Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony is an EPIC remake of Peter Connelly’s finest soundtracks, including Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (co-written with Martin Iveson).
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 1 2018 11:59 PM UTC. If it does *not* reach its target, none of our backers will be charged any money at all.
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Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony.
The core of Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony is a suite of two albums: one recorded by an 82-piece orchestra at the prestigious Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, and produced by a world-class professional team led by Dr. Richard Niles (an world-renowned orchestrator for Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys, Trevor Horn and more), for the most beautiful and moving Tomb Raider sound you will ever hear. The second is for an album of Peter Connelly’s original Tomb Raider scores remastered for the highest-possible sound quality.
The Dark Angel Symphony
The first is “The Dark Angel Symphony”. This is a symphonic and expansive reworking of Peter’s acclaimed Tomb Raider music – from The Last Revelation, Chronicles, and The Angel of Darkness – rearranged and performed by an 82-piece orchestra, and recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London. Experience an emotional and immersive Tomb Raider experience available as a digital download, CD and vinyl.
Tomb Raider: Remastered
The second is an album of fully remastered versions of Peter Connelly’s original Tomb Raider scores from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, available as a digital download and CD.
Both album CDs come with an exclusive booklet, and the vinyl comes in a slipcase. Both are blessed with sumptuous original artwork by acclaimed artist Inna Vjuzhanina.
5.1 Surround Sound TR: AoD
An additional, extra-special treat is this 5.1 Surround Sound DVD of The Angel of Darkness OST, presented here for the very first time! Now you can listen to “Dance of the Lux Veritatis”, “By Moonlight”, “The Accused” – and all the rest of your favourites – as they were meant to be heard!
This Kickstarter also contains exclusive, hand-crafted, limited-edition merchandise – including art prints, jewellery, and sculptures – commissioned especially for this project. Don’t miss them!
There is also be the chance to attend the studio recording and obtain one-of-a-kind memorabilia. These include Murti Schofield’s original hand-written notes for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, and Peter Connelly’s original Master CDs of the original Abbey Road recordings of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness score from 2002. See below for more details.
You can add additional items to your pledge level by simply increasing your pledge. Instructions for adding add-ons can be found below:
- Press the "Manage Your Pledge" button. If you haven't pledged yet, then this button will say "Back This Project" instead.
- Increase your pledge in the "Pledge Amount" box by the total of the add-on(s) you want to add.
- After the end of our Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey that will ask you questions about how you would like the add-on money to be assigned (i.e which add-ons you would like).
For example, if you choose the “Reward #4 Alexandria” pledge for £40 and then decide that you also want a signed poster or an additional CD, then you could increase your Pledge Amount by [£ amount needed for add-on(s)].
The add-ons you can choose from are as follows:
- Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony – Vinyl: £50
- Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness OST 5.1 Surround Sound DVD: £30
- Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Signed A1 Poster: £10
- Tomb Raider: Last Revelation/Chronicles/Angel of Darkness Remastered – CD: £25
- Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony – CD: £20
- Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony – Full Score (Sheet music): £120
The Dark Angel Symphony T-shirts and Tank Tops
Increase your Pledge Amount by £20 to add one t-shirt or a tanktop.
Vegan-friendly tanktops and T-shirts featuring the artwork designed by Inna Vjuzhanina. Available in different sizes S-2XL (you will specify the size(s) you want in a survey email after the Kickstarter is funded.). Please note that colours could look slightly different on the finished product. You can add as many t-shirts of as many sizes as you like to your pledge for £20 each.
Limited Items, VIP and Accessories
“Whoever is first to the Iris claims the prize!”
No need to brave the jungles of Cambodia or laser-traps of the VCI building to retrieve this mysterious artefact. This handmade custom pendant has been inspired by the Iris artefact from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999) and Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000). With this reward you will receive one pendant, hand-sculpted and hand-painted by J. R. Milward. The pendant is sculpted from Green Stuff (modeller's epoxy putty), painted with acrylics, varnished with a protective coating (Liquitex), and comes complete on a black waxed-cotton, adjustable cord. The Iris measures 35mm / 35mm (approx. 1 ⅜” / 1 ⅜”) and weighs 7g (including cord).
Please note that, because each pendant is individually handmade, the appearance will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Now Lara’s memorial can be yours, too! Commissioned especially for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony, this statuette is a replica of Lara Croft’s memorial statue from Tomb Raider: Chronicles and has been hand-sculpted, hand-cast in resin, and finished by artist Matt Chrich. Also note that the photographs are of a work-in-progress model. The model is painted to resemble worn stone, with a bronze memorial cartouche exactly as it is in the original Tomb Raider: Chronicles FMV. Each statuette will be individually numbered, signed by Peter Connelly, and strictly limited-edition to only twenty-eight (28) units worldwide. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Please note that, because each statuette is individually hand-crafted by the artist – not mass-produced using 3D printing or factory techniques – each one is a unique work of art and the appearance might vary slightly from piece to piece. The statuette stands 25cm (9 ½”) tall, 12cm (4 ¾”) wide, 7.5cm (3”) deep; she weighs about 500g.
Here is your chance to own the Master CD of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness original soundtrack, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in 2002. All of the game music for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness was sourced from this CD and has been donated to the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony project by Peter Connelly himself. There are only TWO of these CDs in the whole world, and we're offering both of them as pledge rewards for the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony. This is a priceless piece of Tomb Raider history – a must for serious Tomb Raider collectors!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own writer Murti Schofield’s original, handwritten notes from his work on Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. With this reward you will receive the original, handwritten notes made by Murti Schofield himself – NOT photocopies or digital files – chronicling the very earliest ideas that would go on to form the backbone of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. They include mind-maps, diagrams, lists of names and locations, and even thumbnail concept designs – all executed in Schofield’s unique, Gothic-embellished style. They have been donated to the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony project by Murti Schofield himself, so you won’t find these anywhere else! They are presented in a beautiful, hand-tooled leather-bound binder. These notes are a unique, inspirational and moving part of Tomb Raider history that deserves to be cherished for generations to come!
All pledges £1000 or higher now include a priceless one-hour arranging lesson by the legend himself, Dr Richard Niles, on Skype, Messenger, FaceTime or – if they're in/around the LA area – on a direct one-to-one basis at Richard's studio.
This pledge reward is retroactive, meaning that if you have ALREADY pledged £1000 or more you will automatically have this one-hour session added to your pledge rewards.
REMEMBER! If the project does *not* reach its target by the end of the funding period, the project will not succeed and none of our backers will be charged any money at all.
A stellar musical team will help Peter bring his magic to the fans, including:
Guo is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer. She is a frequent musical collaborator with Hans Zimmer and has toured with him as part of the Hans Zimmer Live tour.
Elven is an award-winning Soundtrack and Filmscore Vocalist based in Munich, Germany. She has featured alongside James Newton Howard and multiple orchestras. She is best known for her soloist vocal work on triple-A gaming titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft: Legion (plus many other famous titles by Blizzard Entertainment), Riot Games’ League of Legends, and more.
Dr Richard Niles
Niles is a world-famous Orchestrator / Arranger / Musician. He has worked with a veritable who’s-who of pop, such as Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys, and Trevor Horn CBE.
Our team also includes Ben Fenner (Mastering Engineer), Isobel Griffiths (Orchestra Contractor), and Iain Mackenzie (Vocalist and Choir Master).
Risks and challenges
Our main challenge is keeping costs down without sacrificing quality. Using the finest musicians and personnel in this industry comes at a premium cost, but the result is undeniably worth it. If we reach our targets it will truly be an epic, cinematic-sounding soundtrack, and a real game-changer event in videogame musical history.
The other challenge we face is the coordination and organisation of all the people, facilities, equipment and schedules needed for such a massive undertaking. However, our team is fortunate enough to have faced similar challenges before.
Our project manager, Ash Kaprielov, and his team of fellow Tomb Raider fans, successfully delivered a Core Design-employee reunion and QA panel event at Play Expo Manchester in 2016 to mark the Tomb Raider franchise’s 20th anniversary – the largest celebration to take place that year, even taking into account official events organised by Crystal Dynamics. He has extensive experience in organising large-scale events and managing projects that require the coordination of people and materials to tight deadlines. He is also a professional communications and social media coordinator.
All of the fans involved in this project are professionals in their various fields, and have brought both their skills and passion to Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony to ensure it meets the highest possible standards in all areas (for example, in editing, art, filming and audio production, project management and communications, and graphic design.)
On a purely musical front, Peter Connelly himself will lead and coordinate the other music-industry professionals to create and deliver Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony to the highest possible standard. Dr Richard Niles, Isobel Griffiths, Tina Guo and others frequently work alongside other top-industry names such as Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, and Trevor Horn OBE; we think what’s good for them is good enough for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony and the Tomb Raider community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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