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Furious 7
(2015)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Conducted by:
Arturo Rodriguez

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Niu
Brad Warnaar
Andrew Kinney
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Back Lot Music
(March 31st, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you desire a predictable extension of the electronic and symphonic blend that Brian Tyler has provided to this franchise for years, this entry continuing to develop its themes adequately.

Avoid it... if you have no taste for the brazen, loud, and often manipulated electronic effects that defined Tyler's earlier entries in the franchise, because they return in force here.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,593
WRITTEN 6/4/15
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Furious 7: (Brian Tyler) Despite a concerted effort by the studio to accelerate the production schedule of the Fast and Furious franchise's films, essentially pushing director Justin Lin out of the picture in the process, the entire process was halted anyway by the death of lead actor Paul Walker in, oddly appropriately, a car crash. The financial juggernaut of a series continued without Walker for half of the production of 2015's Furious 7, a combination of special effects, body doubles, and other techniques used to simulate the deceased actor for the remainder of the film. With the story of the racing gang of mercenaries now retiring Walker's character for good, production of the eighth film could proceed on its target to surpass Furious 7, a difficult endeavor given that the 2015 flick overcame massive illegal distribution (mainly in India) to become the fourth highest grossing film of all time. The plot of Furious 7 continues the trend towards an almost familial relationship between its primary characters as time has passed. The adventure is still there, with finally a continuation of the plot after The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (the previous three films had chronologically fit in earlier) taking the now absolved crew on one final journey to acquire a technological target while evading the always ominous Jason Statham. The new director for the franchise, horror expert James Wan, wanted to really emphasize the emotional element besides the stock chasing and heists in this entry, a logical choice especially upon the death of the lead actor. That desire was conveyed to composer Brian Tyler, who had written the music for three installments of the franchise until Fast & Furious 6 didn't find a place in his schedule in 2013. Very young Spanish composer Lucas Vidal handled the score for that film, and it is perhaps no surprise that (aside from the fact that the Vidal score didn't experience an album release like Tyler's do) that a fair amount of Tyler's music from the previous scores was tracked into the final product. Returning for Furious 7, Tyler remains the natural choice for the franchise, his ability to merge symphonic and electronic ruckus into hyperactive musical explosions is rightfully respected in the industry, and his own love of racing and longstanding emotional connection to this franchise make it pleasing to see his name attached to it once again. Not unexpectedly, a massively lengthy album of his score for the film (which received the usual assortment of song placements he had to work around) was provided for concept enthusiasts. The music remains more of a wildcard for traditional film music collectors, however, for a variety of reasons relating to style and redundancy.



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Average: 2.78 Stars
***** 15 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 77:10
• 1. Furious 7 (2:57)
• 2. Paratroopers (3:12)
• 3. Awakening (3:22)
• 4. Operation Ramsey (2:12)
• 5. Battle of the Titans (2:00)
• 6. Parting Ways (2:22)
• 7. Mountain Hijack (2:04)
• 8. Homecoming (2:06)
• 9. Beast in a Cage (3:07)
• 10. Homefront (3:02)
• 11. Vow for Revenge (2:25)
• 12. Party Crashers (5:45)
• 13. The Three Towers (3:15)
• 14. God's Eye (2:56)
• 15. When Worlds Collide (2:35)
• 16. Remembrance (1:40)
• 17. Hobbs is the Cavalry (2:31)
• 18. Operation Carjack (3:48)
• 19. A Completely Insane Plan (3:47)
• 20. Letty and Dom (2:26)
• 21. Heist in the Desert (1:58)
• 22. No More Funerals (3:15)
• 23. Hobbs vs Shaw (3:22)
• 24. Connected (1:24)
• 25. About to Get Real Serious up in Here (2:53)
• 26. Family (2:13)
• 27. One Last Stand (2:55)
• 28. Farewell (1:24)

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