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GeorgeWashingtonxx77

RDR 1 vs RDR 2: Soundtrack

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Jabalous
Posted (edited)

My preference...

 

Background score in free-roam: RDR > RDR2 

 

Missions Music: RDR2 > RDR

 

Songs: RDR2 > RDR

 

Both games try to invoke a different atmosphere/vibe. 

Edited by Jabalous

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GeorgeWashingtonxx77
4 hours ago, Nutduster said:

It's set partly in the South and Appalachian area, of course it has that vibe.

I never criticized them for using that certain sound, in fact, they did hit the nail on the head of fitting it into the atmosphere of the game. I just preferred RDR 1's "western touch" with it being a cowboy game. But that's just me.

 

Suprised by you're thoughts on Deadman's Gun, but a welcome one as I can see your reasoning for it for sure. From my understanding, it seems to rank amongst the top along with Far Away in terms of people's "goat" RDR series song.

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Nutduster
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49 minutes ago, GeorgeWashingtonxx77 said:

Suprised by you're thoughts on Deadman's Gun, but a welcome one as I can see your reasoning for it for sure. From my understanding, it seems to rank amongst the top along with Far Away in terms of people's "goat" RDR series song.

 

It's a rare take, I know. I vastly prefer "Far Away" - that song made me a Jose Gonzalez superfan, pretty much - and also "Compass," which is a really neat song (very unlike most of that singer's other music, stylistically) that fits that particular moment in the story incredibly well.  "Dead Man's Gun" is just trying a little too hard or something, and musically it's got a very conventional chord progression and melody that feels very 1990s to me.  I didn't have any such issue with any of the songs in RDR2 - though I like some better than others, I really like them all.

Edited by Nutduster

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Cutter De Blanc
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, coach_wargo said:

All of the ambient music is queued by location, it was more noticeable in RDR1 but it's true in RDR2 as well. The Great Plains and New Austin ambient music are variations on their RDR1 music. I know you can glitch into Mexico, I wonder is the ambient music in Mexico different from what is in New Austin? 

The ambient music in and around Mexico is the same music from mexico in RDR1

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GeorgeWashingtonxx77
Posted (edited)
20 minutes ago, Nutduster said:

that song made me a Jose Gonzalez superfan

That did "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" for me with William Eliott Whitmore. Never heard of him before that song came up, and now I'm in love with so many of his songs. As someone said in a YT comment, he sounds like he eats glass and rocks and drinks ashtrays.

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tonko
6 hours ago, coach_wargo said:

. The Great Plains and New Austin ambient music are variations on their RDR1 music. 

Haven't noticed it's a RDR 1 variation. Good ear my man.

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ElVeterano95

I think both soundtracks of RDR1 and RDR2 are very good, there are some great moments or missions when you hear them and the music makes that experience very special. (like when you get first to Mexico with Irish in rd1)

 

btw ,my special favorites from RDR1 are Far Away and Triggernometry. / and  from RDR2 the Fleeting Joy Battle theme and the Prologue fight theme. 😉

 

 

 

 

Edited by ElVeterano95

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Cutter De Blanc
On 1/6/2019 at 1:08 PM, Cutter De Blanc said:

Gonna say tried creating a Pandora station using Unshaken as a seed. Bad idea. It only plays f*cking R&B. Definitely not cowboy music.

May I stand unshaken amidst tons of booty music? :(

 

 My booty stands unshaken amidst the thumping beat

 

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RJX74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCiIDFbPiv0

 

My favorite song.

 

Also I prefered all the songs with lyrics in this game compared to RDR1.

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UncleTacitus

For me, soundtrack might be the only thing where the first installment beats the new. Might be.

Btw, I really like the Morricone stylish jingle that plays when you embark on a stagecoach fast travel in RDR2. Anyone know if there's a longer version of that somewhere around the interwebs?

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Satanta

I like roughly the same number of song from each soundtrack.  Deadman's Gun being my favorite but I like "That's the way it is" from 2 nearly as much.

 

Personally I found the Ambient sounds and music to mostly be better in 1.

 

Buiiggest problem-take that little tune Arthur sings as an example-it came across as recorded over something in the game like watching a National Geographic show with some Loons on a lake making their eerie calls then the background announcer starts describing it twice as loud as the background-out of place.  Or maybe watching Gold, just some wind noise, crowd of people in hushed anticipation and suddenly the sportscaster goes "ARE YOU READY TO RUUUUUUUMBLLLLLEEEEE?!?!?!"

 

Plus I tend to hate Redneck music...'My dog diead, my horse died, my wife left me....'   They say if you play Rock backwards you hear the Devil.  Play country backwards and your wife comes back, you get a new truck, your dog weasn't actually dead...

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ThaBirdCoot

Red Dead Redemption 2 got to be this one for me 

 

 

RDR was  

 

 

I think both games have standout musical themes and some of the best OST I've heard on a video game. I might be biased because I love this western theme too much

Edited by ThaBirdCoot

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AddamHusayin

RDR1 had the superior soundtrack overall. Plus the mission complete jingles were sorely missed. The Stranger mission complete sounds and so many others were all so memorable. 

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UncleTacitus
14 hours ago, Satanta said:

They say if you play Rock backwards you hear the Devil.  Play country backwards and your wife comes back, you get a new truck, your dog weasn't actually dead...

LOL, haven't heard that one, made me laugh out loud, even though I do like me some country myself.

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Mach1bud
On 1/8/2019 at 12:02 PM, Jabalous said:

My preference...

 

Background score in free-roam: RDR > RDR2 

 

Missions Music: RDR2 > RDR

 

Songs: RDR2 > RDR

 

Both games try to invoke a different atmosphere/vibe. 

This is my take on it as well.

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Piggsy pls

Was gonna say the first game had the better soundtrack, but after listening to both (ripped from the first game/recorded in the second), I'll have to give it to RDR2. Some of the wanted and mission themes in the second game are just too damn epic not to be the winner. Although I do think the ambient themes in the first game are better, plus Far Away is still the best among the vocal songs.

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