Django Unchained [OST]

Django Unchained [OST]


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If Quentin Tarantino's complete immersion in the schlock of the '60s and '70s no longer seems as surprising as it did in the '90s, there is no denying that his accomplishment at repurposing has only grown over the years. Take the soundtrack for Django Unchained, his "Southern" about a slave out to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner. Tarantino relies on selections from spaghetti Westerns, including the theme from 1966's exploitation classic Django (quite explicitly the inspiration for QT's titular character), '70s funk and pop, '60s exotica, heaps of quoted film scores, and a hefty dose of new songs that deftly tweak these very sounds. Most previous Tarantino soundtracks relied heavily on the past but here there is a strong dose of the present arriving in the form of hip-hop and R&B, a tacit acknowledgment that he's dealing with tricky racial issues in this film and it's best to cushion the blow with some modern music. Of course, it helps that most of these new additions either directly reference the film's plot -- Rick Ross' "100 Black Coffins" -- or blend the past and the present in a fashion not dissimilar to Tarantino's filmmaking (John Legend's "Who Did That to You?," Anthony Hamilton's "Freedom"). But the true pleasure of Django Unchained is hearing how it swings from this retro-soul to Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone scores to Jim Croce's "I Got a Name," stopping along the way for choice excerpts from the film's dialogue. It spans decades and styles but it's held together by Tarantino's vision, not unlike the film itself.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/18/2012
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537256426
catalogNumber: 001795002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Metheny   Soloist
Riz Ortolani   Conductor
Anthony Hamilton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Wurlitzer
Elayna Boynton   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dege Legg   Dobro,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Charlie Burrel   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jerry Goldsmith   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Jamie Foxx   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Tony Daigle   Producer
Charles Fox   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
John Starks   Composer
Fred Wesley   Composer
Primo   Producer
Daniel Beard   Producer,Engineer
Anthony Hamilton   Composer
Kelvin Wooten   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Quentin Tarantino   Composer,Executive Producer
Anthony Henderson   Composer
Bruce Washington   Composer
Paul Epworth   Composer,Producer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Tupac Shakur   Composer
John Stephens   Composer
Brainz Dimilo   Producer
Rick Ross   Composer,Lyricist
Franco Micalizzi   Composer
Elisa Toffoli   Composer
Norman Gimble   Composer
Yafeu A. Fula   Composer
Phillip "Logann" Scott   Engineer
Elayna Boynton   Composer
L. Stott   Composer
Isaiah Pryor   Engineer
Dege Legg   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer

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