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Fast & Furious
(2009)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Niu
Brad Warnaar
Andrew Kinney
Pakk Hui

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Varèse Sarabande
(April 28th, 2009)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you're interested in Brian Tyler's evolution of this franchise's music towards a standard, orchestral blockbuster sound, despite the lack of spirited electronic pizzazz that comes with that shift.

Avoid it... if the more prominent role for guitars, percussion, and a variety of electronic overlays gave the previous entry in the series the engaging spark of energy you prefer to hear in a hybrid score for the muscle car genre.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,686
WRITTEN 4/12/11
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Fast & Furious: (Brian Tyler) Box office gold awaited the reunion of the original cast of The Fast and the Furious for the fourth installment of the franchise in 2009. Set preceding the events of the previous film chronologically, Fast & Furious places the friendship between Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's leads once again at the forefront, pitting the savvy brutes against each other in terms of the law but as usual wavering Walker's enforcement commitment in the process of sympathetically pursuing Diesel's vigilante justice. The film concentrates on a Latin American theme that includes chases between Mexico and America, as well as the expected role of the drug trade in that action. Interestingly, the muscle cars on display in Fast & Furious are focused much more heavily on American brands, perhaps a nod to the patriotism rallied behind domestic auto companies at the time. Intelligence still lacks in the franchise, however, though expectedly poor critical response did nothing to deter undereducated audiences from making Fast & Furious the most profitable entry in the series at the time (with an astounding $360 million in worldwide grosses). With director Justin Lin firmly planted at the helm for this and Fast Five in 2011, composer Brian Tyler returned for both. Tyler had competently adapted the style of Brian Transeau and David Arnold's prior contributions to the franchise into his own action/electronica style for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, an extremely dense score with a fair share of highlights but also some pre-records and loops that are painfully intolerable outside of context. One can't really fault Tyler for driving home his talents in the area of his guitar and percussion performance capabilities, because of all of his career assignments, these merit such an approach more than any other. Anyone familiar with Tyler's personal interest in exotic, extremely expensive European vehicles, racing in them, and playing video games emulating them knows that he is certainly more than entitled to getting rowdy with the concept. But the lack of much style or even intelligent secondary lines in the music, often favoring brute force or saturation of genre cliches instead, is something of a disappointment given Tyler's talents. Unlike Arnold's music for 2 Fast 2 Furious, for instance, Tyler has never seemed inclined to actually employ automotive-related sound effects in his arsenal of manipulated noise for the concept, a nagging and curious absence. Unfortunately, even fewer interesting choices were made in the assembly of Fast & Furious, which plays like a surprisingly pedestrian score by comparison.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 78:11
• 1. Landtrain (6:25)
• 2. Fast and Furious (2:10)
• 3. The Border (3:21)
• 4. Letty (2:13)
• 5. The Tunnel (3:35)
• 6. Amends (2:46)
• 7. Dom vs. Brian (6:51)
• 8. Hanging With Dom (2:29)
• 9. Suite (4:02)
• 10. Revenge (2:32)
• 11. Accelerator (2:04)
• 12. Vaya Con Dios (2:00)
• 13. In the Name of the Father (4:20)
• 14. Outta Sight (2:59)
• 15. Brian and Mia (3:18)
• 16. Tracer (2:04)
• 17. Letty's Cell Phone (3:44)
• 18. Real Drivers (2:30)
• 19. Fate (4:28)
• 20. The Exchange (4:15)
• 21. No Goodbyes (1:23)
• 22. Vengeance (2:57)
• 23. Memorial (1:42)
• 24. The Showdown (2:05)
• 25. Judgment (1:48)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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