Wipeout 2097: The Soundtrack

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Wipeout 2097 The Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 30 September 1996 (UK)
1 November 1996 (US)
Genre Electronica, IDM, techno, acid house, drum and bass, big beat
Length 84:01
Label Virgin (UK)
Astralwerks (U.S.)
Wipeout series soundtrack chronology
wipE'out": The Music
(1995)
wipE'out" 2097
(1996)
Wipeout Pure: The Official Soundtrack
(2005)
"CD"
CD which features a face of a Designers Republic character from the game.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Wipeout 2097: The Soundtrack (Wipeout XL in the US) is a soundtrack album of various British and other European electronica, big beat and techno artists from the British video game of the same name, released in 1996.

The album[edit]

Wipeout 2097, released for the Sony PlayStation on 30 September 1996 and the Sega Saturn on 18 September 1997, was the sequel to Wipeout, one of the first video games to incorporate electronic music by popular artists into the game. The audio tracks on the video game disc were red book audio and could be played in any CD player by simply skipping the first track, which held the actual game data.

The soundtrack album and the actual soundtrack of the video game do not contain the same collections of music. CoLD SToRAGE supplied several tracks for the game, the Chemical Brothers produced "Dust Up Beats" and Future Sound of London produced "Landmass", none of which were included on the soundtrack album. Conversely, Photek's "Titan", the Chemical Brothers' "Leave Home", and the tracks by Daft Punk, Source Direct, Orbital, and Leftfield did not appear in the game itself.

The artwork for the album was made by The Designers Republic in their typical futuristic style, in line with the artwork of the game and its future setting.

The album spawned one single, "Atom Bomb" by Fluke with similarly designed artwork by tDR.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. "We Have Explosive" (from Dead Cities, 1996) Garry Cobain, Brian Dougans The Future Sound of London 6:14
2. "Atom Bomb" (from Risotto, 1997) Fluke Fluke 7:57
3. "Loops of Fury" (from Loops of Fury, 1996) Ed Simons, Tom Rowlands The Chemical Brothers 4:41
4. "Tin There" (from Pearl's Girl, 1996) Darren Emerson, Rick Smith Underworld 5:00
5. "The Third Sequence" (from The Third Sequence / Titan, 1996) Rupert Parkes Photek 4:48
6. "Leave Home (Underworld Mix 1)" (from Leave Home, 1995) Ed Simons, Tom Rowlands The Chemical Brothers 5:14
7. "We Have Explosive (Herd Killing)" (from Dead Cities, 1996) Garry Cobain, Brian Dougans The Future Sound of London 5:42
8. "Firestarter (Instrumental)" (from Firestarter, 1996) Liam Howlett, Keith Flint The Prodigy 4:39
9. "V Six"   Fluke Fluke 5:19
10. "Musique" (from Da Funk, 1996) Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Daft Punk 6:51
11. "2097"   Phil Aslett, Jim Baker Source Direct 5:35
12. "Titan" (from The Third Sequence / Titan, 1996) Rupert Parkes Photek 5:58
13. "P.E.T.R.O.L." (from In Sides, 1996) P & P Hartnoll Orbital 5:49
14. "Afro Ride" (from Afro-Left, 1995) Neil Barnes, Paul Daley, Neil Cole Leftfield 4:24

Production[edit]

  • Artwork, packaging and disc itself designed by The Designers Republic.
  • 01) Produced at Earthbeat Studios, London. Taken from the Virgin/Astralwerks album 'Dead Cities'

Virgin (UK) ℗ 1996 Virgin.

  • 2) Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records / c.

℗ 1996 Virgin Records (UK)

  • 3) Taken from the London EP 'Loops of Fury' licensed courtesy of Virgin. ℗ 1996 Virgin (UK)
  • 4) Licensed courtesy of Virgin (UK). ℗ 1996 Virgin
  • 5) Licensed courtesy of Virgin / Astralwerks. ℗ 1996 Virgin (UK)
  • 6) Taken from the album 'Exit Planet Dust'

Licensed courtesy of Virgin (UK) / Astralwerks ℗ 1995 Virgin (UK)

  • 7) Produced at Earthbeat Studios, London. Taken from the Virgin/Astralwerks album 'Dead Cities'

Virgin (UK) ℗ 1996 Virgin.

  • 8) ℗ 1996 XL Recordings / Maverick Records / Mute Records
  • 9) Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records / c.

℗ 1996 Virgin Records (UK)

  • 10) Taken from the single "Da Funk", published by Soma / Virgin ℗ 1996 Virgin
  • 11) Licenced, Published by Virgin / Astralwerks 1996
  • 12) Licensed courtesy of Virgin / Astralwerks. ℗ 1996 Virgin (UK)
  • 13) Licensed courtesy of Polygram Licensing Division

Sony Music Publishing. ℗ 1996 London

  • 14) Taken from the EP "Afro-Left" which is from the 1995 album 'Leftism'

Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records M62/BMG Music Publishing/MCA Music Ltd. ℗ 1995 Virgin Records Ltd

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