Legacy Recordings Introduces Timeless Jazz & Pop Music to 21st-Century Gaming Fans With the Release of BioShock® 2 -- The Digital Soundtrack Album From 2K Games' Eagerly Awaited Sequel to its Award-Winning Video Game Franchise - on Tuesday, February 9
Sony Music Entertainment - 02/05/2010
Legacy Recordings will release BioShock® 2, the digital album of music from the latest installment of 2K Games' award-winning video game franchise, on Tuesday, February 9.
BioShock 2 is the eagerly awaited sequel to BioShock, an enormously popular video game franchise that has won more than 50 Game of the Year Awards and shipped over three million units worldwide.
As in the first BioShock, music is a vital subtext of BioShock 2, playing a critical role in establishing the mood, movement and tone of the game. Incorporating jazz and pop classics from the 1930's, 40's and 50's, BioShock 2 introduces a whole new generation of 21st-century gamers to vintage sounds made new in the immersive environment of contemporary interactive entertainment. Just as the game's city of Rapture provides a post-modern dystopian setting for BioShock 2's high-tech video game noir, the music of Rapture is the soul of BioShock 2's evocative and mesmerizing world. For more information about the soundtrack, visit http://www.cultofrapture.com/.
Songs embedded in the BioShock 2 environment and featured on the Legacy Digital album include:
STANDARD EDITION: The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page 20th Century Blues - Noel Coward Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra Dawn of a New Day - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell DELUXE EDITION: The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page 20th Century Blues - Noel Coward Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra Dawn of a New Day - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell Mental Strain At Dawn -Jack Purvis, trumpet solo, with rhythm accompaniment Bei Mir Bist Du Schon -Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with vocal by Martha Tilton The Trouble With Me is You - Red McKenzie The Skeleton In The Closet - Putney Dandridge We Saw The Sea - Fred Astaire La Mer - Django Reinhardt
Developed by 2K Marin in collaboration with 2K Australia, Digital Extremes and 2K China, BioShock 2 provides players with the perfect blend of explosive first-person shooter combat, compelling storytelling and intense multiplayer to form one of 2010's most highly anticipated titles. Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
BioShock 2 will be available worldwide on February 9 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Games for Windows® - LIVE. BioShock 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock 2 please visit www.bioshock2game.com.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO).
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
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SOURCE: Legacy Recordings
CONTACT: Tom Cording, VP of Media Relations, Sony Music - Legacy,
Web Site: http://www.legacyrecordings.com/