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Red Dead Redemption 2 and its amazing soundtrack

Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 6, 2018.

By GaryOPA on Nov 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Whether you decide to use matchbook bonus code or not, you would easily win if you guessed that Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games would have an incredible success, considering the huge interest shown by millions of players from all over the world since its first official announcement.


    However, perhaps not everyone could foresee such a huge impact on the market by this videogame released for Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, capable of breaking every sales record and getting incredibly high ratings in the reviews published all around the globe.

    Among the reasons for this great success, we should undoubtedly mention the amazing soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption 2, a wonderful musical tribute to the last days of the American era of outlaws. Much of RDR 2’s soundtrack was created by Woody Jackson, already known by fans of Rockstar Games for what he achieved in the first Red Dead Redemption, in L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V.

    Additional production and arrangements were made by Jeff Silverman (Truth and Soul, Aloe Black), with extra tracks and orchestration by Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Hereditary), David Ferguson (Johnny Cash’s sound engineer), David Ralicke (Beck, Sons of Anarchy), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers, True Detective), Luke O’Malley, Mario Batkovic (Geoff Barrow), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy), Rabih Beaini and Senyawa. Additionally, 110 other artists participated in creating the music, including Arca (who cooperated with Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Kelela), Duane Eddy, Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age), Michael Shuman aka Mikey Shoes (also in Queens of the Stone Age) and many more.

    All the vocal parts in Red Dead Redemption 2 have been entirely produced by Daniel Lanois, winner of several Grammy Awards, who produced several albums for the mighty Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. He also cooperated with the eclectic genius Brian Eno in the production of several albums by U2, including The Joshua Tree, which received multiple platinum record awards.

    Besides the production by Lanois, the soundtrack includes several additional singing performances by various acclaimed artists, including D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, plus another song written, produced and performed by David Ferguson. Also, be reminded that all the songs on the soundtrack were created exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2.

    Without giving specific details about the release date of their game, Rockstar Games has already confirmed the release of Red Dead Redemption 2’s soundtrack. Let's try to assume that it will be available both digitally and in physical format, maybe on CD and even on vinyl, because the latest alternative trend in recent years in music is exactly the rediscovery of our dear old 33 rpm records, sometimes printed in limited edition with ultra-deluxe and particularly expensive packaging.

    In the coming weeks, Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be improved with an option to play the online multiplayer game. Behind all this, however, there remains another question that many people have been asking for years: when will they officially announce the release of Grand Theft Auto VI? Sooner or later this will happen too...


Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 6, 2018.

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