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FIFA 09 soundtrack includes lots of stuff we’ve never heard of

Thursday, 14th August 2008 17:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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It’s clearly football game announcement day. EA’s press released the soundtrack to FIFA 09, and we’d be lying if we said we’d heard of most of this lot. Tom Jones, fellow countryman and patriot, is in there, but aside from that we’re a bit lost. Age is a terrible thing.

The game’s got 42 songs from 21 nations, apparently. See it all after the link.

EA’S FIFA Soccer 09 Soundtrack Scores on International Music Goals
Roster Features 42 Artists From 21 Countries, Debuts From Kasabian and Datarock, Exclusive Track From Tom Jones Remixed By Junkie XL

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today unveiled the complete music track listing for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 09, in stores world wide this October. In a game already being heralded for its revolutionary gameplay enhancements, the new FIFA Soccer 09 soundtrack features 42 songs from 21 nations across multiple genres to create an unprecedented global music event.

In what has become an annual tradition, FIFA Soccer 09 features a handpicked roster of Platinum acts and soon-to-break artists from around the world that defines the sound of the coming soccer season as it creates new international stars. This year’s soundtrack includes debut tracks from Italian electro-funk artist Caesar Palace, UK rockers Kasabian, and Artwerk Music Group’s international sensation Datarock, as well as exclusives from French hip-hop phenomenon Soprano and a new track by Tom Jones remixed by Junkie XL. The soundtrack is further highlighted by songs from Hot Chip, The Kooks, Foals, The Ting Tings and My Federation (UK); Radiopilot (Germany), Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (Jamaica); The Kissaway Trail (Denmark); The Fratellis (Scotland); Gonzales (France); CSS and Curumin (Brazil); Duffy (Wales); Cut Copy and The Veronicas (Australia); and Sam Sparro, The Airbourne Toxic Event, MGMT and The Black Kids (USA).

“We have exceeded our annual challenge to create videogames’ preeminent international soundtrack,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “No other game has been as influential with regards to new music, and FIFA Soccer 09 truly raises the bar worldwide. We’re excited that Brazilian fans of Curumin will hear Spain’s The Pinker Tones and Norway’s Datarock. We’re proud that Canadians who love Chromeo will discover Ladytron from England and Junkie XL from Holland. We want fans throughout France, Mexico and Germany to find that their favorite new song is by Señor Flavio from Argentina, DJ Bitman from Chile or Jupiter One from New York. FIFA Soccer 09 will take music globalization to a whole new level.”

The complete in-game soundtrack for FIFA Soccer ‘09 includes:

Artist Song Country Album
Caesar Palace 1ne Italy Dogs from V-Gas
Chromeo Bonafied Lovin’ (Yuksek Remix) Canada Fancy Footwork: Deluxe Edition
CSS Jager Yoga Brazil Donkey
Curumin Magrela Brazil Japan Pop Show
Cut Copy Lights And Music Australia In Ghost Colours
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Something For You (One Loaf Of Bread) Jamaica
Datarock True Stories Norway
DJ Bitman Me Gustan Chile Latin Bitman
Duffy Mercy Wales Rockferry
Foals Olympic Airways England Antidotes
Gonzales Working Together (Boys Noize Remix) France Soft Power
Hot Chip Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Remix) England Made In The Dark
Jakobinarina I’m A Villain Iceland First Crusade
Junkie XL feat. Electrocute Mad Pursuit Holland Booming Back At You
Jupiter One Platform Moon USA Jupiter One
Kasabian Fast Fuse England
Ladytron Runaway England Velocifero
Lykke Li I’m Good I’m Gone Sweden Youth Novels
Macaco Movin’ Spain
MGMT Kids USA Oracular Spectacular
My Federation What Gods Are These England Don’t Wanna Die
Najwajean Drive Me Spain Till It Breaks
Plastilina Mosh Let U Know Mexico All U Need Is Mosh
Radiopilot Fahrrad Germany Fahrrad
Reverend And The Makers Open Your Window England The State Of Things
Sam Sparro Black & Gold USA Sam Sparro
Señor Flavio Lo Mejor Del Mundo Argentina Supersaund 2012
Soprano Victory France
The Airborne Toxic Event Gasoline USA The Airborne Toxic Event
The Black Kids I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix) USA I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
The Bloody Beetroots Butter Italy
The Fratellis Tell Me A Lie Scotland Here We Stand
The Heavy That Kind Of Man England Great Vengeance And Furious Fire
The Kissaway Trail 61 Denmark The Kissaway Trail
The Kooks Always Where I Need To Be England Konk
The Pinker Tones The Whistling Song Spain Wild Animals
The Script The End Where I Begin Ireland The Script
The Ting Tings Keep Your Head England We Started Nothing
The Veronicas Untouched Australia Hook Me Up
The Whip Muzzle #1 England X Marks Destination
Tom Jones Feels Like Music (Junkie XL Remix) Wales
Ungdomskulen Modern Drummer Norway Cry-Baby

This year EA SPORTS™ is changing the way sports games are played online, enabling 20 individuals playing fixed positions to play a single game of FIFA Soccer 09 at the same time. Instead of thinking as an individual player, now the gamer has to think and play as a team in Be A Pro: 10 vs. 10 Online Team Play for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®™ video game and entertainment system.

To learn more about FIFA Soccer 09 visit www.FIFA09.ea.com. For news, exclusive downloads, streaming music clips and more visit www.ea.com/eatrax/.

Developed in Burnaby, B.C., by EA Canada, FIFA Soccer 09 is localized into 18 languages and sold in 37 countries –- it is the most popular franchise globally for EA SPORTS. FIFA Soccer 09 will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®™, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile. It is rated “E” for everyone by ESRB and it has not yet been rated by PEGI.

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