“Far Away” Music Video (Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack)

Posted on December 22 2010, 11:00am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music

The 2010 Spike VGA Awards ' live musical performance of "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez from the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack - which wound up winning Best Song in a Game that evening - featured a specially made music video which appeared as a backdrop behind Jose on stage.

Today, for your enjoyment, we present that original video itself - created and edited entirely with game footage from Red Dead to illustrate and underscore the emotion of "Far Away." Also available in high-definition here at the Rockstar site Videos section and at the Red Dead Redemption official site.

The actual live performance video from the broadcast is currently available for viewing at the Spike VGA official website, however only for those in North America (territorial restriction will be lifted once the VGAs air in Europe in January).

Red Dead Redemption Wins Game of the Year and Jose Gonzalez Performs "Far Away" Live at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards
Live Performance of "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez from the Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack
Live Performance of "Deadman's Gun" by Ashtar Command from the Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack

  • TenderBransonon January 3 2011, 5:23pmReplyFlag
    The only thing better than this song and the vid you made for it was the live performance on the VGAs.

    In fact, it was the highlight of the entire f**king program.

    After seeing Jose, the fact that the rest of the show was basically a waste of time became a non-issue.

    And RDR definitely deserved Game of the Year.
    • Naterp0tateron January 2 2011, 4:04pmReplyFlag
      Ive been a rockstar fan for as long as i can remember gaming.
      I can honestly say to this day, my two favorite games ever developed
      are san andreas, and red dead redemption, ive played both of these games
      to the end many times, and can honestly say you are the most creative game
      developer out there
      • MaxKadenon December 31 2010, 6:55pmReplyFlag
        This song is so amazing. Jose Gonzalez is one of the greatest musicians ever. And this video is awesome.
        • scareface1970on December 26 2010, 8:22pmReplyFlag
          one more time and this time i do it richt

          We can always fight nature we can't fight change we can't fight nothing

          *** Dutch Van Der Linde ***

          this word are to remember They are good words for some people to listen
          this game is just the reality
          for me it is true I'm a real diehard RDR fan
          I can not get enough of the game I'm addicted to Red Dead
          • TomTheTigeron December 26 2010, 6:22pmReplyFlag
            This is much more than a ordinary Game...im 36 Years old and it was just a Adventure...its like playin in a Movie...Bad Boys are not 100 Percent Bad...many statements are so true so real...like the real Life...and i Love that kind of sociocritical statements. Love the Soundtrack...among so much other things in that game.. Thank you for that Masterpiece. Tom
            • scareface1970on December 24 2010, 7:46amReplyFlag
              Whe can't always fight nature whe can't fight change whe can't fight nothing

              *** Dutch Van Der Linde ***

              this word always seems to be in my mind

              * R *
              • Fordo264on December 24 2010, 12:46amReplyFlag
                Very impressed with this music video. It was very well put together. I loved it! Hope to see more like it? Maybe with Deadmans Gun?
                • SSM3EVOon December 23 2010, 7:42amReplyFlag
                  i liked 'Dead Mans Gun' better...the lyrics had a deeper meaning of the story...especialy for jack, about basicly walking his fathers line....
                  • scareface1970on December 23 2010, 5:47amReplyFlag
                    @ Ryan3D @ vince_42069 Marston aimed his gun at Ross at the end when Duchts was jumping of the cliff side and then you can see it in the cut sene that Marston aiming his gun at Ross
                    by the way everytime i see this video i must play the game this is really a great video and the Soundtrack of the game is really good yes FAR AWAY

                    R* you are the masters of the game industry
                    and a happy christmas to you and all the gamers of the world
                    • v1ctimon December 23 2010, 5:30amReplyFlag
                      Well what you know its Cornelius Wolfe again at a showdown :)

                      Oh and R* sorry for begging you to add something to this game like everyone else, but i gotta say this:

                      You should add different XP points to every animal so it would make hunting more enjoyable if you are done with the challenges. Like a bird should be 1-3 XP and a bear would be 50 XP and so on. The hunting grounds are not that enjoyable because you don't have to search for the animals.
                      • Shynkaion December 23 2010, 5:21amReplyFlag
                        all hail Rockstar !!!

                        btw what's this song genre ?
                        • emvipee23on December 23 2010, 4:31amReplyFlag
                          I love the soundtrack to this game.
                          • vince_42069on December 23 2010, 1:39amReplyFlag
                            @Ryan3D Me either. I don't remember a flashback of him riding with Dutch and robbing trains either, except for in the game trailer. Guess they just made the footage for this.
                            • BUGEYE02on December 23 2010, 1:26amReplyFlag
                              Thanks for this (R*).

                              Can't wait for your next open world Western. Wish there was some way to make the world 10x bigger! Expand off of the existing map.Take you a day to make it from one side to the other. A Dream come true is what that would be!

                              HUGE open world, I would pay double for that.
                              • Red_Dead_Foreveron December 22 2010, 11:16pmReplyFlag
                                "We can't always fight change, John. We can't find nature... We can't. Fight. Nothin..."
                                • Red_Dead_Foreveron December 22 2010, 11:10pmReplyFlag
                                  I remember watching this live at the VGA's it was soooo awesome. Thanks for the awesome game I'm really hoping for christmas double exp and some sort of DLC in the near future. One more DLC with new (MP) skins and horse-hitching ability would be so awesome. Much love R*.
                                  • Mortal91ifyon December 22 2010, 11:05pmReplyFlag
                                    i got this vid downloaded. this is what i call talent!!!
                                    • Ryan3Don December 22 2010, 10:30pmReplyFlag
                                      I don't recall a seen where Marston aimed a gun at Ross, was this just put in the music video to show Marston's feelings ?
                                      • Musashi_No_Kamion December 22 2010, 9:52pmReplyFlag

                                        You do realize you're talking to a virtual wall, right? No one cares.
                                        • Kovox.on December 22 2010, 9:38pmReplyFlag
                                          @ R* beautiful video and i would like to ask if you could make a social club challenge for haunted Tumbleweed or just make bigfott part of a hunting ground
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