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VINE VOICEon 15 November 2010
It's no secret that Jerry Goldsmith was the best at scoring Star Trek. His opening music for Star Trek: The Motion Picture was so good Gene Roddenberry demanded it be used for the Next Generation title sequence. But what the Trek movies really lacked was a definitive theme outside of the famous bookending cue. Every entry seemed to come up with new music to fit new stories (and, most of the time, new composers to do it).

First Contact has the best music of all. The opening music is so noble and uplifting you'll be getting goosebumps. Of his five Star Trek scores he never did better than First Contact and it may be in his top five personal best score ever. Some of the tracks sound a bit too similar to Goldsmith's score for Executive Decision (which he also did that year) but when that wonderful First Contact theme kicks in, man does this CD soar!

This edition of the score is one of those enhanced CD thingies. On it you'll find interviews with Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes and Rick Berman. You have to point and click around the Enterprise to find them. The software's a bit dated and I couldn't get the clips to work. But I probably wasn't working it right. Nonetheless, this is great CD to get. However, it does run a mere 47 minutes, a full 26 minutes short of being complete.

The complete track listing, minus songs, is as follows:

1. Main Title (2:55)
2. Locutus* (1:31)
3. The Enterprise-E (0:28)
4. Battle Watch (aka Starfleet Engages the Borg)* (1:13)
5. Red Alert (2:15)
6. Temporal Wake (2:08)
7. April 4th, 2063 (1:46)
8. The Phoenix (aka Greetings)* (1:05)
9. First Sign of Borg (0:26)
10. 39.1 Degrees Celsius* (4:46)
11. Approaching Engineering* (1:52)
12. Retreat* (4:00)
13. The Borg Queen (aka Data Awakens in Engineering) (1:33)
14. Assimilation* (1:01)
15. Welcome Aboard (2:41)
16. The Gift of Flesh (1:03)
17. Definitely Not Swedish (1:26)
18. Watch Your Caboose, Dix (1:34)
19. Fully Functional (3:20)
20. The Dish (7:14)
21. Bridge Argument (1:56)
22. A Quest for Vengeance (2:41)
23. Evacuate (2:22)
24. The Escape Pods (2:52)
25. All the Time (1:06)
26. Flight of the Phoenix (aka The Starship Chase)* (2:59)
27. Resistance is Futile* (1:46)
28. Victory Over the Borg (aka The Future Restored)* (1:36)
29. First Contact (6:02)
30. End Credits (5:27)
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on 18 February 2001
Star Trek: The First Contact got an owerhelming soundtrack created by the worldwide best soundtrack composer: Jerry Goldsmith. You'll the feeling of a borg-cube, when you hear it. The soundtrack also shows the new Star Trek movie style. Enjoy also Zefram Chochranes favourite songs "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Ooby Dooby" A great extra are the multimedia features on the enhanced CD: Walk through the Enterprise E and discover interviews, sound effects, web links and more.
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on 9 August 2012
This cd contains a huge amount of music from the film "First Contact" including the sweeping orchestral introduction as well as including the Themes from Star Trek: The Movie and the famous Klingon March more than that there is a great amount of other music that you may have missed whilst watching the film, but remember James Cromwell bopping along to "Oobie Doobie" by the late great Roy Orbison well thats included too. Well worth buying if you're a Trek fan, or just appreciate really good movie music. The production is top quality as well with Jerry and Joel Goldsmiths orchestrations and Alexander Courages scores receiving equally good production.
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on 19 April 2012
I think this is the strongest of the Next Generation soundtracks. Its has a great Communist Russian feel that runs throughout the album. My only small gripe, would be that the individual pieces seem a little short & finish to soon.
Also Credence Clearwater Revival did the ordinal version of "Doby Dooby" & Steppenwolf are probably most famous for "Born to be Wild"
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on 11 July 2009
One of the best Trek soundtracks. First contact piece is lovely. Jerry goldsmith is one of thee film soundtrack composers.
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on 3 February 2016
Not so good but ok
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on 8 December 2015
v good
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on 30 January 2015
Super!
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on 8 November 2012
Picard is in his ready room, listening to some opera, very loud as it should be.
Ryker walks in, but Picard doesn't notice him, as he is immersed in this wonderful sound.
We see Rykers reflection in the window as Picard stares out into space.
A moment later Picard see's Ryker and hits pause.
Ryker takes a guess at the score. Picard tells him it's Berlioz.
Les Troyens by Berlioz, which is a wonderful track and is not on this soundtrack?!...
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on 9 May 2011
I love this film so buying the score was only a matter of time. And it's not a total dissapointment but the film is still better.
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