Tron: Legacy Reconfigured

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Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
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Remix album by
Released5 April 2011 (2011-04-05)
Genre
Length77:43
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 the album artwork as Tron: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D) is a remix album of music by Daft Punk, released by Walt Disney Records on 5 April 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 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 miniseries 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[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.0/10[11]
Metacritic59/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Consequence of Sound[12]
IGN8/10[13]
Los Angeles Times[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[edit]

All music is composed by Daft Punk.

Standard edition[19]
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Derezzed"The Glitch Mob4:22
2."Fall"M83 vs. Big Black Delta3:54
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:1:17:43
Australian edition[20]
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
11."End of Line"Tame Impala5:18
Total length:1:17:43

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Phares, Heather. "Tron: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Issue 1103 (Week Commencing 18 April 2011)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-30. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Daft Punk – Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Discografie Daft Punk". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Daft Punk – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Daft Punk" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Daft Punk – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  8. ^ a b c Tron: Legacy Reconfigured at Metacritic. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  9. ^ Tron Soundtrack website. Retrieved on 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ Busy P Slams Daft Punk Remix Album. clashmusic.com. Retrieved on 3 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Tron Legacy by Daft Punk reviews". Any Decent Music. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Ritt, Megan (30 March 2011). "Album Review: Daft Punk- Tron Legacy: R3CONFIGUR3D". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  13. ^ Grischow, Chris (12 April 2011). "Various Artists: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured Review". IGN. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  14. ^ Brown, August (5 April 2011). "Album review: 'Tron: Legacy Reconfigured'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  15. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (19 April 2011). "Various Artists TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  16. ^ a b Aspray, Benjamin (22 June 2011). "Various Artists: TRON: Legacy Reconfigured". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  17. ^ Deviant (4 April 2011). "Review: Daft Punk – Tron Legacy: Reconfigured". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  18. ^ The Recording Academy. "2011 Grammy nominees and winners". Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  19. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes US Apple. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  20. ^ "TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - Daft Punk". iTunes AU Apple. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack / Daft Punk – Tron Legacy R3conf1gur3d" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack / Daft Punk – Tron Legacy R3conf1gur3d" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Daft Punk Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  25. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Soundtrack / Daft Punk – Tron Legacy R3conf1gur3d". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  26. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  27. ^ "Daft Punk Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  28. ^ "Daft Punk Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  29. ^ "Top Dance/Electronic Albums – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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