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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: My Vintage Selection for 2012, Part 2! by Thomas Rucki
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 2:57 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

It's so marvelous to have all this Trek scores in such a great quality. But after Lukas Kendall's comments about the origins of the recordings I'm wondering what might be the status of other great Desilu scoring masters, especially Mission: Impossible and Mannix? It must be a miracle that everything of the Trek music survived after "the number of times they have changed hands".

Lukas said:
"The first GNP album, The Cage/Where No Man..., was produced using Sandy Courage's personal tapes, as the original session masters to the series were not available at the time (they were subsequently acquired by GNP/Crescendo, and have been used for the new box set). (...)
GNP/Crescendo did great work on those albums—I have them all, as do many of us—and they acquired and took care of the Trek master tapes which were and are in pristine condition, especially given their age and the number of times they have changed hands.
For the box set, Crescendo has not only allowed the use of their tapes, but waived their exclusive rights to the scores previously released on their label, so that those episodes could be remastered, expanded and included along with the previously unreleased ones."

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

It's so marvelous to have all this Trek scores in such a great quality. But after Lukas Kendall's comments about the origins of the recordings I'm wondering what might be the status of other great Desilu scoring masters, especially Mission: Impossible and Mannix? It must be a miracle that everything of the Trek music survived after "the number of times they have changed hands".

Lukas said:
"The first GNP album, The Cage/Where No Man..., was produced using Sandy Courage's personal tapes, as the original session masters to the series were not available at the time (they were subsequently acquired by GNP/Crescendo, and have been used for the new box set). (...)
GNP/Crescendo did great work on those albums—I have them all, as do many of us—and they acquired and took care of the Trek master tapes which were and are in pristine condition, especially given their age and the number of times they have changed hands.
For the box set, Crescendo has not only allowed the use of their tapes, but waived their exclusive rights to the scores previously released on their label, so that those episodes could be remastered, expanded and included along with the previously unreleased ones."



I adore George Duning's Star Trek corpus, especially the season 3 love scores that can be experimental because of the atmospheric use of the Yamaha E-3 organ.
"The Empath" is a score that I have waited for so long.
Duning recaptures his ST path on Mannix: I like the cross-connection.
The majority of ST composers working on Mannix keeps the same leaning, by the way.
Fielding became more action-packed and Iron Curtain on Mannix and Mission: Impossible.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I've almost forgotten how much Gerald Fried's score for the M:I epsiode "Trek" sounds like his work for Trek. Great stuff!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I've almost forgotten how much Gerald Fried's score for the M:I epsiode "Trek" sounds like his work for Trek. Great stuff!

It's almost a tribute. wink

 
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