When it comes to soundtracks to Quentin Tarantino films, you know what you’re going to get—some oddball vintage rock or pop tunes, some soul, and a few Ennio Morricone tracks for good measure, along with snippets of dialogue from the film. The just-released tracklisting for the Django Unchained soundtrack has, of course, all of those things—and something more. For the first time ever, a Tarantino soundtrack will feature new songs written just for the film. Add to that a bloody new trailer and, well, QT fans should be happy today.
It’s a nice burst from the Tarantinoverse, especially coming on the heels of yesterday’s news that QT is keen to bail on big-screen filmmaking now that digital has taken over. First, take a look at the trailer, which features bloody new footage from the upcoming film as well as some original tunes from the film’s soundtrack:
Then, there’s the soundtrack itself, about which Tarantino had this to say:
I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the 60’s and 70’s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.
Want to see what he’s talking about? Dig the soundtrack below, and be sure to catch Django Unchained when it hits theaters on Christmas Day.
2. DJANGO (MAIN THEME) – LUIS BACALOV, ROCKY ROBERTS
3. THE BRAYING MULE – ENNIO MORRICONE
4. IN THAT CASE, DJANGO, AFTER YOU…
5. LO CHIAMAVANO KING (HIS NAME IS KING) – LUIS BACALOV, EDDA DELL’ORSO
6. FREEDOM – ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON
7. FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR NIGGA’S AND GUMMY MOUTH BITCHES
8. LA CORSA (2ND VERSION) – LUIS BACALOV
9. SNEAKY SCHULTZ AND THE DEMISE OF SHARP
10. I GOT A NAME – JIM CROCE
11. I GIORNI DELL’IRA – RIZ ORTOLANI
12. 100 BLACK COFFINS – RICK ROSS
13. NICARAGUA – JERRY GOLDSMITH FEATURING PAT METHENY
14. HILDI’S HOT BOX
15. SISTER SARA’S THEME – ENNIO MORRICONE
16. ANCORA QUI – ENNIO MORRICONE AND ELISA
17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) – JAMES BROWN AND 2PAC
18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? – JOHN LEGEND
19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – BROTHER DEGE
20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER
21. UN MONUMENTO – ENNIO MORRICONE
22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS
23. TRINITY (TITOLI) – ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI
What do you think of the soundtrack info?
Source: Daily Grindhouse