BioShock Infinite's Soundtrack is intimately tied to its plot. In addition to its primary soundtrack, areas of BioShock Infinite contain some unexpected renditions of songs, and Secret Background Music has been discovered in much of the game as well. The Secret Song Covers are listed below in their own section -- and they may constitute story spoilers. The original soundtrack for BioShock Infinite can be obtained digitally through the purchase of either of the game's Collector's Editions. One of the most exciting trailers shown for Bioshock Infinite both on televsion and in cinemas in the US and UK featured a song combining rock, soul, and metal elements. The song is called " Beast " and is performed by Nico Vega from their self-titled album, though the heavier rock version featured in this trailer is from Nico Vega's EP entitled, "Fury Oh Fury". The song and condensed version of the trailer also play on a loop from the initial start screen if the player waits without pressing any buttons. Located throughout Columbia as background music and on phonographs are covers of popular songs from the late 20th century. In Comstock House , during a projection, the "Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo" can be heard.
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The video game "BioShock Infinite" came out in March and has already been pegged as a strong contender for game of the year. The first-person shooter explores early 20th-century America in all of its glory and horror, and it owes a big part of its success to its varied and creative soundtrack. While many of the songs in " BioShock Infinite " sound like they're straight out of , they have distinctly modern origins. Jessy Carolina, a Brooklyn-based folk singer, worked with audio engineers at development studio Irrational Games to give her finely honed voice a distinctive Taft administration bent. Before you go any further, though, take a listen to her take on the old standard "After You've Gone," a favorite among singers like Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald:. Even though the song would not sound out of place on a scratchy old phonograph, Carolina recorded "After You've Gone" in — 95 years after its debut, and years after it appears in the game's floating city of Columbia don't worry: the anachronism is part of the meticulously crafted plot. In addition to Carolina's old-timey tunes, the "BioShock Infinite" soundtrack contains a number of sweeping orchestral pieces, blaring steam organ songs and even a barbershop rendition of "God Only Knows" from the Beach Boys. Protagonist Booker DeWitt, a veteran of the Sioux civilian massacre at Wounded Knee in , encounters many of these songs via radio and phonograph, giving them a period-specific tinny feel. In fact, at Irrational Games, sound designers used computers to make Carolina sound less polished, not more.
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Ken Levine, creative director of the upcoming game, told reporters here on Thursday that he was pushing back its release date by one month, to March 26, for extra bug-fixing and polish. Wired then played the first six hours of Infinite to see firsthand what the team is lavishing such extensive care on. With Columbia we see another such city, but this one in its prime, not yet having destroyed itself. It is a hundred times more detailed and extravagant than Rapture, and players who explore every nook and cranny will find all kinds of messages, supporting story elements and thought-provoking details buried by Levine and his writing team. BioShock made great use of period music to set a particular mood, and some of the songs were clearly chosen for their lyrics, which mirrored elements of the story's plot. For BioShock Infinite, this is taken to the extreme. Dozens of popular songs are scattered liberally throughout the game, whether played on gramophones and radios or sung by characters.
The music soundtrack of the BioShock series is composed of licensed music from the s, s, and s, as well as an original orchestral score by Garry Schyman. The original score for BioShock was composed by Garry Schyman. A selection of tracks was released to fans for free on August 24, in MP3 format via the official 2K Games website. A soundtrack was released to German consumers, containing all the same tracks as Orchestral Score , but with dubbed recordings from the game in between the songs, such as the speech of Andrew Ryan that plays when entering Rapture in the beginning of the game. The entire soundtrack for BioShock was collected on a vinyl record and included with the Special Edition of BioShock 2. It features almost all the tracks from the downloadable score, save for "The Dash", along with other unreleased tracks. While playing BioShock , phonographs will occasionally play music from the s, 40s and 50s as the player explores. The original recordings of these songs are in the game. The original score for BioShock 2 was composed by Garry Schyman. The score soundtrack features all 26 tracks from the game.