It was announced yesterday that the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful 8 will be released on vinyl through Jack White’s Third Man Records. VoL Music take a look at Tarantino’s lifelong passion for music.
Words: Alex Hurd, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite
The legendary director has always matched his films with incredible soundtracks, with songs effortlessly crossing over all the genres. He clearly is a man with an eclectic taste and an undeniable knowledge about music. Looking through his epic back catalogue of films, they can be remembered for their songs as much as the iconic scenes. Reservoir Dogs is immortalised in film history, partly because of Tarantino’s choice of using “Little Green Bag” by The George Baker Selection, during the films opening titles.
Pulp Fiction is considered Tarantino’s masterpiece and once again the film is crammed full of scenes that have become part of cinema history. But the way “Misirlou” by Dick Dale cuts in after the infamous opening scene, almost steals the show.
Tarantino also caused a shock announcing that his latest film offering will be scored by the legendary Ennio Morricone, which goes against everything his films soundtracks have done before. But if anyone could change Tarintino’s mind it would be Morricone, as for film score composers, there is no one more iconic.
Tarantino admitted at the San Diego Comic-Con, that is was a tough decision but Morricone’s unmatched reputation swayed him. Morricone has scored for legendary spaghetti westerns, including “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”. Which you may not have seen, but we’re betting you will recognise this theme song…
And finally his decision for the soundtrack to be released on vinyl. You might be asking why? Well, all digital music is in lossy format, which means it’s compressed down to fit what ever device you are listening on, a mobile phone or a laptop? Vinyl is pressed exactly how the artist wanted it, to be played on record players, so there is no loss in quality. Tarantino isn’t just doing this to be awkward — he wants his film’s soundtrack to be heard at only the best level.
Tarantino is not just a master behind the lens but also a real hard-core music fan who manages to match the two perfectly. We can’t wait for the film, but who’s up for a Tarantino DJ set?