The Tomb Raider Suite
The Tomb Raider Suite is the title of an upcoming musical release that includes music inspired by the first three Classic Tomb Raider games. The official album release date is 1 May 2018. A survey for those who get a physical reward (CDs, Vinyls, etc.) was sent out on 23 January 2018.
The Tomb Raider Suite was written by Nathan McCree, the composer for these games, and was be performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metro Voices Choir. Planned release formats include CD, vinyl record, and digital download. After a successful Kickstarter fund-raiser campaign it will be released early in 2018.
The Tomb Raider Suite is a re-recording of the songs performed in December 2016 in London at the Tomb Raider Concert. The recording took place on Monday, 16 October 2017 - 3 recording sessions - and Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 2 recording sessions.
- Composer: Nathan McCree
- Producer: David Burns
- Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- Choir: Metro Voices Choir (40 voices)
- Conductor: Robert Ziegler
- Orchestrator: Adam Langston
- Recording Engineer: Sam Okell
- Mixing Engineer: Paul Pritchard
- Mastering: Geoff Pesche
On 24 April 2017 Nathan McCree, the creator of the Tomb Raider Suite announced a Kickstarter campaign on Twitter and YouTube to finance the creation of the recording. According the the video, recording of the songs will take place at the Abbey Road Recording Studios in London during the summer of 2017.
The Kickstarter campaign launched in the middle of May 2017. Up until 6 June it had gathered about half of the targeted 160,000£. When the campaign ended on Sunday, June 25 2017 at 1 a.m. CEST, it had collected over 194,000£ from 2,615 backers. Nathan will thus be able to meet some of his stretch goals, like adding additional musicians to the orchestra, giving the recordings an even richer sound. On 12 July 2017 he e.g. announced that the size of the choir will be increased from 20 to 40 members.
The additional funds - the project reached 121% - were used to increase the size of the orchestra's string and brass sections and the size of the choir from 16 to 40 singers.
Pledges & Rewards
|£5||TOMB RAIDER SUITE PASSPORT||'Thank You' email from the composer.||52|
|£15||TOMB RAIDER SUITE BACKPACK||Digital Download of The Tomb Raider Suite||482|
|£20||TOMB RAIDER SUITE ANKH||Tomb Raider Suite T-Shirt||50|
|£25||TOMB RAIDER SUITE MEDIPACK||
|£25||TOMB RAIDER SUITE PISTOLS||
|£25||TOMB RAIDER SUITE UZZIS||
|£30||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SHOTGUN||
|£35||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SERAPH||
|£45||TOMB RAIDER SUITE FLARE||
|£45||TOMB RAIDER SUITE TALION||
|£50||TOMB RAIDER SUITE GOLDEN IDOL||
|£60||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SILVER KEY||
|£65||TOMB RAIDER SUITE DRAGON SEAL||
|£75||TOMB RAIDER SUITE GOLD KEY||
|£80||TOMB RAIDER SUITE PRAYER WHEELS||
|£90||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SCARAB||
|£100||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SEAL OF ANUBIS||
|£120||TOMB RAIDER SUITE SECRET||
|£145||TOMB RAIDER SUITE EYE OF HORUS||
|£150||TOMB RAIDER SUITE ARK OF THE COVENANT||Exclusive invite to the Composer Buffet Reception||22|
|£250||TOMB RAIDER SUITE ATLANTEAN SCION||
|£450||TOMB RAIDER SUITE DAGGER OF XIAN||
|£7,500||TOMB RAIDER SUITE INFADA STONE||
Composer Buffet Reception
Supporters who pledged £150 for the TOMB RAIDER SUITE ARK OF THE COVENANT reward received an invite to one of the two Composer Buffet Reception. The first one will be held at the Hatfield House near London on 28 April 2018, the second on 14 July 2018 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
Abbey Road Attendance Prize Draw
All supporters pledging more than £100 participated in an additional price draw, an invitation to witness the recordings taking place at the Abby Road Studios. Three seats for the Monday (16 October) recording session were raffled off.
256GB iPhone 7 Prize Draw
Furthermore all backers who pledged more than £45 will take part in another price draw. Five 256GB iPhone 7 will be raffled off on Monday, 19 February 2018 at 17:00 GMT live on Nathan McCree's Twitter (Periscope) account.
The recording of the album took place during five recording sessions, lasting three hours each, over the course of 2 days on Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at the Abby Road Studios.
There are two mixing sessions scheduled: 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018 and 21 to 22 February 2018. The mastering session will be one day later on 23 February 2018. The official album release date will be 1 May 2018. One of the mixing sessions (1 Feb) was turned into a live streaming event on Facebook where fans could ask questions and watch the team at work and listen to some of the music.
- Vertigo (3:37)
- A Friend Since Gone (2:51)
- The T-Rex (3:07)
- She's Cool (3:22)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Xb-dTcUAI Teaser-Trailer
- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1636910846/the-tomb-raider-suite Kickstarter Campaign Web Site
- http://tombraidersuite.com/ The Tomb Raider Suite Project Web Page
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0wltxV5Sog Video recording of Q&A session
- https://soundcloud.com/nathan-mccree Nathan McCree on SoundCloud