Wendy Carlos

Tron [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

Though the film was important mostly for impressionable children, the original soundtrack to Disney's video game crossover movie Tron was a notable landmark in the synthesis of electronic and traditional orchestral music. Given a set of cues by the director, Carlos composed an electronic score for the movie, which was later overlapped with symphonic backgrounds by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the UCLA Chorus. Despite months of nagging problems in the combination stage, the result is an impressive score that fuses organic and electronic to such a degree that much of the score sounds of a piece. The explicitly electronic portions on tracks like "Tron Scherzo" and "Theme from Tron" are beautifully stilted examples of early-'80s sequencer trance with Carlos' soundtrack expertise still in fine form.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 00:49 Amazon
2 Wendy Carlos feat: Journey 03:41 Amazon
3 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:19 Amazon
4 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:29 Amazon
5 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:57 Amazon
6 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:25 Amazon
7 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 01:46 Amazon
8 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
9 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 03:44 Amazon
10 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 01:37 Amazon
11 Wendy Carlos feat: Journey 02:08 Amazon
12 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:07 Amazon
13 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 03:47 Amazon
14 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 02:37 Amazon
15 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 03:23 Amazon
16 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 05:10 Amazon
17 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 01:40 Amazon
18 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 05:16 Amazon
19 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 01:29 Amazon
20 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 05:34 Amazon
21 Wendy Carlos feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra 01:09 Amazon
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