Wendy Carlos - Tron (Original Soundtrack) [2LP] (Translucent Blue 180 Gram Audio
The Audio Fidelity release contains two 180g translucent blue vinyl records packaged in a distinctive gatefold jacket. The album includes colorful photos from the popular cult film and generous and informative liner notes written by the composer as well as music critic, Michael Fremer who, at the time, served as the film's music supervisor. Fremer also oversaw the Audio Fidelity mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio working with the original master tape source for the first time since the initial release.
''The score deserves another listen in the analogue domain by another generation,'' Fremer said.
The original release packed over 50 minutes of music onto a single LP, resulting in less-than-ideal sound quality, but this new pressing will spread the remastered tracks across two 180-gram records.
Carlos composed an electronic score which was later overlapped with symphonic backgrounds by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the U.C.L.A. Chorus. The result is impressive and dynamic and seamlessly fuses organic and electronic music.
The multi-Grammy award winning Wendy Carlos best-known for her popular ''Switched on Bach,'' series of albums also composed and performed on the soundtracks of two Stanley Kubrick cinema masterpieces, ''A Clockwork Orange'' and ''The Shining.''
The TRON album includes three Bonus tracks along with two songs (''Only Solutions'' and the rock guitar-drive instrumental, ''1990's Theme'') provided by Journey, one of America's best-selling and most beloved bands.