Red Dead Redemption featured some truly emotional moments supplemented by its very particular soundtrack, but one tune by a well known group didn’t make the game’s cut and was never released—until now.
Indie pop band Animal Collective has released the song it wrote for the 2010 open-world Western, titled “Mountain Game,” on YouTube. The band didn’t get into detail about why Rockstar chose not to use the song, only providing a relatively simple description: “Here’s an unreleased track we recorded in 2010 for Red Dead Redemption and it never got used. Enjoy.”
Admittedly, this style of music may not have fit the game’s tone as well as some other tracks that were used, such as Jose Gonzales’ “Far Away,” but the release of “Mountain Game” is still a nice treat for fans who want to imagine what might have been.
It remains to be heard what kind of musical stylings will compliment the upcoming sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, which was officially announced in late October.