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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”
ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK
AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON FRIDAY, DEC. 15



Soundtrack Features Original Music by Emmy® Award-Winning Composer Jeff Russo

Available Digitally, With CD and Vinyl Album Following in Early 2018


Dec. 5, 2017 – CBS Television Studios announced today the release of the original score of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which premiered earlier this fall.

The album, featuring the score by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo and distributed by Lakeshore Records, will be available digitally on Friday, Dec. 15, with presales beginning Friday, Dec. 8. The soundtrack will be available as a CD and vinyl album in early 2018.

“Grand, glorious, hopeful, heartbreaking, intimate, bittersweet, tense, soaring, surprising. Over 51 years, in its many iterations, there's been no shortage of adjectives to describe the music of Star Trek,” said co-creator Alex Kurtzman. “On the other hand, the list of composers capable of capturing them all is short, and this is where Jeff Russo comes in. Jeff manages to hold each note in beautiful balance, evoking the nostalgia of Alexander Courage's original theme while scoring Discovery with his own unique ear and heart. We're lucky to have him, and we hope you'll love his music as much as we do.”

“The producers and I talked a lot about telling this story from an emotional point of view,” explained Russo. “Relationships play a big role in this incarnation of the series, so trying to be true to that and create themes that connect characters is important.”

SOUNDTRACK LIST:
1. MAlN TITLE (AIRED VERSION)
2. WE COME IN PEACE
3. FIRST OFFICER'S LOG
4. I'LL GO
5. THE DAY IS SAVED
6. TORCHBEARER
7. PTSD
8. PERSISTENCE
9. STRANDED
10. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?
11. I CAN'T DANCE
12. CAPTAIN MUDD
13. STELLA
14. FACING OFF
15. UNDETERMINED
16. WATCH THE STARS FALL
17. WEAKENED SHIELDS
18. WHAT'S HAPPENING?
19. PERSONAL LOG
20. THE CHARGE OF MUTINY
21. MAIN TITLE (EXTENDED)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I appreciate that the cover is labelled "Chapter I" which leads me to assume there will be more.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

CBS All Access is referring to the first nine episodes that aired in 2017 as "Chapter 1" of the season. The remaining six episodes that will start airing in January are being called "Chapter 2" in the advertisements. I think the implication is that the score CD will only consist of cues from that first part of the season.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Let me know when they write a theme for the opening credits

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Let me know when they write a theme for the opening credits

"Take care, young ladies, and value your wine.
Be watchful of young men in their velvet prime.
Deeply they'll swallow from your finest kegs,
Then swiftly be gone, leaving bitter dregs."

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I'll give it a shot on disc but the music makes virtually no impression in the show.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

An extended version of crap?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The cover looks like someone vomited, but I don't hate the show's scoring.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The cover looks like someone vomited, but I don't hate the show's scoring.

If you vomit blue and black, you should really see a doctor.

I think the scoring has gotten more interesting as the series has gone on. Certainly worth a listen on album, to me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

The cover looks like someone vomited, but I don't hate the show's scoring.

If you vomit blue and black, you should really see a doctor.

I think the scoring has gotten more interesting as the series has gone on. Certainly worth a listen on album, to me.


Damn. A respected endorsement.

I like (not love) the show. But I don't know anyplace the score recommended itself to me. I'll most like give it a listen. (Any word on Star Wars Rebels or Agents of SHIELD?)

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

and still nothing re (on every level) far superior Orville... :-/


Btw, here are the track times:

1. Main Title (Aired Version) (1:33)
2. We Come In Peace (1:22)
3. First Officer’s Log (1:09)
4. I’ll Go (7:59)
5. The Day is Saved (3:10)
6. Torchbearer (1:56)
7. Ptsd (2:36)
8. Persistence (1:04)
9. Stranded (4:12)
10. What Did You Mean by That? (1:05)
11. I Can’t Dance (1:53)
12. Captain Mudd (2:46)
13. Stella (2:05)
14. Facing Off (4:50)
15. Undetermined (1:51)
16. Watch the Stars Fall (1:59)
17. Weakened Shields (4:20)
18. What’s Happening? (1:00)
19. Personal Log (1:38)
20. The Charge of Mutiny (2:08)
21. Main Title (Extended) (2:10)

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

An extended version of crap?

How would you know? Have you listened to it? Have you watched the show?

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

and still nothing re (on every level) far superior Orville... :-/

Intrada just premiered an eighty year old score. "The Orville" has been on since September, and the season hasn't even finished! Is this really something you're complaining about?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Score-Man-X   (Member)

and still nothing re (on every level) far superior Orville... :-/


Btw, here are the track times:

1. Main Title (Aired Version) (1:33)
2. We Come In Peace (1:22)
3. First Officer’s Log (1:09)
4. I’ll Go (7:59)
5. The Day is Saved (3:10)
6. Torchbearer (1:56)
7. Ptsd (2:36)
8. Persistence (1:04)
9. Stranded (4:12)
10. What Did You Mean by That? (1:05)
11. I Can’t Dance (1:53)
12. Captain Mudd (2:46)
13. Stella (2:05)
14. Facing Off (4:50)
15. Undetermined (1:51)
16. Watch the Stars Fall (1:59)
17. Weakened Shields (4:20)
18. What’s Happening? (1:00)
19. Personal Log (1:38)
20. The Charge of Mutiny (2:08)
21. Main Title (Extended) (2:10)


Certainly a nice classic album ..., but only 52 minutes of music? Am I back in the 90s?
I am sure, a CD from LA LA LAND RECORDS would have between 75 and 80 minutes of music from the first season. Or better a 2 or 3 CD-set!
It may be unfair to say that, but LA LA LAND RECORDS has set standards in which all the other labels must now measure!
Why not a really filled CD, if there is much more music exists. Look at all the exemplary releases from LA LA LAND RECORDS on current TV series ...
It seems we have to wait until in 10 or 15 years LA LA LAND RECORDS can get the rights, and then they do it right.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The cover looks like someone vomited, but I don't hate the show's scoring.

If you vomit blue and black, you should really see a doctor.


I didn't specify a species as the vomit's source.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Certainly a nice classic album ..., but only 52 minutes of music? Am I back in the 90s? [...]
It may be unfair to say that, but LA LA LAND RECORDS has set standards in which all the other labels must now measure!


First, I don't understand what you mean by "classic" album, because this doesn't look nor sound as such.
Second, 52 minutes of this bland uninspired music might be considered by some as even too much for an album.
Third, I'm sure they're reserving cues for a 2nd volume, as is the standard with TV scores released by Lakeshore so far.
Finally, you're so right, LLL is waaaay beyond in quality than the shitty digipacks Lakeshore produce, so they can't even imagine.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

So in fifteen posts, we're only mad about…

• The CD is too short.

• The music is too bland.

• The cover looks like vomit.

• It is not "The Orville" instead.

• Shitty digipaks.

That shows a lot of restraint around here!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

So in fifteen posts, we're only mad about…

• The CD is too short.

• The music is too bland.

• The cover looks like vomit.

• It is not "The Orville" instead.

• Shitty digipaks.

That shows a lot of restraint around here!


You can't be surprised by that response. I know I'm not.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I'm more than a little biased on this, but I think Russo is producing a lot of interesting music for the series.

I somewhat agree with those who wish that the show had a main title theme that were as soaring and as inspirational as the original Goldsmith theme for TMP (later jacked for The Next Generation) and especially the theme for Voyager, which I think is the best of the TV themes. But a couple of thoughts on that: 1) there are few composers working right now who are of Goldsmith's caliber (if any) and 2) 'soaring and inspirational' is not what the main title animation is attempting to do, nor is it really what the show is about. The main theme sounds like something is being assembled (which is what we're seeing on screen) and that there's an intense personal journey going on. Russo brings that theme back in the body of the episode scores fairly often; I think it's exciting and I've grown to like it.

Main title aside, I think there are at least several cues in each episode that deserve to be heard outside of the show. The "Space Walk" cue in episode 1... some of the battle / action stuff in episode 2, as well as the nifty string cue that plays when Burnham convinces the computer to let her out of the brig... The music from episode 3 where they're over on the Glenn being chased by the Tardigrade... there's a lot of cool stuff in there. Episode 7, which is the one where Harry Mudd traps the Discovery in a time loop, has some cool bad-guy brass in it too that reminds me a little of the Khan music from THE WRATH OF KHAN.

I don't blame people who prefer what THE ORVILLE is doing, musically, but I also don't think that kind of music would really work on DISCOVERY, you know?

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

An extended version of crap?

How would you know? Have you listened to it? Have you watched the show?


Ah, dude, there was a thread about theme where we could hear it, remember? It was a deal and most people were vomiting on it.

 
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