TR10 Complete OST

Posted: Oct. 8, 2015
Updated: Nov. 6, 2015
The complete Rise of the Tomb Raider Original Game Soundtrack, over an hour long with 23 tracks by Bobby Tahouri, is now available for free on SoundCloud.

Complete Rise of the Tomb Raider Original Game Soundtrack on SoundCloud.

On SoundCloud, there's a link for each track in the description to download that track in M4A format. Or, if you use the SoundCloud download button, you'll get the track in lossless AIF format. Because it's a hassle to go through every track to download them, we've prepared an easy download of the AIF version of the soundtrack, which Crystal supplied directly to fansites. These AIF files are 44,100 Hz and have a standard CD bitrate of 1411kbps. The AIF format is a lossless file format similar to WAV.

Download the Rise of the Tomb Raider Original Game Soundtrack in AIF format from

I do miss having a physical soundtrack CD to join my soundtrack collection, as was the case with Tomb Raider (2013). I sent mine to composer Jason Graves who signed it for me! Still, I don't know of any other game company that releases assets the way that Crystal Dynamics does. Many game companies might release a soundtrack in MP3 format through Steam, or only release it on iTunes. Not only did Crystal release this soundtrack for free - as they did with Temple of Osiris and Lara Croft GO - but they released it in a high quality lossless audio format. As always, Crystal Dynamics really shows that they care about their fans, and that they care about preserving and celebrating all the hard work that went into creating this adventure-filled soundtrack.

Last but not least, read The Music of Tomb Raider's Interview with Bobby Tahouri.


2The Prophet's Tomb2:38
3Hidden Truth2:53
4Siberia It Is Then1:33
5The Expedition1:20
6Blood In The Snow1:52
7Whispers In The Dark3:25
8Soviet Facility3:12
10The Prisoner1:31
11Trinity's Plan3:03
12Something Else Happened4:14
13The Atlas1:31
14Meet The Remnants2:37
15Echoes Of The Past3:06
16The Observatory2:56
17Do What You Must1:54
18The Cistern3:03
19Locating The Source1:45
20The Deathless Prophet3:55
21The Reckoning4:01
23Rise Of The Tomb Raider4:24

Album Art

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Liner Notes


Music Composed By Bobby Tahouri
"Lara's Theme" By Jason Graves
Orchestra: Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra
Music Contractor/ Concertmaster: Alan Umstead
Conductor: David Shipps
Orchestrators: Tony Blondal, David Shipps
Lead Engineer: Nick Spezia
Assistant Engineer: Jasper LeMaster
Recorded At Ocean Way Studios - Nashville
Soundtrack Mixed At Trevor Morris Studios
Soundtrack Mixed By Phil McGowan
Mastered By Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen At Lurssen Mastering
Technical Score Engineer: Tangelene Bolton
Drums and Percussion: MB Gordy, Satnam Ramgotra, Bobby Tahouri
Bowed Metals: Chas Smith
Solo Strings: Ana Lenchantin, Lowell Pickett
Plucked Strings: Aaron Kaplan
Digital Instrument Design: Sonicsmiths

Press Release - Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets an All-star Composer - October 8, 2015

by Xbox Wire Staff Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Epic adventure needs epic tunes, and November's Xbox-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting quite the musical score. Xbox and developer Crystal Dynamics are pleased to announce that Lara Croft's next grand adventure will be scored by world-renowned composer Bobby Tahouri, whose work on TV and movies has included big-name franchises like "Game of Thrones," "Iron Man," and "Despicable Me 2."

"It's been an honor working on such a storied franchise," Tahouri said. "Lara is someone who embodies an indomitable spirit, and crafting music to accompany her on her journey has been a fantastic experience."

We can't think of a better fit than Tahouri for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which features a ton of action across some of the most beautiful – and hostile – regions ever seen in the series. You'll guide series heroine Lara Croft on her first great tomb raiding expedition, as she searches for the secret of immortality, and takes on some very not-nice people who are dead-set on beating her to the prize. Rise of the Tomb Raider even features some procedurally generated music during stealth combat events, using a middleware system licensed by Intelligent Music Systems, LLC. This system analyzes Tahouri's compositions and dynamically composes new music, making every play-through unique.

"Music is incredibly important in video games to help create the right atmosphere, mood and tone, and this is especially true for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is set to be Lara's biggest and boldest adventure yet," said Rich Briggs, brand director at Crystal Dynamics. "We love the sound Bobby brings to the game, and we're excited for fans to join Lara in this adventure when the game launches on November 10."

"I Shall Rise" Art - October 30, 2015

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"I Shall Rise" Lyrics - October 30, 2015

As I walk through frozen sands
Through the flames of burning lands
My feet are torn
They're torn to strands
I will not thirst

As I cross the raging seas
Waves are crashing over me
They drag me down, they drag me down
I will not drown

They'll know my name
After the storms are passing through
They'll know my name
When they've forgotten all about you

They'll know my name
After the storms are passing through
They'll know my name
When they've forgotten all about you

They're calling out, they're calling out my name
They're calling out, they're calling out my name

And I shall rise oh well I shall rise again and again
I shall rise oh well I shall rise again and again

Chorus continues...

Karen O - "I Shall Rise" Official Music Video - November 9, 2015

Tomb Raider Official Blog

Produced in collaboration with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and Academy Award-nominated musician Karen O, and written and recorded explicitly for Rise of the Tomb Raider, "I Shall Rise" explores Lara Croft's relentless journey as she tests the limits of the human spirit.

Inspired by Lara Croft's adventure through a hostile world as she searches for the secret of immortality, "I Shall Rise" captures the gravity and cinematic presentation of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and marks Karen O's first original song for a video game.

"The emotional and very human story, of a young woman's perseverance and journey in accepting her destiny as the Tomb Raider is inspiring on many levels, and I drew on those inspirations for this song," said Karen O. "She's such an iconic hero, the opportunity to compose this song and be part of Lara's history is exciting."

"Karen truly captures Lara's indomitable spirit and determination," said Crystal Dynamics Creative Director Noah Hughes. "The mood and atmosphere the song evokes is simply fantastic and compliments the game's aspirational sense of adventure really well."

"I Shall Rise" is available for digital download today wherever music is sold.

Official Music Video:

Hear Karen O's Haunting New Song in 'Tomb Raider' Video Game Trailer - October 29, 2015

Singer talks "I Shall Rise" for 'Rise of the Tomb Raider,' motherhood and Yeah Yeah Yeahs status
by Jason Newman, Rolling Stone

"You know how Gloria Gaynor has her 'I Will Survive'?" Karen O asks from her New York home. "I always wanted to do my version of that and this was it."

Earlier this year, Microsoft approached the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman to pen the theme song for the upcoming video game Rise of the Tomb Raider. The result is "I Shall Rise," the dramatic new track that serves as the vocalist's first original song since last year's Crush Songs.

While the full version of the song won't be available until Friday, Rolling Stone is premiering the Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer, soundtracked by O's haunting, Bond-esque new song. The clip features protagonist Lara Croft traveling to Siberia to unearth the secret to immortality against an evil group known as Trinity. The sequel to the 2013 hit Tomb Raider is set for release on November 10th via Xbox One and Xbox 360.

"It all sounded really tasty," O tells Rolling Stone on creating music for video games. "They wanted drama and high-stakes and melodrama. That was very appealing to me because I love making music connected to a storyline. It was all stuff I loved like having the theme song to [Lara Croft] becoming an icon and the creation myth to the moment she becomes Lara."

While the singer admits to not being a gamer - "I'm not used to the 3D. I'm used to characters just moving forward," she says, laughing - the new mother can relate to Croft's own traits. "Some of the themes [Microsoft] gave me was transformation and survival and realizing one's own destiny and pushing past one's own limits, which is basically everything I've been going through with a newborn baby the past two months," O says. "I've been going through my own transformation."

For O, who says she got so emotionally invested in watching her brother play video games growing up, she cried when he won, working with video games is similar to her recent work in film and television. "Nowadays, the artistry of video games have come so far, it's more like a film you can interact with," she says.

In contrast to the personal, autobiographical Crush Songs, "I Shall Rise" uses Croft as its muse to portray a boastful, defiant protagonist. "They'll know my name/After the storms are passing through," O sings. "They'll know my name/When they've forgotten all about you."

O also drew real-world inspiration at the christening of a relative's daughter. "I picked up a Book of Hymns, thumbed through it and was really into how much melodrama there was," she says. "It could be the half-Korean part of me; Koreans love melodrama. That sparked some inspiration for the lyrics to this with the themes of survival against the elements and the transformation of being reborn. The melodrama of the Biblical stuff is a lot to sink your teeth into."

Despite the new song, O's current top priority is more personal than professional. "I'm in babyland at the moment," says the singer. "It's all quite fresh and I'm technically on maternity leave right now, so everything is really up in the air. I'm going to see how it all pans out over the next few months with how to move forward with projects. But I'm so ensconced with having my first baby, that I'm just going to wing it and see how it goes."

Winging it extends to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who have been on hiatus for at least a year. "It's just waiting to see how everything works out with starting a family and seizing the moment when it strikes," she says of the band's status. "I'm in the full-time job of [motherhood] at the moment."

"I Shall Rise" is just the latest of many soundtracks the singer has recorded. In 2009, O wrote and recorded the soundtrack to Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are. The singer reteamed with Jonze for Her, where her track "Moon Song" earned the singer an Oscar nomination. In 2013, O joined Trent Reznor to cover Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" for David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Earlier this month, the singer released her sultry cover of Animotion's 1984 hit "Obsession" for the Starz show Flesh and Bone.