Covers - Cover version collection -


This is the list of cover songs of the Star Trek music.
Newly added or updated items are listed first.
Comments for each piece are my personal opinion.


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TOS Star Trek (The Original Series)
  List of the cover tunes of the original series main theme.   Newly added or updated.
 

ST4TOS Theme from Star Trek / THE AMERICAN MILITARY BAND*New!*


Music of the Air Force / THE AMERICAN MILITARY BAND [detail]
1996 Documentary Recordings : No.690CD
Amazon.com

"ST4: The Voyage Home" main title and TOS theme medley played by the American military brass band.


 

TOS Star Trek / HOUSE OF SWANK*New!*


Ladies and Gentlemen / HOUSE OF SWANK [detail]
2001 House of Swank : HOS1593
Amazon.com

TOS theme in bossanova/swing version.


 

TOS Star Trek / PAUSE CAFE*New!*


Pause Cafe / PAUSE CAFE [detail]
2002 Crepuscule : TWI 1113
Amazon.com

Pause Cafe consists of French jazz studio musicians.   Quite standard jazz style.


 

TOS Theme from "Star Trek" / JUDY ROBERTS*New!*


Watercolors / JUDY ROBERTS [detail]
2000 Planet Jazz Records : CD3816
Amazon.com

The vocal version with lyric by Gene Roddenberry.   The tune is in the style of jazz/contemporary.
There is another vocal version by Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), but its lyric isn't by Roddenberry.


 

TOS Surf Trek (Star Trek Theme) / THE RUBINOOS*New!*


Paleophonic / THE RUBINOOS [detail]
2000 Varese Sarabande : 302 066 133 2
Amazon.com | Amazon.co.jp sample

Surf music version of TOS theme.
(Thanks to Scott Carrier)


 

TOS Star Trek / UTOPIA *Updated!*


Demos and Lost Albums / TODD RUNDGUREN [detail]
2001 Nippon Crown : CRCL-7707/08
Amazon.com

A disco/rock version by Todd Rundgren's old band "Utopia."   It was recorded in 1976, but has not been released until 2001.  
(Thanks to Bill Simoneau)




TMPs Star Trek Movies
  Cover versions of the music from the soundtrack of Star Trek Movies.
 

TMP Theme from Star Trek / BOB JAMES*New!*


Hands Down [+1] / BOB JAMES [detail]
2002 Victor Entertainment, Inc., Japan : VICJ-60980
Amazon.com

A fusion/disco version of "ST: The Motion Picture" main title covered by Bob James.   The tune was originally released as EP single in 1979.
The piece that contained in CD album is a long version of EP single.
(Thanks to Ajito)


 

TMP Star Trek Main Title / FRANK SERAFINE*New!*


(single) Star Trek Main Title / FRANK SERAFINE
1980 Discomate : DSP-204


Frank Serafine, who is a special sound effects artist of the movie "ST: The Motion Picture", covered Jerry Goldsmith's main title.   The tune was arranged by Ken Shima and played mainly with the synthesizers.
(Thanks to Ajito)


 

TMP A Star Beyond Time / SHAUN CASSIDY*New!*


(single) A Star Beyond Time / SHAUN CASSIDY
1980 WB/CURB : P-541W


A vocal cover version of "Ilia's Theme" from the movie "ST: The Motion Picture."   Featuring lyrics written by L. Kusik.   According to liner notes of "ST:TMP 20th Anniversary Collectors' Edition Soundtrack," the recording was released only as a promotional single.   But in Japan, this song was commercially released.
(Thanks to Ajito)


 

TMP Star Beyond Time / SILVER SCREEN ORCHESTRA (?) *Updated!*


Star Tracks / SILVER SCREEN ORCHESTRA [detail]
1997 Disky Communications Europe B.V. : DC881572
Amazon.de sample


Film Musik Sound Tracks / STARFIELD ORCHESTRA
Gallery Collection : 45-008


A different version of "A Star Beyond Time." (see above)   Featuring female singer.


 

ST4TOS Theme from Star Trek / THE AMERICAN MILITARY BAND*New!*


Music of the Air Force / THE AMERICAN MILITARY BAND [detail]
1996 Documentary Recordings : No.690CD
Amazon.com

"ST4: The Voyage Home" main title and TOS theme medley played by the American military brass band.


 

ST8 Theme from Star Trek: First Contact / GRADY NICHOLS*New!*


Mysterious Intentions / GRADY NICHOLS [detail]
1997 Grady Nichols, LTD.
Amazon.com

A sax player Grady Nichols covered "ST: First Contact" main theme.   A very romantic and beautiful version in smooth-jazz/new-age style.




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Sorry, the list below is still in old format.




TOS Star Trek
TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation / ANGIAKY

album: Startrek Strikes Back

Italian DJ's remix.




TOS Star Trek
TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation
DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
VGR Star Trek: Voyager
/ APOLLO 2000
album: Out of This World

All four TV series themes played with synthesizers are in one album.   But these are terrible.   I don't recommend.




TOS Theme from Star Trek / THE AURATONES
single: Theme from Star Trek

Funky danceable version.




VGR Star Trek Voyager: 808's in Space / BASS TUBE
album: Television's Greatest Bass Volume 2

This is a low-frequency-enhanced Voyager theme.   There is no specific arrangement.   Just a loud sound of bass.




TOS Theme from Star Trek / DEODATO
album: Very Together

Brazilian composer/arranger Deodato covered Star Trek theme in 1976.   It's a nice fusion/disco style dance tune.




TOS Theme from "Star Trek" / CHARLES R. GREAN
album: Leonard Nimoy presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space

Pop version of 60's psychedelic taste.




TOS Star Trek Theme / CRAIG HUXLEY
album: Genesis Project

Craig Huxley was a child actor who played Kirk's nephew Peter in an episode of original TV show.   Years after that, he composed additional music for the scene of Genesis Project in the movie "Star Trek II" and "Star Trek III".   He performs Star Trek theme with synthesizers and his self-made instrument called "Blaster Beam".




TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation / DANIEL CAINE
album: Fantastic Television Themes

An orchestra version by Daniel Caine featuring Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.




TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation / DAVIE ALLAN AND THE ARROWS
album: The Wild Angels and Other Themes

Instrumental rock version of The Next Generation main title.   Check out this CD's jacket photo!   You can hardly believe that this album contains Star Trek music. :-)




TOSTNG Star Trek / DR. FINK
album: Best of Sci-Fi

Medley of TOS and TNG performed with synthesizers.   It's better to listen MIDI files with good sound card.




TOS Starship Edelweiss / EDELWEISS
album: Wonderful World of Edelweiss

Eurobeat version of theme from the original series.   This piece is not pure Star Trek theme but mixture with song called "Beam Me Up".   Nevertheless, this is a nice performance full of sound effects.




TOS Beam Me Up -Warp Factor-
TOS Beam Me Up -NPi- / EDELWEISS

single: Beam Me Up

Two remixes of the song "Beam Me Up" contain theme from Star Trek.   Design of this CD's jacket is very funny.   Check it out!




TOS Star Trek / THE FEDERATION
album: Themes from the 60's Volume Three

Pop version in which keyboard plays main melody.




TOS Star Trek / G.S.O.
album: Science Fiction Movie Themes





TOS Theme from 'Star Trek' / GEOFF LOVE and His Orchestra
album: Star Wars and Other Space Themes





TOS Theme from Star Trek / HENRY MANCINI AND HIS ORCHESTRA
album: Batman - TV Theme Song Collection

Played by Henry Mancini.




TOS Theme from Star Trek / HIEROGLYPHS
album: Ani-Dance USA





VGR Star Trek:Voyager - in the style of R. STRAUSS
/ HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER SYMPHONY
album: Mozart TV

On this album, several TV themes were played in the style of great classical composers.   Main title from Voyager was arranged to sounds-like Richart Strauss.




TOS Star Trek / JOHN KEATING
album: Space Experience / Space Experience 2





ST Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Main Title
TOS Star Trek: The Television Show - Main Theme
/ JOHN WILLIAMS conducting THE BOSTON POPS
album: Space-Taculars

John Williams's performance.   I like his music very much, but I don't like he plays Star Trek.




TOS Star Trek / KOTO
album: Plays Science-Fiction Movie Themes

An electric pop version.   Some dialogues were sampled from original TV, and used in this piece.




TOS Ultra Quiz Main Theme (Theme from Star Trek)
TOS Ultra Quiz Theme March (Theme from Star Trek)
/ KUNIO YOSHIDA(arr.)
album: America-oudan Ultra Quiz Original Soundtrack

"America-oudan(Trans-America) Ultra Quiz" was a successful Japanese TV program.   In early days of the show, "Maynard Ferguson's Star Trek" was used as theme music, and later, replaced by this tune.




TOS Star Trek / LICK
album: TV Terror

Definitely, most bizarre version of Star Trek theme.   It sounds like some horror movie soundtrack.   Yes, of course, it's the concept of this album.  




TOS Star Trek/ LOOP GURU
TOS Star Trek (Doomsday Theme) / INFORMATION SOCIETY

album: Sci-Fi Cafe

This album is a compilation of TV/Movie themes in ambient-house style, and contains two Star Trek materials.   The one is the original series theme done by Loop Guru.   The other is based on a piece from the original series episode "The Doomsday Machine", performed by Information Society.




TOS Star Trek Theme / MARTY RIFKIN
album: Steelin' the Hits
album: Totally Hot Nashville Steel Guitar





TOS Theme From Star Trek / MAYNARD FERGUSON
album: Conquistador

Maynard Ferguson is a Jazz/Fusion trumpet player.   This album's producer Jay Chattaway became one of the composers of continuing Star Trek TV series.

This piece is also contained in "The Best of Maynard Ferguson"(Columbia CK-36361), "Maynard Ferguson Greatest Hits"(CBS/SONY 25AP-2026), "Gonna Fly Now"(CBS/SONY FCCP 301184) and "Army-Reserve-Maynard Ferguson"(bootleg?).   (Thanks to Yutaka Tsutsumi who runs a website about Maynard Ferguson)




TOS Theme From "Star Trek" / MAYNARD FERGUSON
album: Hot

Another version by Maynard Ferguson.   This album isn't released as CD.   (Thanks to Yutaka Tsutsumi)




ST Star Trek Medley, Pt.1 / MECO
album: The Best of Meco

The Motion Picture main title and The Original Series theme medley in 80's disco sound.   TMP theme takes almost part of this piece, so we can hear only short phrase of TOS theme.   This song was originally issued in the album "Music from Star Trek and The Black Hole"(1980).

The LP "Music from Star Trek and The Black Hole" also contains classical-disco versions of "Klingon theme","Ilia's theme" (these two are from first film) and "Theme from Star Trek (TOS)".   (Thanks to Fred Nelson)




TOS Theme from Star Trek / MONTEFIORI COCKTAIL
album: Raccolta No 1

A version in the style of lounge music.   Sweet sax and colorful electric sound matched together and made a nice atmosphere.   In latter part of the song, the rhythm changed to rumba.   Interesting.




TOS Where No Mandolin Has Gone Before - a/k/a Star Trek
/ NASHVILLE MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE
album: Plectrasonics

Can you image Star Trek theme played by mandolins?   It sounds like Tribble's coo, and makes listener at ease.   Quite a nice piece.




TOS Star Trek / NEIL NORMAN & His Cosmic Orchestra
album: Greatest Science Fiction Hits





ST Star Trek The Motion Picture
/ NEIL NORMAN & His Cosmic Orchestra
album: Greatest Science Fiction Hits II





TOS Vina's Dance / NEIL NORMAN & His Cosmic Orchestra
album: Greatest Science Fiction Hits III
single: Star Trek: Encounters





TOS ST TNG DS9 VGR Star Trek: Encounters
/ NEIL NORMAN & His Cosmic Orchestra
album: Greatest Science Fiction Hits IV
single: Star Trek: Encounters





TOS Theme From "Star Trek" / NICHELLE NICHOLS
album: Out of This World

Uhura sings Star Trek theme with the lyric.




TNG Star Trek -Tekkno Radio Version-
TNG Star Trek -The Tekkno Mix- / ORION

single: "Star Trek" Tekkno Mix

Jacket photo comes from the original series, but this song is a remix of TNG theme.




TOS Star Trek / P. DE SEVILLE & O. TOUSSAINT
album: Lo Mejor del Sintetizador





TOS Theme from Star Trek / THE PHIL WOODS QUINTET
album: Bouquet

This album was recorded at a jazz concert.   Therefore, major part of this piece is improvisation.   I'm not jazz fan, so I was bored.




TOS Star Trek for Jazz Guitar / THE POSH
album: Instrumentally Yours





TOS Star Trek / RICHARD HAMMILTON ORCHESTRA
album: Ougon-Jidai Series - Gaikoku TV Theme Hen
album: Themes from the Un-X-Pected
album: Invasion Day





TOS Star Trek I / RICHIE COLE
album: Popbop

Richie Cole is an alto-sax player of jazz field.




TOS Fanfare from Star Trek / REMIX CO.
album: Cine Remix





ST Star Trek
ST The Wrath of Khan
ST The Search for Spock
/ Silver Screen Orchestra
album: Star Tracks





ST Star Beyond Time
/ Silver Screen Orchestra
album: Star Tracks
/ Starfield Orchestra
album: Film Music Sound Tracks





TOS Startrek (Raumschiff Enterprise)
TOS Medley (Batman/Startrek/Jeannie/Simon Templar)
/ STEVEN D. CLARK
album: SAT.1 presents TV's Greatest Hits II





TOS Theme from Star Trek - Dream Version / TWO OF GALAXY
single: Theme from Star Trek - Dream Version

A version in dream-house style.   Only the phrase of intro part of Star Trek theme was used.




TOS Theme from Star Trek / VAN McCOY
album: The Hustle and the Best of Van McCoy

A 70's disco style version.   This tune was originally released in vinyl album "The Real McCoy"(1976).




TOS Star Trek / THE VENTURES
album: NASA's 25th Anniversary Commemorative Album

The Ventures played Star Trek.   Let's surf on the shore of galaxy!




TOS Theme from "Star Trek" / THE VENTURES
album: Tele-Ventures

The Ventures' another version.




VGR Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title / LE VOYAGE
album: Star Trek 30 Years A Tribute
single: Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title

Pop version of Voyager main title.




TOS Theme from Star Trek / WALTER MURPHY
album: Themes from ET the Extra-Terrestrial

Walter Murphy had a classical-disco hit in 1975 with "A Fifth of Beethoven".   His original series theme is a slightly jazzed up disco style.   I've been told that it is like
Meco's version.   (Thanks to Fred Nelson)




TOS Theme from Enterprise / WARP 7
album: Techno Goes to Hollywood

Techno remix of TOS theme.




TOS Star Trek TV Theme
ST Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation / (unknown)

album: Science Fiction Themes





ST Star Trek the Movie
TOS Star Trek / (unknown)

album: Hallelujah Hollywood!





TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation
TOS Star Trek / (unknown)

album: TV America







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