Wendy Carlos' Original 'Tron' Soundtrack to Get Vinyl Reissue
Published Mar 18, 2014Daft Punk earned plenty of attention for their soundtrack for 2010's Tron: Legacy, but soon the soundtrack from the original 1982 Tron film will be revisited via a new vinyl reissue.
While the original pressing of the soundtrack, penned by electronic music legend Wendy Carlos, stuffed more than 50 minutes of music onto one LP, this audiophile pressing will spread the tracks across two 180-gram records. It will come out on Audio Fidelity Records, and while the release date has yet to be confirmed, remastering recently began in Los Angeles.
The music was composed by Carlos, who collaborated with Annemarie Franklin. An announcement from Analog Planet notes that the soundtrack features the 108-piece London Philharmonic Orchestra and the UCLA chorus. The soundtrack was originally intended to be primarily synthesizer with some orchestral overdubs, but the plan was eventually changed to incorporate more orchestral parts.
In addition to Carlos' score, Journey contributed two cuts: "Only Solutions" and "1990's Theme." Those will both be included here.
As far as we can tell, there are no extra tracks included on this reissue, which will come with new liner notes. Stay tuned for precise release details.
Along with Tron, Carlos penned the scores to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980).