Django Unchained soundtrack cut releases

Quentin Tarantino also commissioned original songs from a handful of artists

  • Quentin Tarantino attends the BAFTA Los Angeles 2012 Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel California, Image Credit: Mandatory Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com
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In accordance with established Quentin Tarantino tradition, the upcoming soundtrack to the director’s Django Unchained is to feature no shortage of crate-digger’s delights, including Jim Croce’s I Got a Name and vintage film music by Ennio Morricone.

Due in stores on December 18 — a week before Django Unchained hits movie theatres in the US (it releases January 17 in the UAE) — the soundtrack will contain additional cuts by John Legend and Anthony Hamilton, as well as an intriguing mash-up of James Brown’s The Payback and Untouchable by 2Pac.

What won’t be included is a new song that Frank Ocean recently told GQ he’d written for the movie. On Saturday Fuse published a statement from Tarantino in which the director said he couldn’t find a scene to use the tune, a “fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way.”