Our journey begins in 1996 at Core Design, Derby, England...

Tomb Raider is ‘green lit’ and Lara Croft takes centre stage inside Core’s game development studio. The team begins mapping out what would become one of the biggest computer game franchises in the world. As the game takes shape, I decide that English orchestral music would best portray our new heroine, Lara Croft. We don’t have a budget for a live orchestra and so all the music I compose for the game is produced using the synthesizers of the time.

For the next 20 years I pursue a dream to have the music I created for the first 3 Tomb Raider games played and recorded using a live orchestra.

In 2016 The Tomb Raider Suite is born, a collection of the most popular pieces from the first 3 games, embellished, extended and scored for a live concert orchestra. On December 18th that same year, The Tomb Raider Suite has its World Premiere Performance at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.

Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and conducted by Robert Ziegler, The Tomb Raider Suite receives 3 standing ovations. The reaction from the fans and subsequent messages of support inspires me to host a Kickstarter campaign, to record an album using a live orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

In May 2017, the Kickstarter campaign runs for 30 days and is a tremendous success thanks to the loyal support of the Tomb Raider fans, finally achieving 121% funding of the initial target.

On the 16th & 17th October we book into Abbey Road Studios to record The Tomb Raider Suite with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metro Voices, conducted again by Robert Ziegler. Finally the dream which started 20 years ago has become a reality.

Mixed and Mastered also at Abbey Road Studios, The Tomb Raider Suite album is now available on CD, Vinyl, Digital Download and all major Digital Streaming Platforms. I would like to thank you, the Tomb Raider fans, for your continued support. It is an honour for me to have been able to make this album for you, to the highest possible standard, and I look forward to meeting some of you at the live concerts we have lined up for next year.

Warmest thanks

Nathan McCree