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All Selections Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Performed by:
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Vocal Solos by:
Claire Rutter

Co-Produced by:
Robert Townson
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Varèse Sarabande
(November 4th, 1997)
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Buy it... if you consider yourself any remote collector of Jerry Goldsmith's works, for "Frontiers" is an outstanding survey of the composer's science fiction scores in crystal clear, precisely re-recorded sound quality.

Avoid it... if you've never found merit in Goldsmith's music for the Star Trek franchise and have no interest in the composer's obscure sci-fi works of the 1970's.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,049
WRITTEN 12/4/97, REVISED 3/9/08
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Frontiers: (Jerry Goldsmith) With so many composer-specific compilations available to collectors in the late 1990's and 2000's, it's to believe that at one time in the mid-1990's the only composer who received any form of regular compilation treatment was John Williams. Despite a dozen compilations of re-recordings for Williams, both of the mainstream's other big names, Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner, had never been treated to regularly available commercial compilations. The Silva Screen label largely solved this problem in 1998, though late in the previous year, Varèse Sarabande debuted the first commercial compilation of re-recorded Goldsmith music ever to hit the market. It was producer Robert Townson's idea to approach Goldsmith about the idea of conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's performances of the composer's wide variety of science fiction music. The September 1997 recordings offered, at the time, selections from several Goldsmith scores that were unreleased in their original form, and despite their later release on specialty labels (and in the hyperactive bootleg market), the vastly improved sound quality and precision of the recordings continues to impress. Among the ten scores represented over 47 minutes on "Frontiers," three come from the infamous world of Star Trek. Due to the recent success of both the film and its score, Star Trek: First Contact opens the album with its "End Title" arrangement to address both the franchise theme and the eighth film's own, majestic theme. The performance of this suite here seems to offer greater clarity in instrumental enunciation than the original recording... definitely an improvement.



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Total Time: 47:38
• 1. Star Trek: First Contact: End Title (5:24)
• 2. Twilight Zone: The Movie: Overture (6:02)
• 3. Capricorn One: Main Title (2:50)
• 4. Logan's Run: The Monument (8:30)
• 5. Logan's Run: End of the City (2:14)
• 6. The Illustrated Man: Main Title (3:50)
• 7. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Enterprise (6:07)
• 8. Total Recall: Main Title (2:28)
• 9. Damnation Alley: Main Title (2:09)
• 10. Damnation Alley: End Title (2:02)
• 11. Star Trek: Voyager: Main Title (2:08)
• 12. Alien: End Title (3:11)

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The insert includes a lengthy commentary about Goldsmith's career and the selections included on this album. It also contains a healthy number of pictures of the composer, including one of him being attacked by birds. This was the first Varèse Sarabande album to switch its spine color from the traditional deep red to the white and red standard that would accompany all of the label's soundtracks starting in 1999.
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