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 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

From http://store.gnpcrescendo.com/new/product_info.php?products_id=230




Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds - Volume Two-Expanded Edition [GNPD 8083]

One of the undeniable highlights of television’s Star Trek: The Next GenerationTM (1997–1994) was the two-part episode, “The Best of Both Worlds” (the third-season cliffhanger and fourth-season opener). For composer Ron Jones, “The Best of Both Worlds” marked the apex of his impact on the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation—a thrillingly dynamic symphonic score that fits the episodes like a glove. Jones’s achievement was so popular that it became only the second Next Generation soundtrack album released at the time of production.

Although the complete score is infused with Jones’s customary musical craft, the composer’s chilling theme for the Borg, often voiced by eerie synthesized chorus, dominates “The Best of Both Worlds.” It forms the basis for some of the score’s exciting action-oriented material. In the episodes’ quieter moments, Jones’ scoring is subtle yet melodic, with colors and harmonies chosen to evoke emotion without overpowering the onscreen drama.

GNP Crescendo’s 1991 soundtrack album from “The Best of Both Worlds,” containing the major cues from both episodes, was enormously popular. This Expanded Collector’s Edition, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, features the complete scores, adding the shorter, transitional moments that contain at least one piece of important thematic material missing from the original album. The 16-page booklet contains notes on both production and music by Lukas Kendall and John Takis—based on interviews with Jones and other primary source material.

“The Best of Both Worlds” is a testament to Jones’s remarkable talent and creative imagination—and to the unconquerable human spirit that is the essence of Star Trek. The Expanded Collector’s Edition CD is available for preorder, shipping beginning May 20th.



1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title 1:49

PART I
2. New Providence 1:22
3. Not Ready / Job grabber / Early Worm / No Doubt 2:08
4. Preparations / What Do You Want? / Fatigue / Hansen's Message 2:12
5. Borg Engaged 1:13
6. First Attach / Looks / Tell It Like It Is 5:28
7. Contemplations 0:52
8. Borg Take Picard / Death Is Irrelevant / His Place 4:52
9. Away Team Ready / On The Borg Ship / Nodes 5:19
10. Captain Borg 3:55
Part I Total Time: 27:37

PART II
11. Energy Weapon Fails 3:16
12. Repairs / Humanity Taken 1:17
13. Contact Lost 0:39
14. Repairs Complete / Cemetery Of Dead Ships 2:06
15. Currents 0:56
16. Intervention 4:26
17. Sitting Ducks / Borg Reach Saturn 1:08
18. The Link 2:58
19. Sleep Command / Destruct Mode / Picard Is Back 6:24
20. Picard's Nightmare 1:04
Part II Total Time: 24:31

21. Star Trek: The Next Generation End Title (3rd Season, long version) 1:04

Total Disc Time: 55:12



This product will be in stock on Monday 20 May, 2013.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Awesome, thanks Jason! Ordered without hesitation!

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Ordered!!!

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Sweetness! Ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Psst - Buysoundtrax has Ron Jones autographed copies (first 100) listed now.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Psst - Buysoundtrax has Ron Jones autographed copies (first 100) listed now.

Thanks for the heads-up! One more copy ordered! Wonder how to figure out if I was able to secure a signed copy?

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)



Thanks for the heads-up! One more copy ordered! Wonder how to figure out if I was able to secure a signed copy?


No prob...I ended up ordering one from GNP, and then ordering one from BSX after seeing the post on their FB page regarding the signed copies. I guess we will just have to wait until it shows up in the mailbox to see if we were lucky enough to secure a signed copy.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

talk about milking a dead horse.
Sure, I'll get it, but only after making a grudging mixed metaphor. wink

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

I am happy to buy this both for the improved sound and as a thanks for the cooperation of GNP on the La-La Land TOS boxed set. Ordered and thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Ordered too from GNP. I guess no autograph copies from them?

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Ordered.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

I guess we will just have to wait until it shows up in the mailbox to see if we were lucky enough to secure a signed copy.

Fingers crossed my friend!

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Just ordered this! So excited!! Can't wait to write to this music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Any chance autographed copies still available? I know, e-mail them and ask because they will not post here.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Any chance autographed copies still available? I know, e-mail them and ask because they will not post here.

You can always ask Ford through Facebook.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Deadwalker   (Member)



Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Any chance autographed copies still available? I know, e-mail them and ask because they will not post here.

You can always ask Ford through Facebook.


If you want one, I'd order very quickly...


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

oh boy, \the nutjobs who want every cue individualized are gonna be pissed!

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

oh boy, \the nutjobs who want every cue individualized are gonna be pissed!

Only when importing in Itunes wink

Try to type up this baby from the Ron Jones set:

29. Experiment Failed M33/ Shut Down M34/ Crystal Breakdown M41/ Working on It M42/ Only Way M43/ 26 Minutes M44/ Possibility M51

 
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