In continuing last week’s geek themed mix I thought I’d share another complete film soundtrack from my collection. The classic Tron soundtrack is by far an amazing feat. Wendy Carlos, the score’s composer, was a pioneer in electronic music. She also scored Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining” so that gives you a sense of her pedigree. It mixed moog, chanting vocals, electronic orchestration and live orchestration. Journey was also commissioned to create two original pieces of music, “1990s Theme” was the iconic light cycle battle sequence. The score ranks up there with my favorite Tangerine Dream scores for “Near Dark,” “The Thief” and “The Keep.”
Next week I’ll be sharing Tron Legacy Complete as a companion piece to this wonderful score.