Stream The Full ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack
With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ out in stores today, The Weinstein Company has made available the full soundtrack for our listening pleasure. The ’Django Unchained’ 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.’
Quentin Tarantino previously released a statement giving props to the soundtrack’s contributors. “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 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.”
In the film, Jamie Foxx plays the eponymous hero, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
‘Django Unchained’ also stars Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the role of Stephen, Calvin Candie’s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie’s residence. The likes of Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, Laura Cayouette, Tom Savini, M.C. Gainey, Misty Upham, Franco Nero, Walton Goggins, Jonah Hill and Don Johnson co-star. The film will pay homage to the Sergio Corbucci original ‘Django,’ Takashi Miike’s ‘Sukiyaki Western Django’ – which features Tarantino, and Elmore Leonard’s novel ’40 Lashes Less One.’ My hopes are ridiculously high for this film. Tarantino + spaghetti western = YES PLEASE! ’Django Unchained’ arrives in cinemas December 25th in the US and January 18th, 2013 in the UK. The official production notes and synopsis for ‘Django Unchained’ can be read below soundtrack stream.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.
DJANGO UNCHAINED cast: Jamie Foxx as Django, Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz, Kerry Washington as Broomhilda, Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen, Laura Cayouette as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly, Dennis Christopher as Leonide Moguy, Don Johnson as Spence, ‘Big Daddy’ Bennett, M.C. Gainey as Big John Brittle, Tom Savini as Tracker Cheney, Anthony LaPaglia as Jano, James Remar as Ace Speck, Walton Goggins as Billy Crash, Tom Wopat as Marshall Gill Tatum, and Misty Upham as Minnie.
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