Best Film Soundtrack I have heard in Years,
This review is from: Star Trek - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
I will gladly admit that this was an impulse buy when shopping in the high street. So I had no idea what to expect from this CD. I had watched the film many months previous in the cinema, and had it one DVD, but did not anticipate how impressive the soundtrack actually was. As an Orchestral trombonist I really love a brass heavy soundtrack, especially one that features the lower brass (Trombones and Tubas) and some of the pure unadulterated power coming through in some of the tracks is a glory to behold!
That being said, this isn't some glorified orchestral drum and bass! Some of percussion use is brilliant, the solo french horn for kirks motif is beautiful as is the solo Violin in 'That New Car Smell'. For me the track 'Enterprising Young Men' was the perfect accompaniment to the introduction of the USS Enterprise in the film, I was really blown away. 'Labor of Love' accompanied the birth of Kirk and the death of his father, and is a very moving piece of orchestration.
A worthwhile buy!