Wendy Carlos' groundbreaking original score for Disney's 1982 sci-fi classic Tron is to see a vinyl reissue on Audio Fidelity Records.
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.
Originally envisioned by Carlos (who also scored A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) as a synth-based score with string section overdubs, production delays forced the composer to reverse the original plan and produce a mostly orchestral soundtrack with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Michael Fremer, who was the sound supervisor on Tron, is in charge of the remastering and will contribute liner notes.
The soundtrack includes two songs by Journey, 'Only Solutions' and '1990's Theme', which will also appear on the reissue.
Double LP £38.99 AFZLP 2177
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack translucent blue 180g vinyl 2LP on Audio Fidelity.
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8/10 JoeFish Customer review, 25th December 2014
This is so much better than the original LP, anyone who owns the original will tell you that the sound quality was pretty poor, this 2LP edition is a huge improvement in sound quality and looks great on the translucent blue vinyl, it's in a nice heavyweight gatefold sleeve too.
The music itself is an excellent early electronic masterpiece as far as I'm concerned and is certainly the best thing about the film.
1/10 Oiche Customer review, 29th August 2014
This soundtrack has moments of genius but lacks consistency overall, which to be fair you could say about most of Walter/ Wendy's work. Normally I would have given this 6 out of 10, however this reissue loses 5 points on account of the price. As a long time soundtrack collector and general vinyl freak, I have been snapping up the beautiful editions lovingly recreated by Death Waltz, One way static et al, but this kind of blatant band-wagon profiteering is on the increase as major labels and even some boutique labels release lazy coloured shite for prices you would need to sell a fucking kidney for. I implore all of you to go buy the original Tron LP for a fiver. In short, Audio Fidelity, on behalf of the vinyl community, fuck you.