Thursday, June 26, 2014


Disco composer "Meco", who's full name is Domineco Monardo, made a name for himself after Disco-Teching John Williams' stellar Star Wars theme in 1977. The dance-floor version went on to become a big hit -- as did its parent version, of course.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a natural target for Meco when Paramount released that long-anticipated film in December of 1979. His take on Jerry Goldsmith's superb Trek theme hit the notes expected of a disco treatment. This Trekker bought the 45 record when it hit the record shops.

After a conversation with a friend a couple of weeks ago I decided to see if Youtube had an upload. Yes it does; and it's the extended version. It is very nice, beautiful at times, especially when "Ilia's Theme" blossoms. Meco's spin on the first Trek movie's theme sounds even better to me now...

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