“Red Dead Redemption II” Original Soundtrack Now Available

The fantastic music from the original soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption II is now available from Rockstar Games, and you should be able to find it on just about every music platform out there, including Spotify and Apple Music.

"Red Dead Redemption II" Original Soundtrack Now Available
//Credit: Rockstar Games

11 time Grammy Award winning producer Daniel Lanois spearheaded the project, and brought together a pretty diverse group of talent to bring the music behind the Red Dead Redemption sequel to life. Lanois has a pretty impressive resume behind him— he produced The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby for U2, and Out of Mind for Bob Dylan, as well as albums for Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Brandon Flowers.

Daniel Lanois also performed the music for Billy Bob Thornton’s 1996 film, Sling Blade. Other film credits include The Last of the Mohicans in 1992 and The Million Dollar Hotel in 2000.

Lanois put together an impressive list of collaborators on the soundtrack, here’s the track list:

  • Unshaken – D’Angelo
  • Moonlight – Daniel Lanois, Daryl Johnson, Joseph Maize, Darryl Hatcher and Rhiannon Giddens
  • That’s The Way It Is – Daniel Lanois
  • Mountain Finale – Daniel Lanois
  • Crash of Worlds – Rocco DeLuca
  • Cruel World – Willie Nelson
  • Red – Daniel Lanois
  • Mountain Hymn – Rhiannon Giddens
  • Mountain Banjo – Rhiannon Giddens
  • Table Top – Daniel Lanois
  • Love Come Back – Daniel Lanois
  • Oh My Lovely – Daniel Lanois
  • Cruel World – Josh Homme

Building on the evocative score of the original Red Dead Redemption, the soundtrack and score of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a powerful, emotional journey through the final days of America’s outlaw era.

Red Dead Redemption 2 features an interactive, dynamic score composed by Woody Jackson. Rockstar fans will already be familiar with Woody’s work on the original Red Dead RedemptionL.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V with Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist and Oh No.

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 the game.

The Music of Red Dead Redemption II: Original Score will be available later in the summer, from composer Woody Jackson.

About Leigh Kade

Leigh George Kade is a writer, illustrator, and sculptor who lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two small Skrulls. Leigh has also been a panelist on the wildly popular Geek Show Podcast since 2008. He has been an Entertainment Writer for Bleeding Cool since 2018.

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