The highly anticipated original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy Award-winning French duo Daft Punk, will be released by Walt Disney Records on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
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Presented in Disney Digital 3D™, Walt Disney Pictures' TRON: Legacy hits U.S. theaters on December 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.
Having grown up with admiration of Disney's groundbreaking original 1982 film TRON, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain's premier scoring facility.
From Daft Punk's first single release in 1993, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were hailed as a new breed of electronic music innovators.
Following their seminal debut in 1997 (Homework), the band went on to release two more studio albums (Discovery-2001, Human After All-2005) and two live albums (Alive 1997, Alive 2007), winning them both critical and popular acclaim throughout the world.
Daft Punk are known as much for their music and technical innovation as their groundbreaking and elaborate visual universe, which centers around their irrepressible and mysterious Robot personas.
In 2006, their directorial art house film debut, Daft Punk's Electroma, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2007 they toured internationally with a jaw-dropping live show that was an awe-inspiring combination of their musical and visual prowess.
Their collaboration with Kanye West on his #1 hit single "Stronger" was hailed as "The Song of the Year" by SPIN Magazine (January 2008 issue), which also saw Daft sharing the cover with Kanye, having been awarded "Tour of the Year" by the magazine. Daft Punk performed with West on the Grammy Awards in 2008, marking the mercurial duo's first and only television appearance anywhere in the world. TRON: Legacy will mark Daft Punk's first film score.
From the album's liner notes, director Joseph Kosinski commented on his first meeting with Daft Punk in November of 2007: "I sat down not knowing what to expect, and I was immediately struck by their deep knowledge and love of film and particularly the sanctity in which they held Steven Lisberger's TRON. It quickly became clear to me that this had the potential to be an exciting collaboration. With topics that ranged from Bernard Hermann to Wendy Carlos, the discussion revealed a shared desire to create a score that blended classic orchestral themes with an electronic minimalism in a way that had never been done before. The result has truly exceeded my high expectations. Because the score was developed in parallel with the production of the film, I've had the opportunity to live with it for over a year now and it never fails to thrill and inspire me as we near the finish line."
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TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar- and Golden Globe-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade - a signal that could only come from his father - he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.
With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe - a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
The TRON: Legacy original motion picture soundtrack will be available nationwide on December 7th.
Music Produced by: Daft Punk for Daft Arts
Soundtrack Album Produced by: Daft Punk and Mitchell Leib
Executive Soundtrack Album Producers: Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey
Music Supervisor: Jason Bentley
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