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by Bill Pearis

The Force Awakens soundtrackHateful Eight soundtrack

You may not have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet (it only opened yesterday) and you probably haven't seen Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (it opens on Christmas Day) but you can listen to those two films' scores right now.

John Williams has composed the score for every Star Wars movie to date and his work on The Force Awakens incorporates his classic pieces for the series as well as stirring new themes.

As mentioned, Ennio Morricone composed The Hateful Eight score, his first for a western in 40 years. It incorporates some of his unused score for John Carpenter's The Thing as well as new compositions. The soundtrack also features songs by Jack White and Roy Orbison, as well as dialogue snippets from the film.

Stream both via Spotify, below.

Related: The Force Awakens star Oscar Issac covers Bill Murray's version of The Star Wars theme (from his classic SNL lounge singer sketch), with some updated lyrics about the new film. He does it on nylon string guitar in a Joao Gilberto style and it's pretty impressive. Watch below.

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Hateful Eight

Ennio Morricone's score for Quentin Tarantino's new epic Western, The Hateful Eight, is out this Friday (12/18) but you can listen to a track from it right now. "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock" is sweeping stuff, with some signature Morricone-isms (like percussive vocal shouts). Listen below.

The soundtrack also incorporates some of Morricone's score he wrote for John Carpenter's The Thing which was never used. The Hateful Eight is in theaters that are equipped with 70mm projection on Christmas Day and will go wide on January 8.

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Hateful Eight Soundtrack

Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight, will be out on Christmas Day and more details have been released about its score which was composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone. Though Tarantino has used bits of Morricone scores in other films, like Inglorious Basterds, it's the first time the two have worked together. The soundtrack will be out December 18 via Decca.

There's also a special vinyl edition of the soundtrack being released via Jack White's Third Man Records that comes in a tri-fold sleeve and contains a poster and 12-page booklet. White is on the soundtrack too, via The White Stripes' "Apple Blossom," as is "There Won't Be Many Coming Home" by Roy Orbison. Full Hateful Eight soundtrack listing is below.

As for the film itself, which was shot in 70mm "Ultra Panavision 70," it's been screened for critics but reviews are embargoed till December 18 but a few who've seen it have dared to tweet about it and word is pretty positive so far. You can watch the trailer, which has a bit of Morricone's score, below.

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the Hateful 8

Ennio Morricone will be composing the original score for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western, The Hateful 8. The news was revealed at the film's San Diego Comic-Con panel, and Tarantino remarked that it would be the first western scored by Morricone in 40 years. Now 86, Morricone has stayed active and prolific over the course of his nearly 60-year career. Tarantino has used Morricone's work in previous films like Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained, but this will mark the first time Morricone will be doing an original score. As for the film, The Hateful 8, here's the official synopsis:

Bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) races to the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming with a mysterious prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in tow. But when a blizzard forces them to take shelter with a group of strangers--including another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a sheriff--it becomes clear that they may not make it to their final destination after all.
The film also features Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. Tarantino shot the movie in 70mm, the super wide-screen format used on Ben-Hur, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. It's the first major US film to use the format since Ron Howard's 1992 film Far and Away. It premieres in 70mm theaters on Christmas Day (12/25) and then in normal theaters on January 8, 2016.

Ennio Morricone was to have conducted a 200-piece orchestra at concerts in NYC and Los Angeles in 2014 but they were subsequently canceled after he injured his back. Glad to know you're feeling better, Ennio!

The Stones setup @ Barclays Center (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)

The Rolling Stones are playing Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight (did you get a ticket?), and as wished/hoped/rumored, they were in fact added to the much-scalped Hurricane Sandy Benefit happening at Madison Square Garden on 12/12, a show that will be very "widely distributed"...

The producers of "12-12-12" announced today that the concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, at 7:30 PM (ET) to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, will have unprecedented and historic global distribution, similar to that of the Superbowl, the Academy Awards®, and the Grammys®.

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide will be able to access "12-12-12" on television, radio and the internet. The concert, presented by Chase, will be available to all 114 million television households in the US and to more than 400 million television households outside the country via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Further elevating this event to its historic levels of distribution is live streaming on the largest online video services in the world, including YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Hulu, and others. Combined, these video streaming services reach over 1.4 billion monthly unique users worldwide.

In addition, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, with its 239 million monthly listeners and more than 48 million monthly digital uniques, will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the country, and will also video stream live on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio service, and across the websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations.

The Stones join the all-star line-up that already included Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

AND: "A new list of celebrity presenters was also released today, including Steve Buscemi, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, and Brian Williams."

Stay tuned for Check out the Barclays Center setlist, guests Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. included.

The Rolling Stones' two NJ shows happen right after MSG.