On this year’s Record Store Day (April 16), Walt Disney Records will release a limited edition 10″ vinyl record titled Translucence which features 4 songs from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk: ‘Derezzed, ‘TRON: Legacy,’ ‘End of Line’ and ‘Castor.’
The record, designed to look like an identity disc from the films will be available in red, orange and yellow colors and will be packaged as shown, so the record will be on complete display. It’s expected to retail for about $15.
Record Store Day is an annual event that began in 2007 in an effort to celebrate independent record stores around the world. To locate a participating record store, click here, but be careful to note that due to the nature of independent record stores, not all stores will carry all Record Store Day merchandise.
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The original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning French duo Daft Punk, debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, scanning over 70,000 units in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It is the first score soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 in five years (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005).
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack marks Daft Punk’s best sales week and is their highest-charting album ever. The duo’s previous best week was 2001′s Discovery, which debuted at No. 44, with 34,000 units.
Globally, the album is in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart: in the U.S. (#3), France (#1), Australia (#1), Canada (#1), Belgium (#1), Germany (#2), Ireland (#2), New Zealand (#2), UK (#3), Spain (#3), Denmark (#3), Mexico (#3), Italy (#4), Norway (#9), Sweden (#9). The album has shipped Gold in France and is #1 on the Digital Album chart.
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack features 22 score cues and was recorded with an 85-piece orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility.
Arriving in late December will be both figures in B@earbrick form as part of the Medicom B@earbrick Series 21. Each figure in the collection will retail for $4.99. In January, Medicom will release the Daft Punk 400% B@rbrick 2-pack which will retail for $199.99 and the Daft Punk Kubrick 2-pack for $19.99. Medicom will also release 12″ Real Action Hero (RAH) figures of the electronic duo in April, 2011 for $229.99 each.
Daft Punk scored the original motion picture soundtrack for TRON: Legacy which is available for immediate download in MP3 format at Amazon.com for a limited-time offer of just $3.99.
The TRON: Legacy original motion picture soundtrack by Daft Punk featuring 23 tracks (including an exclusive bonus track) is now available for download in MP3 format from Amazon.com for just $3.99. Order now as this is a limited time offer as the price will eventually increase at an unknown date.
The special edition available exclusively through Amazon.com features a digital booklet in PDF format as well as an exclusive track titled ‘Sea of Simulation.’ All tracks, which includes the bonus track, are also available for purchase individually for $.99 each.
For more information on the album or to order for instant delivery, click here.
Amazon.com has begun listing a two disc deluxe edition of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk now available for pre-order. No information is provided as of yet as to what distinguishes this from the standard single disc edition other than it’s also being branded as an import and will be released exactly one week after the standard edition, on December 14.
The known track listing for the standard edition is as follows:
“The Son Of Flynn”
“The Game Has Changed”
“Adagio For Tron”
“End Of Line”
“Tron Legacy (End Titles)”
On its official site to garner Oscar attention, Walt Disney Studios has recently begun to promote several of its films from 2010 including Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3 / Day & Night, Secretariat, Tangled and TRON: Legacy. Filled with behind-the-scenes photos, videos and more, there are also a few gems that have yet to have been formally introduced to the public at large which includes Daft’s Punk original score for TRON: Legacy, ‘I See The Light‘ performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi from Disney’s Tangled and even the screenplay to Toy Story 3.
As most likely part of ‘TRON Tuesday,’ Walt Disney Studios has begun releasing this video montage featuring ‘Derezzed’ from the TRON: Legacy motion picture soundtrack by electronic music duo Daft Punk. The abbreviated sample video is basically comprised of all footage from the film which includes Daft Punk’s cameo appearance. This video has so far been released by Walt Disney Studios Italy and Walt Disney Studios Norway, which is who we’ve been able to obtain it from.
TRON: Legacy debuts in theaters nationwide on December 17.
In addition, fans can score a 90 second preview of ‘The Game Has Changed’ from the original motion picture soundtrack by visiting Facebook.com/TRON.
Having grown up with admiration of Disney’s groundbreaking original 1982 film “TRON,” Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility. From Daft Punk’s first single release in 1993, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were hailed as a new breed of electronic music innovators. Following their seminal debut in 1997 (Homework), the band went on to release two more studio albums (Discovery-2001, Human After All-2005) and two live albums (Alive 1997, Alive 2007), winning them both critical and popular acclaim throughout the world. Daft Punk are known as much for their music and technical innovation as their groundbreaking and elaborate visual universe, which centers around their irrepressible and mysterious Robot personas. In 2006, their directorial art house film debut, “Daft Punk’s Electroma,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2007 they toured internationally with a jaw-dropping live show that was an awe-inspiring combination of their musical and visual prowess. Their collaboration with Kanye West on his #1 hit single “Stronger” was hailed as “The Song of the Year” by SPIN Magazine (January 2008 issue), which also saw Daft sharing the cover with Kanye, having been awarded “Tour of the Year” by the magazine. Daft Punk performed with West on the Grammy Awards in 2008, marking the mercurial duo’s first and only television appearance anywhere in the world. “TRON: Legacy” will mark Daft Punk’s first film score.
Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the TRON Legacy soundtrack which was scored by electronic music pioneers Daft Punk. According to the site, the album will be released on November 23, 2010 but it does not have any additional information listed at this time.