Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra|
Symphonic Star Trek
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Star Trek Audio CD of the century?
Bubba | 11/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, maybe thats stretching it, but this is certainly the Star Trek CD of the moment. With 28 tracks, spanning the full 74 minutes allowed by the CD, you're not shortchanged with this purchase at all. Its a bargain at any price. With the best music from all the series and all the movies, including classics such as "A Busy Man", you'll be listening for hours. If you don't currently own any audio tracks of Star Trek, then make this one the one you buy! I promise you wont be disappointed. I certainly wasn't! Thank You Mr. Kunzel!"
Outdated now, but still a good CD to have.
tjguitar | 07/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD, even if it is outdated (no theme from First Contact, Insurrection or Nemesis.) But this CD is great. The sound effects are annoying, that much we can all agree on, but for those bashing the concert arrangement of the Original Series theme...this is the arrangement by Alexander Courage himself arranged for concert, its performed the same way by John Williams and the Boston Pops on the CD "Out of This World" among other Williams/BPO compilations. I would rank this CD below Silva's "The Star Trek Album" and Varese's "The Ultimate Star Trek", but above Naxos "Star Trek" album. Though, a Star Trek fan should have all of them! and even if your not a star trek fan, this is a good sampler at a cheap price. People selling this for under $5 with shipping! Thats a bargain. Standouts for me are Star Trek II and Generations. The Generations Overture (End Credits) sounds so much better with a larger symphony like the Cincinatti Pops than the orchestra Dennis McCarthy used for the movie.
Great music, stupid effects..
Bubba | New Hampshire, USA | 03/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I totally agree w/ other reviewers that mention the lame effects. Although I can't find as much fault in the disc as others. The music is just done too well. The pieces sound truly incredible on a great stereo set. I can't say if this is due to the special Telarc recording or not. Most especially wonderful is track 4: End Title from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The energy in the recording is amazing!Yeah, w/ a full on soundtrack you get more. But this CD really does hit the highlights of the 'classic' Trek movies and some of the TV bits as a bonus.My only complaint is that the effects are spread through the music and break things up too much. They are kinda cool the first or second time through, but having them all at the end would let me just hit eject rather than wade through them. At least they are separate tracks I can pick them out using my players program mode. Oh, and the 'Borg' bit at the end: yeah, it is quite probably the lamest thing I've ever heard.. ..Sorry guys!"