Red Dead Redemption 2 has been with us for quite some time now. The game has managed to steal the hearts of many with its beautiful graphics, layered narrative and its true-to-life depiction of the Wild West. Critics around the world, ourselves included, agreed the game is an absolute feast for your eyes and ears. Its unique Appalachian-themed score and original soundtrack has been a topic of debate ever since the release of the game. For reasons unknown, Rockstar haven’t yet made those sounds available through an official release, yet has promised repeatedly its working on it.
“Stay tuned for more info on the official releases of The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2 coming this Spring, featuring both the Original Score composed by Woody Jackson and featuring contributions by Colin Stetson, Senyawa, Mario Batkovic, Arca and other guest artists; and the Original Soundtrack produced by Daniel Lanois featuring D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Giddens and more.” Rockstar stated.
Luckily there’s something to ease the pain while we wait fore more details to emerge this spring. On February 23rd, Red Bull Music and Rockstar Games presented “The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2”, a live performance of selected pieces from the score and soundtrack. The performance served as the closing installation of this year’s Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles. The performance – featuring composer Woody Jackson and an assemble of talented artists – was accompanied with visuals that immersed attendees in the western landscapes of the game. If reading this has made you excited, then know the performance was recorded and has now been published on YouTube. We’ve embedded it below for your viewing (and hearing?) pleasure.