With exactly a week to go until Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz ride out to meet you for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, the soundtrack has been unveiled online a little earlier then expected, meaning that you can brush up on the director’s anachronistic musical choices and more Ennio Morricone than you can shake a Sergio Leone movie at.
Though we reported the track selection for the upcoming spaghetti western earlier this month, it’s great being able to hear some of tracks we were unable to dig up online – and those new tracks that Tarantino has commissioned especially for the movie. For any spaghetti western aficionados out there, you’ll recognise the theme from the original Django movie takes its place as the title track for Tarantino’s spin on the tale here, and that there’s music by all three elite spaghetti western composers: Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolandi and Luis Bacalov. What a treat!
One of the neat things to note about the soundtrack is that Tarantino specially used his actual record collection to pick the tracks for the movie (and recorded those versions to be played), meaning that there’s a notable fuzz on a few of the tracks, giving the soundtrack a cool old-timey feel. And in true Tarantino style, the Django Unchained soundtrack has been sprinkled with various dialogue excerpts from various key points in the movie, meaning that you don’t even need to go see the thing anymore, you can just, like, listen to it at home and imagine up the rest (we would still recommend you go see the movie, though, because that’s insane).
Check out the soundtrack below and let us know which tracks you recognize. Are you surprised at any inclusions Tarantino has made? How do the picks made here match up against those included on his other soundtracks?
Django Unchained hits theatres December 25th and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Walton Goggins, Franco Nero and Jonah Hill.