Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been officially announced. The soundtrack is the first time that director Quentin Tarantino has collaborated with artists to create original music for use in the film and original motion picture soundtrack.
"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 soundtrack will be available in stores and at all digital retailers on Tuesday, December 18th. The Django Unchained movie will be released in theaters on December 25, 2012.