Tron Legacy Soundtrack: Daft Punk (CD) - £5.65 @ Amazon
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Tron Legacy Soundtrack: Daft Punk (CD) - £5.65 @ Amazon

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Found 26th Apr 2011Made hot 26th Apr 2011
Amazing soundtrack!

I know the price of this isn't that low but this is the cheapest it's been.

Review
The futuristic and mysterious dance masters Daft Punk appear to be the perfect group to compose the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. The original film is fondly remembered by many despite its failure at the box office. Its musical score was composed by legendary composer Wendy Carlos, responsible for synthesizer classics such as Switched-On Bach and the soundtracks to A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. With Tron: Legacy Daft Punk have updated Carlos' original musical vision by delivering a sophisticated integration of acoustic and electronic instrumentation.
The opening Overture is a majestic orchestral affair that builds to a finale of crashing cymbals and thunderous timpani before fading gradually into silence. The Grid features Jeff Bridges setting the narrative scene in characteristically rich, solemn tones. The music pleasingly matches that quality with saturnine orchestration and a muscular rhythm.

For the first 11 tracks Tron: Legacy is every inch the film soundtrack, musical episodes painting dark and sombre soundscapes. Then the stately-paced End of Line delivers a catchy synth-riff that repeatedly punches like a silicon fist in a latex glove. Derezzed ups the ante in rousing fashion before Solar Sailer glides gracefully in on sighing strings and gently arpeggiating synths. These tracks form the apex of the album, and the music that follows restates and consolidates themes.

The sonic might of the 100-member symphony orchestra assembled by Daft Punk is wielded to powerful effect. The penultimate track Tron Legacy (End Titles) thrillingly expounds the main theme with a tidal wave of a string section accompanied by tweaked synths. Finale recalls the majesty of Philip Glass' main theme for the film Koyaanisqatsi. It's a shame that the film's audience will most likely miss this music, having left the theatre during the credits, as it's a lovely final composition. Although not musically revolutionary, Tron: Legacy suggests the adrenaline rush of a black panther roaming nearby in the darkness, heard but not yet seen.

18 Comments

Cheapest price now...but not cheapest its been...it was free on MFlow a few months back still heat added

Hot from me, haven't seen it any cheaper and you're right - it's amazing!

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bfjem

Cheapest price now...but not cheapest its been...it was free on MFlow a … Cheapest price now...but not cheapest its been...it was free on MFlow a few months back still heat added


I should have added its CD not download, doubt they were giving away the cd free! X)

Dantooine

I should have added its CD not download, doubt they were giving away the … I should have added its CD not download, doubt they were giving away the cd free! X)



Good point deffo a great soundtrack though!

Fantastic soundtrack!

Excellent soundtrack - appeals to both Daft Punk fans and traditional movie score fans alike.

Heat added.

Their first really duff album, suits the movie.
Edited by: "montblanc" 26th Apr 2011

Great soundtrack, good price

It gets very repetitive, but what's there is great! It sounds very familiar despite sounding like nothing else.

remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that the band had virtually nothing to do with this, Disney hijacked the project and forced through their vision, the band were very annoyed to say the least

for me, the best song is "the game has changed" incredible track!

Outlands is my favourite of the moment!

Fantastic soundtrack!

And for the fans, or those who have got bored of the soundtrack, the Tron Legacy Reconfigured OST album is also amazing! It's cheapest at Zavvi at the moment by only a few pence:
zavvi.com/cd/…_cd

roryk83

remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that … remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that the band had virtually nothing to do with this, Disney hijacked the project and forced through their vision, the band were very annoyed to say the least


That would make sense as there's no way Daft Punk would make the horror that are the electronica sections of this album.

roryk83

remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that … remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that the band had virtually nothing to do with this, Disney hijacked the project and forced through their vision, the band were very annoyed to say the least


Apparently it's the Reconfigured album that he is talking about, not this one. dailytrojan.com/201…ea/

Also, talking about remixes, I quite like this remix of Derezzed by The Glitch Mob. youtube.com/wat…0E8

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montblanc

That would make sense as there's no way Daft Punk would make the horror … That would make sense as there's no way Daft Punk would make the horror that are the electronica sections of this album.


It doesn't make sense. They had everything to do with, thats why its so good. If you're expecting a dance album then you will be disappointed, but thats not what its meant to be.

I don't like it as a soundtrack either, the electronic bits just aren't Daft Punk calibre, I mean two of the tracks sound like bad Terminator and Blade Runner rip-offs. It seems to me that people are going emperor's new clothes on it just because it's Daft Punk, just like the disappointing Radiohead album and the god-awful MIA one. If anybody else produced it, nobody would care.
Glad people enjoy it though, that's something positive
Edited by: "montblanc" 27th Apr 2011

roryk83

remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that … remember reading somewhere that the ex-manager of Daft Punk stated that the band had virtually nothing to do with this, Disney hijacked the project and forced through their vision, the band were very annoyed to say the least



That was the remixed version released a few week back.
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