- Audio CD (Nov. 26 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Universal Music Canada
- Run Time: 116 minutes
- ASIN: B000075BFJ
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,496 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Star Trek: Nemesis CD
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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 26-NOV-2002
Alexander Courage may have given the sprawling Star Trek franchise its signature musical fanfare, but for two decades it's been composer Jerry Goldsmith who's periodically infused the film and TV cycles with their crucial musical heart and soul or, as in the case of this rousing masterwork, their fire and fury. Giving nearly free reign to his notably modernist muse, the veteran has turned in a dark and driving orchestral maelstrom that's relieved only by its edgy, occasionally synth-burnished passages of alien intrigue and mounting suspense. Underpinned by bracing blasts of massive brass worthy of Bernard Herrmann and powered by Goldsmith's passionate sense of drama and mastery of orchestral color and dynamics, it's a score that not only ranks among the best of the imposing Trek musical catalog, but certainly one of the composer's most accomplished sci-fi scores of the last 20 years. --Jerry McCulley
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Goldsmith takes many liberty's and they pay off with "ODDS AND ENDS", entertaining and tightly performed with sinister counterpoints. With the cue "THE MIRROR", arrangement is suspenseful blending incarnation of each character to another level, strings echo while the orchestra responds admirably. The tenth track"LATERAL RUN", opens with a theme similar to "native American" music or a "grand scale Western", heavy on percussion and wind instruments take center stage, dark clouds of brass surface. "FINAL FLIGHT", orchestration abounds with strings and brass coming to the hilt of each melodic note, percussion blends brass and strings running the scales, quite impressive...but would you expect less from our legendary composer. The last cue "A NEW ENDING", includes a few notes from "Blue Skies", the Irving Berlin tune and then Goldsmith brings the entire ensemble to the bridge for an all out celebration. Over forty-eight minutes of "Pure Goldsmith" ~ ably demonstrating that you only get better with age.
Total Time: 48:31 on 14 Tracks ~ Varese Records 302-066-412-2 ~ (11/26/2002)
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