In a companion release to his film “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino is offering the entire soundtrack streamed online with his commentary.
“Django Unchained,” which opens Christmas Day, is Tarantino's first movie where he has worked with different artists to create original music. The director has recorded a track-by-track introduction, which can be streamed until Jan. 2.
Tarantino' encyclopedic knowledge of cinematic history is sure to enrich his commentary on the “Django Unchained” soundtrack's 23 songs, which come from such diverse artists as Ennio Morricone, legendary composer for spaghetti Westerns like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” John Legend and Rick Ross.
The soundtrack for any Tarantino is usually filled with an eclectic range of songs, be it pop hits or obscure tracks from the 1970's. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for “Kill Bill: Part 2.”
The track-by-track commentary premiered on Dec. 14 on Little Steven's Underground Garage radio program on SiriusXM. You can stream the “Django Unchained” soundtrack with Tarantino commentary below or here.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.