By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 13, 2010 at 7:59AM
To be honest we haven't really been paying attention to "Faster," mostly because it looks like another dumb Dwayne Johnson action flick, so color us surprised when we learned that one our favorite composers, and frequent Darren Aronofsky collaborator, Clint Mansell had done an original score for the film. Huh.
We gave the score a spin and you know what? It sounds pretty ace. If you've been a fan of Mansell's work in the past, his score for "Faster" is right in the same wheelhouse. Definitely one of the more "rock 'n roll" composers working, "Faster" delivers some finely wrought pieces that build to familiar crescendos, some pulsating tribal styled percussion heavy tunes and riff heavy runs. It's pretty exciting stuff. Rounding out the soundtrack are a selection of tracks including Iggy Pop's "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (sadly, a re-recorded version, not "The Stooges" original), The Heavy's "Short Change Hero" (thank god someone realized they wrote songs other than "How You Like Me Now?") and Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)." There is also Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (aka Mr. Eko) singing "John The Revelator."
The soundtrack will hit digital outlets on November 23rd but if you must absolutely own the physical disc, you'll have to wait until January 4th. "Faster" drives into theaters on November 24th. Full tracklisting after the jump.
"Faster" Soundtrack Tracklisting
01. Goodbye My Friend – Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis
02. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Iggy Pop
03. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
04. Short Change Hero – The Heavy
05. Grifos Muertos – Jeffrey Luck Lucas
06. John The Revelator – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
07. Ten Year Stretch – Clint Mansell
08. History Lesson – Clint Mansell
09. Predators & Prey – Clint Mansell
10. Lost lives – Clint Mansell
11. Lovers – Clint Mansell
12. Hospital Visit – Clint Mansell
13. The Driver Drives – Clint Mansell
14. Family Matters – Clint Mansell
15. On A Mission – Clint Mansell
16. Redemption – Clint Mansell