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GAMEPLAY: Wild West

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More than 110 musicians contributed to the original soundtrack for 2018 title Red Dead Redemption II.

Saddle up and explore videogame soundtracks that evoke the Wild West.

Many videogames have taken inspiration from the Wild West in their stories, settings, and music.

This week, we’ll saddle up and explore videogame soundtracks that evoke the Wild West from titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, Outlaws, West of Loathing, and more!

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance. Production assistance provided by Delia Zaleski. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
Ryan Ike - West of Loathing Main Theme (West of Loathing) - Ryan Ike & Chelsea Greenwood, whistling

Woody Jackson, arr. Gabe Witcher - Outlaws from the West (Red Dead Redemption II)

Woody Jackson & Bill Elm - American Venom (Red Dead Redemption II)

Senyawa and Rabih Beaini - Paradise Mercifully Departed (Red Dead Redemption II)

Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca, & Michael Eugene Archer - Unshaken (Red Dead Redemption II) - original soundtrack

Daniel Lanois & Rhiannon Giddens- Mountain Hymn (Red Dead Redemption II) - original soundtrack

Clint Bajakian - Outlaws (Outlaws) - original soundtrack

Clint Bajakian - The Train (Outlaws) - original soundtrack

Clint Bajakian - The Last Gunfight (Outlaws) - original soundtrack

Michiko Naruke, arr. Kazuhiko Toyama - To the End of the Wilderness (Wild Arms) - original soundtrack

Michiko Naruke, arr. Kazuhiko Toyama - Ashes to Ashes (Wild Arms) - original soundtrack

Michiko Naruke, arr. Kazuhiko Toyama - Morning of Departure (Wild Arms) - original soundtrack

Michiko Naruke, arr. Kazuhiko Toyama - Castle of Flames (Wild Arms) - original soundtrack

Michiko Naruke, arr. Kazuhiko Toyama - Funeral Procession (Wild Arms) - original soundtrack

Ryan Ike - The Sticks for Hands Rag (West of Loathing) - original soundtrack

Ryan Ike - Draw! (West of Loathing) - original soundtrack

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.