Inglourious Basterds Soundtrack Cover

Soundtrack cover.

The Inglourious Basterds soundtrack was produced by Lawrence Bender, Pilar Savone, and Holly Adams. It was originally released on 18 August 2009. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres, including spaghetti western soundtrack excerpts, R&B and a David Bowie song from the 1982 remake of Cat People. This is the first soundtrack for a Quentin Tarantino film not to feature dialogue excerpts. The French The Man with the Big Sombrero was recorded specially for the movie. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, but lost to the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack.

The "Eastern Condors" segment was taken from the respective film, but the movie's full soundtrack has not been released.

Track listingEdit

Nr. Track name Author Description Chapter
1 The Green Leaves of Summer Nick Perito & His Orchestra The song from the beginning. Chapter One
2 The Verdict (La Condanna) Ennio Morricone Played when Julie sees Landa's convoy. It's mislabled as "Dopo la condanna". Song from The Big Gundown. Chapter One
3 White Lightning (Main Title) Charles Bernstein Played during the scenes with Butz and Hitler. Song from White Lightning. Chapter Two
4 Slaughter Billy Preston The music played when Hugo Stiglitz is introduced. Played again when he recalls the time he was tortured. Song from Slaughter. Chapter Two, Five
5 The Surrender (La resa) Ennio Morricone The music played when Bear Jew appears from the tunnel. Song from The Big Gundown. Chapter Two
6 One Silver Dollar (Un Dollaro Bucato) Gianni Ferrio Music played when Zoller meets Shosanna again in the bistro. Chapter Three
7 Davon geht die Welt nicht unter Zarah Leander Music played at the La Louisiane gramophone when Bridget is at the soldier's table. Chapter Four
8 The Man with the Big Sombrero Samantha Shelton & Michael Andrew Played when Bridget leaves the soldier's table to join the Basterds. Chapter Four
9 Ich wollt' ich wär' ein Huhn Lilian Harvey & Willy Fritsch Played when Wilhelm asks Bridget for an autograph. Chapter Four
10 Main Theme from Dark of the Sun Jacques Loussier Played when Bridget and Aldo comes up with Plan B. Chapter Four
11 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) David Bowie Played when Chapter Five begins. Song originally composed for the film Cat People. Chapter Five
12 Tiger Tank Lalo Schifrin Played when Zoller goes to see Shosanna in the projector room. Song from Kelly's Heroes. Chapter Five
13 Un Amico Ennio Morricone Played during Shosanna and Zoller's "romantic" death. Song from Revolver. Chapter Five
14 Rabbia e Tarantella Ennio Morricone The ending music. Song from Allonsanfàn. Chapter Five

Film music not included on the albumEdit

Nr. Track name Author Description Chapter
1 L'incontro Con La Figlia Ennio Morricone Played when Landa kills The Dreyfuses and Shosanna runs away. Chapter One
2 Il Mercenario (ripresa) Ennio Morricone Played when The Basterds scalp the dead German soldiers and when Werner goes to Aldo. Chapter Two
3 Algiers November 1, 1954 Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo Played when The Basterds free Stiglitz from jail. From the film The Battle of Algiers. Chapter Two
4 Hound Chase (intro) Charles Bernstein Played when Hellstrom "asks" Shosana to come with him. Chapter Three
5 The Saloon Riz Ortolani Played in the background, when Shosanna is introduced to Dieter Hellstrom. From the film Al Di Là Della Legge. Chapter Three
6 Bath Attack Charles Bernstein Played when Hans Landa arrives at Goebbel's table. Extras from the film The Entity. Chapter Three
7 Claire's First Appearance Jacques Loussier Played when Shosanna tells Marcel her plan to kill the Nazis, by burning the cinema. Another music track from the film Dark of the Sun. Chapter Three
8 The Fight Jacques Loussier Played when Hicox first talks to Stiglitz. Yet another music track from the film Dark of the Sun. Chapter Four
9 Mystic and Severe Ennio Morricone Played when Hans Landa sees Bridget von Hammersmark in the cinema. Chapter Five
10 The Devil's Rumble Davie Allan & The Arrows Played when Dony and Omar enter the cinema's Auditorium. Chapter Five
11 What'd I Say Rare Earth Played when Donny goes to see if Hitler has arrived, when he and Omar go to kill Hitler and when Marcel goes to lock the Auditorium. It's the last part of the song, starts at around minute 6. Chapter Five
12 Zulus Elmer Bernstein Played after Marcel locked the Auditorium and leaves the cinema and enters the screen room. Chapter Five
13 Eastern Condors Ting Yat Chung Played when Omar shoots the other guard. The except is from a scene of Eastern Condors, starting at 00:10:45. Chapter Five
14 Titoli Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Used as the opening titles for the film-within-a-film, Nation's Pride. Music track from the film The Last Days of Pompeii. Stolz der Nation

Film soundtracksEdit


Not in the albumEdit