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Soundtrack albums released containing music from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Volume 1: "Encounter at Farpoint"

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Composer(s): Jerry Goldsmith
Dennis McCarthy
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Released: 1988
Length: 36:21
Reference(s): GNPD 8012
# Name Time
01 Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title *† 1:45
02 Stardate * 1:43
03 Troi Senses 1:42
04 Picard's Plan * / First Chase * / First Chase (part 2) * 2:41
05 Detaching * / Separation *‡ 2:41
06 Shaken / Court Time / There Goes Da Judge 2:29
07 USS Hood / On Manual 3:18
08 Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credit † 1:03
09 Personal Log * / Admiral / Old Lovers 2:24
10 Caverns* 1:27
11 Splashing‡ / The Woods / Memories * 2:45
12 Scanned / Big Guns / Unknown 3:04
13 Revealed / Reaching Out 4:39
14 Departure * 1:07
15 Main Title #2 (alternate main title) *‡ 1:43

* Contains "Theme from Star Trek TV Series" composed by Alexander Courage

† Contains "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture" composed by Jerry Goldsmith

‡ Written and recorded for, but not contained in episode

Volume 2: "The Best of Both Worlds" Parts I and II

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Composer(s): Jerry Goldsmith
Ron Jones
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Released: 1992
Length: 46:54
Reference(s): GNPD 8026
# Name Time
01 Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title *† 1:44
02 New Providence 1:22
03 Hansen's Message 1:27
04 Borg Engaged 1:18
05 First Attack 5:04
06 Borg Take Picard 3:05
07 Death is Irrelevant 1:35
08 Away Team Ready 1:20
09 On the Borg Ship ‡ 1:28
10 Nodes 2:53
11 Captain Borg * 3:56
12 Energy Weapon Fails 3:16
13 Humanity Taken :57
14 Contact Lost :38
15 Cemetery of Dead Ships 1:45
16 Intervention 4:23
17 The Link 2:58
18 Sleep Command 3:54
19 Destruct Mode / Picard is Back 1:36
20 Picard's Nightmare 1:02
21 Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credit † 1:02

* Contains "Theme from Star Trek" by Alexander Courage.

† Contains "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture" by Jerry Goldsmith.

‡ Written and recorded for, but not contained in episode.

Volume 3: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Unification" I & II, and "Hollow Pursuits"

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Composer(s): Jerry Goldsmith
Dennis McCarthy
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Released: 1993
Length: 46:01
Reference(s): GNPD 8031
# Name Title
01 Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title *† 1:50
02 Duality / Enterprise-C 2:55
03 Averted / Richard / Guinan / Back to Battle / Cmdr. Garrett 4:31
04 First Kiss / Not to Be / Empty Death / Reporting For Duty 3:45
05 Klingons / Skin of Teeth 5:42
06 In Case You Forgot 1:36
07 Sarek 1:46
08 Sarek Drifts Away 2:34
09 Another Captain / Food Fight :58
10 Victims of Holography 3:44
11 Sacrificed / Mind Meld 2:41
12 Barclay Mitty 2:23
13 Tissue Samples / Sad Sack / Staff Confab / Hololust 3:01
14 Lady Gates / Swordplay 2:14
15 Madame Troi / Blissful / Out of Control / Warp Nine 1:54
16 Warposity 3:21
17 Plan 9 :19
18 Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credit † :47

* Contains "Theme from Star Trek" by Alexander Courage.

† Contains "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture" by Jerry Goldsmith.

Volume 4

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Composer(s): Jerry Goldsmith
Jay Chattaway
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Released: 1998
Length: 48:21
Reference(s): GNPD 8057
# Name Time
01 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Main Title *† 1:49
02 Suite from "Tin Man": Not Nice / Right / Scared 4:44
03 Suite from "Tin Man": Closing / Tin Man Contact / Romulans 2:55
04 Suite from "Tin Man": Meet 3:23
05 Suite from "Tin Man": No Choice / Tam 3:57
06 Theme from "The Inner Light" ‡ 2:50
07 "Sub Rosa": Hooked on Ronin 3:59
08 "A Fistful of Datas" 4:53
09 "Dark Page": Painful Revelation 5:27
10 Suite from "Descent", Parts I and II: They're Back! 2:53
11 Suite from "Descent", Parts I and II: Hook, Line & Sinker 3:20
12 Suite from "Descent", Parts I and II: Crusher to the Rescue 1:57
13 "Birthright, Part I": Data in Dreamland 5:22
14 Star Trek: The Next Generation: End Title † :46

* Contains "Theme from Star Trek" by Alexander Courage.

† Contains "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture" by Jerry Goldsmith.

‡ Not original soundtrack.

Collector's Set

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Composer(s): Jerry Goldsmith
Dennis McCarthy
Ron Jones
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Length: 2:09:16

This collection consists of Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

The Ron Jones Project

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Composer(s): Ron Jones
Label: Film Score Monthly
Length: 16:32:44
Main article: Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Ron Jones Project.

A fourteen-disc, limited edition collection featuring forty full-episode scores from Ron Jones.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume One

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Composer(s): Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney, Fred Steiner
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 3:55:55
Main article: Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume One.

A three-disc, limited edition release featuring contributions from Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney and Fred Steiner.

"The Best of Both Worlds" expanded

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Composer(s): Ron Jones
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Length: Unknown
Main article: "The Best of Both Worlds" Expanded Collector's Edition

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