COMPLETE SCORE

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

Leonard Rosenman
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1986
11
36:16
MCA Records

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STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
Complete Score

Leonard Rosenman
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2011
24
72:44
Intrada

REVIEW

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (ENGLISH)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Leonard Rosenman). Far from the space adventure with epic battles between humans and Klingons, Star Trek IV is a comedy set in the universe of the saga. And it results obvious with just listen to the music of the opening credits over the image of the starry universe, a couple who clearly do not match: the music has nothing to do with navigating the deep space that we have seen in the 3 previous films of the series. The main theme, using the comic theme that prevails in the film, makes the space travel in search of new worlds totally defocus, and centers much of the plot in the Earth of 1986, which gives little or no visual novelty.

It really is an interesting branch of the space story, with travel back in time to the present moment of the film (1986), with well-made comic points, but leaves completely aside the interest of space travel of the Enterprise crew to focus on a film with certain ecological claims.

As in the previous film, Star Trek IV was also directed by Leonard Nimoy, and this time the director could count from the beginning with Leonard Rosenman to compose the music, who had intended to collaborate in Star Trek III. The original soundtrack was released in 1986 and included 11 tracks. In 2011, Intrada reissued the soundtrack including an extensive booklet, notes from all cues and some extras and alternative tracks (including the punk-rock track "I Hate You", the only one not composed by Rosenman and heard on the scene of the bus travel of Kirk and Spock), reaching 72 minutes, something remarkable when only 31 minutes were part of the total score used in the film, despite the 2 hours of duration of it.

In the 2011 edition, we must wait until the second theme, Starfleet Command, to glimpse some of the inherent tension to the space mystery of the film series that, in this time, focuses to a diffuse enemy, with a diffuse origin and diffuse interests. Other themes, such as Market Street, which is really lovely, seem totally external to a Star Trek movie, but, as we have said, although this film continues the story of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, is clearly something else.

Star Trek IV: Misión: Salvar la Tierra (ESPAÑOL)

Star Trek IV: Misión: Salvar la Tierra (Leonard Rosenman). Lejos de las aventuras espaciales con épicas batallas entre humanos y klingons, Star Trek IV es una comedia ambientada en el universo de la saga. Y salta a la vista con tan solo con escuchar la música de los créditos iniciales sobre la imagen del universo estrellado, una pareja que claramente no concuerdan: la música no tiene nada que ver con la navegación por el espacio profundo que hemos visto en las 3 películas anteriores de la saga. El tema principal, al utilizar la temática cómica que prevalece en la cinta, hace desenfocar totalmente los viajes espaciales en busca de nuevos mundos, y centra gran parte de la trama en la Tierra de 1986, lo que le da poca o ninguna novedad visual.

Realmente es una interesante ramificación de la historia espacial, con viaje en el tiempo hasta el momento actual de la película (1986), con unos puntos cómicos bien conseguidos, pero que deja totalmente de lado el interés de los viajes espaciales de la tripulación del Enterprise para centrarse en una cinta con ciertas pretensiones ecologistas.

Al igual que en el film anterior, Star Trek IV también fue dirigida por Leonard Nimoy, y esta vez el director sí que pudo contar desde el principio con Leonard Rosenman para componer la música, a quien ya había pretendido para Star Trek III. La banda sonora original se editó en 1986 y constaba de 11 pistas. En 2011, Intrada reeditó la banda sonora incluyendo un extenso libreto, comentarios de todas las pistas y algunos extras y pistas alternativas (incluyendo la pista de punk-rock "I Hate You", la única que no compuso Rosenman y que se escucha en la escena del viaje de Kirk y Spock en autobús), alcanzando los 72 minutos, algo llamativo si tenemos en cuenta que tan solo 31 minutos formaron parte del score total utilizado en la película, a pesar de las 2 horas de duración de la misma.

En la edición de 2011, hay que esperar hasta el segundo tema, Starfleet Command, para atisbar algo de la tensión intrínseca al misterio espacial de la serie de películas que, es esta ocasión, se centra ante un enemigo difuso, con origen difuso y con intereses difusos. Otros temas, como Market Street, que es realmente encantador, parecen totalmente externos a una película de Star Trek, pero, como hemos dicho, aunque esta película continúa la historia de Star Trek III: En Busca de Spock, es claramente otra cosa.

TRACK LISTINGS
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986)
Total Time: 36:16
  1. Main Title †† (2:39)
  2. The Whaler (2:00)
  3. Market Street *† (4:39)
  4. Crash-Whale Fugue (8:15)
  5. Ballad Of The Whale *† (5:03)
  6. Gillian Seeks Kirk (2:42)
  1. Chekov's Run (1:19)
  2. Time Travel (1:29)
  3. Hospital Chase (1:13)
  4. The Probe (1:17)
  5. Home Again ††: End Credits (5:40)

* Performed by The Yellowjackets, composed by Leonard Rosenman, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip. Arranged by The Yellowjackets.
† Co-produced by The Yellowjackets, David Hentschel and Leonard Rosenman.
†† Contains T.V. theme by Alexander Courage.

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME - Complete Score (2011)
Total Time: 72:44
  1. Logo / Main Title (2:52)
  2. Starfleet Command / On Vulcan / Spock / Ten Seconds Of Tension (1:40)
  3. The Probe (1:16)
  4. The Probe - Transition / The Take-Off / Menace Of The Probe / Clouds And Water / Crew Stunned (3:08)
  5. Time Travel (1:28)
  6. Market Street*(4:38)
  7. In San Francisco (2:01)
  8. Chekov's Run (1:21)
  9. Gillian Seeks Kirk (2:42)
  10. Hospital Chase (1:14)
  11. The Whaler (2:00)
  12. Crash / Whale Fugue (8:38)
  13. Kirk Freed (0:44)
  14. Home Again / End Credits (5:39)
    THE EXTRAS:
  1. Ballad of the Whale* (4:59)
  2. Main Title (alternate) (2:56)
  3. Time Travel (alternate) (1:29)
  4. Chekov's Run (album ending) (1:19)
  5. The Whaler (alternate) (2:05)
  6. Crash / Whale Fugue (album track) (8:15)
  7. Home Again and End Credits (alternate) (5:16)
  8. Main Title (album track) (2:40)
  9. Whale Fugue (alternate) (1:05)
  10. I Hate You** (contains explicit lyrics) (1:59)

* Performed by The Yellowjackets, composed by Leonard Rosenman, Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip.
** Performed by Edge of Etiquette, written by Kirk Thatcher, arranged by Mark Mangini.
† Contains "Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)" by Alexander Courage.

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