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 Posted:   Mar 6, 2017 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I really want to hear that second Dark Frontier sample but the link is still broken. frown

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2017 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Four discs full of splendid music. I can't complain about anything in it. Love, love, love it!

Me too -- Love, love, love it !!

Never understood why some people prefer DS9. For my taste, VOYAGER is much more exciting -- both musically (especially the Chattaway scores) and dramatically as series/characters.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2017 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

For my digital library, I am arranging my Voyager by composer, save for some of the two-part episode scores that are album length on their own, which I am making their own albums.

For those who would also do such a tasteless thing, here are some of the covers I made:







(Artwork for “Dark Frontier” incorporates material originally posted by Thomas Eugene that I found here: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/star-trek-voyager-desktop-wallpapers.279007/page-5 via a Google search)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2017 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Copy arrived yesterday! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2017 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Dark Frontier is quite impressive! It is a huge departure from the somwhat "flat" string and brass droning of the latter end of TNG and many other Trek music. It ramps up and makes the listener take notice instead of falling asleep.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Have enjoyed all of this fantastic set, but Dark Frontier is the one that has been on repeat since I received it. A great addition to LLL's fine series of Star Trek sets. Thanks to all involved.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I think a little of David Bell goes a long way and I've cut "Dark Frontier" down to a more reasonable twenty minute length. Still, it's impressive what he was able to get away with on the show, in terms of percussion and punchier brass. Granted, you can't actually hear most of that in the episode.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

I enjoy David Bell's contributions to Voyager and DS9, but dang he's got this little ascending 5-note motif that he just plum wears out (it featured prominently during "In the Pale Moonlight"). It was all over his DS9 scores and I remember it appeared frequently on Voyager too.

Not counting the new Voyager set, If I had to rank the Trek TV sets/CDs that I own based purely on enjoyment and frequency of plays I'd go with:

1. The Ron Jones Project
2. Deep Space Nine: Vol 1
3. The Best of Both Worlds: Expanded
4. TNG Collection: Vol 1
5. The Original Series Soundtrack Collection
6. Encounter at Farpoint: Expanded
7. TNG Collection: Vol 2
8. TNG: Volume 3 (3-episode old GNP CD)
9. TNG: Volume 4 (Chattaway collection from GNP)
10. DS9: Emissary CD
11. Voyager: Caretaker CD

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I enjoy David Bell's contributions to Voyager and DS9, but dang he's got this little ascending 5-note motif that he just plum wears out (it featured prominently during "In the Pale Moonlight"). It was all over his DS9 scores and I remember it appeared frequently on Voyager too.


There's a couple of chord progressions that he uses extremely liberally. That's why I prefer him in small doses, because once you recognize them, it's impossible not to hear.

For action cues, he loves the i to vii (https://youtu.be/sV_V7xto6ig?t=56s) and in more dramatic scenes, the i to flat-v (https://youtu.be/SNNu0rqp3mo?t=2m).

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I think a little of David Bell goes a long way and I've cut "Dark Frontier" down to a more reasonable twenty minute length. Still, it's impressive what he was able to get away with on the show, in terms of percussion and punchier brass. Granted, you can't actually hear most of that in the episode.

Agreed, I have done something similar. I am really enjoying his score for "Dark Frontier", but there is not much variation in his melodic and rhythmic material so by the end of that 55-minute presentation I'm a little worn out on his Borg/action music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2017 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I enjoy David Bell's contributions to Voyager and DS9, but dang he's got this little ascending 5-note motif that he just plum wears out (it featured prominently during "In the Pale Moonlight"). It was all over his DS9 scores and I remember it appeared frequently on Voyager too.

Not counting the new Voyager set, If I had to rank the Trek TV sets/CDs that I own based purely on enjoyment and frequency of plays I'd go with:

1. The Ron Jones Project
2. Deep Space Nine: Vol 1
3. The Best of Both Worlds: Expanded
4. TNG Collection: Vol 1
5. The Original Series Soundtrack Collection
6. Encounter at Farpoint: Expanded
7. TNG Collection: Vol 2
8. TNG: Volume 3 (3-episode old GNP CD)
9. TNG: Volume 4 (Chattaway collection from GNP)
10. DS9: Emissary CD
11. Voyager: Caretaker CD


What about the two Best of Trek collections from GNP in '96 and '00? The DS9 scores for The Way Of The Warrior and The Visitor are found on those discs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Covers for the Jay Chattaway and Dennis McCarthy discs:



 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2017 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I enjoy David Bell's contributions to Voyager and DS9, but dang he's got this little ascending 5-note motif that he just plum wears out (it featured prominently during "In the Pale Moonlight"). It was all over his DS9 scores and I remember it appeared frequently on Voyager too.


It's true Bell tends to be a little repetitive from time to time. But I enjoy his Trek scoring, too. His Bride of Chaotica score is outstanding.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2017 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)



It's true Bell tends to be a little repetitive from time to time. But I enjoy his Trek scoring, too. His Bride of Chaotica score is outstanding.


I was enjoying his more adventurous use of percussion on Enterprise and wonder what his work would have sounded like for the later two seasons. He dropped out in season 2 (retirement is my guess).

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2017 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

See, I love the relentless nature of the Dark Frontier score.

Different strokes…

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Yep, I'm all about the relentlessness too...

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2017 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   CrazyQuark   (Member)

Well, what can I say?
When Lala Land started their series-sets with TNG Vol.1 the one I really was most looking forward to was the one for Voyager, and I'd say now that it's here it was well worth the wait.

Personally I'm more of a fan of Chattaway's work rather than McCarthy's and the music in Voyager is pretty much the reason why I became a fan of him in the first place. From all the different shows I overall like the approach he uses in Voyager the most. Voyager was pretty much the "fun space-adventure"-show and the music reflects that very well. Everything on Disc 1 is a blast, but it doesn't stop there.

Disc 2 is filled with plenty of personal favourites too - the only selection that lacks the little extra something special for me would be the "Workforce"-selection at the end.

As for Disc 3, I also love the "Deluxe Edition"-treatment for "Dark Frontier", which is also my favorite score from David Bell - like Chattaway I think he did his best work for Voyager. "Unity", "Flesh and Blood" & "Bride of Chaotica" are other favourites, but there's a lot more. I can see why many people call his music repetitive though, since it appears rather samey but personally I really don't mind. It's not that we got many of David Bell's scores on disc yet, and so far this selection seems to be the biggest we got so far on these sets.

I don't care much for "Lifesigns", though. His accordeon source is nice, but I'm not sure why we needed four pieces of that - the non-source music isn't exactly special either, but overall I don't mind. When it comes to Paiilargeon I love his score for "The Siege of AR-558" as well as his contributions for Enterprise - I was very happy that especially Vol.2 of the Enterprise sets focused heavily on his music there. But on the other hand I never cared much for his music on Voyager and DS9.

Disc 4 is a highlight for me as well, mostly thanks to finally getting "Scorpion" - or well, at least 31 minutes of it. Having 43 minutes for "Year of Hell" in comparison seems a bit unfairly balanced, don't you think? wink
But hey what's not to love? Great stuff all around.

As a whole I have one small nitpick, though: How could you guys look into the music for "Rise" and NOT select the cue for the final battle between the Voyager and the alien ship??? That totally baffles me.

Other than that, A+! As I said, well worth the wait!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2017 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   CrazyQuark   (Member)

Well, what can I say?
When Lala Land started their series-sets with TNG Vol.1 the one I really was most looking forward to was the one for Voyager, and I'd say now that it's here it was well worth the wait.

Personally I'm more of a fan of Chattaway's work rather than McCarthy's and the music in Voyager is pretty much the reason why I became a fan of him in the first place. From all the different shows I overall like the approach he uses in Voyager the most. Voyager was pretty much the "fun space-adventure"-show and the music reflects that very well. Everything on Disc 1 is a blast, but it doesn't stop there.

Disc 2 is filled with plenty of personal favourites too - the only selection that lacks the little extra something special for me would be the "Workforce"-selection at the end.

As for Disc 3, I also love the "Deluxe Edition"-treatment for "Dark Frontier", which is also my favorite score from David Bell - like Chattaway I think he did his best work for Voyager. "Unity", "Flesh and Blood" & "Bride of Chaotica" are other favourites, but there's a lot more. I can see why many people call his music repetitive though, since it appears rather samey but personally I really don't mind. It's not that we got many of David Bell's scores on disc yet, and so far this selection seems to be the biggest we got so far on these sets.

I don't care much for "Lifesigns", though. The accordeon source is nice, but I'm not sure why we needed four pieces of that - the non-source music isn't exactly special either, but overall I don't mind. When it comes to Baillargeon I love his score for "The Siege of AR-558" as well as his contributions for Enterprise - I was very happy that especially Vol.2 of the Enterprise sets focused heavily on his music there. But on the other hand I never cared much for his music on Voyager and DS9.

Disc 4 is a highlight for me as well, mostly thanks to finally getting "Scorpion" - or well, at least 31 minutes of it. Having 43 minutes for "Year of Hell" in comparison seems a bit unfairly balanced, don't you think? wink
But hey what's not to love? Great stuff all around.

As a whole I have one small nitpick, though: How could you guys look into the music for "Rise" and NOT select the cue for the final battle between the Voyager and the alien ship??? That totally baffles me.

Other than that, A+! As I said, well worth the wait!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   ulinepro   (Member)

Any word on more Voyager or other Star Trek music from LLL?

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 7:55 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Deep Space Nine Vol. 2 is quite imminent, and LLL has said they are planning on Voyager Vol. 2 and at least one more group collection of fan requests after that.

Yavar

 
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