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'Star Trek: Discovery' Original Series Soundtrack to Be Released

CBS Television Studios announced on Tuesday the upcoming release of the original series musical score for Star Trek: Discovery, the latest incarnation of the classic sci-fi franchise that is streaming on CBS All Access.

The soundtrack album, featuring the score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Russo, will be available globally as digital downloads starting Friday, Dec. 15, with pre-sales beginning Friday, Dec. 8. A CD and vinyl album release of the soundtrack is expected in early 2018.

"The producers and I talked a lot about telling this story from an emotional point of view,” explained Russo, about his score. “Relationships play a big role in this incarnation of the series, so trying to be true to that and create themes that connect characters is important.”

“Grand, glorious, hopeful, heartbreaking, intimate, bittersweet, tense, soaring, surprising.  Over 51 years, in its many iterations, there's been no shortage of adjectives to describe the music of Star Trek,” said series co-creator Alex Kurtzman. “On the other hand, the list of composers capable of capturing them all is short, and this is where Jeff Russo comes in. Jeff manages to hold each note in beautiful balance, evoking the nostalgia of Alexander Courage's original theme while scoring Discovery with his own unique ear and heart. We're lucky to have him, and we hope you'll love his music as much as we do.”

Star Trek: Discovery Soundtrack Album Track Listing
1. MAlN TITLE (AIRED VERSION)
2. WE COME IN PEACE
3. FIRST OFFICER'S LOG
4. I'LL GO
5. THE DAY IS SAVED
6. TORCHBEARER
7. PTSD
8. PERSISTENCE
9. STRANDED
10. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?
11. I CAN'T DANCE
12. CAPTAIN MUDD
13. STELLA
14. FACING OFF
15. UNDETERMINED
16. WATCH THE STARS FALL
17. WEAKENED SHIELDS
18. WHAT'S HAPPENING?
19. PERSONAL LOG
20. THE CHARGE OF MUTINY
21. MAIN TITLE (EXTENDED)

'Star Trek: Discovery' Chapter 2 to Begin in January

Chapter Two will feature the remaining six episodes of Season 1.

Star Trek: Discovery returns with new Season 1 episodes Sunday, Jan. 7, CBS All Access