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The music of GTA5 now available

If you’re a Grand Theft Auto fan, then you might want to get over to the iTunes store as a trio of albums has dropped today that tells the musical story of Rockstar’s latest mega-blockbuster.

Tunes have always been a huge part of the GTA experience in every edition of the franchise, but GTA5’s soundtrack has been getting a special amount of attention for the sheer diversity of the music it contains. You’ll find rock, classics, rap… just about everything. And the new soundtrack set on Apple’s iTunes will give you a taste of all of it.

Volume 1 is all new music from a ‘wide array of artists’. Particularly cool about this album- it has the track Sleepwalking from Chain Gang of 1974, which was the song playing in the official trailer. Set 2 is titled ‘The Score’ and is just that, a compilation of the game’s interactive musical score that actually changes and adapts to the on-screen action as you play. Since the album isn’t what you’d call ‘interactive’, the tracks on this one were all mixed and arranged into actual songs by DJ and producer DJ Shadow. The original tunes that the songs in The Score are based on came out of a one time team-up between German electronic band Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire) and renowned hip-hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No by the way- so this is good stuff.

Capping things off is the third volume of the soundtrack which features a selection of the licensed music from the game. There’s some big tracks on this one including stuff from Bob Seger, Waylon Jennings and Bootsy Collins.

Here’s the breakdown and the track list for each:

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 1: Original Music

1. Oh No – Welcome To Los Santos

2. BJ The Chicago Kid – Smokin’ and Ridin’ (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Problem)

3. Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love

4. Neon Indian – Change Of Coast

5. Wavves – Nine Is God

6. Gangrene – Bassheads

7. Flying Lotus – Stonecutters

8. HEALTH – High Pressure Dave

9. OFF! – What’s Next?

10. Tyler, The Creator – Garbage

11. Nite Jewel – Nowhere To Go

12. A$AP Rocky – r – Cali

13. Age Of Consent – Colours

14. Marion Band$ – Hold Up (feat. Nipsey Hustle)

15. 100s – Life Of A Mack

16. Favored Nations – The Set Up

17. Yeasayer – Don’t Come Close

18. The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 2: The Score

Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist & Oh No, DJ Shadow

1. We Were Set Up

2. A Legitimate Business Man

3. A Haze Of Patriotic Fervor

4. Los Santos At Night

5. North Yankton Memories

6. The Grip

7. Mr. Trevor Philips

8. A Bit Of An Awkward Situation

9. No Happy Endings

10. His Mentor

11. (Sounds Kind Of) Fruity

12. Minor Turbulence

13. Chop The Dog

14. A Lonely Man

15. You Forget A Thousand Things

16. Impotent Rage/Am I Being Clear Now?

17. Fresh Meat

18. Therapy And Other Hobbies

19. Rich Man’s Plaything

20. The Agency Heist

21. Hillbilly Crank Dealers’ Blues

22. Welcome To Los Santos (Outro)

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 3: The Soundtrack

1. Flying Lotus – The Kill (feat. Niki Randa)

2. Lee “Scratch” Perry – I Am a Madman

3. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)

4. George McCrae – I Get Lifted

5. Kausion – What You Wanna Do

6. Charlie Feathers – Can’t Hardly Stand It

7. Weirdos – Life of Crime

8. Mexican Institute of Sound – Es Toy

9. Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Soulwax Mix) [feat.Valentina]

10. Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You

11. Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights

12. Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix)

13. Problem – Say That Then (feat. Glasses Malone)

14. Waylon Jennings – I Ain’t Living Long Like This

15. Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

16. Simple Minds – All the Things She Said

17. Toro y Moi – Harm in Charge

18. Hot Snakes – This Mystic Decade

19. Cashmere Cat – Mirror Mau

Check out more about the tunes of GTA5 here on the official page or grab the albums for $9.99 each or as a set for $24.99 here on Apple’s iTunes store.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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