'Django Unchained' Soundtrack Features James Brown, Rick Ross, Jim Croce, Lots Of Ennio Morricone & More

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 28, 2012 8:10 PM
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While it looks like Frank Ocean didn't make the cut, the full tracklisting for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Django Unchained" once again reveals a director who isn't afraid to liberally borrow from his influences. With music from "Two Mules For Sister Sara," Klaus Kinski's "His Name Was King," Sergio Corbucci's original "Django," early '80s Gene Hackman/Nick Nolte flick "Under Fire" and even a reprise of a song we heard before "Kill Bill Vol. 1," it isn't to say there aren't any surprises.

For those looking for a nod to the '70s, Tarantino has a remix of James Brown's "The Payback" featuring 2Pac, along with an FM wonder by Jim Croce. New songs are here as well including "100 Black Coffins" by Playlist fave and GQ's "Bawse Of The Year" Rick Ross, a new tune by John Legend and -- to go along with all the other Ennio Morricone -- a new tune from the famed composer titled "Ancora Qui." All said, this is going to be dramatic, stirring stuff, but also some good tracks to backdrop QT's usually outlandish tales.

“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," Tarantino said. "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.”

The soundtrack drops on December 18th before the movie opens wide on Christmas Day. Tracklisting and samples below.

"Django Unchained" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. WINGED
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 ELISA
17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) - JAMES BROWN AND 2PAC
18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? - JOHN LEGEND
19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG - BROTHER DEGE
20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER
21. UN MONUMENTO - ENNIO MORRICONE
22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS
23. TRINITY (TITOLI) - ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI

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9 Comments

  • JOE | December 1, 2012 4:45 PMReply

    Me thinks I see Ingrid Rock's fingers in this pie somewheres.......it would explain the song choice anyway...

  • joe | December 1, 2012 4:43 PMReply

    Please, they had to pick the 1 song Croce's that he didn't write? 'I got a name' is as overproduced and thereby as far away from thetrue Jim Croce sound as you can possibly get. Gonna have to give this choice a big 'pee you'.

  • dawf | November 28, 2012 11:35 PMReply

    James Brown, whoo!

  • huh? | November 28, 2012 10:21 PMReply

    Rap music in a movie from the slavery era? How the hell does that work?

  • cattt | November 29, 2012 1:56 AM

    David Bowie in a movie from the WWII? That did work.

  • Maya | November 28, 2012 10:21 PMReply

    No shock about the Ennio Morricone. Rick Ross in a QT film? Bad ass.

  • Steven Flores | November 28, 2012 10:17 PMReply

    I think I would've taken the Frank Ocean song than anything by John Legend. That guy is so fucking dull.

  • cirkusfolk | November 28, 2012 9:43 PMReply

    Thought there was suppose to be a Frank Ocean song?

  • Will | November 29, 2012 2:56 AM

    If the Frank Ocean piece is still in the movie, I wouldn't be surprised if it's similar to what's happened with the last Bond soundtracks: release the actual soundtracks and then the big original song is released as a single.

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