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Sony Classical to Release ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Soundtrack

July 24th, 2013
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Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersSony Classical will release the soundtrack album for the upcoming fantasy adventure sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The album features the film’s original score composed by Andrew Lockington (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). Also included is the song I Feel Alive by IAMEVE.

The soundtrack will be released overseas on August 5, 2013. Check back on this page for the domestic release date and audio clips. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is directed by Thor Freudenthal and stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Missi Pyle, Yvette Nicole Brown and Mary Birdsong. The movie follows Percy Jackson and his friends as they head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

The film is set to be released on August 7, 2013 by 20th Century Fox. For updates on the fantasy adventure, visit the official movie website.


Here’s the album track list:

1. Thalia’s Story
2. Percy At The Lake
3. Colchis Bull
4. The Shield Is Gone
5. The Oracle’s Prophecy
6. Cursed Blade Shall Reap
7. Wild Taxi Ride
8. Hermes
9. Hippocampus
10. Onboard the Yacht
11. Wave Conjuring
12. Sea Of Monsters
13. Belly Of The Beast
14. New Coordinates
15. Polyphemus
16. Thank You Brother
17. Kronos
18. Annabeth and the Fleece
19. Resurrection
20. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Main Titles
21. To Feel Alive – IAMEVE

Pre-Order it now! Available at Amazon Store.

Availble online via iTunes.

Listen now on Soundcloud.

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Scorenotes gives “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” score 10/10

February 10th, 2012
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Goldsmith…Horner…Williams. Though he is too modest to agree, Andrew Lockington’s score for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has all the luster one would expect from the greats when they were in their prime. Building off of the thematic sense of adventure heard in the first film, Andrew takes the music in this series to another level entirely for the follow-up, even by going as far as exploring the jungles in Papua New Guinea to research the score. This rather extraordinary phase of the project is best summarized with an excerpt from the press release:

“Lockington’s incredible journey included living far up the treacherous Sepik River, home to many of the world’s last remaining un-contacted indigenous tribes. Armed with a backpack full of recording equipment and an HD camcorder, he spent time with two tribes – documenting not only their ceremonies and their music, but also getting unprecedented insight into their unique way of life.”

Clearly, Andrew’s not in this business just for a paycheck. What makes this story even better is that there is a happy ending. The score is marvelous!

In an experience I will liken to my first listen of Stargate by David Arnold, Journey 2 offers up a sweeping engagement with four themes pacing the way. The ‘Journey’ theme itself is reprised from the first movie, which sounds just as good as I remembered, but the real backbone of the score is the interplay between the Family and Mysterious Island themes. If adventuring to a mysterious island could be bottled up in the form of music, these themes would emerge when uncorked.

Another quotient of beauty in the mix is the tactful use of choir and solo voice. Unlike so many soundtracks where we hear the yearning female voice echoing endlessly in the background, Andrew opted for a more engaging approach as the soloist here brings to life the mysteries of the island in an enticing manner. Equally in synch, the choir is embedded into the framework in a way that services the score without disrupting it (today’s choral works are often too overstated). That said, when the chorus needs to make a bolder statement, the voices hit their mark in a grand, uplifting way. Suffice it to say that all the choral elements have been pulled together into a cohesive mix and the end result is completely spot on.

So the percussion instruments is another piece to obviously make mention of. Andrew went halfway around the world, how can I not? Given that so much time and research went into this aspect of the score, it could have been very easy to unleash a bombardment of drumming and no one would have second-guessed it. Well, it’s awesome to hear that the tribal elements were implemented with great care and does not supercede the impact of the orchestra. In fact, much like the choral arrangements, the percussion instruments are scripted to be only one part of a larger musical picture. It’s so meticulously plotted, in fact, that we don’t get any full signs of the island/tribal influences until track 8, at which point it kicks off a series of cues that are full of action and excitement, all paced by variations of the main themes and the unique rhythm of the drums. These are the types of tracks that will rekindle the sense of wonder many of us had when filing into multiplexes in the 80’s. Indeed, I’d say that tracks 8 thru 10 are what I would deem the best of the best, highlights from a superlative score.

After a calendar year in which many of the greats skirted with rekindling their past successes, such as the tandem of John Williams releases and the Captain America score by Alan Silvestri, along comes Andrew’s efforts, that in my opinion, easily tops those experiences. I have a feeling that this score will be remembered as one of the year’s best, and that’s conservative. To me, this is one of the best types of action/adventure scores that anyone can hope to listen to.


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Composer signs on for 3rd Season of ‘Sanctuary’

April 29th, 2010
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Composer signs on for 3rd Season of ‘Sanctuary’
Epic Art Magazine
– Dyllan Waits

“Composer Andrew Lockington (Journey To The Center of the Earth, City of Ember) has been secured to score the 3rd season of “Sanctuary”. After his industry-changing music (including songs) written for the second season of the popular TV series, it’s no surprise the show’s creator and producers were quick to ink Lockington to another 20 episodes. The composer’s tunes had such an impact on viewers that numerous blogs and websites quickly emerged devoted to the music. Rumor has it a soundtrack album may also make it’s way to itunes later this year. Fingers Crossed!

*The Blu-ray / DVD release of Sanctuary Season II is June 15th.”

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IFC Films has ‘One Week’

February 9th, 2010
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Michael McGowan with Liane Balaban

IFC Films has snared all U.S. rights to the Canuck pic “One Week.

The picture, written and directed by Michael McGowan, is the story of a young man (Joshua Jackson) who discovers he has cancer and decides to buy a motorcycle and spend his last days on a road trip across Canada.

The movie was featured as a Gala presentation at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and was a hit at the box office in Canada last year.

The deal was brokered by Arianno Boccho and Elizabeth Nastro for IFC and Charlotte Mickie for Toronto-based E1 Entertainment.

The picture was distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, and E1 Entertainment has global rights to the film.

Source: Variety, Brenden Kelly

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Sony hears the ‘Beat’

February 2nd, 2010
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Studio buys rights to inner-city hip-hop dance film


Robert Adetuyi

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired all U.S. rights to the inner-city dance pic “Beat the World.”

Written and directed by Robert Adetuyi, the story revolves around young hip-hop crews from Canada, Germany, Japan, Brazil and the U.S. as they descend on Detroit for an international dance championship called Beat the World. Once they reach the final battle and face off, the contestants discover that there’s much more at stake than winning the competition.

The film, which blends hip-hop and parkour (also known as free running), features a global cast of hip-hop dancers and musical artists worldwide, including the Flying Steps and the Pink Ladies.

“I wanted to create a brand new kind of dance film,” said Adetuyi, who made his helming debut with the drama “Turn It Up” and whose writing credits include “Stomp the Yard.” “By blending Parkour and hip-hop, ‘Beat the World’ takes the genre to a whole new level and gives audiences something that they’ve never seen before.”

Film was shot primarily in Toronto and on location in Berlin, Germany and Brazil.

Inner City Films and Telefilm Canada financed “Beat the World,” with gap financing provided by Montreal-based FIDEC.

Amos Adetuyi is producing, and Benedict Carver is exec producing. Carver negotiated the deal with Sony’s Dan Primozic.

E1 Entertainment acquired Canadian, UK and Scandinavian rights.

Diamond Pictures is handling international sales.

Source: Variety

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2009 SOCAN Film Award

November 24th, 2009
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Andrew Lockington accepts award.

Andrew Lockington at the Podium

Andrew Lockington accepted the 2009 SOCAN Film Award for “Journey to the Center of the Earth” at last night’s 20th Annual SOCAN MUSIC AWARDS held at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada. Other winners included Kardinal Official, Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, Finger Eleven and Feist among others.

The ceremony celebrated SOCAN’s 20 years of awarding excellence among their members. (SOCAN administers performing rights for composers, authors and music publishers in Canada.)

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World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery nominees 2009

October 15th, 2009
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Source: Filmfestival

The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery 2009. The name of the winner will be announced on October 17 at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, the closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival

Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino and Gustavo Santaolalla were discovered by the board.

The nominees for 2009 are

– Lorne Balfe for Crying with Laughter
– Jérôme Lemonnier for Demain dès l’aube
– Andrew Lockington for Journey to the Center of the Earth
– Nico Muhly for The Reader
– Atli Örvarsson for Babylon AD

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Andrew Lockington wins BMI Film Score Award for his epic score for Newline’s “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”

May 20th, 2009
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