L.A. Noire soundtracks announced

Rockstar details pair of official albums for release on iTunes; 30 licensed tracks from Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and others included.

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No Caption Provided On May 17, Rockstar Games will release the 1940's detective thriller L.A. Noire for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after years of development. The publisher has announced that on that same day, a pair of albums for the game will premiere on iTunes.

According to Rockstar's announcement, the L.A. Noire: Official Soundtrack was inspired by the "sweeping orchestral scores of the great films of the 1940s" and was recorded at London's famed Abbey Road Studios. It was composed by Andrew Hale, who also composed the score for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Further, additional tunes on the score were composed by Woody Jackson, who worked alongside Bill Elm on the Red Dead: Redemption soundtrack.

L.A. Noire soundtracks fill your ears next Tuesday.
L.A. Noire soundtracks fill your ears next Tuesday.

In addition to original compositions, gamers will hear over 30 licensed period tracks from such noted artists of the era as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Thelonious Monk.

The other album, L.A. Noire: Remixed, is the result of Rockstar's partnership with Verve Records. The publisher described it as a "unique EP" compilation of six jazz tunes remixed by DJs, producers, and remixers, including DJ Premier, Dave Sitek, and Truth & Soul.

Rockstar did not note a price for either album in its announcement or say if the two albums will be available anywhere outside of Apple's iTunes digital delivery platform.

For a deeper look at the soundtrack and a free streaming track, check out the latest installment of GameSpot's Sound Byte blog.

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