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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (James Horner)

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Definitely an All-Time Fave!
• Posted by: Larry Wilson
• Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 7:59 p.m.
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This was one of the first "Star Trek" CDs I got, and I got both of Horner's "Trek" CDs the first day they were released.

I have always had a fonder spot in my heart for ST3, both as a movie and as a soundtrack. I thought that the CD of ST2 was a little to noisy for a title that was supposed to have been a digital recording.

That's not to say that ST3 is perfect, though. I might have added a few of the instrumental cues that were left out and separated the "Enterprise Returns Home" cue into its own track, and I definitely would have included that sax (?) solo used for the sunset on Genesis. That was one of my fave Horner cues of all time.

But all in all, this soundtrack is definitely a keeper for me. Jerry Goldsmith's Klingon cue never did it for me like this one, and even though Horner reuses cues from his own work (and others), Goldsmith's "Star Trek" scores seem to consist of merely composing a middle section to go between the two repetitions of his own theme ("modular" composing, as it were).

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