51 / Hall Twins M52 / P-2 Dies M53 / Escape M54 / No Repeat M55* (6:08)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded March 22, 1989, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: April 3, 1989

The Survivors #151
16. Music Boxer M16 (1:03)
17. Telepathic M41 / Kevin’s Waltz M42 / Unbridged M43 (4:36)
18. Music Box M42 (0:39)

Recorded September 29, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: October 9, 1989

Sarek #171
19. Logging M51 / Solution M52 / Mind Meld M53 / Angstosity M54 / Back to Reality M55 / Goodbyes M56 (6:26)

Recorded May 4, 1990, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate May 14, 1990

Conundrum #214
20. MacDuff Exposed M51A / Meeting the Girls M52 / Confused M53* (4:40)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded January 24, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: February 17, 1992

All Good Things… #277 / 278
21. Saved Again M103* (2:27)
22. I Have a Gun M104* (0:52)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded May 10, 1994, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: May 23, 1994

23. Star Trek: The Next Generation End Title (3rd Season, Long Version) (1:55)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

Total Time – Disc One: 79:06

Disc Two: Music By Jay Chattaway

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (2nd Season) (1:39)
Music by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded November 10, 1988, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Debuted November 21, 1988

Remember Me #179
2. Old Friend M11 / Return to Starbase M23 (1:06)
3. The Traveler M51 / Through the Bubble M52 (7:08)

Recorded October 10, 1990, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: October 22, 1990

The Host #197
4. Sorry M11 / Jay M17 (3:34)
5. No Pain, No Gain M33 (2:04)
6. Can’t Be Apart M44 (2:18)
7. Surprised M54 / Last Waist Kiss M55 (1:12)

Recorded April 30, 1991, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.• Original airdate: May 13, 1991

Darmok #202
8. Doo Doo Occurs M32 (3:04)
9. Telling a Story M43 / Gone Forever M43A (4:07)
10. Tired of Sitting Around M51A / What’s a Life Worth? M52 (4:55)

Recorded September 12, 1991, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: September 30, 1991

Silicon Avatar #204
11. Running for Cover M13 / Someone’s Comin’ M16 (3:25)
12. So, We Finally Meet M52 (3:51)

Recorded September 27, 1991, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: October 14, 1991

The Perfect Mate #221
13. Hard to Resist M34 (3:07)
14. I’ve Bonded With You M52 (1:19)

Recorded April 9, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: April 27, 1992

I Borg #223
15. The Borg Pick Up Hugh M53 (2:40)

Recorded May 4, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: May 11, 1992

The Inner Light #225
16. Lullaby #1 M31 (0:50)
17. Naming Dance #1 M32 Alt B (1:15)
18. The Answer to a Mystery M51 / Lullaby #1A M52 (4:20)

Recorded May 21, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: June 1, 1992

Relics #230
19. Scotty’s Bridge M32* (0:40)
20. Captain in Rank Only M51 / Scotty to the Rescue M52 / Mister Good Hands M53 (4:43)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded September 28, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Original airdate: October 12, 1992

Starship Mine #244
21. Greedy Double Crosser M51 / Fight to the Death M52 (6:51)

Recorded March 15, 1993, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: March 29, 1993

The Chase #246
22. Message Received M52 (2:50)

Recorded April 2, 1993, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: April 26, 1993

Journey’s End #272
23. War or Peace M52 / Wes Goes on His Way M54* (6:08)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded March 21, 1994, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: March 28, 1994

Bonus Tracks:
The Inner Light #225
24. Naming Ceremony, Alternate (Not Used) M32A (1:20)
25. Naming Dance, Up-Tempo Version (Not Used) M2 (1:08)

Recorded May 21, 1992, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

26. Star Trek: The Next Generation End Title (3rd Season, Short Version–Alt. Take) (0:48)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

Total Time – Disc Two: 77:17

Disc Three: Guest Composers

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (3rd Season) (1:49)
Music by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy
Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

Code of Honor #104 Music by Fred Steiner
2. Sky and Starship M11* / Meet Lutan M12 / Lutan Impressed M13 (2:43)
3. Bronze Horse M14 / To the Holodeck M15 / Snatch Tasha M16 (1:50)
4. Waiting M21 / Code of Honor II M22 (1:39)
5. Chez Lutan M31 / Lutan’s Honor M32 / The Centerpiece M33 / Yareena Upset M34 / Combat Ready M35 / Hatching a Plan M36 / Code of Honor Again M37 (4:16)
6. Code of Honor M41 (Not Used) / Yareena’s Threat M42 / The Glavin M43 (2:12)
7. Officer’s Log M51 / Competition M52 / Deadly Blow M53 / She Lives M54 / Poor Lutan M55 / Mission Accomplished M56B* (6:39)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded September 11, 1987, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: October 12, 1987

Face of the Enemy #240 Music by Don Davis
8. Troi Delirious M11 (1:35)
9. Ear Trauma M12 / Romulans in Romuland M13 / Troi Trouble M14 (1:29)
10. It’s Huge M21 / Riker Ridiculous M22 (Not Used) / Jean-Luc Benign M23 / Romulan Dissident Mummies M24 / N’Vek Trek M25 (3:32)
11. Clash of the British Titans M31 / Placating Picard M32 / Untitled M33 / Face of the Enemy (Act Out) M34 (3:27)
12. Toreth’s Revenge M41 / N’Vek Nervosa M42 (5:48)
13. Destructed Plan M51 /Another Cruel Hoax M52 / Noble N’Vek Dies for Our Sins M53 (8:15)

Recorded January 29, 1993, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: February 8, 1993

The Pegasus #264 Music by John Debney
14. New Orders M11 / Pegasus M12 (0:22)
15. On Impulse M13 /Romulans Appear M14 Alt A / Stand Down M15 / Pressman Plots M16 (2:06)
16. Act In M21 / Scanning the Belt M22 Alt A (3:31)
17. Romulans Depart M31 / Duty Calls M32 / Riker’s Dilemma M33 / Relieved of Command M34 (2:43)
18. The Discovery M41 / Trapped M42 (5:12)
19. Secret Weapon M51 / Federation Cloak M52* / Second Chance M53 (6:57)

Alternate Takes
20. New Orders M11 Alt A (0:22)
21. Romulans Appear M14 tk 2 (1:03)
22. Stand Down M15 Alt A tk 2 (0:38)
23. Scanning the Belt M22 tk 3 (3:17)
24. Secret Weapon M51 tk 5 (3:53)

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
Recorded December 17, 1993, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Original airdate: January 10, 1994

Bonus MATERIALS
25. Star Trek: The Next Generation Bumper (1st Season) (0:06)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 1, 1987, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California. • Debuted September 28, 1987.

26. Star Trek: The Next Generation Bumper (3rd Season) (0:08)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Debuted September 25, 1989.

27. Theme From Star Trek (TV Series) Polka Version (0:55)
28. Theme From Star Trek (TV Series) Torch Song Version (1:34)

Music by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded June 9, 1989, at Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M, Hollywood, California.

29. Star Trek: The Next Generation End Title (3rd Season, Short Version) (0:48)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Arr. Dennis McCarthy

Recorded September 18, 1989, at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California. • Debuted September 25, 1989.

Total Time – Disc Three: 79:32

Total Time – All Discs: 3:55:55

26. Magic_Al - July 11, 2011

Well there you go. They can probably find a lot more than 4 hours of good music out of 178 episodes, no matter what the rules were.

27. Splockter - July 11, 2011

That’s a brilliant track list. I’ve wanted Dennis McCarthy’s Entrerprise theme from the opening of The Child from when the episode first aired and it’s in there. Good work La-La Land, can’t wait to pre-order.

28. Jeyl - July 12, 2011

Yep. Trust a guy like Rick Berman to get rid of something that actually worked like Ron Jones. His choices in Star Trek are about as convoluted as the TR-116 Rifle. If it works, don’t use it.

29. chain of command - July 12, 2011

Cool, they included the season 2 main title. I always thought that was the most adventurous sounding version…..which is probably why Berman got rid of it.

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