As long-time fans are aware, Trevor was previously involved on the periphery of film scoring before he finally committed to the notion full-time after departing Yes in 1995. One of those encounters was playing guitar on Mark Mancina's score for the 1996 action-adventure movie Twister. The film's score - originally issued on Atlantic Classics and now long out-of-print - recently received an expanded archival limited edition release courtesy of boutique label La-La Land Records, and according to the extensive liner notes by music journalist Tim Grieving, director Jan de Bont (whom Mancina had worked with previously on Speed) desired electric guitar as a prevailing texture in the score. Due to the involvement of Alex and Edward Van Halen (who composed and performed the instrumental "Respect The Wind" as well as appearing on the Van Halen track "Humans Being" for the soundtrack album release), de Bont perhaps considered that the film should have more of a rock n'roll-style score, but Mancina campaigned for restraint and a judicious use of guitar as one particular color in the overall palette. Trevor, as someone Mark had collaborated with previously, was a natural choice to fulfill de Bont's mandate. Trevor's contributions are interesting electric stylistic accents on themes such as "Walk In The Woods," and "The Hunt Begins" and it is mentioned in the liner notes that Mancina, along with Doug Smith, played the acoustic guitars.
The score suite gives one an idea both of Mancina's tribute to Aaron Copeland - whom he had become personally acquainted with in his college years - as well as Trevor's overall contributions to the score in that the electric guitar is a distinct voice throughout the themes.
The expanded archival release of Twister is now available for purchase from La-La Land Records.