Download The BioShock 2 Soundtrack On Tuesday

Fans not opting to purchase the Limited Edition of BioShock 2 can still get their hands on music from the game, when 2K Games releases soundtrack digitally, packed with the greatest hits from the 30's, 40's and 50's.

Between BioShock and Fallout 3, I've grown quite fond of music from the 30's through the 50's lately. These old songs have the sort of sound that you just can't find today, with themes that at times seem completely alien to an American living in the 21st century. As I neglected to purchase the Limited Edition of the game with the soundtrack included, news that the music will be available via my favorite digital music delivery service come Tuesday is quite welcome indeed.

UPDATE: To clarify, the Limited Edition comes with the score, and nothing like this. So you'll have to buy both. Nyah.

The soundtrack for BioShock 2 comes in two flavors: the standard edition with 12 tracks, and the deluxe edition, with six more tracks from the likes of Fred Astaire and Red McKenzie. I only wish they were selling physical copies of this, as it would make a perfect gift for my stepfather, who tends to enjoy anything older than him.

You can check out the full track listing below, and if you're in the mood for a more immediate BioShock 2 music fix, you can listen to Rapture Radio on your computer right now, via iTunes (pls) or Windows Media Player (asx). Enjoy!

STANDARD EDITION:

The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page
20th Century Blues - Noel Coward
Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music
Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Dawn of a New Day - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell

DELUXE EDITION:

The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page
20th Century Blues - Noel Coward
Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music
Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Dawn of a New Day - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell
Mental Strain At Dawn - Jack Purvis, trumpet solo, with rhythm accompaniment
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with vocal by
Martha Tilton
The Trouble With Me is You - Red McKenzie
The Skeleton In The Closet - Putney Dandridge
We Saw The Sea - Fred Astaire
La Mer - Django Reinhardt