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Title Star Trek: The Next Generation Vol. 2
The Best Of Both Worlds
Rating 7/10

Composer Ron Jones
Add. Credits Uses themes by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith
Label, Year GNP Crescendo, 1991 (GNPD 8026)

 

Review

Probably the most brilliant score from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ron Jones really added a new musical dimension to STTNG scoring for this ingenious and suspenseful encounter of the Enterprise crew with the Borg race. Jones gets the most out of his small orchestra (and occasionally his synthesizers) and must be driving the musicians crazy with his rhythmically and harmonically challenging sequences such as in “First Attack”. Aside from formidable action cues, Jones has composed mysterious music that adds a lot to the suspenseful story. There are even some very beautiful moments at the end (“Picard's Nightmare”).

This album comes recommended.

 

Track Rating

  Title Time  
1 Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title 1:40
2 New Providence 1:19
3 Hansen's Message 1:28
4 Borg Engaged 1:16
5 First Attack 4:56
6 Borg Take Picard 3:03
7 Death Is Irrelevant 1:35
8 Away Team Ready 1:15
9 On The Borg Ship* 1:26
10 Nodes 2:55
11 Captain Borg 3:51
12 Energy Weapon Fails 3:52
13 Humanity Taken 0:56
14 Contact Lost 0:34
15 Cemetery Of Dead Ships 1:45
16 Intervention 4:21
17 The Link 2:58
18 Sleep Command 3:52
19 Destruct Mode / Picard is Back 1:36
20 Picard's Nightmare 1:00
21 Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credit 1:02
46:41  

*composed and recorded for, but not contained in episode

 

Overall Rating

Criteria Weight Rating
Composition 50% 7
Multitude of themes 10% 7
Continuity 10% 8
Instrumentation 10% 7
Sound quality 10% 6
Score length 10% 7
Final Rating 100% 7/10

 

Related Links

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~plk/Guide/StarTrekTNG.htm (About the TV series)