Soundtrack label Varese Sarabande surprised us today with the release of the final two-disc deluxe Trek movie soundtrack: Michael Giacchino’s expanded Star Trek Into Darkness score!

nem_soundtrackThe first soundtrack was initially released last year in conjunction with the film, but this Deluxe Edition includes nearly two hours of music from the 2013 film!

From Varese Sarabande:

It’s here!  Star Trek fans and Michael Giacchino fans alike have been clamoring for this one!  Varèse Sarabande is proud to present our Deluxe Edition 2-CD set of Giacchino’s epic score for Star Trek Into Darkness, now featuring two hours of Michael’s soaring score!

Last summer, before heading to a galaxy far, far away, pioneering director J.J. Abrams delivered an explosive action thriller that took Star Trek Into Darkness. In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.  As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Composer Michael Giacchino — an Academy Award winner for his score for Up — reunited with director J.J. Abrams to steer the Enterprise through its darkest territory yet.  This summer Giacchino is represented in theaters by his newest score for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Several tracks have been made available to preview online:

Here’s the full track listing for the album. Those tracks listed in bold were included on the original release:

1. Logos / Pranking The Natives (2:58)
2. Spock Drops, Kirk Jumps (1:43)
3. Undersea Enterprises Inc. (1:33)
4. On The Bridge And On The Rocks (1:42)
5. Sub Prime Directive (2:23)
6. London Calling (2:11)
7. Demotion Emotion (:53)
8. London Falling (2:33)
9. The Pride Of Iowa (:43)
10. Astronomical Manhunt (2:12)
11. Man vs Blaster (1:55)
12. Meld-Merized (2:41)
13. Admiral Exposition (3:23)
14. Personal Space (:45)
15. So Long Scotty (:57)
16. Chief Concern / The Moral Mission (2:15)
17. Covert Carol (:38)
18. Galactic Road Trip (1:16)
19. Torpedo Diplomacy (2:19)
20. Spock And Uhura (1:05)
21. Klingon Chase / Meeting (5:03) 
22. Harrison Attack (2:46)
23. Harrison Brought Onboard (2:00)
24. Harjugal Visit (2:04)
25. Damage Control (1:18)
26. Scotty’s Floored (1:36)
27. Torpedo Tango (1:08)
28. Cryo Your Heart Out (:17)
29. Harrison’s Heart / Enter The Vengeance (3:44)
30. Mom’s Calling (2:19)
31. You’re Not Safe At Warp (:35)

1. Kirk’s Last Stand (2:24)
2. Guns Down (1:07)
3. Chair Of Command (:57)
4. You Wanna Do What? (1:58)
5. Pull The Trigger (:27)
6. Ship To Ship (2:53)
7. Hallway Fight (1:33)
8. Head Games (1:48)
9. I’m Gonna Make This Simple (2:47)
10. Human Popsicles (1:18)
11. Earthbound And Down (4:19)
12. Warp Core Values (2:57)
13. Max Thrusters (:57)
14. Buying The Space Farm (3:20)
15. Go Get ’Em (1:13)
16. The San Fran Hustle (5:05)
17. Kirk Enterprises (2:57)
18. End Credits (8:43)
19. Ode To Harrison (6:36)
20. Ode To Vengeance (6:29)

You can head on over to Varese Sarabande’s website to secure your order for $26.98.


Other Expanded Soundtracks Also Available:

Order Star Trek:
The Compendium
on Blu-ray today!

Order Star Trek Into Darkness on 3D Blu-ray today!

  • mythme

    ARRG I don’t believe it. I just got the old soundtrack literally 2 days ago!!!! Is there an expanded version of the soundtrack for Abrams’ first Trek?

    • OneBuckFilms

      There was, the Deluxe Edition is long out of print I’m afraid.

  • Chris915

    Almost $30… I can buy 2 movies on blu-ray/DVD/digital combo pack for less than that…

  • Chris915

    Not to mention, with only 6,000 copies… if someone wanted it, didn’t have the money now, might have it later on and it’d be sold out…

  • orinoko

    So, they make the deluxe editions short on supply and then they wonder why people pirate copies off the net. I’d love to have physical copies of these, but unfortunately here in Australia that doesn’t appear to be an option. Thanks guys! 🙁

    • OneBuckFilms

      The situation is not what you think it is.
      As with Star Trek (2009) score, it was short due mostly to the high costs vs. low returns you get with soundtrack releases.
      One of the key costs: the AFM (union for orchestra musicians) have a mechanical re-use fees for music recorded for one medium (the film) being re-used in another (CD), which typically increments in 15 minute blocks after a hefty fee for the first 35 minutes.
      For a CD that would at best sell 8-10 thousand copies, the label has to pay those fees upfront, and with low sales likely, it becomes unfeasible financially to spend that initial money, so the OST is short (some 40 minutes).
      When the demand is there for the complete score for the niche soundtrack market, AFM have a much reduced archival rate, that generally applies to a set number of units under 15,000.
      There are also fees involving licensing the rest of the music for release, the union for the Choir (there’s a big one on this score), the other legal fees etc., also involved.
      To cut a long story short, they have to have a low number of units produced in order to release it at all.
      This goes for any soundtrack specialty label (FSM, Intrada, La-La Land Records et al.).

  • Neill Stringer

    Not as keen on this on, guess I just don’t like the Abrams ones enough. How about other fans?

  • Earlier today, when I tried to check the news on this site, I got a message from my ISP (Verizon) saying that this site did not exist. I don’t know if the problem was on your end or if it was with my ISP, but I thought you’d want to know, if you didn’t already.

    • trekcore

      Thanks Corylea, we had some server problems today. Hopefully they’ve all been resolved now!

  • whbinder

    Here’s hoping this arrives quicker than my Nemesis soundtrack which took weeks to arrive.