Quentin Tarantino has revealed details of the soundtrack to Django Unchained.
A Western written and directed by Tarantino and starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and more, Django is set to be released this Christmas. Its soundtrack represents the first time Tarantino has collaborated with artists for original music to a film; his films, of course, have a rich musical history, from the RZA-helmed Kill Bill to Death Proof‘s jukebox picks.
In Tarantino’s words [via NME]: “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 60s and 70s, 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.”
Rick Ross, Ennio Morricone, 2pac and more feature. Update: Listen to The Bawse’s Jamie Foxx-produced ‘100 Black Coffins’ below. The song is an ominous Western epic; turns out our “Rick Ross meets Ennio Morricone” pronouncement wasn’t that far off.
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 Niggas 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