Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Gets Weezer And DJ Shadow

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I think the coolest part of this news post is the fact that not only are we getting new American tracks, but we also get all the original Japanese music too. Just another reason to dig into your pockets for that $39. Here’s the full release from Sony:

Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue Provides Fans With Ultimate Racing Soundtrack

North American Soundtrack Will Feature Weezer, Mars Volta, DJ Shadow and other
Hot Musical Artists

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American soundtrack for Gran
Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, the fifth installment of the billion-dollar selling
racing franchise developed exclusively for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) by
Polyphony Digital Inc. The official Gran Turismo 5 Prologue soundtrack is
headlined by an in-game exclusive remix of Weezer’s “Automatic,” from the
band’s upcoming album and an EL-P remix of Mars Volta’s “Goliath.” The
soundtrack will provide North American racing fans with a High Definition (HD)
audio experience to complement Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’s stunning Full HD
visuals, and furthers Sony Computer Entertainment’s commitment to providing an
intermix of entertainment, music and games.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue features an edgy soundtrack that mixes an
aesthetic audio blending of indie dance rock, electronica, classic rock and
brand new remixes by some of today’s hottest recording artists such as Weezer,
Mars Volta and DJ Shadow, among others. The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
soundtrack enhances an already comprehensive driving experience, and it builds
on the historic success of past Gran Turismo soundtracks that have featured
original scores and licensed tracks from the biggest names in the recording
“The Gran Turismo 5 Prologue soundtrack gives fans the perfect audio
accompaniment to high-octane racing from Daytona to Eiger Nordwand,” said Jeff
Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. “The edgy variety of music
complements the pure adrenaline rush fans experience as they eclipse 200
miles-per-hour in the most authentic driving simulator around.”
The North American version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’s soundtrack offers
fans a dozen exclusive singles from some of today’s hottest new artist such as
Justice, The Klaxons and Friendly Fires, and pulses with new tracks such as
“Love Love” made famous by Jimi Hendrix and interpolated by DJ Shadow, a
pioneer in instrumental hip-hop and famed producer. In addition to the
exclusive North American tracks and a new version of Gran Turismo theme song
“Moon Over The Castle,” the soundtrack offers an international flare of
recordings from Goose, Alloy Mental, naomee, Daiki Kasho and Nittoku Inoue.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue North American Soundtrack
Exclusive Tracks to North America
— Weezer – “Automatic” (LA Riots remix)
— The Mars Volta – “Goliath” (EL-P remix)
— Justice – “Let There Be Light”
— SebastiAn – “Dolami”
— Kavinsky – “Testarossa Autodrive” (SebastiAn remix)
— DJ Shadow – “LOVE LOVE”
— Does it Offend You, Yeah? – “With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to
Inform You)”
— The Earaches – “Not the Kind of Man I Am”
— Thin Lizzy – “The Rocker (Richard Evans Mix)”
— The Klaxons – “Golden Skans”
— Friendly Fires – “On Board”
— Pride Tiger – “Let ‘Em Go”

International Tracks also on the North American Soundtrack
— Masahiro Andoh – “Moon Over The Castle” (Gran Turismo 5
Prologue version)
— Nittoku Inoue – “Road Star”
— Nittoku Inoue – “100,000 R.P.M.”
— Nittoku Inoue – “Get Away”
— Nittoku Inoue – “V12”
— Nittoku Inoue – “Kill Switch”
— naomee – “Vanish From Angel”
— naomee – “Sky High Mountain Breeze”
— naomee – “Twieky 4”
— Daiki Kasho – “Surv1v3”
— Daiki Kasho – “Edge of the World”
— Daiki Kasho – “Flow”
— Goose – “Check”
— Goose – “3T4”
— Goose – “Everybody”
— Backdraft ft Tor – “Off The Wall”
— Alloy Mental – “We have Control”
— Reverend & The Makers – “The Machine”

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available in April for $39.99 SRP on
Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION(R)Store.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for Gran
Turismo 5 Prologue is “E” for “Everyone.” For more information about the ESRB

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