A soundtrack album to Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, has been announced for release on December 18, 2015 by Decca Records. The soundtrack, which features music from The White Stripes, David Hess and Roy Orbison, will come packaged with 28 tracks, including the score by legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, and excerpts of the dialogue from the three-hour snowy western.
Morricone has been often cited as the man behind the sound of the western film genre, having composed the iconic music to classic western films such as 1966’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and 1968’s Once Upon a Time in the West. The Hateful Eight, however, is his first western film in over thirty years, and will mark the composer’s return to the genre. The album will also feature The White Stripes’ “Apple Blossom”, from their 2000 album De Stijl, David Hess’ “Now You’re All Alone” from the soundtrack to the 1972 film Last House on the Left, and Roy Orbison’s classic “There Won’t Be Many Coming Home” from the soundtrack to the 1967 film The Fastest Guitar Alive.
In addition to a digital release, the soundtrack is also penned for a release on vinyl, with the help of Jack White’s Third Man Records, in a limited edition set that features a powerful, blood-spattered artwork depicting O. B. Jackson’s (played by James Parks) stagecoach riding through the snow, passing by a half-buried crucifix:
The Hateful Eight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released by Decca Records on December 18, 2015. You can pre-order the album on iTunes. A limited-edition vinyl version of the album is also available to pre-order through Third Man Records.