Almost as engaging as Quentin Taratino’s features are the songs he includes in his movies. The official soundtrack for DJANGO UNCHAINED features new music from Rick Ross, John Legend, as well as samples from James Brown and 2Pac. To celebrate this, Tarantino has teamed up with Sirius XM to create a track-by-track commentary of all the music from his spaghetti western.
Recently speaking to MTV, Tarantino said:
‘[I’ve] never really asked an artist to write a composition for any of my movies because I don’t know if I’m going to like it, and even if I do like it, I don’t know if it will work with one of my films. I never wanted to put myself in that embarrassing situation.’
However, the submission of ‘Who Did That To You?’ from John Legend inspired a change of heart.
‘We would just sing it during the day, and I just kind of figured out where I could use it, then other artists started hearing, like, “You mean that worked?” So then all of a sudden, other songs started coming in.’
Hear Tarantino discuss each track, and share some extra information about the film, below.
DJANGO UNCHAINED Tracklist:
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 Elsa
17. Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) – James Brown and 2Pac
18. Who Did That To You? – John Legend
19. Too Old to Die Young – Brother Edge
20. Stephen The Poker Player
21. Un Monumento – Ennio Morricone
22. Six Shots Two Guns
23. Trinity (Titoli) – Annibale E i Cantori Moderni
DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s in US cinemas now and hits UK shores on 18th January 2013.