Third Man Records will put out the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight. It was composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone — it’s his first score for a Western film in over 40 years, his last being 'The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly'. Morricone’s music has been used in Tarantino’s past films, but this is the first time he’s composed original music for the filmmaker.
Morricone’s score harkens back to his work on the spaghetti westerns of the ‘60s, but it’s infused with a growing sense of dread and claustrophobia as the film progresses and tensions rise between the blizzard refugees at Minnie’s Haberdashery. Listening to it on a cold, snow-bound evening should be thrilling, but probably isn’t for the faint of heart.
The standard vinyl edition of The Hateful Eight soundtrack will be pressed 2xLPs, and will contain two posts and a booklet featuring stills from the film. There will also be a limited edition of the soundtrack available sometime in the future, but Third Man are keeping quiet on the details.