LISTEN: Ennio Morricone Returns to the West in “Hateful Eight” Track “L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock — Versione Integrale”

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It’s been thirty-five years since legendary film composer Ennio Morricone last worked in the genre that made him famous: the western. And while we mean no disrespect to 1981’s Buddy Goes West, it’s probably safe to say that Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight should provide the most hotly anticipated Morricone western score since his classic collaborations with Sergio Leone on the Dollars trilogy.

And while we highly recommend that you see The Hateful Eight in neckbending 70mm on December 25, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to unwrap the film’s score. Morricone has made one selection, entitled “L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock — Versione Integrale” available for streaming. You can hear the dramatic take, and imagine Samuel L. Jackson locked in an intense staring battle with Kurt Russell, below.

The Hateful Eight‘s soundtrack will be released on December 18 via Decca.


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