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Real World perspective.
|Studio||Walt Disney Records|
|Release Date||December 7, 2010|
TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and music supervisor Jason Bentley approached Daft Punk and requested that the duo compose the film score. When asked why he wished to work with the duo, Kosinski replied, "How could you not at least go to those guys?" The score features an 85-piece orchestra, recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Studios in London. Kosinski referred to the score as being a mixture of orchestral and electronic elements. Daft Punk's score was arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese. Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk had previously produced the Irréversible soundtrack and served as sound effects director for the film Enter the Void.
Commenting on the TRON: Legacy score, Bangalter noted that "We knew from the start that there was no way we were going to do this film score with two synthesizers and a drum machine.” Daft Punk cited Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, John Carpenter, Vangelis and Maurice Jarre as inspiration for the soundtrack. Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo also stated that the original TRON film was a strong influence on him as a child. "Maybe I only saw it two or three times in my entire life, but the feel of it is strong even now, that I think the imprint of the first [film] will not be erased by the new one. It has a real visionary quality to it.
The first theatrical trailer for TRON: Legacy featured the track "The Game Has Changed". A "special presentation" trailer featuring Daft Punk and their track "Derezzed" was released online on October 26, 2010. A deluxe edition of the album will be released that includes a poster of the duo from the film. As a pre-order bonus for the album on the iTunes Store, "Derezzed" was released as a promotional single on November 9, 2010. The iTunes release of the album includes two bonus tracks: "Father and Son" and "Outlands, Pt. II".
OST Track listing
- Overture (2:28)
- The Grid (1:36)
- The Son of Flynn (1:35)
- Recognizer (2:37)
- Armory (2:02)
- Arena (1:33)
- Rinzler (2:17)
- The Game has Changed (3:25)
- Outlands (2:24)
- Adagio for TRON (4:11)
- Nocturne (1:41)
- End of Line (2:36)
- Derezzed (1:44)
- Fall (1:22)
- Solar Sailer (2:24)
- Rectifier (2:14)
- Disc Wars (4:11)
- C.L.U. (4:39)
- Arrival (2:00)
- Flynn Lives (3:22)
- TRON: Legacy (End Titles) (3:17)
- Finale (4:22)
Daft Punk Special Edition disc
- Encom, Part I (3:53)
- Encom, Part II (2:18)
- Round One (1:40)
- Castor (2:19)
- Reflections (2:42)
iTunes bonus tracks
- Father and Son (3:12)
- Outlands, Pt. II (2:53)
Amazon MP3 bonus track
- Sea of Simulation (2:41)
Nokia Ovi bonus track
- Sunrise Prelude (2:50)
The complete film score for TRON: Legacy is broken up over several special editions, and a couple songs featured in the film were not released on any form of the soundtrack. Below is a listing combining all songs, released and unreleased, in the order in which they appear in the film.
- The Grid
- Father and Son*
- The Son of Flynn
- Encom, Pt. I
- Encom, Pt. II
- Flynn Lives*
- Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Journey, "Frontiers", 1983)
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", 1983)
- Round One
- The Game has Changed
- Father and Son (iTunes Bonus Track)
- Adagio for TRON
- Outlands, Pt. II (iTunes Bonus Track)
- End of Line
- Sea of Simulation (Amazon Bonus Track)
- Sunrise Prelude (Nokia Ovi Bonus Track)
- Unreleased Track (as Flynn, Quorra, and Sam sneak off the Solar Sailer and onto C.L.U.'s Ship)
- Round One*
- Disc Wars
- Unreleased Track (as C.L.U. fights TRON)
- Flynn Lives
- Father and Son*
- Sunrise Prelude*
- TRON: Legacy (End Titles)
- Solar Sailer
* Tracks which appear multiple times are trimmed down versions.
- Mitchell Lieb, President of Music and Soundtracks for Walt Disney Records, asked Daft Punk to create a "conventional" single for TRON: Legacy's credits. The duo collaborated with rapper Jay-Z, resulting in the song "Computerized", in which Jay raps about how technology is making his relationship with a woman less and less personal. When Daft Punk presented "Computerized" to Lieb, he ultimately decided not to use it because he felt the filmmakers would find it “too rooted in real life and rap for their fantasy movie.” However, the backing track of the song was used in the film's credits. "Computerized" eventually leaked online (without context) in 2014.
- Before Daft Punk could fully commit to working on TRON: Legacy's score, composers such as Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat were interviewed to potentially co-score the film.
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- Daft Punk’s Classical Meets Cyberpunk Approach to “Tron: Legacy” culturemob.com. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
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- Teaser trailer with "Derezzed" by Daft Punk (October 26, 2010). Retrieved on October 26, 2010.
- Official website of Tron Legacy's soundtrack. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
- TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk - Preorder TRON: Legacy on iTunes. Retrieved on November 19, 2010.
- Computerized: The Never-Before-Told Story of how Disney got Daft Punk for TRON Legacy Retreived September 9, 2016