Darker and haunting
J. M. DeAngelis | 05/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Jerry Goldsmith's last soundtrack before he passed away.
It's a shame, he brought Star Trek to life through music. All us Trekkers will remember him.
I think he did a marvelous job of making the atmosphere of the soundtrack darker and more haunting and still retains that "Star Trek sound." There are action sequences like "Lateral Run" and "The Scorpion." There are also some touching pieces reflecting back on Data's herioc sacrifice. "A New Ending" and "A New Friend" are perfect examples of Data's last moments.
I was shocked that the producers didn't put in Data's rendition of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies!" I never knew Brent Spiner could sing that well............
Listen to this soundtrack and let it take you back to the world of Star Trek.
Where's the rest of the music?
R. T. Martin | Wichita, KS USA | 02/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love Jerry Goldsmith. While darker than almost all of the other soundtracks (and certainly-thankfully- not as proselytizing and moody as Jim Horner's ST3), I find this one to be as rich as any others with a more percussive tone to it.
My love for this aside, my only complaint is that there is quite a bit more in the way of music from the movie that did NOT make it onto the CD. The entire battle scene from the point of "Stellar Cartography" to the point where the pathetic Romulan warbirds get toasted in about 14 seconds - none of that is on the cd, and it would have been really nice if it was. Cliff Eidelmann's Star Trek 6 soundtrack was a little drawn out for some, but it was a largely complete soundtrack. Us Trekker music buffs really would have appreciated more of the meaty music, not selected excerpts."