DJANGO UNCHAINED - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)

Besides the blood splatters and the gleefully violent scenes, another highlight of cult director Quentin Tarantino’s films is its music soundtrack. The Oscar winning filmmaker’s latest work is an American western film a slave who travels with a bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife. And with Tarantino serving as the soundtrack album’s executive producer, you will not be left disappointed.

The 54 minute album uses a variety of music genres to tell the story of vengeance, and as one would expect, there is a heavy reliance on the spaghetti western genre.

The cues are easy on the ears, with haughty tunes like “Django” performed by Rocky Roberts and Luis Bacalov, and old school scores like “The Braying Mule” from renowned composer Ennio Morricone. “Nicaragua” composed by Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny is a lovely rendition of the western genre, something we rarely hear these days.

Tracks composed for the film include Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins”, a viciously energetic tune which infuses traditional western music and contemporary rap, and “Ancora Qui”, a spirited composition featuring music by Morricone and Elisa’s vivacious vocals. Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton come together to perform another original track “Freedom”, a radio friendly tune which is easily the most commercial song on the album. John Legend’s “Who Did That To You” is signature Tarantino, and one can imagine the bold visuals that are presented on screen when this song plays.

There are also seven dialogue tracks which allow fans to relive the movie. Listen to Academy Award Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz discuss stuff with Jamie Foxx in “In That Case Django, After You…”, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio talk nasty “Hildi’s Hot Box”, before the album ends on a tame note with “Trinity (Titoli)”. You’d know by then this soundtrack album is a keeper. 


Recommended Track: 
(12) 100 Black Coffins

Review by John Li


Winged - James Russo
Django - Luis Bacalov
The Braying Mule - Ennio Morricone
"In The Case Django, After You..." - Christoph Waltz
Lo Chiamavano King (His Name Is King) -  Luis Bacalov
Freedom - Anthony Hamilton
Five-Thousand-Dollar Nigga's And Gummy Mouth Bitches [Explicit] - Don Johnson
La Corsa (2nd Version) -  Luis Bacalov
Sneaky Schultz And The Demise Of Sharp - Don Straud
I Got A Name - Jim Croce
I Giorni Dell'ira - Riziero Ortolani
12 100 Black Coffins [Explicit] - Rick Ross
13 Nicaragua - Jerry Goldsmith
14 Hildi's Hot Box [Explicit] - Samuel L. Jackson
15 Sister Sara's Theme - Ennio Morricone
16 Ancora Qui - Elisa Toffoli
17 Unchained (The Payback / Untouchable) [Explicit] - James Brown
18 Who Did That To You? - John Legend
19 Too Old To Die Young - Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg)
20 Stephen The Poker Player [Explicit] - Samuel L. Jackson
21 Un Monumento - Ennio Morricone
22 Six Shots Two Guns [Explicit] - Samuel L. Jackson
23 Trinity: Titoli - Annibale E I Cantori Modernin



Artistes: Various
Label: Universal
Release Date: December 18, 2012