Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nathan McCree reflects on Tomb Raider Suite debut with Daryl Baxter, album and documentary release still to be confirmed

Photo courtesy of Daryl Baxter

The Tomb Raider Suite was announced in April as an orchestral body of work based on the original iconic theme and cues from the first three Tomb Raider games. Tomb Raider - Live In Concert premiered the material and was a lauded success according to fans who flew in from around the globe to attend the event in London and who gave standing ovations on the night of December 18th, 2016.

Composer Nathan McCree took the time to debrief with Daryl Baxter shortly afterwards:

"I’m on a total high. I’d been saying for 20 years that the concert had to happen, but Eidos, and then Square, kept saying no, maybe not this year. Then with the 20th anniversary, they approved it two years ago, and since then it’s been a hell of a ride to tonight." - McCree

As well as debuting the material in the form of a live concert, the project is also set to be recorded at Abbey Road Studios. A 70-minute album of this recording is planned for release both on CD and in digital formats via major music retailers. However, no further word has been given on the Tomb Raider Suite album (or the Tomb Raider: Remastered documentary) despite the album's release initially indicated as intended to coincide with the concert. McCree has mentioned the possibility of taking the concert further on tour.

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