Limited two CD edition features five additional audio tracks plus enhanced video content. Original soundtrack to the highly anticipated 2010 motion picture, composed by the multi platinum Electronic duo Daft Punk. It's no accident that the group's two visionary musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are Tron fans too. Having grown up with an admiration for the ground-breaking Tron film in the 80s, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The critically acclaimed French duo composed and produced the album. 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.
I couldn't believe that this soundtrack wasn't even nominated for an Oscar. If The Social Network's electronic score could grab the Academy Award, I don't see how this genius work wasn't even considered as a contender. Daft Punk's score is a fantastic spectrum that flows between fully orchestrated and fully electronic pieces with tracks that blend both into a harmonious journey of music that represents the future of where the industry is headed.
I decided to go with the special edition (2 cd) version of this soundtrack and I'm glad I did. The additional tracks were worth the additional money to me. The CD case is a cardboard like material which I'm not a fan of. It should be plastic so that it doesn't get roughed up easily. I have no plans to dispose of my CD collection so there is no need for the use of recyclable materials that result in poor durability. Okay end of rant. Both discs sound incredible. I am super picky about sound quality and I'm very pleased to confirm that everything from low to high frequencies sounds great here. If you have a high end audio system, this will show off what it is capable of. Very very highly recommended.
Loved the movie and by purchasing the soundtrack just add to the experience of feeling the spirit of this movie. A great soundtrack that I don't tire to listen too. Wish a could drive the high tech cars they had in the movie!
This score was perfect for the movie, quirky, unique, and expresses the digital theme splendedly. I'm unclear why I like this so much . . . I'm usually drawn to the likes of Horner, Goldsmith, and Williams. Yet, this one has risen to be one of my favorites alongside "The Pacific".
What an outstanding score combining the digital artistry of Daft Punk and the traditional, full sound of an orchestra. This special edition has extra tracks not available on the standard release that make every extra penny worth the purchase.