Developers Rockstar Games have finally detailed the Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack in full before its available for sale in the near future. The soundtrack is once again composed by Woody Jackson who has worked on all Rockstar’s recent games including LA Noire, Grand Theft Auto V and of course the original Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s Soundtrack was made exclusively for the game, featuring all original tracks.
Rockstar Games noted that with the Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack, Woody has a had a lot of help from industry veterans including collaborators who worked with the likes of Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Johnny Cash, Beck and more.
The score features additional production and arrangement by Jeff Silverman (Truth and Soul, Aloe Black), with additional musical score and orchestration provided by Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Hereditary), David Ferguson (Johnny Cash’s engineer), David Ralicke (Beck, Sons of Anarchy), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers, True Detective), Luke O’Malley, Mario Batkovic (of Geoff Barrow’s Invada), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy), Rabih Beaini and Senyawa, as well as contributions from over 110 other musicians including Arca (frequent Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Kelela collaborator), Duane Eddy (Lee Hazlewood protégé), Jon Theodore (former drummer of Mars Volta and current Queens of the Stone Age drummer), Michael Shuman aka Mikey Shoes (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and more.
As for the vocal performances, they features talents such as D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas and more:
All of the vocal moments in Red Dead Redemption 2 are produced entirely by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Lanois, known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson as well as collaborating with pioneering musician Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree. In addition to Lanois’ production, the soundtrack features additional vocal performances from a range of award-winning artists including D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, plus an additional track written, produced and performed by David Ferguson. All songs for both the score and soundtrack were created exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PS4 and Xbox One.