Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED Releases Motion Picture Soundtrack Today
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by Movies News Desk
The Weinstein Company, Quentin Tarantino and Loma Vista Recordings previously announced the release of Quentin Tarantino'S DJANGO UNCHAINED ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. DJANGO UNCHAINED marks the first time that Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award nominated director Quentin Tarantino has collaborated with artists to create original music for use in the film and original motion picture soundtrack.
Quentin Tarantino'S DJANGO UNCHAINED ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK features new and exclusive original music and compositions from of the most prominent figures in film and music today including, Rick Ross' "100 Black Coffins" produced by and featuring Jamie Foxx, John Legend's soulful offering "Who Did That To You?," "Ancora Qui" by Honorary Academy Award Winner Ennio Morricone and Elisa, and Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton's poignant duet "Freedom." The complete tracklisting for Quentin Tarantino'S DJANGO UNCHAINED ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK can be found below.
"I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists' own inspiration and their illustration of the film's soul is invaluable," said Quentin Tarantino. "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 60's and 70's, 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."
"We're thrilled to be working with Quentin on this release," said Loma Vista Recording Company's founder Tom Whalley. "His films have always reaffirmed the important relationship between cinema and music and it's exciting to work together on a soundtrack featuring completely original material written specifically for the film."
The official trailer for DJANGO UNCHAINED, featuring music from Rick Ross, premiered on the homepage of Yahoo! today HERE.
Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole.
Quentin Tarantino'S DJANGO UNCHAINED ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - COMPLETE TRACK LIST
For more information, visit: www.unchainedmovie.com.
About The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films: The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards, the most wins in the studio's history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius's THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay's UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH'S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; and BULLY. Currently in release are LAWLESS, THE MASTER, THE INTOUCHABLES and THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. Upcoming releases include QUARTET, DJANGO UNCHAINED and ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH.
TWC is also active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production and current President of Television Meryl Poster, with credits including the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, spin-off series Big Ang and Mob Wives: Chicago, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently in pre-production on the martial-arts epic Marco Polo for Starz. TWC additionally has 17 series in different stages of development, including The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls).
About Sony Pictures: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go to www.sonypictures.com.
About Quentin Tarantino: With his vibrant imagination and dedication to richly layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Tarantino's World War II epic, assembled a renowned international cast and was a critical and box office sensation, garnering numerous awards, including six BAFTA nominations, ten Critics Choice nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Achievement in Directing.
Prior to INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Tarantino thrilled audiences with acclaimed favorites RESERVOIR DOGS, JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 1 & KILL BILL VOL. 2, and GRINDHOUSE. Tarantino also co-wrote, directed and starred in PULP FICTION, which won numerous critics' awards, a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and the Palme D'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino's next film is the highly anticipated DJANGO UNCHAINED, featuring an all-star cast that includes Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, and will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.
About Loma Vista Recordings: Loma Vista Recordings is a new record label founded by Tom Whalley in partnership with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group. Loma Vista Recordings' current roster includes: Cillie Barnes, Cut Copy, Ghost, Little Dragon, Damian Marley Rhye and Soundgarden whose first studio album in fifteen years, King Animal, debuted at the top of the Billboard Rock Chart and number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Whalley is best known for his extensive A&R and artist development experience and his innovative integration of technology into marketing and promotion. He has a proven track record of discovering hit artists including Bonnie Raitt, the Beastie Boys, and MC Hammer during his time as Head of A&R at Capitol Records, seminal artists such as Tupac Shakur, Nine Inch Nails, and Primus while serving as President of Interscope Records, and chart-topping artists, Michael Bublé, The White Stripes, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, and Big & Rich, among many others while Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Records.