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 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

The 20 Anniversary is looking real good.

I've never owned this score (but like it a lot), so which one would you kind FSM folks recommend?

Any input will be hugely appreciated and HAPPY 2018!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Ummmm...this is SO MUCH A "no-brainer"! Get the LLL 3-disc set! Thank you!big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

The La La Land Release is really the only one anyone needs anymore. The audio quality is magnificent, and it has everything you can imagine as part of the 3-disc collection. No need to look further...

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Site/STM.html

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

- The audio quality is magnificent, and it has everything you can imagine as part of the 3-disc collection. No need to look further...

WRONG! *bonk* You technically need 'two' releases in order to have 'everything you can imagine' from the TMP score. Let me explain.

- STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE: LIMITED EDITION by La-La Land
For 99% of everything TMP, this La-La Land's 3-Disc set is a must own. You've got the complete score, original album presentation and enough bonus tracks covering all kinds of material never before covered on the third disc. It really is that amazing... with the exception of that 1% which brings us to...

- Star Trek 50th Anniversary Collection by La-La Land
You'd think that a 3-Disc set of TMP would have given us everything, right? Well, strange things happen when it comes to releasing movie soundtracks. Due to Jerry Goldsmith's utter hatred of how the editors cranked up the sound of the wind machine in the track 'Inner Workings', La-La Land records thought it would be best to honor that hatred by toning it down so much it might as well not even be there. This irked some fans because the 'inner workings' track itself is on the set three whole times. So when it came time to release the 50th Anniversary set, La-La Land chose to include two tracks from the movies that many fans felt needed to be presented in their non-studio/composer endorsed way. One was the film version of Star Trek 2's ending without Nimoy's voice over (YYYEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and the 'Inner Workings' track with the wind machine sound now fully audible. So if you want that final 1% of material, this set is must. Plus you get the animated series score, some re-mastered tunes from the original series and a lot of other memorable tracks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

LLL!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The LLL. But aren't we talking about the 40th anniversary of Star Trek The Motion Picture?
It would also be nice to see a new print playing on big screens around the country.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The 20 Anniversary is looking real good.

I've never owned this score (but like it a lot), so which one would you kind FSM folks recommend?

Any input will be hugely appreciated and HAPPY 2018!


You'd better love (and I mean LOVE) that JG Star Trek theme, because it's all over that album and will severely test the endurance of anyone listening.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

LLL. Overall, I think the tape quality suffers a bit for going via the necessary evil bakery, but this is still the definitive version. All the moody Vger stuff is there - you've got the blaster beam source and the 'sailing ships' original Enterprise tour 'themeless' music which had to be excised. What more could anyone want?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I'd love to see it on the big screen for its 40th next year, but Paramount have gone out of their way to demonstrate that they only want to give the red carpet treatment to Star Trek II. They had their chance in '16. They dropped the ball.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

LLL, no contest, unless your a lunatic who obsessed over Inner Workings (Sorry jeyl!!).
We all complained way back when Against the Sony version of that cue, cutting off early, so....

Also, Sony comes with a lame audio documentary....

I guess I should read closer....Sony, not LLL 50th, doh....

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

What everyone else has said ... the LLL is furthermore perhaps the most gorgeous soundtrack release in my entire collection (though Jim Titus's incredible gorgeous work for Tribute Film Classics probably matches his work on this).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

The LLL. There is no comparison.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Agreed with Jey. You need the LLL 3 discer and the LLL 50th anniversary set for the definitive ST:TMP.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

What everyone else has said ... the LLL is furthermore perhaps the most gorgeous soundtrack release in my entire collection (though Jim Titus's incredible gorgeous work for Tribute Film Classics probably matches his work on this).

Yavar


WOW! Okay, it's a gotta have.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

The La-La Land edition has made the 20th anniversary edition obsolete. The sound is much, much better, and the additional material is outstanding. It may seem like a lot all at once, but it's so worth it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I did hear that the earlier Sony expansion still has some alternate takes not included on the LLL (which has all the correct takes used in the film) The takes in the earlier expansion might be labeled incorrect ones, but they were the ones Goldsmith himself selected...I've held on to my earlier expansion just because of that, the interview disc, and the pretty foil slipcover...but I admit I never listen to it any more after discovering the sonic wonders of the LLL...one of their best releases, and best Goldsmith releases period, of all time.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

LLL, no contest, unless your a lunatic who obsessed over Inner Workings (Sorry jeyl!!).

I never obsessed about the film version of Inner Workings. I would have liked it if it was included, but again. 99% of everything I wanted was on that set.

No. I obsessed over the film version of Star Trek II’s Ent Titles without Nimoy’s voice over. I was ALWAYS on that one track. When they asked us what we wanted on a release that may or may not happen, that was what I wanted the most. That and TMP’s warp drive sound effect used in the film’s teaser.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I concure with everyone else. You CAN NOT go wrong with the LLL. It's the best representation of the score. The sound quality and mixes are more superb than the 20th Anniversary set and as others have said it's complete.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The LLL. But aren't we talking about the 40th anniversary of Star Trek The Motion Picture?

Because not enough people like it.

It would also be nice to see a new print playing on big screens around the country.

Ain't gonna happen.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I did hear that the earlier Sony expansion still has some alternate takes not included on the LLL (which has all the correct takes used in the film) The takes in the earlier expansion might be labeled incorrect ones, but they were the ones Goldsmith himself selected...I've held on to my earlier expansion just because of that, the interview disc, and the pretty foil slipcover...but I admit I never listen to it any more after discovering the sonic wonders of the LLL...one of their best releases, and best Goldsmith releases period, of all time.

Yavar


I thought the alternates on disc 3 (2?) are the same as the ones on the 20th. Was I misinformed?

But yeah, LLL all the way.

 
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