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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm actually pretty jazzed FSM kept the Disco Theme for their release. It's a product of the time and part of an authentic recreation of the LP/CD. It's also a guilty pleasure, like the Logan's Run disco love theme, Close Encounters, and The Incredible Hulk.


Well Logan's Run came out during the height of the disco craze. Wasn't disco dead by the 80's? I never understood why there was a disco arrangement on Search For Spock to begin with.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits (www.thedigitalbits.com) has given a shout-out to this CD (I think he did the same for Trek II). Bill and compnay run my favourite DVD/Blu-ray site and Bill himself is a giant Trek fan. Here's the item (linking is weird because the link always changes):

In other news today, those of you who are soundtrack fans will be pleased to know that Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment are releasing an expanded, 2-disc version of James Horner's complete score for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14037/STAR-TREK-III-THE-SEARCH-FOR-SPOCK-PRE-ORDER/). It streets on 6/1 (SRP $24.95) and includes a 20-page booklet of liner notes. Disc One is the complete score, while Disc Two recreates the original LP release track order, complete with the Group 87 "pop" version of The Search for Spock. Pretty cool. I'll tell you, between FSM (http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/index.cfm) and LaLaLand Records (http://www.lalalandrecords.com/), it's a good time to be a soundtrack fan.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

Score with TheDigitalBits plug !!!

I know ScoreKeeper also posted about it on AintItCool News, and TrekMovie.com also have a plug, like they did for Trek II.

When it comes to Star Trek, news gets around wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   IntoTheVoid   (Member)

One thing that would be of great interest, might be a behind the scenes look at the Star Trek II and Star Trek III soundtrack releases.

I'd LOVE to get some of those technical details, or maybe some notes about what those at FSM/SAE/Retrograde went through to get this out there !!!

This strikes me as a great opportunity to provide a detailed insight into what it really takes for these works of art to be created and released.

Hanging out on these boards, I get an inkling, but what was the process? What were the dilemmas and choices that had to be made?

Maybe that would make a great article for FSM Online?



http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=63889&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I'm actually pretty jazzed FSM kept the Disco Theme for their release. It's a product of the time and part of an authentic recreation of the LP/CD. It's also a guilty pleasure, like the Logan's Run disco love theme, Close Encounters, and The Incredible Hulk.


Well Logan's Run came out during the height of the disco craze. Wasn't disco dead by the 80's? I never understood why there was a disco arrangement on Search For Spock to begin with.



I don't know if we have any disco experts here, but the arrangement in question certainly doesn't sound like disco to me. I'm pretty sure "Disco Theme" is being used here colloquially, or for lack of a better term, not literally.

Notice, that's NOT what it's called in the CDs track listing.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Well Logan's Run came out during the height of the disco craze. Wasn't disco dead by the 80's? I never understood why there was a disco arrangement on Search For Spock to begin with.

Ha, me neither. When I bought the LP, not only was I perplexed at the whole disco version, I was bummed the second record had only that and nothing more of the score.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Ha, me neither. When I bought the LP, not only was I perplexed at the whole disco version . . .


Again, I really don't think it's disco.

I found Group 87 listed at this site:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Group+87

It appears they are more properly categorized as jazz musicians, not disco.

THIS is Star Trek disco:



THIS is Star Trek disco:



THIS is Star Trek disco:



But "The Search for Spock: Theme From Star Trek III (Performed by Group 87)" is NOT Star Trek disco.

I hope there's more about Group 87 in the liner notes, as it appears from the site above that film composer Mark Isham was part of the group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Isham

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


But "The Search for Spock: Theme From Star Trek III (Performed by Group 87)" is NOT Star Trek disco.


Well I only vaguely remember the track. Its long been cut out of my cassette edit and CD edit. And I wish to not remember it. :-P So perhaps that was the wrong description for the track.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)


But "The Search for Spock: Theme From Star Trek III (Performed by Group 87)" is NOT Star Trek disco.


Well I only vaguely remember the track. Its long been cut out of my cassette edit and CD edit. And I wish to not remember it. :-P So perhaps that was the wrong description for the track.


It was listed as "The Search For Spock", track 9 on the GNP Crescendo CD, and nothing on the disk even mentions Group 87.

It was left off of the Silva Screen Records release in the UK.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Ha, me neither. When I bought the LP, not only was I perplexed at the whole disco version . . .


Again, I really don't think it's disco.


I'm too lazy to call it anything else. It's kind of an electro jazz pop version of the theme. "Disco" is easier to type out.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Ha, me neither. When I bought the LP, not only was I perplexed at the whole disco version . . .


Again, I really don't think it's disco.


I'm too lazy to call it anything else. It's kind of an electro jazz pop version of the theme. "Disco" is easier to type out.


And the bottom line is, it was just really tacky!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Ha, me neither. When I bought the LP, not only was I perplexed at the whole disco version . . .


Again, I really don't think it's disco.


I'm too lazy to call it anything else. It's kind of an electro jazz pop version of the theme. "Disco" is easier to type out.


And the bottom line is, it was just really tacky!


...and I love it so.

smile

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

...and I love it so.

smile



Yes, sir!

For me, it runs neck and neck with "Ballad of the Whale."

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

It might be a god-awful track, but there is a sense of nostalgia about it.

It's awful, but once in a blue moon, I have to give it a listen.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I love me some kitsch music. The disco version of the STIII music doesn't do it for me, but I do love the 80s cuts from STIV a lot. "Market Street" is one of those tracks that makes me smile no matter my mood.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

The disco version of the STIII music doesn't do it for me...

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

It's awful, but once in a blue moon, I have to give it a listen.

Well the moon's a window to heaven.

Neil

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

I hope they lead off the expanded Star Trek V with that track!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Ah, yes! Lest we forget:




Well, if Group 87 and The Yellowjackets and (probably) Hiroshima can appear on Star Trek soundtrack re-issues, would it be so much more to ask . . . dare we hope . . . someday . . .

. . . Shaun Cassidy?

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2010 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)



Neil

 
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