Tron: Legacy Reconfigured

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Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
Remix album by Daft Punk
Released April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Genre House,[1] electro house
Length 77:44
Label Walt Disney
Producer Daft Punk, Mitchell Leib, Jason Bentley
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[edit]

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]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork Media (5/10)[12]
PopMatters (4/10)[13]

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."[11]

Jess Harvell of Pitchfork Media 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.[12] 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."[13]

The Photek remix of "End of Line" was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2011.[14] The Glitch Mob's remix of "Derezzed" is used in various promos and trailers for the film's animated prequel, Tron: Uprising.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Daft Punk.

Standard edition[15]
No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "Derezzed"   The Glitch Mob 4:22
2. "Fall"   M83 vs. Big Black Delta 3:55
3. "The Grid"   The Crystal Method 4:27
4. "Adagio for Tron"   Teddybears 5:34
5. "The Son of Flynn"   Ki:Theory 4:51
6. "C.L.U."   Paul Oakenfold 4:35
7. "The Son of Flynn"   Moby 6:32
8. "End of Line"   Boys Noize 5:40
9. "Rinzler"   Kaskade 6:52
10. "ENCOM, Part II"   Com Truise 4:52
11. "End of Line"   Photek 5:18
12. "Arena"   The Japanese Popstars 6:07
13. "Derezzed"   Avicii 5:03
14. "Solar Sailer"   Pretty Lights 4:32
15. "Tron Legacy (End Titles)"   Sander Kleinenberg 5:04
Total length:
1:17:44

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
ARIA Charts[2] 65
Billboard Top Electronic Albums[3] 1
Ultratop 50[4] 91
Canadian Albums Chart[5] 24
UK Albums Chart[6] 59
US Billboard 200[7] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Phares, Heather. "Tron: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Issue 1103 (Week Commencing 18 April 2011)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Daft Punk – Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Discografie Daft Punk". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Daft Punk – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Daft Punk" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Daft Punk – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 April 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. ^ a b Ritt, Megan (2011-03-30). "Album Review: Daft Punk- Tron Legacy: R3CONFIGUR3D". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  12. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (April 19, 2011). "Various Artists TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Aspray, Benjamin (June 22, 2011). "Various Artists: TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". PopMatters. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ The Recording Academy. "2011 Grammy nominees and winners". Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  15. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes US Apple. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes AU Apple. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 

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