Behind the Scenes of the Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack

Posted on July 28 2010, 1:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

Check out our Behind the Scenes documentary of the recording and creation of the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack. Bill Elm and Woody Jackson, along with a team of accomplished session players put together a captivating reimagination of the old American West, and we caught it all on video with interviews and insight from the players as they recorded stem after emotive stem for the interactive in game soundtrack.

Watch the video in the embedded player above or see it in HD at the Red Dead Redemption website or the Videos section of the Rockstar Games site.

Live Performance of "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez from the Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack
Jose Gonzalez 'Far Away' from the Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack Featured on the Zane Lowe Show on BBC Radio 1
The Guardian Interviews the Makers of the Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack

Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack Now Available on iTunes
Red Dead Redemption Feature: Score & Soundtrack

  • MayorOfViceCityon June 19 2013, 3:10amReplyFlag
    My favorite newswire post about any game. Sorry to comment on such an old article, but I like this video a lot.
    • siperdellyeeron February 25 2011, 12:47pmReplyFlag
      what is that instrument at 2:47???
      • hell_raiser_604on September 12 2010, 6:55amReplyFlag
        Rockstar is the godfather of the gaming world...
        red dead redemption is the best game ever to be made. the online gamplay has a major contribution to its succes.. my concern is whether rockstar will be able 2 beat this game in the future..?
        • AnotherSocietyon August 17 2010, 10:00amReplyFlag
          Really enjoyed the soundtracks during the game, perfect fit.
          • TheRedDeadLegendon August 16 2010, 5:01amReplyFlag
            @R* Y I love how you do these behind the scenes videos, and the old western world you created to become Red Dead Redemption is just simply incredible, and would be awesome if you could make "behind scenes" and show us the production of the world and environment of the game. Watching this video really gives me more respect for these people, looks like a real difficult field to work in. Thanks Rockstar.
            • tired_marineon August 12 2010, 10:41pmReplyFlag
              I have gotta say I have played many a games with some oustanding soundtracts that really captured the essence of the game. But let me tell ya. These tracts envolked so much feeling and depth into the game more so than, quite honestly any other. From when marston was in peril to the somber sad ending(s). I really sat back and was enriched by the score. Hell, it even brought back memories of 60's,70's, spagetti westerns. I am looking foward to purchasing this whole score so I can have it to re-envolk my emotions. Of not only the game, but the trials and tribulations I went through while on deployment. (un-related) But you guy's the whole damn lot of ya's did a hell of a job! Hat's off to ya fella's.
              • Gatorsurfer117on August 11 2010, 7:43pmReplyFlag
                thats a great idea you guys should try to put your music on the rock band network so people can play the songs on rock band
                • Maverick_Mojitoon August 3 2010, 7:54pmReplyFlag
                  Awesome soundtrack. So many variations/feelings. Thanks to all composers/musicians... involved.
                  Thanks Rockstar for the highest quality in gaming.
                  • R* Yon August 1 2010, 12:55pmReplyFlag
                    @nicomc @John_TheIrishman Sure, glad u enjoyed the video...

                    Hope to see you all in a future multiplayer event so we can chat it up about the music in Red Dead.
                    • John_TheIrishmanon July 31 2010, 8:43pmReplyFlag
                      Thanks Rockstar for a Superb Soundtrack and nothing but great sounds and dedication put in it, I honestly didn't know how much depth you got into with your sounds and the instruments you used untill I saw this video, I never even noticed half the instruments you experimented in this video in the game, maybe I should pay more attention next time! :P
                      • nicomcon July 31 2010, 5:38pmReplyFlag
                        i love behind screen type of videos. PLEASE DO MORE!!!
                        • R* Yon July 30 2010, 11:25amReplyFlag
                          @MikeMellow Let's avoid starting any arguments here, the next Red Dead PlayStation 3 event is September 9th.

                          @StuntmanSeth Ha - glad you're enjoying.
                          • StuntmanSethon July 30 2010, 4:00amReplyFlag
                            Thanks to the Rockstar for yet again surpassing expectations. One problem though every time I start a different game I immediately begin to miss RDR or GTA4, you guys know how to keep me coming back.
                            • MikeMellowon July 30 2010, 12:51amReplyFlag
                              Shut up with the next GTA game asking. really? GTA4 came out two years ago and you want them to already make another gta? woow! quit it with pressuring Rockstar making a new game. okay? they don't have plans on making a new one okay?
                              and this is Read Dead Redemption section so take your gta asking somewhere else.

                              Also Rockstar when will the next event for Read Dead Redemption ps3 happen?
                              • R* Yon July 29 2010, 6:36pmReplyFlag
                                @BigRomeo615 Awesome, glad you enjoyed.

                                And guys, please stay on the topic, thanks.
                                • lutcheeon July 29 2010, 5:33pmReplyFlag
                                  @DarkErik13 k thnx i will send you a message ounce a second person joins(created yesterday)
                                  • pfvc95on July 29 2010, 3:05pmReplyFlag

                                    If you wanna play RDR buy a console and dont get Rockstar sidetracked from making the next GTA. Come on Rockstar, everyone is waiting for the next GTA. Sure, Max Payne 3 and LA noire too, but especially GTA. and it better come out by 2011.
                                    • BigRomeo615on July 29 2010, 2:54pmReplyFlag
                                      wow....i dont like western music....but watching this vid was the bomb...thing i liked most about it was the people really put their heart n soul into it...props RS this was def one of the best vids i seen on this site...def gonna keep my ears open when i play the this was a good vid
                                      • Marlboroon July 29 2010, 2:19pmReplyFlag
                                        Good stuff. Any plans to bring the soundtrack over to RockBand or the RBN? - Would love to sing Deadman's Gun, Compass & Far Away.
                                        • dylaaaanon July 29 2010, 2:08pmReplyFlag
                                          thanx any ways rockstar im just saying that would be cool if you guys could sell those pre order bunos items and maybe you should mention that to hoever is in charge of making the dlc because me and a lot of other ppl i know would love them
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