Even for a director who has made his name on homages, Quentin Tarantino delved pretty deeply into the past with The Hateful Eight. Every aesthetic decision about the film, from the 70mm Panavision camerawork to the roadshow release to the original score by Ennio Morricone, makes seeing it feel like a journey back to the first half of the 20th century. (Until the Tarantino dialogue and gore appears.)
So it makes sense that the Morricone-penned Golden Globe-winning score is getting a vinyl pressing. According to The Vinyl Factory, Jack White’s Third Man Records will handle the release, which will also encompass a few pop songs licensed for use in the movie. The whole package will contain two LPs, two posters, and a booklet of still images.
Morricone’s score harkens back to his work on the spaghetti westerns of the ‘60s, but it’s infused with a growing sense of dread and claustrophobia as the film progresses and tensions rise between the blizzard refugees at Minnie’s Haberdashery. Listening to it on a cold, snow-bound evening should be thrilling, but probably isn’t for the faint of heart.