Whether you're a fan of old-timey Westerns or just excellent things in general, the soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption is one of the all-time greats. Here's how it was made!
I wouldn't have guessed, for example, you'd put a trumpet on a drum. But they did, which is how you get that haunting "Mexican" trumpet sound. Or that they used Tommy Morgan for the harmonica sections. Morgan has played the instrument on the soundtracks to The Wild Bunch, Hang 'Em High, High Plains Drifter and Blazing Saddles, so yeah, there's nobody more perfect for the job.