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Intrada Releases Star Trek VI Complete Score February 27, 2012

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Over the last few year’s Trek music fans have been treated to a number of expanded soundtracks to Star Trek feature films. Now Intrada has announced they are ready to take on Cliff Eidelman’s score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with a new 2-CD complete soundtrack. You can buy this new STVI soundtrack now. See below for more details and artwork.


Intrada Releasing Star Trek VI Complete Score

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Music Composed and Conducted by CLIFF EIDELMAN
INTRADA Special Collection MAF 7117

From its opening bars, Cliff Eidelman’s music for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country exhibits marked differences from previous Star Trek scores, known for their emphasis on the romantic voyage of the Enterprise and the heroism of its crew. The focus in this score is on darker music used more sparingly for the films’ antagonists. The Klingon music not only pervades the score—in a sense, it is the score—but characterizes the alien race quite differently than in previous films. In the opening cue—deliberately titled "Overture" as opposed to " Main Title" — the composer intended the rising-and-falling figure for cellos and double basses that opens the film—inspired by The Firebird—as the theme for another “bird,” the Klingon bird-of-prey. “That was there to help us feel the effects of something we can’t see, and in this film it really had to do with the Klingon ship that was cloaked,” Eidelman recalls. “It had to do with the fact that it’s mysterious, it’s dangerous and we can’t see it, and that theme kind of represented that." Later, Eidelman employs a sepulchral men’s chorus, a color absent from any previous Star Trek music. Ultimately, Eidelman establishes a mood in which chaos and havoc appear poised to triumph while heroism and valor struggle to be heard over the forces of darkness.

For this 2-CD set, disc one presents the complete score plus alternates and two versions of the original trailer. Disc two features Eidelman’s album program of Star Trek VI, cloned from a digital source. Eidelman recorded his score with an 86-piece orchestra at the 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage. For this (belated) 20th anniversary CD, Cliff Eidelman’s Star Trek VI score has been newly transferred from a 7-roll set of 32-track digital Mitsubishi tapes containing the live two-track master mixes of the orchestra. The trailer was recorded at Sony Pictures Studios scoring stage on a 2" analog 24-track master.

The cast of Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek television series— William Shatner (as Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), James Doohan (Scotty), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), George Takei (Sulu) and Walter Koenig (Chekov)—made their final screen appearance together in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). The story opens with a Chernobyl-like catastrophe devastating the Klingon Empire, motivating them to negotiate peace with the United Federation of Planets. Starfleet orders Kirk and his crew to rendezvous with Gorkon, the Klingon chancellor, to start the tense negotiations. Soon it becomes apparent some will do anything to prevent the establishment of a treaty.

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1. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - February 27, 2012

When did they release the complete score for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”?

2. crazydaystrom - February 27, 2012

Sweet! VI is my favorite ST movie theme. Almost a bolero.

3. ScottDS - February 27, 2012

^#1 – The author may be referring to the Sony expansion of TMP from 1999 but it’s not a part of this new restoration series. My fingers are crossed that Lukas Kendall, Jeff Bond, and the usual Trek suspects manage to get the truly complete and remastered TMP released one day. There’s still plenty of music missing from the ’99 release along with another 20+ minutes of alternates.

4. Vultan - February 27, 2012

Why can’t they make movie posters look that good anymore? Such beautiful artwork.

Oh, and the music is good too!

5. Yaa! - February 27, 2012

About time. The best score from the original feature films!

6. Ensign RedShirt - February 27, 2012


I agree about TMP-the 1999 release left a lot to be desired both in terms of tracks as well as sonically-thought it sounded pretty flat.

7. Anthony Pascale - February 27, 2012

Yes that was including the 1999 release as part of a family of expanded soundtracks, but maybe that is going too far back. I made an edit to make it clearer sorry.

8. Adam Cohen - February 27, 2012

Purchased! That was an easy sell! Anthony, thank you for the heads-up on this release. I recall the MCA original release having a very low master volume- one of the lowest of any CD I’ve ever owned. I look forward to playing this new version without cranking the volume to illogically loud levels.

9. spock - February 27, 2012

I agree we need Star Trek The Motion Picture

10. Nathan - February 27, 2012

Trek VI was without a doubt one of the best Trek scores. I love pretty much all the themes. Very memorable even for a music illiterate such as myself.

11. xevious - February 27, 2012

Can we please please please get a complete remastered motion picture soundtrack? It’s the only one that is truly epic!

12. bill hiro - February 27, 2012


13. Caesar - February 27, 2012

#11: It’s easily the best of the lot, agreed. I don’t know what the hold up is on including the Courage bits (the Captain’s Log entries).

14. Opcode - February 27, 2012

Purchased. Also got ST IV.

15. JimJ - February 27, 2012

Love this one. Kinda bummed they didn’t do Star Trek 5. Besides the “family feel” of 5, the music (Jerry Goldsmith) was the best part of that movie. Gotta say that 6 is one of my favorites, though, if not my very favorite. I enjoyed Cliff’s work alot!

16. TheGregor - February 27, 2012

They DID do Star Trek 5. It was a limited release of 5000 cds I believe. I have a copy and it’s one of my favorite film scores in my collection. :)

17. SIP - February 27, 2012

A complete Trek 5 was released in late 2010. It sold out four months later.

18. Sebastian S. - February 27, 2012

I still have my original CD of the ST VI soundtrack (bought many years ago at a used CD store). I already have the expanded versions of I-V (including the recent release of IV). Debating whether or not to add this to the collection (especially since VI is one of my favorites; and it also includes the haunting trailer music). Cliff Eidelman did a brilliant job on this one. A very underrated score.

Hell, I’m talking MYSELF into it…. :-D

19. Captain Dan - February 27, 2012

Soooooooooooo getting this. Probably my favourite Star Trek movie score!

20. Greenberg - February 27, 2012

This is getting really tedious. When will the rest of the TOS scores get some love? Someone has to make this happen.

21. Spacecadet - February 27, 2012

Great! Hope, “Generations” will follow in a complete version, too!

22. Alf - February 27, 2012

I love Star Trek to bits, but nothing in the world would be so boring to me as listening to a Star Trek soundtrack.

23. Toonloon - February 28, 2012

Well written article. Thank you.

24. danielcraigsmywookiebitchnow - February 28, 2012

21 i have heard Generations will be getting the Intrada treatment latter this summer/early fall

25. Adam Clark - February 28, 2012

Ordered this today.

One question: Why is the last track of the complete score the Star Trek VI Suite instead of the film version’s End Credits which runs for 4:58?

26. CaptainSMAW - February 28, 2012

Spotify needs to get the rights to more Star Trek Soundtracks. Star Trek soundtrack music id fat too underrated, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Is amongst the best of the lot, film and music.

27. CmdrR - February 28, 2012

Great movie. Great score.
See… the vilains are interesting in this one. Ah, those were the days…

28. Royal Canadian Institute for the Mentally Insane - February 28, 2012

I keep hoping for a TOS soundtrack complete remastered series. The GNP and VS releases are great, don’t get me wrong, and cover pretty much all the bases, but I’d always like to hear more from the TOS collection — most especially a full re-recording of the “The Cage/Where No Man Has Gone Before” release. It’s one of my favorites but the sound is awful.

29. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - February 28, 2012

I love this music!!!!

30. Driver - February 28, 2012

Ordered. I’d like to see these released also as 5.1 surround/SACD too. Nemesis is the only one released in that format. Too bad.

31. Greenberg - February 28, 2012

To the person who suggested the Generations soundtrack:
What are you smoking? You’d get a better soundtrack if you just sat on a Yamaha keyboard for 80 minutes.

Full TOS series release thanks.

32. Commander - February 28, 2012

I want more DS9 soundtracks. Liked especially the music of “The Siege of AR-558″

33. Planet Pandro - February 28, 2012

Great score, hope to get one ordered up here soon.

And I quite enjoyed the Generations score as well. In my opinion it was a perfect balance between the Goldsmith/Horner scores and all of Mr. McCarthy’s work on TNG throughout the years. It was perfectly appropriate. (and I don’t think we’re a minority, I think it’s mentioned on the Generations bluray special features, the music was actually turned UP in the mix on the DVD’s, etc.)

34. Duncan MacLeod - February 28, 2012

Trek VI was the first Compact Disk I ever bought (Back when they came in the silly long boxes) I still have the disk, the case and the liner notes, but the Long case is long gone.

35. Caesar - February 28, 2012

#20: Yeah, they were hinting at it not long ago. Someone at Phase 2 has access to them, they were using some of “The Enterprise Incident” not that long ago.

36. AllenZbranek - February 28, 2012

The “Real” Complete Star Trek: The Motion Picture would be awesome! Maybe for Christmas 2012!

37. Goosenecked Fan - February 28, 2012

I’ll be getting this!! Hope it doesnt make JJ mad…LOL!!! :-)

38. Goosenecked Fan - February 28, 2012

#35 — Yes, those hoarding bastards at ST:Phase II got their mitts on all kinds of unreleased TOS scores!!! And, ya know, it really has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Intrada, Crescendo…someone!…could release all those as a boxes set (like the Ron Jones Project CDs) and be done with it!!

This topic really brings out the JJ in me…LOL!!!

For the love of Vaal — PLEASE release all the damned scores already you hoarding bastards!!!! :-)

39. Schultz - February 28, 2012

Great score!

40. Seany-Wan - February 28, 2012

@Spacecadet – I too would love an expanded score for Generations. “The Nexus/A Christmas Hug is one of my favorites and I would love to have the cue they play when Guinan explains to Picard what the Nexus is. There is also an alternate take of “The Nexus/A Christmas Hug” when Picard is talking to Kirk in the Nexus. That scene always gets me choked up when Kirk looks at the clock and says ” I gave this clock to Bones.”

41. captain_neill - February 28, 2012

Star Trek VI is one of my favs, got to pick this one up at some point.

42. dep1701 - February 28, 2012

Love this soundtrack. It was a refreshing alternative to the previous movie scores with it’s darker, moodier vibe. My only criticism of it would be that the opening titles reminded me of the ( then recent ) Danny Elfman score from Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman”… not that that’s a bad thing.

I also want to add my voice to those clamoring for a complete release of the TMP score – with unused cues, and more original series releases. Some I would particularly enjoy owning would be “Who Mourns For Adonais”, “The Man Trap”, “Metamorphosis”, “Is There In Truth No Beauty”, “Mudd’s Women”, “The Enemy Within”, “Charlie X” “Spock’s Brain” ( believe it or not ), and the COMPLETE “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. Yeah, I know some of these have been previously released in re-recorded versions, but I want the ORIGINALS.

43. Gorkon - February 28, 2012

Why are they not doing digital releases… this is bullshit.

44. Goosenecked Fan - February 28, 2012

Applauds LOUDLY for #42!!!

45. Thomas Jensen - February 28, 2012

Some of these fan films use background music from the original series that hasn’t been released. Some of us want all of it. Even if it’s only 10 seconds of something. We fans want it. Why do the fan films get this stuff and we don’t? I’d buy it, you know.

And this the last movie… oh yes, I will go get it now.

46. Greenberg - February 29, 2012

if I were the Phase II guy in charge of the music I’d ‘accidentally’ have my hard drive accessed by some ‘random’ strangers and ‘accidentally’ find the entire scores leaked to a torrent site.

Honestly, I will pay money – big money – for the TOS scores that I don’t have yet, but they’re clearly not interested in my money. So someone has to leak those suckers. Pronto. I’m tired of waiting.

Waving fistfuls of cash here, Paramount/whoever owns the tracks. Guys?? Let’s get this stuff going.

47. Lukas Kendall - February 29, 2012

Hi Gorkon, while I find that language very unbecoming of a Chancellor, we here producing the albums agree with you…alas, there are certain licensing issues and union payments that we have been able to straighten out for physical releases, but not yet for digital distribution. Best regards, Lukas

48. Caesar - February 29, 2012

I actually really like the Label X re-recorded TOS scores with the larger orchestras (The Paradise Syndrome in particular is excellent) so I don’t even care if they’re re-recordings.

49. Gooseneck Fan - February 29, 2012

Put me on record as one who LOVES…I mean…LOVES Fred Steiner’s score from Spock’s Brain! The Third season had some excellent music…too bad the fan-film geeks are hoarding it all for themselves…

50. Greenberg - February 29, 2012

never mind all of that. Get on the phone about releasing some TOS scores that haven’t been out yet. Some of the season 3 stuff is dying to be set free. Heck, there’s unreleased stuff from every season that *needs* an airing.

Get on it, get on it. You’ve got people here begging for it!

51. Robman007 - February 29, 2012

From the Intrada website description of the Trek VI soundtrack

“Intrada release, courtesy Universal Music & Paramount Pictures and part of Paramount restoration series of each Trek score…”

Looks like each of the films is getting a score restoration, so fear not, The Motion Picture will potentially see the light of day in a complete score release.

52. Goosenecked Fan - February 29, 2012

#50 — Amen!!! I’ve been nagging people like Lukas and others about these TOS scores for years and all I see is some mamby-pamby excuse like the one Lukas just gave and they it shows up — lo and behold — in ST:Phase II!
If only digital versions can legally be sold, then work out a deal with iTunes and sell the cuts there!

53. Robman007 - February 29, 2012

@ 50/51: I’m willing to bet that the Paramount Restoration series of the Trek scores WILL include TOS music.

I personally would love that overly dramatic piece of music that was used in almost EVERY season 2 episode before commerical break…I’d love to convert that into a ring tone for my iphone. haha!!

54. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire. - February 29, 2012

One thing that goes with any Trek. Good Music. Trek 6 had plenty. I got mine.

55. Ensign RedShirt - February 29, 2012


What’s the big deal? I’d prefer to have it on CD. What’s the point of there being a restored version of the score if it’s only going to be put on some crappy low bit-rate mp3? CD’s aren’t great but they’re light years ahead of mp3’s, especially if you plan on listening to music through speakers and not ear buds.

56. Prologic9 - February 29, 2012

Digital distribution is not limited to ‘crappy low bit-rate MP3s.”

57. Son of Sarek - February 29, 2012

When the day arrives for the release of the complete TMP score and a boxset of all the original 30 or so original TOS recordings, life will be complete.

58. Greenberg - February 29, 2012

#52 right on! I just wish there was a way to get the right people listening to these requests. Look – fistfuls of money right here guys, I’m ready willing and able to spend it on good music. I own every TOS score (both originals and re-recordings) and to be honest it’s just not enough.

Give us the TOS scores already! All of ’em! Do you want my money or not?

59. Stephan Mittelstrass - March 1, 2012

LOL! The first CD was already released years ago!

It was another label, I don`t remember the name, but they did expanded (complete) scores for ST: VI, ST: first contact, ST: insurrection and ST: Nemesis.

I bought Nemesis first, then TUC and then FC and I. So although I buy everything about star trek, I do have the complete score of ST:VI and the “normal” CD….

One not, don`t wanna spoil this Intrada CD for the fans who don`t have it… but where Jerry Goldsmith was able to pull of totally different melodies or tracks in ST:V, ST: Insurrection and especially ST: Nemesis (included in the extened CD versions), Eidelmann is constantly repeating himself….

The new CD might be half an hour or so longer, but it`s nothing new. Like setting the CD on repeat. Never the less “ST:VI” was the first Trek-Movie I watched at age of 7 in my late Grandpas cinema and it`s still an impressive, operatic wonderfull dark score.

01 Overture
02 Main Title
03 A Message from Praxis
04 Space Station
05 Starship Enterprise departs
06 Valeris & Spock talk – Battle Cruiser approach
07 Beaming the Klingons aboard
08 False-Flag Operation – Assasins appear
09 Captain Kirk surrenders
10 Kirk & McCoy arrested – Spock takes over
11 The trial begins
12 Kirk`s Log compromised
13 Sentence pronounced
14 Gulag Introduction
15 Underground Interiors
16 Kirk`s Prison Fight
17 Chekov finds a clue
18 The undiscovered Country
19 Trough the Dilithium Mines – Glacier Escape
20 Kirk Vs. Martia
21 Scotty`s Discovery – Spock explains the setup
22 Rule of Assasination – The Ruse
23 Spock Grills Valeris
24 Late Insight
25 Intercepting the Enterprise – Under Fire
26 The Excelsior interfers – Torpedo Modification
27 Destruction of Chang`s ship – Kirk saves the President
28 Applause
29 Farewell Flight and Finale
30 End Credits
31 Main Title – Alternate Cues
32 Gulag Introduction – Alternate Cues
33 Through the Dilithium Mines – Glacier Escape – Alternate Cues
34 Farewell Flight and Finale – Alternate Cues
35 End Credits – Alternate Cues

I wish you all to have fun purchasing and listenting to the Intraeda-Version. I have (with my different version of the score).

60. Gooseneck Fan - March 1, 2012

“One not, don`t wanna spoil this Intrada CD for the fans who don`t have it… but where Jerry Goldsmith was able to pull of totally different melodies or tracks in ST:V, ST: Insurrection and especially ST: Nemesis (included in the extened CD versions), Eidelmann is constantly repeating himself….”

True, but the score works for the film. As big of fan of Goldsmith that I am, I thought Eidelmann did a better job on TUC, than Jerry did on Insurrection or Nemesis. Those two just seem uninspired. I can’t blame him for not being inspired either…LOL!!!

61. RollTide1017 - March 1, 2012

#59 Hate to spoil it for you but, what you bought were bootlegs. Now you may not care but, they are not legal copies. There has never been a legal version of the expanded scores for Trek VI, FC, Insurrection, Nemesis.

I know you will not believe me because you paid for them so they must be legal but, I know of the releases you speak of, I have them and they are bootlegs. I’ll gladly dump them for any legal release that comes out, not to mention the better sound the Intrada release will have because it has been remastered using the original studio master tapes.

62. Goosenecked Fan - March 1, 2012

#58 — Apparently, making money is not that big a deal to them! LOL! Anytime Ive come in contact with anyone online who has ever played a role in releasing these scores on CD (L. Kendall, Ford Thaxton, Neal Norman of GNP Crescendo), they go on about the legal aspects or say that there is “dwindling interests” in the TOS scores…that sort of thing. I just don’t believe that’s true!

I just purchased the Ron Jones limited edition set and do the same for a limited edition TOS set. I know there’s enough fans out there like me to support it!

At this point, I’d buy them off ITunes if they were available. I just want the scores to enjoy sometime before I move on to the real “Final frontier”…

63. Gorkon - March 1, 2012

#47 (Lucas),

The universal translator is not entirely accurate. taHqeq ‘IqnaH !

(ps: thanks, its embarrassing that I didn’t think of the possibility that licensing arrangements come into play…)

64. Greenberg - March 2, 2012

I wish someone would put a word in the ear of the fanfilm guys, in that case. I don’t really care where it comes from, but I want the goods …

65. Raktajino - March 2, 2012

Wish Intrada wasn’t so slow in shipping. Very spoiled by Amazon – would already have my discs if it were available through them. Intrada hasn’t even shipped yet. (I know; it’s a small shop.)

66. RollTide1017 - March 2, 2012

You don’t always get a shipping notice on time, meaning sometimes you will get your CD before you get your shipping notice.

67. RollTide1017 - March 2, 2012

Intrada had said that if you ordered it Monday evening, it should ship out on Tuesday.

68. Patrick Gleeson - March 3, 2012

Easy sell for me – great soundtrack. I’m one of those looking for a ‘Generations’ reissue – one of my all time favourites.

@ 40 My thoughts exactly :-)

69. Patrick Gleeson - March 3, 2012

While we’re at it, why were the remaining TOS scores never released ? There’s also at least one cue missing from ‘The Cage’ soundtrack CD (the one where Pike sees the castle in the distance …

70. Goosenecked Fan - March 3, 2012

#69 — we already beat that horse…

71. Patrick Gleeson - March 4, 2012

# 70 Yeah,I know what is being said to us, but what’s the real reason why potentiallly moneyspinning releases aren’t happening ?

72. Goosenecked Fan - March 4, 2012

#72 — Buddy, I wish I knew! There’s a perception that the TOS scores won’t sell. But they could release them as limited edition sets. I just don’t get it. The legal wrangling makes no sense either since the labels have had decades to work all that out. It’s now like fans like us are just now clammoring for these…lol!!

To say there’s not enough interest in the scores is foolish. Put them all in a box set, limit them to 5000 sets and release them already!!

73. Goosenecked Fan - March 4, 2012

Meant to say its NOT like fans are just now clammoring for these scores. Also, other scores by these very same composers — Fred Steiner, Gerald Fried, others — have been released. What’s so special about these remaining unreleased scores that they would be held up by some legal nonsense?

I just don’t buy it, sorry. Literally! HA!!

74. Justin Toney - March 6, 2012

Anyone not get their CD in the mail? I’m still missing mine.

75. Raktajino - March 7, 2012

#74 — Ordered last Tuesday, got email saying shipped last Friday, still not received as of Tuesday (yesterday). Haven’t been home yet today but hoping it will be there. Again, Amazon has really spoiled me. A week seems like forever.

76. dep1701 - March 7, 2012

Got mine this morning and have already devoured it. My one complaint would be that the sound levels seem almost as low as the original CD release. Other than that, it’s marvelous to have the original cues without the edits of the first soundtrack album release.

However given the AFM constraints that Eidelman was under when assembling the first soundtrack release (detailed in the liner notes of this new edition) , he did a remarkable job of constructing a cohesive album that did capture the most important moments of the score.

Okay, now bring on the complete “Star Trek The Motion Picture” score, with all the outtakes, alternate and unused cues ( even if it takes 3 discs )! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.