Bear McCreary has opened up the market for television soundtracks -- a market once reserved for just movies and musicals. And now "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is joining the game.
La-La Land Records -- which produced soundtracks for "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica" and others -- is releasing a three-disc set for "The Next Generation" in August. It will feature music from Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney and Fred Steiner.
Only 3,000 copies will be produced initially in a limited set, with some copies going on sale in time for San Diego Comic-Con later this month. It's expected to retail through online outlets beginning at $35.
It is not clear which actual pieces and from which episodes will be chosen for this inaugural set, but "The Next Generation" used original music in every episode during its original syndicated run from 1987 to 1994.
Chattaway and McCarthy won Top TV Series awards in 1995 from the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for their work on "The Next Generation." McCarthy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for the series finale, "All Good Things ... "
McCarthy was nominated for similar Emmys in 1992 for "Unification, Part 1," in 1991 for "Half a Life," in 1990 for "Yesterday's Enterprise," and in 1989 for "The Child."
For those attending Comic-Con this year, La-La Land Records will have a spot in the Toy Hungry booth at No. 429. The soundtrack will be available there as well.
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