Contemporary folk luminary Rhiannon Giddens and 11-time Grammy Award®-winning acclaimed songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois, alongside his band Heavy Sun, have released newly reimagined tracks from The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack as Amazon Originals. Giddens performs an austere banjo-accompanied version of the ballad “Cruel World,” while Daniel Lanois turns in a soulful and shimmering rendition of his song “That’s The Way It Is.” The tracks are now available to stream only on Amazon Music and in Ultra HD on Amazon Music HD. See the announcement at Broadway World.
Separately, you can also listen to the preceding full album, The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack, released in partnership with Rockstar Games and Lakeshore Records on vinyl, CD and all major digital music services: [Download/Listen/Buy]
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Created by Rockstar Games and released in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 25M copies and is a prequel to the 2010 hit open-world Western video game, Red Dead Redemption. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the highest rated game of the console generation with over 250 perfect scores and over 175 Game of the Year Awards. Alongside the original score composed by Woody Jackson, the soundtrack has won the “Best Score/Music” award at The Game Awards 2018, “Best Soundtrack” from Game Informer’s Action Game Awards, and “Best Video Game Music” award at IGN’s Best of 2018 Awards. The Soundtrack also features contributions from Willie Nelson, D’Angelo, and Josh Homme.