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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)





STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (2CD - REISSUE)
Music Composed and Conducted by James Horner


Label: Intrada INT 7172
Film Date: 1984
Album Date: 2022
Time: 116:42
Tracks: 25
Reissue of James Horner 2-CD sci-fi classic!

Reissue of James Horner 2-CD sci-fi classic! Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack now joins the Intrada family of Star Trek feature soundtracks that include Trek’s IV, V and VI, scored by Leonard Rosenman, Jerry Goldsmith and Cliff Eidelman respectively. This 2022 Intrada presentation of the 1984 Search For Spock soundtrack is identical to the previous 2-CD release from the FSM label so owners of that edition need not apply here. Newcomers will discover James Horner launches into the search with an expansion of material he introduced in his 1982 Wrath Of Khan score, then ramps up the action. In dramatic fashion, Horner opens with haunting material and moving ideas for opening flashbacks prior to the title reveal. In dynamic contrast, Horner creates exciting barbaric action material for following “Klingons” sequence, featuring clanking percussion and Tibetan horn. Amongst many highlights, spotlights go to Horner’s lengthy “Stealing The Enterprise”, a tour-de-force of exciting ideas, fanfares and nautical adventure. The Capitol label released 47-minutes of music on their original 1984 album. This current Intrada 2-disc release, reprising the FSM presentation, adds over 20 minutes of music not on the Capitol version. Amongst the many highlights here are the dramatic “A Fighting Chance To Live” that underscores plans to destroy the Enterprise vessel and “Genesis Destroyed”, heard as the planet disintegrates. In balance is “Spock Endures Pon Farr” with haunting strains of Spock’s motif featuring ocarina over vibraphone. Customary for the composer, takes used for the film are often different from the their album counterparts. As such, the original album presentation is also included in this Intrada release on CD 2. The complete score presentation was mixed and mastered by Mike Matessino from the original 3-track stereo film elements. Detailed booklet notes are by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall, with colorful graphic design prepared by Kay Marshall. The score was recorded by Dan Wallin at Paramount in February 1984. Greig McRitchie orchestrates, James Horner composes, conducts. “A dying planet. A fight for life. The search for Spock.”

DISC ONE—Film Score
01. Prologue and Main Title* (6:30)
02. Klingons* (5:57)
03. Spock’s Cabin (1:40)
04. The Klingon’s Plan* (1:01)
05. The Mind-Meld (2:31)
06. Stealing the Enterprise* (8:39)
07. Grissom Destroyed (1:02)
08. Sunset on Genesis (2:17)
09. Spock Endures Pon Farr* (3:04)
10. Bird of Prey Decloaks (3:47)
11. A Fighting Chance to Live (3:52)
12. Genesis Destroyed* (2:42)
13. Returning to Vulcan (4:56)
14. The Katra Ritual (4:30)
15. End Titles* (6:13)
16. That Old Black Magic/Tangerine/I Remember You)
(Johnny Mercer–Harold Arlen)/)
(Mercer–Victor Schertzinger)/)
(Mercer–Schertzinger) (Bar Source) (10:32)

Total Time: 69:45

DISC TWO—1984 Soundtrack Album

1. Prologue and Main Title*† (6:29)
2. Klingons*† (5:56)
3. Stealing the Enterprise*† (8:34)
4. The Mind-Meld (2:31)
5. Bird of Prey Decloaks (3:46)
6. Returning to Vulcan† (4:53)
7. The Katra Ritual (4:30)
8. End Titles* (6:13)
9. The Search for Spock (Theme From Star Trek III)
Produced by James Horner and Group 87 (3:42)

Total Time: 46:57

*Contains “Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)” by Alexander Courage
†Differs from version used in motion picture

https://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12649/.f?sc=13&category=-113

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Very happy this is getting a repressing. A great score and one I needed to replace after my fire.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

A very minor point to praise: Intrada’s spine matches the previous Intrada Trek releases. Minor but appreciated.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

And their new cover also matches the other Intrada Trek releases, removing the border that the FSM releases of II and III had. (LLL's new release of II was also border-free, so now all six original cast Trek films consistently exist in border-free versions...for the OCD among us!)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Will the graphics on the discs be different? I hope so.

Also, cheers to Intrada for bringing back the old Capitol album cover. That one was impossible to find on the internet in anything above bad quality.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

OCD powers — activate! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

You’re right about the new scan of the old album cover; it looks far better than the FSM album scan (and doesn’t have the border, again):
https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/454/Star-Trek-III-The-Search-for-Spock/

And yeah I’m sure the Intrada will have new disc art too. I don’t think Intrada puts film stills and such on their discs.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   DaveM   (Member)

Very happy to bought this score without spending more than 100€. can't say the same about TMP lol

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   ibelin   (Member)

The poster for SEARCH FOR SPOCK is damn beautiful. The blue and pink look so good together. It's my favorite movie poster, and, by extension, its usage here makes this my favorite album cover!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   Andy C   (Member)

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if Ebay scalpers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something wonderful has happened."

Outstanding news! Ordered!

I've wanted this on CD for a long, long time but missed it when it was available from FSM and have refused to pay the eye-watering amounts demanded on Ebay and Discogs.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

And their new cover also matches the other Intrada Trek releases, removing the border that the FSM releases of II and III had. (LLL's new release of II was also border-free, so now all six original cast Trek films consistently exist in border-free versions...for the OCD among us!)

Yavar


Unfortunately LaLaLand doesn't give a crap about your OCD and spines are more important than whether the cover has a red border or not.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

The poster for SEARCH FOR SPOCK is damn beautiful. The blue and pink look so good together. It's my favorite movie poster, and, by extension, its usage here makes this my favorite album cover!

It is a good poster. If you're interested there's a STAR TREK movie poster checklist poster which contains all the posters from THE MOTION PICTURE to NEMESIS, it's quite nice and measures 27" by 40".smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I may actually like THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK score more than THE WRATH OF KHAN score!smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I may actually like THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK score more than THE WRATH OF KHAN score!smile

Me too, Henry, me too…
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=69642&forumID=1&archive=0

Unfortunately LaLaLand doesn't give a crap about your OCD and spines are more important than whether the cover has a red border or not.

Eh, since the first two have been done by LLL and THOSE spines match next to each other, and then there will be four matching Intradas next to them, I’ll still be happy.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

I actually listen to Search for Spock far more often than Wrath of Khan.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

For anyone who doesn't have this, get it.

The OST left off all the dynamic cues that show Horner at his storytelling best. Wrath of Khan is an amazing score, yes, but Spock has so much more emotion and it ebbs and flows so much better.

The expansion is a revelation, so if you haven't heard it, really, its a 5 star must (the OST is a 3 star meh).

Despite many people saying WoK is his best score, I contend that Stealing the Enterprise may be James Horner's career best cue. Its the most played track in my music by a long shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Grack21   (Member)



Despite many people saying WoK is his best score, I contend that Stealing the Enterprise may be James Horner's career best cue. Its the most played track in my music by a long shot.


This x 1000

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Yes, STAR TREK: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK greatly benefited from the more comprehensive, expanded release. When STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN was released by FSM and then LLL, it was nice to have better sonics and some previously missing cues, but STII-TWOK was always a good soundtrack album. The original soundtrack release of STIII-TSFS, on the other hand, suffered in comparison, it seemed less connected and a lesser score compared to II.
The expanded release sure changed that. In fact, as much as I like James Horner's score for STII, I think STIII is an even better score and soundtrack release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Yes, STAR TREK: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK greatly benefited from the more comprehensive, expanded release. When STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN was released by FSM and then LLL, it was nice to have better sonics and some previously missing cues, but STII-TWOK was always a good soundtrack album. The original soundtrack release of STIII-TSFS, on the other hand, suffered in comparison, it seemed less connected and a lesser score compared to II.
The expanded release sure changed that. In fact, as much as I like James Horner's score for STII, I think STIII is an even better score and soundtrack release.


Absolutely. This method of emotional scoring became a major Horner technique for handling pathos, tragic based subjects.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   mattrushing02   (Member)

Maybe I am in the minority, but I loved the red borders. I actually remade them in a more HD format.



 
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