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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ron Jones Project (1987-1999)
Music by Ron Jones
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Price: $300.00
Limited #: 2000
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Line: Box Sets
CD Release: September 2010
Catalog #: FSM Box 5
# of Discs: 14

Film Score Monthly’s fifth box set is devoted to a single composer: Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Ron Jones Project is a mammoth, 14CD collection of 40 complete episode scores by Ron Jones for the first four years of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1991), plus bonus tracks from Jones’s two-part “The Best of Both Worlds” (already available on CD) and two Interplay computer games, Starfleet Academy (1997) and Starfleet Command (1999).

Star Trek is one of the world’s most famous franchises, with over 40 years of television series and feature films. The second live-action series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, was the first to demonstrate that the show’s concept and ideals could translate to a new cast of characters. FSM’s box set is a huge leap forward in making available the series’ best music.

Several gifted composers worked on ST:TNG, including Ron Jones, who scored 42 episodes over the series’ first four seasons—including fan-favorites such as “Where No One Has Gone Before,” “11001001,” “Heart of Glory,” “Q Who,” “Who Watches the Watchers,” “The Defector,” “The Best of Both Worlds,” “Brothers” and “Final Mission.”

Jones distinguished himself with a dynamic and cinematic style, inspired by film music titans such as Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Bernard Herrmann, in which he sought to provide each and every episode with its own theme and sound. He diligently analyzed each story’s literary themes and characters in order to come up with exactly the right melody or orchestration. From his imaginative themes for Star Trek’s alien races, tender emotional scoring, cutting-edge electronics and magnificent “space opera” battle music, this is some of the best music ever written not just for Star Trek, but for television.

Visit FSM’s online notes—for free—to listen to sound clips and read commentary (featuring Ron Jones’s insights) for each episode. The physical box set features the 14 discs in three “clamshell” cases, with an illustrated 60-page booklet containing track lists and an introductory essay—all packaged in a sturdy gold slipcase.

Due to licensing restrictions, there will not be individual releases of the discs. (At $149.95, this box set contains over 16 hours of music—all in immaculate stereo—and costs the equivalent of $10.71 per disc.) At 5,000 units, it is limited, but there should be enough copies available for everyone who is interested.

Rarely has a labor of love on the part of the record company resulted in an album that will be of interest to so many fans, and yield so much listening pleasure. Ron Jones has fielded requests for these scores for over two decades (including from the CD producers), and finally they are all available—in their entirety. Please see the online notes and begin reading about this exceptional talent and his wonderful scores. 

Ron Jones Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Ron Jones (b. 1954) has scored some of the most popular and influential TV shows of the modern era, specifically Star Trek: The Next Generation and the smash hit Family Guy. He also scored Disney's DuckTales, the 1988 Mission: Impossible remake and 1988 Superman cartoon (included in FSM's Superman box set). He began his career at Hanna-Barbera where he wrote many of their 1980s theme songs and library scores (without credit). He is a fan-favorite for the care and detail he throws into all of his work and recently formed a big band with his Family Guy orchestra, "Influence," performing live dates in and around Los Angeles with show creator Seth MacFarlane. IMDB

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PRE-ORDER, due in stock late September!

It's great you guys are doing the autographed copies for the same price.

Looking forward to this release

Ordered !

I was on the fence until I read the notes and checked out the samples. But! Ordered the regular. Left the autographs for those to whom such things are important.

Oh boy... those autographs are gonna go quite fast.

But I'll leave it for someone else to take.

Otherwise, fantastic release all around, unfortunately I'm unable to grab it at this time.

Fantastic job, guys!


Ordered! One less autographed copy available!

Like Lucas, I don't have the funds right now to get one - thought those autographs looks awesome! :(

Hopefully I can save a lot soon.

But, if someone wants to buy an auto'd copy, I will gladly pay them back all the $ asap. :)[/endquote]

Hahaha... wish I could do the same, but I can't. Good luck with that! ;)

Ordered an autographed one, looking forward to it!

Ooh ordered one of the signed copies.

It's Star Trek.

It's Ron Jones.

It's a done deal - any boy I never expected this stuff to land on CD. Ever!

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Track List
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For more specific musician lists for the scores on this album, go here:
ST:TNG - 11001001
ST:TNG - A Matter of Honor
ST:TNG - A Matter of Perspective
ST:TNG - Allegiance
ST:TNG - Booby Trap
ST:TNG - Brothers
ST:TNG - Datalore
ST:TNG - Data's Day
ST:TNG - Devil's Due
ST:TNG - Evolution
ST:TNG - Final Mission
ST:TNG - First Contact
ST:TNG - Heart of Glory
ST:TNG - Lonely Among Us
ST:TNG - Loud As A Whisper
ST:TNG - Menage a Troi
ST:TNG - Night Terrors
ST:TNG - Q Who?
ST:TNG - Reunion
ST:TNG - Shades of Gray
ST:TNG - Skin of Evil
ST:TNG - The Battle
ST:TNG - The Best of Both Worlds Pt. 1
ST:TNG - The Best of Both Worlds Pt. 2
ST:TNG - The Defector
ST:TNG - The Drumhead
ST:TNG - The Emissary
ST:TNG - The High Ground
ST:TNG - The Icarus Factor
ST:TNG - The Naked Now
ST:TNG - The Neutral Zone
ST:TNG - The Nth Degree
ST:TNG - The Offspring
ST:TNG - The Outrageous Okona
ST:TNG - The Price
ST:TNG - The Royale
ST:TNG - Up The Long Ladder
ST:TNG - We'll Always Have Paris
ST:TNG - When The Bough Breaks
ST:TNG - Where No One Has Gone Before
ST:TNG - Where Silence Has Lease
ST:TNG - Who Watches the Watchers

Leader (Conductor):
Ron Jones

Murray Adler, Israel Baker, Jacqueline Brand, Bobby Bruce (aka Robt. Berg), Tom Buffum, Darius Campo, Stuart Canin, Gail T. Cruz, Harry Cykman, Tristan Del (Arkady Shindelman), Bonnie J. Douglas (Shure), Robert Dubow, Bruce Dukov, Pavel Farkas, Ronald P. Folsom, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Jeffrey Gauthier, James Getzoff, Julie Gigante, Joseph Goodman, Endre G. Granat, Edward P. Green, Diana Halprin, Alexander Horvath, Davida Johnson (Oberman), Nathan Kaproff, Peter Kent, Ezra Kliger, Dmitrie Leivici, Kathleen Lenski, Michael Markman, Ralph Morrison, Maria Newman, Sid Page, Stanley Plummer, Vladimir Polimatidi, Barbra Porter, Linda Rose, Seymour Rubinstein, Sheldon Sanov, Sidney Sharp, Daniel Shindaryov, Haim Shtrum, Paul C. Shure, Francine Walsh, Kenneth Yerke, Arthur A. Zadinsky, Shari Zippert (Freebairn-Smith)

Robert Becker, Dmitri Bovaird, Denyse N. Buffum, Kenneth L. Burward-Hoy, Adriana Chirilov, Brian Dembow, Alan B. DeVeritch, Valerie Dimond, Richard Gerding, Pamela Goldsmith, Peter Hatch, Roland Kato, Myra Kestenbaum, Linda S. Lipsett, Margot MacLaine, Cynthia Morrow, Carole S. Mukogawa, Michelle Nardone, Dan Lionel Neufeld, Michael Nowak, Kazi H. Pitelka, Harry Shirinian, Barbara A. Simons (Transue), David Stenske, Linn Subotnick, Raymond J. Tischer, Herschel P. Wise, Mihail Zinovyev

John Acosta, Larry Corbett, Waldemar De Almeida, Ernest F. Ehrhardt, Christine Ermacoff, Marie Fera, Todd L. Hemmenway, Barbara Jane Hunter (Badgley), Raphael "Ray" Kramer, Roger Lebow, David Shamban, Harry L. Shlutz, Daniel W. Smith, Nancy Stein, John Walz

Timothy C. Barr, Charles C. Berghofer, Drew D. Dembowski, Charles L. Domanico, Steven Edelman, Richard Feves, Stephens LaFever, Bruce P. Morgenthaler, Milton E. "Mickey" Nadel, Susan A. Ranney, Robert King Stone, Margaret Storer, David Henry Young, Paul Zibits

Gene Cipriano, Jon C. Clarke, Louise M. DiTullio (Dissman), Susan S. Fries, Susan G. Greenberg, James M. Kanter, Janet Ketchum, Marty Krystall, Ronald Langinger (aka Ronny Lang), Geraldine Rotella, Fred L. Selden, David J. Shostac, Sheridon W. Stokes, James R. Walker

Masakazu Yoshizawa

Thomas Boyd, Gene Cipriano, Earle D. Dumler, Joan Elardo, William Hybel, Arnold Koblentz, Peter H. Scott, John Winter

Don Ashworth, Charles Boito, Gary Bovyer, Gene Cipriano, Jon C. Clarke, Roy A. D'Antonio, Louise M. DiTullio (Dissman), Dominick Fera, Gary G. Gray, James M. Kanter, Jonathan Kip, Marty Krystall, Ronald Langinger (aka Ronny Lang), Fred L. Selden, Donald Shelton

Rose Corrigan, Fowler A. Friedlander, Jack Marsh, John J. Mitchell, Kenneth Munday, Michael R. O'Donovan, David Riddles, John Steinmetz

Gene Cipriano, Jon C. Clarke, Glen Garrett, Jack Nimitz

French Horn:
James Atkinson, Jeffrey DeRosa, Vincent N. DeRosa, David A. Duke, Jerry Folsom, Marilyn Johnson, Arthur Maebe, Jr., Joseph Meyer, Yvonne Suzette Moriarty, Brian D. A. O'Connor, Ralph Pollock, John Reynolds, Calvin L. Smith, James Thatcher, Richard J. Todd, Brad Warnaar

Rick Baptist, Charles Davis, Joseph E. Davis, George Burnette Dillon, Robert Divall, Robert H. Findley, Mario F. Guarneri, Walter I. Johnson, Robert Karon, Warren H. Luening, Jr., Kenneth W. Mitchell, Robert R. O'Donnell, Jr., Anthony "Tony" Terran

Leroy Anderson, William Booth, Dick Hyde, Alan Kaplan, Stephen T. Klein, Charles C. Loper, Loren Marsteller, Lewis Melvin McCreary, Richard "Dick" Nash, Robert Payne, Lloyd E. Ulyate

Bass Trombone:
Donald G. Waldrop

John T. "Tommy" Johnson, James M. Self, Donald G. Waldrop

Electronic Valve Instrument:
Judd S. Miller, Joel Peskin

John D. Berkman, Ralph E. Grierson, Michael A. Lang

John Beasley, Steven Hallmark, Laree A. Jones, Steven Kaplan, Thomas Brian Mann, Richard Marvin, J. Peter "Pete" Robinson

John Goux

Hiromi Funahashi

Catherine Gotthoffer (Johnk), Gayle Levant, Dorothy S. Remsen, Amy Shulman, Anne Stockton (Mason), Amy Wilkins

Suzie Katayama, Frank Marocco

Harvey Mason, Joe Porcaro, Emil Radocchia (Richards), Steve Schaeffer, Kenneth E. Watson, Jerry D. Williams

Bradley Dutz, Michael Fisher, Daniel Greco, Martin Leonard, Joe Porcaro, Emil Radocchia (Richards), Efrain Toro, Alan Vavrin, Kenneth E. Watson, Don Williams, Jerry D. Williams

John Beasley, Ron Jones, Mark McKenzie, Albert Lloyd Olson, Terry Plumeri

Nathan Kaproff

Orchestra Manager:
Carl Fortina, Richard Klein

Phil Azelton, Robert Bornstein, Tom Calderaro, Robert Calderwood, Wayne Coster, Carole Dulaine, Julia Eidsvoog, Emmet L. Estren, Elizabeth Finch, Kirby Furlong, F. E. Scott Harris, Jeffrey Jones, Berwyn Linton, Margaret Maryatt, Roberta McIntosh, Kenneth W. Mitchell, Deborah Mitchell (Jones), Arthur Richards, Victor Sagerquist, Howard Segurson, Karen Smith, James Weisheit

Carole Dulaine, Victor Sagerquist

Music Consultant:
Velton Ray Bunch, Jerome Grant, Mark McKenzie, Walter Murphy

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