Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack)

Tron: Legacy is a soundtrack album of the French House duo Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy. The album was released on 6 December 2010 at Walt Disney Records.


When director Joseph Kosinski Daft Punk asked if the band would contribute the soundtrack to the film, there was neither a writer nor was sure if the film is ever turned. While the request is Daft Punk was on tour and it took over a year, until the artists were agree on whether they make the soundtrack. The decisive factor for the commitment was that Kosinski with Steven Lisberger, director of the first Tron film from 1982, worked and that Jeff Bridges was recruited as lead actor. With the songwriting Daft Punk began in 2008, when they had seen the first drafts of the artistic concept, the script was not finished yet. The role of Jeff Bridges reminded Daft Punk to the film The Ten Commandments and the musicians tried to link this image with electronic music and sci-fi soundtracks of the 1970s. The recordings for the album began in early 2009 in Los Angeles and took place with the help of a 85- piece orchestra. The orchestral arrangements are from Joseph Trapanese, who undertook these on the basis of synthesizer tracks, put to him by Daft Punk are available. The orchestral recordings under the direction Trapaneses found five days in July 2010 at London's Air Lyndhurst Studios instead.


The album was released on December 6, 2010 in Germany and the United States at Walt Disney Records. All the pieces were composed by Guy- Manuel de Homem - Christo and Thomas Bangalter. On 8 April 2011 appeared with Tron Legacy: R3C0NF1GUR3D ( leetspeak for Reconfigured, engl: " reconfigured " ), a compilation of remixes from various artists. The album sold in the United States in the first week, about 70,000 times.


Heather Phares of Allmusic noted that Daft Punk with their music the new approach of the film that WOULD darker and more serious in comparison to the first film from 1982 takes over. The pieces sound more like modern classical music than after the disco sounds that fans of the group might have expected, and Phares has no doubt that the album represents a turning point for Daft Punk.

Alexander Cordas by the online magazine writes that Daft Punk would have combined with a "barely considered possible Finesse" classical and electronic music. He praises that one could listen to the album unlike other soundtracks at a time and that the music the listener " in a crazy dark threat of cyber - tale world " kidnap.

The website Metacritic calculated from 27 reviews of English-language media, which considered the soundtrack separately, a slightly positive average effect of 71 points.

From movie critics of the score was almost exclusively praised. Often described as perfectly to the images match, the soundtrack for many moviegoers was one of the most important positive aspects to be highlighted in the film.

Track lists

Standard CD

Double CD ( Limited Special Edition)

The CD 1 of the double CD is identical to the regular CD. The second CD also contains the following titles.

Exclusively marketed title

In addition to the titles of " Limited Special Edition" double - CD Other titles have appeared as MP3 download exclusively at various online vendors.