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San Andreas
(2015)
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Composed and Produced by:
Andrew Lockington

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Nicholas Dodd
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WaterTower Music
(May 12th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release, available as a CD-R on demand from Amazon.com.
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Buy it... if you wish to hear Andrew Lockington shift from his respected fantasy mode into a more robust, challenging action mode, his knack for orchestral integrity and thematic development not diminished one bit along the way.

Avoid it... if you have difficulty grasping Lockington's long-lined themes that sometimes take several listens to fully appreciate, San Andreas definitely a back-loaded score requiring multiple run-throughs to clarify its intents.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,443
WRITTEN 6/13/15
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San Andreas: (Andrew Lockington) The early 1970's and late 1990's claim dominance over the ensemble cast disaster film genre, and 2015's San Andreas is a vintage throwback to those eras, emulating all their assets and faults predictably. The major fault in this case, is the San Andreas, that ominous presence in California life that always lurks beneath the surface. The timing of Brad Peyton's film is advantageous because it had been a rather long time since there was a major earthquake in California and, perhaps more importantly for movie-goers, an equivalently lengthy period since Hollywood placed wholesale destruction of cityscapes on camera for extended sequences. Between the perverted glamour of these visuals of mass death and undeniable affection for lead actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, San Andreas actually managed to rattle decent reviews out of critics and shake down audiences for sizeable box office gains. The plot is irrelevant except to mention that Johnson's character is a rescue pilot who traverses California to save his family in death-defying methods on land, sea, and air. Most viewers see movies like San Andreas for the eye candy scenes of immense destruction, and they are not disappointed here. On the other end of the spectrum, you have actual seismologists who have an entirely different, exasperated viewpoint on just how ridiculous the plot of the movie is, but why let the scientists get in the way of a good show of the Left Coast literally falling into the ocean? Reuniting with both Peyton and Johnson from their roles in the Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise is Canadian composer Andrew Lockington, always armed with long-lined themes of distinction, orchestrating and conducting veteran Nicholas Dodd, and his trusty black hat. Lockington has proven to be an exercise in frustration for some fans because of his relatively sparse quantity of major assignments, such music dating back to the great 2008 duo of City of Ember and the aforementioned Journey to the Center of the Earth and leading to entertaining follow-ups for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in the 2010's, the former among the best scores of the decade, but only obscure works beyond that. Upon his hiring for San Andreas, Peyton turned to Lockington to provide an epic disaster score, a fitting request given that the composer, with the help of Dodd, has become a de facto replacement for Independence Day's David Arnold in his musical voice.



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204 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.36 Stars
***** 40 5 Stars
**** 64 4 Stars
*** 50 3 Stars
** 31 2 Stars
* 19 1 Stars
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Southall - November 5, 2015, at 3:26 p.m.
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A surprise
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Music for Punishment of the Sin of Sodomy!
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 72:12
• 1. San Andreas Main Theme (1:42)
• 2. Natalie's Rescue (5:17)
• 3. Caltech (2:06)
• 4. Divorce Papers (3:28)
• 5. Hoover Dam (2:49)
• 6. San Francisco (1:51)
• 7. Connecting the Dots (1:40)
• 8. Emma's Rescue (5:42)
• 9. Escaping the Tower (1:32)
• 10. Need a News Feed (2:40)
• 11. Blake's Trapped (2:05)
• 12. Remembering Mallory (3:05)
• 13. Coit Tower Destroyed (3:33)
• 14. Skydive (2:50)
• 15. Stanchion Collapse (2:45)
• 16. Plan B (2:32)
• 17. Tsunami (2:46)
• 18. Extinction (1:01)
• 19. The Kiss (3:09)
• 20. I'll Bring Her Back (3:13)
• 21. I Love You Dad (3:25)
• 22. Resuscitation (6:39)
• 23. San Andreas End Credits (2:58)
• 24. California Dreamin'* (3:36)
* performed by Sia

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extensive pictures from the recording sessions and a lengthy note from the composer. The back sheet of the packaging is oddly blank.
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