La-La Land Records Invites You To Boldly Go Where No Label Has Gone Before
Greetings! ScoreKeeper here offering up a little nugget that is making huge waves in the film and television music industry. A couple months ago I remember reading on La-La Land Records' Facebook page that they were announcing some pretty big soundtrack-related news...probably the biggest of all time. Ya, nice hype. I know LLL's reputation is soaringly high but whenever you quantify something with "all time" you have to raise an eyebrow and temper expectations.
It turns out, they were probably right.
La-La Land Records' has announced they are releasing STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION; a limited edition 15-CD mega-box set featuring all the music from every episode of the original STAR TREK series. Composers featured during the show's three-year run are Alexander Courage, George Durning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, and Fred Steiner.
Included in the set will be 100 pages worth of in-depth liner notes penned by STAR TREK music expert-extraordinaire Jeff Bond. It will retail for $225.00 (tax included).
Whether you are an ardent fan of the original series or not, this is indeed an extremely significant release, and yes, could be one of the most significant in the history of releasing soundtracks. It's epic scope, scale, and ambition are unparalleled. There's no doubt fans have been clamoring for such a release but the sheer magnitude of work involved putting this together made it highly unlikely it would ever happen.
Thanks to La-La Land Records, it will be a reality.
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, LLL will release this historic box-set on December 3, 2012. To commemorate the event, there will be a public screening of two classic STAR TREK episodes, "Mirror, Mirror" and "Amok Time," followed by a discussion with original series composer Gerald Fried and writer David Gerrold. The evening will be hosted by box-set co-producer and liner note writer Jeff Bond.
The event is completely free and all attendees will get a complimentary small popcorn and soda. There will also be a T-shirt giveaway and more prizes. The actual box-set isn't for sale online until December 4th, so this event is also your chance to grab this box set a day early.
It will be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA on December 3, 2012 at 7:30PM. It's free but you do have to reserve your spot by RSVP'ing online. Click HERE to visit the page and reserve your seat today!
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Nov. 8, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
you better have a contest for this.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST
except the price. :(
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST
There's nothing that can stop me.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST
by Read and Shut Up
Starting to squirrel away nickels and dimes TODAY.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST
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Nov. 8, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST
Is the score during the scene when Kirk and Spock fight each other in the arena. Think it's from an episode called Gamesters of something-something. And now, I shall check with YouTube. Thank you, Cable Guy, for giving my wife and I a running joke lo these many years.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST
I mean, I get the nostalgia of watching a few episodes of the cheesy old tv show - but listening to HOURS of the soundtrack? You guys would PAY $225 to DO that??
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST
@claxdog: Super nerd = very yes. @ snookeroo: Lots of unheard music, and all pre-existing score releases sounding better than ever heard before. Listening to all this in one go will NOT be an option!
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST
by Bill C.
...even as I check my credit card balance to make sure I can swing this. But damn I'm hoping Screen Archives or BSX has a pre-order with SOME sort of discount...
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST
I'm not passing judgement over that or advocating it. I'm just pointing out that when people release things like this and then put an insane price on it like $225 the world has a way of answering and it usually involves piracy. That's exorbinant and beyond the practical means of (I believe) the majority of the people out there who would have wanted it. I'd be willing to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 for something like that. I would never even consider giving them $225 for that. Not even if it came with a copy of Kirk's private Orion Slave Girl polaroids from 5 years of shore leave. $225 is for to laugh.
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
It's a done deal - For Sure!
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST
was high. Obviously that's a bargain compared to this. Looks like i'll be getting "Rough Beasts" and "None of the Above" instead!
Nov. 8, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST
Boy I wish I could afford THAT set! One of the things that hooked me most about the Orig. series was the music. As a teenager, when the show first hit syndication in the 70s, that music was always running through my head. Trek was my first true obsession and it was before all the "stuff" came out everywhere. Besides the Ballentine Books releases, the only Star Trek stuff I could get was with Lincoln Enterprises, Mr. Roddenberry's first effort to merchandize the show.
Nov. 8, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST
Yes, everyone goes on and on about Amok Time and the famous fight music, but there is SO MUCH great music in this series. Just to name a few incredible scores: The Doomsday Machine, Mirror Mirror, Charlie X, Shore Leave, The Naked Time, The Corbomite Maneuver, Balance of Terror,City on the Edge of Forever, etc., etc. So glad that the great music composed by Fred Steiner (my favorite), Alexander Courage, Sol Kaplan, George Duning, Jerry Fielding and Gerald Fried can finally get the treatment it deserves. Well done, La-La Land Records!
Nov. 9, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST
@tritium, yup Steiner ruled. Stoked!
Nov. 9, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST
Surely, they will re-do the series with this cleaned up score. This means I will have to buy the original series AGAIN. Okie Dokie.
Nov. 9, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST
by BEHEM Pascal
It's here, and it's the original soundtrack (+Doomsday Machine!): http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Original-Television-Soundtrack/dp/B000001P0W/ref=sr_1_27?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1352478997&sr=1-27&keywords=star+trek Why couldn't they release them all as individual releases instead of one enormous edition like that? I'm a fan but I really can't afford this.
Nov. 9, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
by Darth Macchio
Watching ST back in the day always freaked me out a little and that was almost exclusively due to the very weird and wonderful soundtrack accompanying every show (never did really like the title music as recorded...I like the melody but not the way it was done...but the in-show music was brilliant). This is most assuredly on the "must have" list - great soundtracks are simply bliss to write to and something like this is about as perfect as it can get given the sheer amount of work and consistency of the context.
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