STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS
March 22, 2018
“Final Cut” of Joel Goldsmith’s STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS Released by Dragon’s Domain Records – includes forty minutes of previously unreleased music
Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed by BuySoundtrax Records, will be releasing STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS – THE FINAL CUT, featuring music composed by Joel Goldsmith for the pilot episode of the long running television series. This episode originally aired with a portion of its score coupled with tracked music from the 1994 motion picture. Now, for the first time, Joel’s complete score for the pilot as it was meant to be heard is available on CD.
Based on the popular 1994 science fiction film STARGATE, created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, STARGATE SG-1 premiered on the Showtime channel in July 1997 and later moved to the SciFi Channel in June 2002. The story of STARGATE SG-1 began about a year after the events of the theatrical film, when the United States government learns about an ancient alien device, the Stargate, and its ability to access a network of other Stargates on a multitude of other planets. The SG-1 teams, consisting of soldiers from the United States armed services and scientists, were quickly formed to explore the galaxy and and defend Earth against alien threats such as the Goa’uld, the antagonists from the feature film, and other races. The series was a ratings success and ran for ten seasons, some 214 episodes. Joel Goldsmith was the primary composer for STARGATE SG-1 and continued to lead the charge when the franchise expanded to include STARGATE: ATLANTIS and STARGATE: UNIVERSE.
Joel Goldsmith was the third of four children of singer Sharon Hennagin and legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. Since his first cinematic composition, a collaboration with then-newcomer Richard Band on the low-budget science fiction thriller, LASERBLAST (1978), Joel scored a number of feature and television films throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, including the sci-fi series SUPER FORCE (1990), Roland Emmerich’s early sci-fi thriller MOON 44 (1990), and Jim Wynorski’s gentle family comedy, LITTLE MISS MILLIONS (1993). After the TV series THE UNTOUCHABLES, Joel went on to score BAD BLOOD (1994, aka VIPER), TV’s HAWKEYE (1994), Jim Wynorski’s VAMPIRELLA (1996), KULL THE CONQUEROR (1997), TV’s WITCHBLADE (2000), and HELEN OF TROY and several iterations of the STARGATE TV series (1997-2011). He also provided synthesized sound effects for STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) and composed additional music for STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (1996). Tragically, Joel passed away at the age of 54 in 2012, from cancer.
The first episode of STARGATE SG-1 was titled ‘Children Of The Gods.’ Goldsmith wrote a complete score for the episode but the decision was made by MGM in post-production to also include selections from the score composed for the 1994 feature film. At the time of the episode’s debut, a soundtrack album was released by Milan Records that was representative of the music used in the episode, which included a portion of Joel’s score along with selections from David Arnold’s score for the feature film, with a running time of nearly 45 minutes. In 2009, producer Brad Wright received permission from MGM, the studio that owns the franchise, to recut ‘Children Of The Gods’ and present it as it was originally intended, which included restoring Joel Goldsmith’s orchestral score.
Dragon’s Domain Records presents STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS – THE FINAL CUT, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, featuring forty minutes of previously unreleased music. The booklet contains liner notes written by series creator and executive producer Brad Wright.
STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS – THE FINAL CUT is a limited edition of 1000 units. The album is available for pre-order at www.buysoundtrax.com and is expected to start shipping the week of March 26th.
For more details and to sample some tracks, see: buysoundtrax.com