Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast (Themes)
37: Faith of the Heart

The Enterprise Theme.

The main title sequence is very important for establishing a show's tone and identity. With limited changes over the course of the series, it can become highly memorable and sometimes takes on a life of its own. Star Trek has had some of the most memorable, thanks in part to the music. When Enterprise rolled around, however, many fans were outraged when they heard "Where My Heart Will Take Me." The theme for the new series was a rock ballad? Had lyrics? Was originally written for the 1998 film Patch Adams? Sacrilege!

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala takes a look at the song originally title "Faith of the Heart," the careers of the song's writer, Dianne Warren, and vocalist, tenor Russell Watson. In addition to the two versions used for Enterprise, we showcase three others that have been released, as well as Dennis McCarthy's vocal-free variant, "Archer's Theme."

September 26, 2001 (00:01:05)
Dianne Warren (00:02:42)
"Faith of the Heart" (excerpt, performed by R. Stewart) (00:04:56)
Susan Ashton (00:06:52)
"Faith of the Heart" (excerpt, performed by S. Ashton) (00:07:39)
Russell Watson and Changes to the Series (00:10:03)
"Where My Heart Will Take Me" (Season 1 version, performed by R. Watson) (00:12:35)
"Where My Heart Will Take Me" (Season 3 version, performed by R. Watson) (00:14:12)
"Where My Heart Will Take Me" (instrumental end titles by D. McCarthey) (00:15:43)
"Archer's Theme" (composed by D. McCarthy) (00:16:58)
"Archer's Theme" (end titles version composed by D. McCarthy) (00:18:27)
"Where My Heart Will Take Me" (excerpt, performed by K. Campbell) (00:20:12)

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: mt-037.mp3
Category:Themes -- posted at: 5:34pm MST