This appeals to me on so many levels, as a Trekkie, a fan of TV & movie scores and a self-proclaimed connoisseur of musical scores. Over the decades since Star Trek has been off the air, I have anxiously awaited the release of the musical scores from the original series (known to most fans a TOS). Some music has been released here and there over the years, but we were still missing a great deal of it. I was worried that the original tapes the music was recorded on had not survived time and disaster at Paramount Studios.
Imagine my total and complete surprise at the announcement from La-La Land Records of the release of every piece of music recorded for the original Star Trek series in a 15-disc box set. The music for the series was composed by Alexander Courage, George Durning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore and Fred Steiner and has been remastered from original studio elements.
“A majority of the music featured in this set has never been released,” said Executive Album Producer and La-La Land Records President MV Gerhard. Of that unreleased music, there is a fairly large percentage that no one has ever heard because it was written and recorded for the show, but never featured in the episodes.”
No date nor price has been set for the release of this timeless box-set but La-La Land Records is taking fan interest into account. La-La Land Records also has yet to decide how many units of the collection will be pressed and is inviting fans to help determine that number by visiting their website and signing up for the Star Trek: TOS Soundtrack Collection mailing list.