Friday, July 30, 2021

Nathan McCree releases The Tomb Raider Suite Synth Mixes

The Tomb Raider Suite: The Synth Mixes double album hits the project's digital store today and this is something to celebrate as the closest thing ever to an album release of the original Tomb Raider (1996), Tomb Raider II (1997) & Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (1998) soundtrack(s). The latter - being the release of the original soundtracks themselves - is still planned, according to composer Nathan McCree. This collection constitutes of and authentically reproduces the expanded Tomb Raider Suite (2018) material to mimic the feel and timbre of the original video game soundtracks.

Presented as the very same Tomb Raider Suite track arrangements, the 93-minute Synth Mixes have been "lovingly recreated using 2 x Roland JV1080 synthesisers" - the exact equipment used to produce the electronic soundtracks to the original classic era games starring the titular character Lara Croft. While the digital release is available in lossless quality, a physical CD and Vinyl is slated as possible, only if the interest is big enough.

The crowd-funded production and historical release of the Tomb Raider Suite marked the first standalone, commercially available music by original Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree. A world tour of the orchestral show was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a feature documentary is still in the works.

The Tomb Raider Suite Synth Mixes
joins MoTR's commercial discography catalogue and the ever-growing collection of officially sanctioned franchise albums. Full track-listing after the jump below.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Peter Connelly releases Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony digitally (including Tomb Raider 4/5/6 Remastered)

The Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Kickstarter comes to fruition with the package of albums being released digitally first - today for backers and the weekend for the public via the project's "Renne's Pawnshop" online store. The crowd-funded production and historical release of the music to Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999), Chronicles (2000) & Angel of Darkness (2003) marks the first standalone, commercially available soundtracks by legacy Tomb Raider composer Peter Connelly.

The albums include Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony, a re-imagining of Connelly's music from across each game, as well as the original soundtracks Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Remastered, Tomb Raider: Chronicles Remastered & Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Remastered. The latter include previously unreleased material. The albums hit music streaming services on February 14th, 2020, and physical versions are still in production within the Kickstarter campaign.

The Dark Angel Symphony joins Nathan McCree's The Tomb Raider Suite, cataloguing music from Tomb Raiders 1 through 6, in MoTR's commercial discography. Full album track-listings after the jump below.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack released

Brian D'Oliveira has released a standalone Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack, more than a year after the title closed the reboot trilogy of the video game franchise. The album features 28 tracks, many of which are previously unreleased, and over 15 minutes of expanded material - including entries for "Lara's Dream" (a.k.a. "Croft Manor") as well as the highly sought after "San Juan Suite".

Shadow of the Tomb Raider music has been released in prior packages, being an enclosed album included with special retail editions of the game as well as "The Conceptual Album" promotional release to accompany Official Playstation Magazine #154. Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack joins MoTR's catalogue as part of the Tomb Raider commercial discography.

The release hits all good digital music retailers today, plus a physical deluxe 2 x LP vinyl in gatefold sleeve on blue & orange 180g discs lands in February 2020 (pre-order via Laced Records). The definitive Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack track-listing is as follows:

  1. Prelude [2:01]**
  2. Overture [3:08]
  3. Ruins at Cozumel [2:52]
  4. Path of the Stars [1:13]*
  5. Trinity Pursuit [3:40]
  6. Trinity Confrontation [1:52]
  7. Creation & Destruction [1:12]
  8. Innocent Death [2:21]
  9. One With the Jungle [2:04]
  10. Lost in the Jungle [2:04]**
  11. Lara's Dream Part One: Home [4:01]*
  12. Dream Puzzle Part One: Upper Gallery [1:07]*
  13. Dream Puzzle Part Two: The White Queen [1:12]*
  14. Lara's Dream Part Two: Amelia & Richard [1:58]*
  15. Paititi (City of the Serpent) [4:18]
  16. Cenote [3:13]
  17. Return to Paititi [3:33]
  18. Sacrifice [3:18]
  19. All is Lost [1:38]*
  20. The Beach [1:37]*
  21. Ritual [2:35]**
  22. Baptism of Fire [2:28]
  23. Hope [3:20]
  24. San Juan Suite: Catacombs [2:54]**
  25. San Juan Suite: Via Veritas Vitae [1:48]**
  26. San Juan Suite: The Chosen [2:39]
  27. Death of the Sun [8:22]
  28. Goodbye Paititi [4:10]
Total Running Time: 76 minutes
*previously unreleased **previous promotional release