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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
(2006)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Niu
Brad Warnaar
Andrew Kinney

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Varèse Sarabande
(June 27th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a good summary representation of the musical identity of this franchise's initial four films on one product, initially the sole score-only album to exist for any of the Fast and the Furious soundtracks.

Avoid it... if the inevitable aggressive loops of electronic attitude and major roles for guitar and percussion detract from what could have proven to be a more consistent hybrid score when involving Tyler's usual ballsy orchestral style.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,679
WRITTEN 4/12/11
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift: (Brian Tyler) One would have thought that car junkies and street racers would spend so much money on their ridiculously juvenile automobiles that their Velcro wallets wouldn't have any cash left to float the franchise of The Fast and the Furious to box office grosses in excess of a billion dollars. But a cash cow this series of films has been, each consistently good for $200 million theatrically. The least successful of the first four entries fiscally was The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, something of a mid-franchise detour from the dynamic star power of otherwise lead actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Set apart from the other films in the timeline, this third film in the series was the first to be helmed by eventual concept regular Justin Lin (after Rob Cohen and John Singleton's higher profile endeavors for the initial two features). The 2006 movie moved the setting of the franchise to Tokyo for its diversion, detailing the brainless struggles of an American high school student whose street racing troubles cause him to be shipped by his mother to live with his father in Japan. Needless to say, he causes the same troubles there, complicated by the expected cultural clashes and the addition of the drifting technique into the racing scenes. For anyone who considers the silly cars and dangerous habits of street racing to be an eye-rolling annoyance, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was yet another pointless glorification of money ill-spent. When Lin set out to find a composer to write the original music for the movie, however, he couldn't have found a better match than his previous collaborator, Brian Tyler. Not only was Tyler well equipped to emulate and expand upon the franchise's established sound, but he is a devoted automotive enthusiast himself. A 2008 MotorTrend Magazine article detailed the extent of Tyler's own racing interest, as well as the impressive (or sickening, depending upon how you look at it) collection of manual-transmission European luxury vehicles he drives for sport and work. In some ways, it's a horrifying article, because it once and for all squashed any notion that Tyler was still among the class of struggling composers on the periphery of the industry. In fact, his love of racing runs so deep that his musical equipment reportedly exists alongside a significant racing simulation setup that includes auto pedals underneath his mixing board so that he can play video games like "Gran Turismo" with his music crew during breaks. Beyond just his love of cars and racing, though, his style of recording his own guitars and percussion would make him particularly well prepared for the task at hand in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 64:10
• 1. Touge (0:46)
• 2. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (7:05)
• 3. Saucin' (4:28)
• 4. Neela Drifts (3:27)
• 5. Preparation (1:10)
• 6. N2O (0:49)
• 7. Mustang Nismo (2:21)
• 8. Underground (1:33)
• 9. Hot Fuji (1:55)
• 10. This is My Mexico (1:23)
• 11. Welcome to Tokyo (1:54)
• 12. DK vs. Han (3:32)
• 13. Downtown Tokyo Chase (2:33)
• 14. Aftermath (1:22)
• 15. Empty Garage (1:01)
• 16. DK's Revenge (1:09)
• 17. Journey Backwards (0:58)
• 18. Sumo (1:37)
• 19. Shaun's Crazy Idea (2:44)
• 20. Dejection (1:12)
• 21. Kamata (1:32)
• 22. Two Guns (1:29)
• 23. I Gotta Do This (1:14)
• 24. Megaton (2:16)
• 25. Neela Confronts DK (1:47)
• 26. Winner ... Gets ... Me (1:21)
• 27. War Theory (1:54)
• 28. I Don't Need You to Save Me (0:57)
• 29. Neela (1:44)
• 30. Symphonic Touge (6:50)

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The insert includes a list of performers and photography from the recording sessions.
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