Wendy Carlos’ soundtrack to the original Tron gets reissued on vinyl, causing everyone to like Daft Punk a little bit less

Wendy Carlos' soundtrack to the original Tron gets reissued on vinyl, causing everyone to like Daft Punk a little bit less

Legacy, shmegacy. I know that movie’s reboot wasn’t the worst thing in the world or whatever, but let’s be honest. If you’re truly cool, you’re all about the original Tron movie. You know, the one that Disney made in 1982 and for which synth wizard Wendy Carlos did-up the epically orchestral score? That one. What do you say, then, reader? Are you “all about it”?? I am. Good. Now we’re being truly cool.

Anyway, according to a recent post at FACT, Carlos’ original soundtrack is getting a sweet, fat, 180 gram double-vinyl reissue this year, courtesy of Audio Fidelity Records. This is welcome news to audio-obsessives everywhere, as the original release packed what amounted to some 50 minutes of GIANT ASS MUSIC onto one dinky little LP, resulting in what expert audiophiles such as myself commonly refer to in-the-field as “brittle-as-shit” sound quality.

Original Tron Sound Supervisor Michael Fremer (a job title I’d kill for, by the way) will contribute new liner notes. “The score deserves another listen in the analogue domain by another generation,” he said recently on Analog Planet. And, again, as a truly cool person, I couldn’t agree more.

No word on official release dates just yet, it would seem; but fear not! In Tron-like fashion, you can use the AWESOME TERRIBLE POWER OF THE DISGUSTING COOL INTERNET to remind yourself of the epic insanity soon headed your way.

• Wendy Carlos: http://www.wendycarlos.com
• Audio Fidelity: http://www.audiofidelity.net

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