I love this score. its perfect for moment of wonder or awe. For me its a great start to some of the holiday weekends like Memorial Day. But a its been out of print for a while. 2010 really needs a reissue or even better an expanded release.
The 1984 CD has the same 9 tracks as the LP. It hits most of the high notes but even given David Shire's sometimes sparse scores, I would think there would be enough for an extended release.
I think we have nearly the whole thing already. If memory serves, the music that was left off was several repetitions of the "Earth" music in the opening scenes with Roy Schneider's family. Most of Shire's score wasn't even used, so although I would welcome a reissue, it would be more to improve the sound - which was rather pinched and thin - than to expand the music.
You'll probably be surprised to hear ME (Mr. SciFi/Synth Guy) say that I think 2010's Synclavier based score sounds a bit dated and cliched to my ear nowadays. That said, I would buy any remaster/expansion for a few tracks. It always bugged me that the wrong Ligeti cue was used for the monolith scenes.
Thanks for the link Ford. Reading what is written at the end makes me want to hear the score as heard in the film and also anything else he recorded that was not used. I have always loved this score and would buy it in a heartbeat. Is it tremendous? Not at all. However, I feel like it was never really given the chance to shine....and deserves one.