A powerful, emotional journey through the final days of America’s outlaw era, The Music Of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack is produced by 11-time Grammy Award winner Daniel Lanois, with all music created exclusively for the game. Lanois is known for his work with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson as well as collaborating with pioneering musician Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree.
In just over a week after its initial release, the album has charted to #45 in Top Album sales, #12 on Billboard’s Independent Album sales, and #21 in Soundtrack sales! Congratulations to all the artists and to Rockstar Games!
April Vinyl Month features The End of the Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), available on vinyl for the first time! The double LP album features original score by Danny Elfman, the Academy Award®-nominated composer of films such as Silver Linings Playbook, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Wanted, among many others. Additional tracks include music by R.E.M., Brian Eno, Fun Boy Three and more — preview the album below.
Eno and Wallace share a similar affinity for pop that undergoes transmogrification, resulting in art: Eno flensed the hooks and choruses from his pop music so only the music’s essence was left lingering; Wallace took pop culture and exhumed its soul, using his slang-laced prose to dig at deeper, often darker truths. -Greg Cwik, The AV Club
The AV Club recently published an article featuring “The Big Ship,” a Brian Eno song featured in two films this summer, one of which is The End of the Tour. The Music Supervisor on The End of the Tour is Tiffany Anders (Goodbye World, Smashed, Like Crazy). The story is a great example of the impact of music in movies and how songs can affect the overall tone of a scene. Please note there are possible spoilers in the story as the writer dissects the use of Brian Eno’s song in the films. Read the full story at The AV Club.
Released by Lakeshore Records, The End Of The Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features score by four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman (Milk, Good Will Hunting, Big Fish, and Men In Black), and music by various artists including R.E.M., Tracy Ullman, Felt, Fun Boy Three, Tinderbox and Brian Eno. Director John Ponsoldt said in ComingSoon.net: “From early on, R.E.M. and Brian Eno were a band and a musician that sort of factored into the time that Lipsky and Wallace spent together and they had conversations about what they listened to. So I knew that R.E.M. and Eno would feature in the movie.” See movie reviews and full soundtrack details for The End Of The Tour music below.
Elfman channeled his inner Eno in those [final] cues and it worked magic. -Soundtrack Dreams
Elfman utilizes soft strings, gentle piano, and subtle percussion to create a low-key musical blanket to help seal the story in. -Film Music Media
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The End Of The Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) available now digitally! The CD will be available on August 28. The album features score by four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman (50 Shades of Grey, Milk, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting). Set in the mid-’90s, the film also features music by R.E.M., Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three, Brian Eno, and Tindersticks. See below for full soundtrack details. Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), The End Of The Tourchronicles the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” A24 Films presents The End Of The Tour, directed by James Ponsoldt,in theaters (NY and LA) July 31.