Over the last 70 years, there has only been a handful of super heroines that have become international household names: for example, Superwoman (1943); Cat Woman (1940) and Wonder Woman (1941). It would be over half-a-century before another iconic female character would join this illustrious and rarefied group: Lara Croft, who in 1996 took the world by storm in a new 3D action/adventure game, Tomb Raider.
But it was also the birth of what is considered by many to be the best theme ever written for a game; as famous in the game world as the James Bond theme is in the film world. Nothing captures the world of Lara Croft better than the beautiful and iconic music.
Written by the international games composer, Nathan McCree, (who scored the first three Tomb Raider games) it has been re-used, arranged and adapted in not only the subsequent games but also the feature films.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary in 2016 of the birth of Lara Croft and the world of Tomb Raider, Nathan McCree wrote The Tomb Raider Suite, a collection of his favorite tunes and cues from the first three games and orchestrated for the concert platform by Adam Langston.