Tron: Legacy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"The Game Has Changed" is the name of one of the tracks on Daft Punk's score to Tron: Legacy, and it also fits Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's music for the film. When it was announced that the duo would score the sequel to one of sci-fi's most visionary movies, it seemed like the perfect fit: Their sleek, neon-tipped, playful aesthetic springs from their love of late-'70s and early-'80s pop culture artifacts like Tron. However, Tron: Legacy takes a much darker, more serious approach than the original film and Daft Punk follows suit, delivering soaring and ominous pieces that sound more like modern classical music than any laser tag-meets-roller disco ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"The Game Has Changed" is the name of one of the tracks on Daft Punk's score to Tron: Legacy, and it also fits Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's music for the film. When it was announced that the duo would score the sequel to one of sci-fi's most visionary movies, it seemed like the perfect fit: Their sleek, neon-tipped, playful aesthetic springs from their love of late-'70s and early-'80s pop culture artifacts like Tron. However, Tron: Legacy takes a much darker, more serious approach than the original film and Daft Punk follows suit, delivering soaring and ominous pieces that sound more like modern classical music than any laser tag-meets-roller disco fantasies fans may have had. Tron: Legacy's legitimacy as a score may surprise listeners unaware of Bangalter's fine work on 2003's Irreversible; while that score actually hews closer to Daft Punk's sound, it showed his potential for crafting music beyond the duo's usual scope. Working with the London Orchestra, Bangalter and de Homem-Christo fuse electronic and orchestral motifs seamlessly and strikingly. "The Game Has Changed" may be the most dramatic example: It starts with a wistful wisp of melody that sounds like a ghost in the machine, then swells of strings and brass and buzzsaw electronics submerge but never quite overtake it. Elsewhere, "Recognizer"'s pulsing horns and synths and "The Son of Flynn"'s arpeggios and strings are so tightly knit that they finish each others' phrases. Daft Punk get in a few clever nods to Wendy Carlos' Tron score, from "The Grid"'s blobby analog synth tones to "Adagio for Tron"'s mournful sense of lost wonder. However, for most of Tron: Legacy, they're concerned with pushing boundaries. It's not until the score's second half that the duo's more typical sound emerges on "Derezzed"'s filter-disco and on "End of the Line," where witty 8-bit sounds evoke '80s video games. These tracks come as welcome relief from the tension Daft Punk ratchets up on almost every other piece, particularly "Rectifier" and "C.L.U." Encompassing the past, present, and future of sci-fi scores, Tron: Legacy feels like it grew and mutated from its origins the same way the film's world did. Without a doubt, it's a game-changer for Daft Punk.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087160555
  • Catalog Number: 000567202
  • Sales rank: 2,757

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (2:28)
  2. 2 The Grid (1:36)
  3. 3 The Son of Flynn (1:35)
  4. 4 Recognizer (2:37)
  5. 5 Armory (2:02)
  6. 6 Arena (1:33)
  7. 7 Rinzler (2:17)
  8. 8 The Game Has Changed (3:25)
  9. 9 Outlands (2:42)
  10. 10 Adagio for TRON (4:11)
  11. 11 Nocturne (1:41)
  12. 12 End of Line (2:36)
  13. 13 Derezzed (1:44)
  14. 14 Fall (1:22)
  15. 15 Solar Sailer (2:42)
  16. 16 Rectifier (2:14)
  17. 17 Disc Wars (4:11)
  18. 18 C.L.U. (4:39)
  19. 19 Arrival (2:00)
  20. 20 Flynn Lives (3:22)
  21. 21 TRON Legacy (End Titles) (3:17)
  22. 22 Finale (4:24)
  23. 23 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daft Punk Primary Artist
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Tony Lewis Celli
John Barclay Trumpet, Piccolo
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Jeff Bridges Dialogue
Liz Edwards Violin
Richard Edwards Tenor Trombone
Roger Garland Violin
John Heley Celli
Garfield Jackson Viola
Skaila Kanga Harp
Paul Kegg Celli
Gary Kettel Timpani
Martin Loveday Celli
Rita Manning Violin
Anthony Pleeth Cello, Soloist
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Sonia Slany Violin
Robert Smissen Viola
Jonathan Strange Violin
David Theodore Oboe
Cathy Thompson Violin
Allen Walley Bass
Richard Bissill French Horn
Dermot Crehan Violin
Steve McManus Bass
Mary Scully Bass
Peter Lale Viola
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Celli
Bruce White Viola
David Fuest Clarinet
David Hartley Piano, Celeste
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Rolf Wilson Violin
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Stephen Maw Contrabassoon
Donald McVay Viola
Lindsay Shilling Tenor Trombone
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Jane Marshall Oboe, Cor anglais
Everton Nelson Violin
Nigel Black French Horn
Rachel Bolt Viola
Deborah Widdup Violin
Anna Noakes Flute
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone, Contrabass (Vocal)
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Richard Addison Clarinet
Nick Barr Viola
Chris Worsey Celli
Stacey Watton Bass
Nina Robertson Flute, Piccolo
Owen Slade Tuba, Cimbasso
Vicci Wardman Viola
Karen Vaughan Harp
Richard Skinner Bassoon
Matthew Draper Oboe
Kate Moore Trumpet
Stephen Mair Bass
Mike McMenemy Violin
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Tom Rees-Roberts Trumpet
Debbie Preece Violin
James McLeod Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Roger Montgomery French Horn
Michael Hext Tenor Trombone
John Thurgood Tuba, French Horn
Jo Knight Celli
Katie Wilkinson Viola
Jonathan Williams Celli
Michael Thompson Tuba, French Horn
Jonathan Rees Violin
Phillip Eastop Tuba, French Horn
Katherine Gowers Violin
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
Peter Hanson Violin
Richard Berry Tuba, French Horn
Andy Parker Viola
Eliza Marshall Flute
Dominic Hacket Timpani
Dai Emmanuel Violin
Paddy Lanngian Bass
Glynn Matthews Percussion
Michael Kidd French Horn
Technical Credits
Geoff Foster Engineer
Daft Punk Producer
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
Thomas Bangalter Composer
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Composer
Desirée Craig-Ramos Soundtrack Director
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Paul Hahn Project Executive
Toby Chu Arranger
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Joseph Trapanese Arranger, Orchestration
Sean Bailey Executive Soundtrack Producer
Joseph Kosinski Executive Soundtrack Producer
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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Wow

    This has to got to be one of the best soundtracks I heard. Next to Inception, Lord of the Rings, etc. Daft Punk did an awesome job. Has a nice beat that goes well with the orchestra part. While I like all the tracks, my top favorites have got to be Arena, Grid, Derezzled and Game has Changed.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    <3

    Loved this CD- wish the tracks were longer!

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    "Music to my ears!"

    I can't recommend this soundtrack CD enough! Has many well orchestrated tracks especially "End of Line" which I find myself playing quite often. I saw the movie, tried the cd and now want to see the movie again to listen for the music in the background. Hard to believe all the music put together for this CD is by 2 masked DJ's. On some tracks you would swear it was a full 50-piece orchestra playing it. I'm looking for more from Daft Punk!

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    awesome

    awesome if u ask me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    dont waste you time

    still in the wrapper new took the disc to put in my cd player..dam thing would not read, so i put it in my dvd player same thing..put in my labtop, the bonus content pops up...who the heck checks these discs before they go to package, thats just Bible Study to but a blank disc

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    Love Daft Punk then get this.

    If you love Daft Punk you'll love the Tron soundtrack.

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