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Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
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Remix album by
ReleasedApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Genre
Length77:44
LabelWalt Disney
Producer
Tron music chronology
Tron: Legacy
(2010)
Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
(2011)
Daft Punk chronology
Tron: Legacy
(2010)
Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
(2011)
Random Access Memories
(2013)

Tron: Legacy Reconfigured (stylized on album artwork as Tron: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D) is a remix album of music by Daft Punk, released by Walt Disney Records on April 5, 2011. The album features remixes of selections of the Tron: Legacy film score by various contemporary electronic musicians. Tron: Legacy Reconfigured charted in several countries and peaked at number one in the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The album was released to mixed reviews.[8]

Background

Tron: Legacy Reconfigured was released to coincide with the home video release of Tron: Legacy. The remix album was sold as either as a standalone record or as part of box sets including the film, an EP of bonus tracks from the original score, a copy of the comic book tie-in Tron: Betrayal, and a poster of Daft Punk as they appear in the film. The "ultimate" box order included a five-disc set featuring Tron: The Original Classic as well as a collectible lithograph.[9]

Daft Punk's former manager Pedro Winter was displeased with Tron: Legacy Reconfigured and asserted that the duo was not involved with the remix album. He wrote in an open letter to Disney that, "Of course some of it is nice, and you know there are some of my friends on this CD. But this is not enough! [...] I am sad to discover the A&R at Disney records is apparently buying most of his electronic music in airports stores..."[10]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.0/10[11]
Metacritic59/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[12]
IGN8/10[13]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[14]
Pitchfork5/10[15]
PopMatters4/10[16]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[17]

Reception to the remix album was generally mixed. On Metacritic, the album holds an aggregate score of 59/100, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8] Heather Phares of AllMusic believed that Tron: Legacy Reconfigured was made in response to the perceived lack of "dancefloor movers" in the original score and noted that, "While the acts involved don't offer many surprises, they do what they do well".[1] A Consequence of Sound review also felt that the record was a more accessible version of the film soundtrack: "Listening to the album straight through feels more like an eclectic concert than a compilation, and that's meant as a compliment."[12]

Jess Harvell of Pitchfork wrote that the album is successful "about 50% of the time" with the conclusion that, "taken as a whole, what we're left with is a solidly middle-of-the-road project building off a solidly middle-of-the-road movie score.[15] In a negative review, PopMatters believed that Tron: Legacy Reconfigured was a "cash-in release" based on the "disappointing" original soundtrack. "The remixes that depart sharply from the originals, and sound more like their creators than like Daft Punk, often sound the best."[16]

The Photek remix of "End of Line" was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2011.[18] The Glitch Mob's remix of "Derezzed" is used in various promos and trailers for the film's animated prequel, Tron: Uprising.

Track listing

All music composed by Daft Punk.

Standard edition[19]
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Derezzed"The Glitch Mob4:22
2."Fall"M83 vs. Big Black Delta3:55
3."The Grid"The Crystal Method4:27
4."Adagio for Tron"Teddybears5:34
5."The Son of Flynn"Ki:Theory4:51
6."C.L.U."Paul Oakenfold4:35
7."The Son of Flynn"Moby6:32
8."End of Line"Boys Noize5:40
9."Rinzler"Kaskade6:52
10."ENCOM, Part II"Com Truise4:52
11."End of Line"Photek5:18
12."Arena"The Japanese Popstars6:07
13."Derezzed"Avicii5:03
14."Solar Sailer"Pretty Lights4:32
15."Tron Legacy (End Titles)"Sander Kleinenberg5:04
Total length:1:17:44

Charts

References

  1. ^ a b c Phares, Heather. "Tron: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Issue 1103 (Week Commencing 18 April 2011)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Daft Punk - Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Discografie Daft Punk". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Daft Punk - Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Daft Punk" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Daft Punk - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ a b c Tron: Legacy Reconfigured at Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  9. ^ Tron Soundtrack website. Retrieved on January 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Busy P Slams Daft Punk Remix Album. clashmusic.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Tron Legacy by Daft Punk reviews". Any Decent Music. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ a b Ritt, Megan (2011-03-30). "Album Review: Daft Punk- Tron Legacy: R3CONFIGUR3D". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Grischow, Chris (12 April 2011). "Various Artists: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured Review". IGN. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Brown, August (5 April 2011). "Album review: 'Tron: Legacy Reconfigured'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (April 19, 2011). "Various Artists TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011.
  16. ^ a b Aspray, Benjamin (June 22, 2011). "Various Artists: TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ Deviant (4 April 2011). "Review: Daft Punk - Tron Legacy: Reconfigured". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ The Recording Academy. "2011 Grammy nominees and winners". Retrieved .
  19. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes US Apple. Retrieved 2013.
  20. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes AU Apple. Retrieved 2013.

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