GNP Crescendo is set to release a remastered and expanded edition of the Star Trek: Generations soundtrack. The two-disc set is the first-ever release of Dennis McCarthy’s complete score for Generations. In addition to the expanded score, the original 1994 soundtrack and an accompanying sound effects library will be included in the set.
As a limited-time offer, GNP has announced that the first 100 copies purchased from their website will be autographed by composer Dennis McCarthy.
The new limited edition CD is available now as a pre-order for $24.95 from GNP Crescendo and begins shipping on October 29th.
Full press release and track listing below.
GNP Crescendo Records continues its commitment to Star TrekTM fans with the first-ever release of Dennis McCarthy’s complete score for Star Trek Generations (1994). This 2 CD collector’s edition features the complete film score on disc one (including music for one scene deleted from the finished film), and a remastered version of the 1994 GNP soundtrack album (and its innovative sound effects library) on disc two.
Star Trek Generations was the first feature film starring the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a “passing the baton” story in which Star Trek: The Original Series character James T. Kirk (William Shatner) teams up with Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) via a mysterious space/time phenomenon called the Nexus to battle an obsessed alien scientist, Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell).
Generations’ atypical (for Star Trek) mood of melancholy, contemplation and—ultimately—uplift was captured by the composer who has scored more hours of the modern-day Star Trek television series than any other, Dennis McCarthy. Relishing the opportunity to work with a large orchestra and a more cinematic vocabulary, McCarthy used a broader, more melodic palette befitting the big-screen presentation.
From its innovatively gentle main title music to its traditionally heroic themes, from its haunting choir-infused music for the Nexus to its strategically spotted quotes of Alexander Courage’s Star Trek fanfare, McCarthy’s score both honors tradition and brings a fresh new voice to the Star Trek universe.
GNP Crescendo released the original soundtrack album to Star Trek Generations in 1994, featuring 45 minutes of score highlights. This expanded release includes not only the full score (nearly 76 minutes) and remastered album, but also 3 bonus tracks—including the motion picture dialogue “Lifeforms” performed and somewhat improvised by Brent Spiner (as Data).
The accompanying 16-page booklet includes informative notes by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall and is lavishly illustrated with film stills. A track-by-track commentary for both discs by John Takis is available online at gnpcrescendo.com/generations.
STAR TREK GENERATIONS—2 CD Collector’s Edition (GNPD 8080) is available solely as a physical CD from GNP Crescendo Records,
The first 100 copies purchased from Buysoundtrax.com will be autographed by composer Dennis McCarthy
1. Main Title 2:54
2. Past Glory 1:19
3. The Enterprise B 0:42
4. Distress Call / Harriman and the Ribbon 4:27
5. Kirk Saves the Day / Deck 15 / HMS Enterprise 4:50
6. Picard’s Message / Raid Post Mortem 4:43
7. Data and the Emotions 0:54
8. Time is Running Out 1:11
9. Data Malfunctions 2:29
10 Soran Kidnaps Geordi 2:44
11. Guinan and the Nexus 2:47
12. Torture 1:37
13. Soran’s Plan Revealed 1:49
14. Prisoner Exchange 2:59
15. Outgunned 3:22
16. The Gap / Coolant Leak / Appointment with Eternity / Out of Control / Blasted / The Crash 5:43
17. Coming to Rest 1:00
18. The Nexus 1:32
19. A Christmas Hug / The Kitchen Debate 8:03
20. Coming to Rest 1:38
21. Two Captains / Crash Recap 2:04
22. The Final Fight 6:15
23. The Captain of the Enterprise (Kirk’s Death) 2:45
24. To Live Forever 2:40
25. Star Trek: Generations Overture 4:13
Total Disc Time 75:39
Disc Two: Remastered Soundtrack Album
1. Star Trek: Generations Overture 4:13
2. Main Title 2:54
3. The Enterprise B / Kirk Saves the Day 3:13
4. Deck 15 1:41
5. Time is Running Out 1:11
6. Prisoner Exchange 2:58
7. Outgunned 3:22
8. Out of Control / The Crash 2:05
9. Coming to Rest 1:00
10 The Nexus / A Christmas Hug 7:07
11. Jumping the Ravine 1:38
12. Two Captains 1:34
13. The Final Fight 6:15
14. Kirk’s Death 2:45
15. To Live Forever 2:40
Star Trek: Generations Sound Effects
16. Enterprise B Bridge 3:13
17. Enterprise B Doors Open 0:13
18. Distress Call Alert 0:10
19. Enterprise B Helm Controls 0:16
20. Nexus Energy Ribbon 1:38
21. Enterprise B Deflector Beam 0:08
22. Enterprise B Warp Pass-by 0:14
23. Enterprise B Transporter 0:12
24. Tricorder 0:30
25. Hypo Injector 0:03
26. Communicator Chirp 0:06
27. Door Chime 0:07
28. Enterprise D Warp Out #1 0:22
29. Bird of Prey Bridge / Explosion 2:51
30. Klingon Sensor Alert 0:08
31. Bird of Prey Cloaks 0:04
32. Bird of Prey De-cloaks );10
33. Klingon Transporter 0:12
34. Soran’s Gun 0:11
35. Soran’s Rocket De-cloaks 0:05
36. Shuttlecraft Pass-by 0:21
37. Enterprise D Bridge / Crash Sequence 3:21
38. Enterprise D Warp-Out #2 0:09
39. Prisoner Exchange (film version) 2:59
40. A Christmas Hug (choir only) 1:22
41. Lifeforms (Vocal: Brent Spiner_ 0:17
Total Disc Time 66:11
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