TREK: NEMESIS SOUNDTRACK By Jerry Goldsmith
Alexander Courage may have given the sprawling Star Trek
franchise its signature musical fanfare, but for two decades
it's been composer Jerry Goldsmith who's periodically infused
the film and TV cycles with their crucial musical heart and
soul or, as in the case of this rousing masterwork, their
fire and fury. Giving nearly free reign to his notably modernist
muse, the veteran has turned in a dark and driving orchestral
maelstrom that's relieved only by its edgy, occasionally synth-burnished
passages of alien intrigue and mounting suspense. Underpinned
by bracing blasts of massive brass worthy of Bernard Herrmann
and powered by Goldsmith's passionate sense of drama and mastery
of orchestral color and dynamics, it's a score that not only
ranks among the best of the imposing Trek musical catalog,
but certainly one of the composer's most accomplished sci-fi
scores of the last 20 years. --Jerry McCulley [amazon.com]
THIS DECEMBER A GENERATION’S FINAL JOURNEY BEGINS!
The most anticipated STAR TREK film in years! Advance word
on NEMESIS has STAR TREK fans around the world ecstatic about
the latest voyage of the Starship Enterprise. The Federation
is about to encounter its greatest challenge — The Romulans
Conceived in the regal senate halls of Romulus and forged
in the dilithium mines of Remus comes a nemesis bent on destroying
Picard and the Federation … in exactly that order.
Ordered by the Starfleet to be the first line of diplomacy
in ushering in a new era for the Federation, the crew of the
USS Enterprise-E is dispatched to Romulus for an unexpected
peace mission. Once in the shadow of the Romulan Empire, Captain
Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew are thrust into the
center of a plot that could lead to the destruction of the
Earth at the hands of a new and chilling nemesis.
When it comes to STAR TREK music, Jerry Goldsmith rules the
galaxy. The epic tale of NEMESIS has inspired what may be
Goldsmith’s greatest STAR TREK score since his best-selling
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. The score for NEMESIS is as
epic as anything the legendary composer has ever written.
Even the musicians themselves gave Goldsmith repeated ovations
during the recording sessions and a triumphant round of applause
on completion. This is unquestionably the most aggressive
STAR TREK score ever. Ingeniously dark textures are mixed
with action music that soars to apocalyptic heights. Classic
Track Listing: 1. Remus (1:58) 2. The Box (2:20) 3. My Right
Arm (1:02) 4. Odds and Ends (4:37) 5. Repairs (6:26) 6. The
Knife (3:09) 7. Ideals (2:15) 8. The Mirror (5:21) 9. The
Scorpion (2:21) 10. Lateral Run (3:54) 11. Engage (2:12) 12.
Final Flight (3:47) 13. A New Friend (2:36) 14. A New Ending
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