Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack Details Revealed By Rockstar

With all phenomenal games come a phenomenal soundtrack that ties together all the senses with immersion of visuals and sound. When it comes to a sequel as highly anticipated as Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games left no room for error when it came down to the soundtrack. It embodies the Wild West spirit, rebellion, and some good ol’ rootin’ tootin’ cowboy shootin’.

Red Dead 2 fans are in for a treat if they haven’t experienced the in-game immersion already. From the same composer who created the original musical work for RDR, LA Noire, and Grand Theft Auto V, composer Woody Jackson headed this area. He was assisted by Jeff Silverman, and the orchestral accompaniment from Colin Stetson and crew as well. Many talented hands went into the making of this wild Western soundtrack not aforementioned, but it tied together perfect melodies to accompany players during the “final days of American’s outlaw era.”

As for the vocals, Grammy Award-winning Daniel Lanois producer worked with artist like D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, and Josh Homme. There’s even an additional track performed by David Ferguson all written exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s a lot of talent in one house! Here’s the rest of the details on the production and arrangement of the music:

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.

After 8 years of waiting, Red Dead Redemption has certainly exceeded the expectations of many. The soundtrack for Red Dead Redemption 2 has not yet been released, but news will come soon of its debut. Are you in love with the music composition of Red Dead 2? How are you enjoying the game so far? Were you one of the players raring to try out the fluctuating horse balls? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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