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The Best of Star Trek: 30th Anniversary
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Selections Composed by:
Jerry Goldsmith
Dennis McCarthy
Alexander Courage
Jerry Fielding
Ron Jones
Jay Chattaway

Produced by:
Neil Norman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
GNP Crescendo Records
(December 17th, 1996)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you are considering your first purchase of any of the music from the first four television shows in the "Star Trek" franchise.

Avoid it... if you are more specifically interested in the music from "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager," in which case the same label's follow-up album released in 2000 is a better selection of music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #692
WRITTEN 12/13/96, REVISED 8/15/08
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The Best of Star Trek: 30th Anniversary: (Compilation) One of the few enduring television concepts of our time, "Star Trek" consistently featured orchestral music above and beyond the call of duty. There are few modern television franchises that ever are afforded the kind of budget to secure orchestral scores anymore, and the continuing standard of significant organic music for all of the "Star Trek" shows has remained a treat for all of its fans (especially during the 1990's). On album, several of the scores for "The Original Series" and "The Next Generation" have been released on their own by the GNP Crescendo label over the years, leaving open the possibility of expanding into the later two series as they matured and ended. The best of the music from "The Original Series" and "The Next Generation" was released within ten years of the end of the latter show, feeding the shows' fans with a considerable amount of music from the most important episodes. Fans of "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager" have always been disappointed, however, with the lack of continuing albums featuring music from the best of those shows (after 2001, GNP would largely cease their television music production, leaving subsequent releases in the franchises to several different labels). In 1996, however, to coincide with the much hyped album release of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Star Trek: First Contact, GNP Crescendo offered select music from all four television series on one album. It was the first time that all four titles themes from the existing franchise shows could be purchased on one product, and it included suites from episodic scores from all four shows as a bonus. Four years later, GNP would respond to pressure from fans and release a second compilation of a similar construction (and the second volume is an arguably better album, with more interesting music from the latter two series represented). Titled "The Best of Star Trek: 30th Anniversary," this first volume of "Star Trek" music offered the initial music available from the actual underscores of "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager." It was also a relatively early venture into the realm of enhanced CDs, with much of the same material as contained on the concurrent Star Trek: First Contact album.



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Average: 2.85 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
**** 20 4 Stars
*** 32 3 Stars
** 27 2 Stars
* 23 1 Stars
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Good,but could have been better
Sheridan - August 28, 2006, at 7:53 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 63:49
• 1. Star Trek Original Series Main Title - Alexander Courage (1:03)

"The Trouble With Tribbles" Suite - Jerry Fielding (11:01)
• 2. Bartender Bit/They Quibble Over Quibble/Kirk Out/Barrel of Trouble/etc (5:19)
• 3. The Muzak Maker/The Scherzo Maker (1:37)
• 4. A Matter of Pride/No Tribble at All/Big Fight (4:05)


• 5. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title - Jerry Goldsmith (1:49)

"Heart of Glory" Suite - Ron Jones (15:00)
• 6. Moment of Decision/Battle Signs/Geordi Vision/Looking for Life Signs/etc (8:29)
• 7. A Klingon's Feelings/Let's Make a Phaser/Heart of Glory (6:30)

• 8. "The Inner Light" Suite - Jay Chattaway (6:36)


• 9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season IV Main Title - Dennis McCarthy (1:55)

"The Visitor" Suite - Dennis McCarthy (11:39)
• 10. Rainy Night (1:08)
• 11. Steve O's Cue/Freaked Out (3:07)
• 12. Dad Admonishes (3:12)
• 13. One Last Visit (2:58)
• 14. Second Chance (1:14)


• 15. Star Trek: Voyager Extended Main Title - Jerry Goldsmith (2:22)

"Heroes and Demons" Suite - Dennis McCarthy (12:25)
• 16. Last Hope (2:31)
• 17. Dr. Schweitzer (1:20)
• 18. Armagonnen (1:48)
• 19. Where's Freya/To the Rescue (6:45)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extra information about the scores and series. For those of you who can't view the "enhanced" part of the CD, it includes trailers for Star Trek: First Contact, simple games, and some material from the original Star Trek: First Contact website.
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