Following up on the collection of short stories, Rockstar today annouced the release of two tie-in soundtracks for their hotly-anticipated L.A. Noire. There's L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack, which is exactly what it sounds like, and then L.A. Noire: Remixed, which is a partnership between Rockstar Games and Verve Records that offers up a modern take on the music found in the game. The EP is a collection of six jazz standards re-interpreted by DJ's, producers and remixers. Here's the track list:
1. Elle Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" (Ticklah remix)
2. Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra - "Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" (Midnight Sun remix)
3. Dinah Washington - "A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side)" (Maximum Balloon remix)
4. Louis Jordan - "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" (DJ Premier remix)
5. Gene Krupa - "Sing Sing Sing" (Truth & Soul Remix)
6. Billie Holiday - "That Ol' Devil Called Love" (Moodymann remix)
I'm going to want to sample it first to make sure, but this sounds like it could be really awesome if done right.
Then, of course, there's the regular soundtrack, which features an original score inspired by the sweeping orchestral scores of films of the '40s composed by Andrew Hale, who was most recently responsible for the scores of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Getaway. Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios, L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack will also feature modern takes on classic torch songs of the period produced and written by Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld with guest vocals by Claudia Brucken of Propaganda and additional music composed by Woody Jackson, who has won awards for his work on the Red Dead Redemption score.
Both L.A. Noire: Remixed and L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack will be available for purchase on iTunes on May 17 to coincide with the release of the game.