Tron soundtracks to be reissued on heavyweight vinyl

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The soundtrack to the 1982 cult sci-fi film TRON, as well as the 2010 sequel TRON: Legacy, are to be reissued on heavyweight vinyl through UMC/Walt Disney Records on May 27, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original film.

The soundtrack to the original film was created by electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos, and was released on July 9, 1982. The sequel featured new music from French electronic act Daft Punk (the band's only soundtrack), and there was another release, TRON: Legacy Reconfigured, which featured remixes by artists including M83, Avicii, Boys Noize, Moby, Paul Oakenfold.

For Carlos, who also created scores for The Shining and Clockwork Orange, was the first collaboration between Carlos and her partner Annemarie Franklin, and featured a mix of an analogue Moog synthesizer and GDS digital synthesizer, along with non-electronic pieces performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Two additional tracks: 1990’s Theme and Only Solutions were provided by AOR band Journey. Having been unavailable for many years it is now considered a cult classic.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.