Entire Original Soundtrack Returns for Jet Set Radio HD (Well, 99.9%)
There’s nothing quite like a news story like this to top off the day! E3 is certainly great and all, but there’s no forgetting the classics of yesteryear.
It was a good day when Crazy Taxi returned to our home consoles last year, but there was something missing from it….its entire soundtrack. Gone was The Offspring and Bad Religion, and instead we were faced with a collection of other ‘genre’ music that really no one who bought the game cared for. Since the music was at the core of what made Crazy Taxi so memorable, and worked perfectly to enhance the gameplay, it was indeed a sad sight to behold (or hear to heard?).
Thankfully, SEGA have learnt from their mistakes, and have even gone the extra distance with their confirmation of the Jet Set Radio HD soundtrack. For whatever reason, the original Dreamcast release featured a different soundtrack for each region, so fans were eager to know exactly what would be returning. Well, good news, EVERYTHING!!!
The Jet Set Radio Soundtrack has been a much discussed feature of the upcoming Dreamcast re-release. The original game featured such a range of classic tracks, a range of unique and different tracks that matched the new cell shaded art style and fresh concept. So in bringing the game back to modern platforms, it was clear what we needed to do – bring the entire soundtrack back. We not only got the full Japanese soundtrack, not just the full European soundtrack, or even just the full North American soundtrack – no no – we got the worldwide soundtrack!
Soundtrack listing -
By Hideki Naganuma (SEGA)
“Grace and Glory”
“Humming the Bassline”
“Let Mom Sleep”
“Rock It On”
“Sweet Soul Brother”
By Guitar Vader
By Deavid Soul
“Dunny Boy Williamson Show”
“Miller Ball Breakers”
“On the Bowl (A.Fargus Remix)”
Also including such popular tracks as …
“Electric Tooth Brush” by Toronto
“Everybody Jump Around” by Richard Jacques
“OK House” by Idol Taxi
“Bout the City” by Reps
“Funky Radio” by B.B. Rights
“Mischievous Boy” by Castle Logical
“Yellow Bream” by F-Fields
“Just Got Wicked” by Cold
“Dragula” by Rob Zombie
“Slow” by Professional Murder Music
“Improvise” by Jurassic 5
“Patrol Knob” by Mixmaster Mike
“Recipe for the Perfect Afro” by Feature Cast
“Funky Plucker” by Semi Detached
Source – SEGA Blog