The Hateful Eight: Renowned composer reveals opening track

The Hateful Eight, an eagerly awaited upcoming film by Quentin Tarantino has revealed one of the songs from its soundtrack. L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock – Versione Integrale, composed by the renowned, Ennio Morricone, has been released and is the opening track of the 28-song soundtrack set to be released on vinyl December 18th by no other than Jack White’s label Third Man Records.

Quentin Tarantino is not usually known for using composers for his movies, instead preferring to use pieces of scores from other films and recycling them. It’s perhaps fitting that Ennio Morricone’s score for The Hateful Eight will also primarily be recycled from unused material that he recorded for the 1982 cult-classic, The Thing.

It will be interesting to experience the kind of impact a soundtrack that was primarily composed for an atmospheric sci-fi horror film will have on a Quentin Tarantino western. Undoubtedly the score will be somewhat tweaked in order to be more accommodating to it’s genre, although even in this first sample that we have been given, the traces of that classic John Carpenter film can still be heard.

In addition to Ennio Morricone’s compositions, the Hateful Eight soundtrack will also feature tracks by The White Stripes, Roy Orbison and David Hess.

Further adding hype to what will most likely become another Quentin Tarantino classic, Ennio Morricones score for the film has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

The Hateful Eight is set to hit Australian cinemas January 14th 2016.