Our friends over at La-La Land Records are just going nuts with their Star Trek soundtrack projects these days!

While fans are getting their new Star Trek: Voyager collection delivered in the coming days, La-La Land tonight announced yet another March Trek music release – revisiting the 2012 recordings of the expanded Star Trek: The Motion Picture score in a lovely vinyl release!

Due in just two weeks, La-La Land’s new two-LP collection of Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture score will arrive with colored vinyl records, brand new V’Ger-themed packaging artwork from Daren Dochterman, and a twelve-page booklet of notes and information.

The Motion Picture score release was produced by duo Bruce Botnick and Mike Matessino, like their 2012 CD edition.

Soundtrack insider Neil S. Bulk shared a few more details about the upcoming vinyl set on Twitter:

The new Motion Picture vinyl release will be available for sale at LaLaLandRecords.com on March 14.

  • Locutus

    Hot diggity! This is a real nice surprise.

  • James

    Great artwork!

  • Admiral SnackBar

    I owned the original soundtrack release on cassette tape, vinyl and then purchased the 3-CD deluxe set. I honestly don’t mind purchasing it one more time in this format. It’s an all-timer soundtrack for me.

  • M33

    It really is one of the best Star Trek scores ever made.

    • Cabo 5150

      …and beyond that, I think it’s one of the best movie scores of all time – period.

    • Locutus

      I agree! The only vinyl Star Trek release I have is La La Lands Star Trek II. It is so much fun to listen to that soundtrack as well. I am very excited to add The Motion Picture to my vinyl collection. I enjoy that soundtrack even more. It really set the tone and elevated the bar for the next 40 years of Star Trek music.

      • Croweyes1121

        Do you mean the Star Trek II vinyl from Mondo? To my knowledge, La La Land never released a vinyl score for Trek II.

        • Locutus

          Thanks for the correction. You are absolutely right. That was a Mondo release of Trek II. Hopefully, La La Lands release is of equal quality. I’ve already ordered one!

          • Daniel Pulliam

            I am actually hoping that it is much better quality than the Mondo pressing. There was a lot of surface noise on that release. The packaging was absolutely stunning, though.

  • Vger64

    Just take my money now!!

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    I’m waiting for the 78 vinyl edition, and then I’m going to play is while using my VHS version of TMP. I want old analog sound and 325 lines of resolution with a square aspect ratio for my viewing and listening experience for this — just like Rodenberry and Wise intended.

    • Cabo 5150

      I have a fairly high end Hi-Fi separates set-up in a dedicated listening room, and, IMHO, immaculately pressed 180g vinyl played on a quality turntable sounds noticeably, and quite surprisingly, superior to CD.

      Also, I’ve tried a few Hi-Res FLAC (24bit/192kHz) downloads and have really struggled to hear a qualitative difference from standard CD. The whole Hi-Res thing has the distinct aura of snake oil to me! I definitely won’t be purchasing any more.

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        You should see TMP when presented on my mint JVC Super VHS and 32″ Sony Trinitron TV. Way better than Blu-Ray!

        • Cabo 5150

          I think I was being unclear, I’m not getting this TMP vinyl release myself (quite happy with the last CD box), so I won’t be able to make even a subjective judgment call on this.

          My post was merely a broader comment on the listening experience, I know a lot of audiophiles prefer that “warm” sound. There are certainly facts and figures you can source “proving” the superiority of digital, but I assume they’re working from 24 bit files here – and D/A conversion as come a heck of a long way in recent times.

          IMO, it’s much more about the end user experience than production techniques employed though, and I don’t think it’s possible to make a definitive call on how “impressive” a given format/release is comparatively until one has judged said formats in the same listening environment through the same amplifier/speakers.

          Personally, I actually prefer the convenience of digital overall, and only spin a vinyl LP every now again, but they *can* sound really impressive – especially, IMO, if the source material and subsequent “chain” is completely analog in its journey to your speakers!

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Ah, OK, I see where you are coming from.

            Rule of thumb — whatever a recording was made from originally (Analog or Digitial), it will nearly always sound best in that mode, and with as little conversions or messing with the sourced masters as possible. That’s why older music, recorded originally in Analog, and pressed to vinyl, seems to sound better than that same recording on a CD. The reverse is true as well — the CD will typically sound better than a record if the source master was a digital recording.

            There is also the “sentimentality factor” that some people just like that very slight “noise and smoothing effect” that vinyl gives them, while others prefer their sound to be as close to the sound as if they are in the recording studio (CD sound).

          • Cabo 5150

            Ha ha, yeah, I often think a “sentimentally filter” would be extremely useful across so many scenarios!!

  • KH

    Does anyone know if this will be available as a hi-res download?