Our buddies at Rockstar just let us know that the original soundtrack for Red Dead Redemption has gone on sale on iTunes, Amazon, Zune, and wherever else you like to pick up digital music.



Rockstar Games is happy to announce the Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack is available now on iTunes.  Composed by acclaimed artists Bill Elm and Woody Jackson, the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack perfectly captures the haunting sound of the dying American West and Mexico at the turn of the century with a mix of authentic period instrumentation including sweeping strings, martial timpani drums and piercing horns.  As part of the eclectic band Friends of Dean Martinez, Bill Elm and Woody Jackson also composed music for the major motion picture Fast Food Nation, while Jackson’s work was featured in the recent Michael Cera film, Youth In Revolt.  This stand-alone album boasts 15 instrumental tracks as well as four exclusive tracks from notable contemporary artists Jamie Lidell, Jose Gonzalez, Chris Holmes and Brian Liesegang of Ashtar Command, as well as renowned blues vocalist William Elliot Whitmore.  Popular DJ, musician, and composer David Holmes, whose sounds can be heard in films such as Ocean’s 11, 12, 13 and Buffalo Soldiers, produced the soundtrack’s unique collection of  Western inspired songs. 
 
Those of you who have experienced this game know how incredible the soundtrack is, how key to your enjoyment it is. I’m still making my way through this massive game myself (this isn’t the kind of game you want to rush!) so in lieu of an actual review I’ll just give you my full recommendation to pick this one up. Seriously, just buy it. Bigger and better than GTA IV, it’s anything a fan of classic westerns could ask for in a game. The visuals are breathtaking, the soundtrack perfect, the gameplay and story as immersive as it gets. It doesn’t hurt that the multiplayer is almost as much fun as the single player, either. Plus, it has the single greatest achievement in history. If it weren’t for some gameplay bugs that sometimes crash the game (seems to be a lot of people having these issues) it would be a perfect experience.

iTunes

has some preview tracks up from the soundtrack. Check them out, sit back, and daydream
about skinning animals to extinction.