The Best of Both Worlds, Parts I and II: Expanded Collector's Edition

Encounter at Farpoint / The Arsenal of Freedom

Original Television Soundtrack
Expanded Collector's Edition

Composer Dennis McCarthy
Conductor Dennis McCarthy
Performer The Hollywood Studio Orchestra
Catalog # GNPD 8084
Discs / Time 1 / 70:44
Release Date February 26, 2014
Cover Front | Alternates
Label GNP Crescendo Records
Related Release Encounter at Farpoint (1988)

Track Listing

  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (1st season) 1:49

Encounter at Farpoint

Season 1 • 1987 • Dennis McCarthy

  1. Stardate 1:42
  2. Troi Senses / First Freeze 2:15
  3. Stalled / Picard's Plan / First Chase 4:48
  4. Detaching / Saucer Separation 2:38
  5. Shaken / Court Time / Freeze Out / Fair Trial / Out of Order 2:57
  6. There Goes Da Judge / U.S.S. Hood / Magic Apples / Magic Apples (alternate) / Dialog-osity / Shopping Twitch 2:25
  7. Hovering / On Manually 3:19
  8. First Look / Admiral 1:04
  9. Orbiting / Personal Log 0:53
  10. Old Lovers 1:14
  11. Sensing / Tasty / The Woods 1:39
  12. Splashing / Planet Surface / Underground / Caverns 2:25
  13. Memories / Unknown 2:27
  14. Scanned / Big Guns / Typical 2:42
  15. Inside / Q Returns 2:35
  16. Revealed / Reaching Out 4:11
  17. Departure 1:09

The Arsenal of Freedom

Season 1 • 1987 • Dennis McCarthy

  1. Minos / Promo 2:18
  2. Surface Jaunt / Image / Encased 4:05
  3. Circling / Beaming / Second Wave / Shields Up 2:00
  4. Cloaking / Tossed / Near Miss 4:17
  5. Hit or Miss / Global / Separation / Sales Pitch / Bad News 4:33
  6. Earned the Right / Ralph Williams 5:02
  7. Star Trek: The Next Generation End Title (1st Season - long version) 1:02

Encounter at Farpoint Bonus Tracks

  1. Picard's Theme 0:22
  2. MFX53 (synth drone) 0:24
  3. M15 (unused sting) / M16 (unused sting) 0:16
  4. M25A / M25B / M25B-2 (unused source) 0:48
  5. M52A / M52B (unused stings) 0:21
  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title (1st season, unused alternate) 1:44

Alternate Covers

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint / The Aresenal of Freedom alternate cover
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint / The Aresenal of Freedom alternate cover
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint / The Aresenal of Freedom alternate cover

Alternate covers are also available in high resolution on OneDrive.

Technical and Recording Notes

1988 Soundtrack Album

  • Producer: Dennis McCarthy
  • Executive Album Producer: Neil Norman
  • Associate Album Producer & Sequencing: Ford A. Thaxton
  • Recording Engineer: Gary Ladinsky
  • Assistant Engineers: Nick "Beamer" Basich, Ethan Chase, Jim Mitchell, Alan Abrahmson, Mark Pontiatowski and William Talbott Film
  • Music Editor: John La Salandra, S.M.E.
  • Original Album Remix Editor: George Doering
  • Original Album Cover Design: Mark Banning & Neil Norman
  • Graphic Production: Mark Banning
  • Dennis McCarthy Photo: David Mitchell
  • Original Album Notes: Ford A. Thaxton
  • Special thanks to: Patti McCarthy, Carol Baker, Bob Badway, David Mitchell, Robert Earl "Butch" Day, David Hirsch, Alan & Patty Halfill, Sylvia Darko, Rick Berman, Robert Justman and The Gang at AVe L and 8th Street
  • A very special thanks to the "Great Bird of the Galaxy" Gene Roddenberry, for making it all possible.

2013 Expanded Collector's Edition

  • Executive Album Producer: Dennis McCarthy
  • Expanded Edition Album Producers: Ford A. Thaxton, Mark Banning, James Nelson and Lukas Kendall
  • Executive Album Producers for GNP Crescendo Records: Neil Norman and Melanie Clarkson
  • Digital Transfers: John Davis, Precision AudioSonics, Hollywood, California
  • "Encounter at Farpoint" Music Score Remix: Matt Lapoint
  • "The Aresenal of Freedom" Film Music Editor: Gerry Sackman
  • Digital Editing and Mastering: James Nelson, Digital Outland, Tacoma, Washington
  • CD Art Direction: Mark Banning
  • Production Assistance: Jeff Eldridge and Frank K. DeWald
  • Specal Thanks: Roni Mueller, John Van Citters, Marian Codry, Nicole Jaeger, Liz Kalodner, Robert Linden, Mike Joffe and Andie Childs

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