I'm buying it no matter what since it's the one STAR TREK TOS film that I don't have the score for. But I wouldn't be surprised if there is a future release with a few fixed tracks.
Oh, it's a fantastic release. I grabbed the initial expanded release on day one. So many amazing tracks that were tragically not included on the original album, plus the alternate opening to the main title, the film accurate 'Stealing the Enterprise' opening, and the 'Returning to Vulcan' track which is really different from the album take.
It was also my first soundtrack purchase that had both the Expanded score on one disc and the Original Album on the second. Glad that became a standard going forward.
See what Dolby Stereo & DDD digital recordings did to the human race? They turned Generation Xers (and everybody since) into high definition CGI lovers who hate acetates, mono sound, leisurely-paced editing & monochrome photography.
I just checked on wiki what treasure INTRADA gave us so far.Man they really pulled some great strings there! Over 800 releases since Vol.1 SWITCHBACK.Amazing And I must say I purchased quite a lot... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrada_Records
Blows my mind anyone could've missed out on the original expanded releases of ST:II and ST:III. Those are holey grails. I understand if someone didn't have the funds at the time but haven't they been in production for a good ten years? I would've sold my grandmothers Oxycodone to finance these purchases if I had to.