Sunday, August 28, 2011

Unearthed Cradle piece by Silvestri, missing from score album

Academy-Award-winning Alan Silvestri composed the score to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003), borrowing Nathan McCree's original motif from Tomb Raider (1996) in his own arrangement as the "Main Title" and for subsequent uses and developments throughout the film.

The Original Motion Picture Score album is still available via both Amazon & iTunes. The motion picture itself happens to run for 112 minutes; while there are segments of the picture without music and other lengths using peripheral music not by Silvestri, the 59 minutes of material present on the soundtrack CD is cut rather short.

One interesting piece is a transitional cue that plays at about 5 minutes and 40 seconds into the film, during the boat ride to the Luna Temple dive. At only 24 seconds in length, it is a beautiful composition offering depth to the opening of the film and further expanding the leitmotifs of the Cradle of Life score.

This piece in mention unfortunately isn't present on the published album, but via methods of interpolation from the DVD audio we are able to stream a sample for our readers. The tune has since graced the landing of our (now under construction) Commercial Discography page. Do take a look!

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