Music of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an open-world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. First released on 26 October 2004 for the PlayStation 2, San Andreas has an in-game radio that can tune into eleven stations playing more than 150 tracks of licensed music, as well as a talk radio station. The songs featured on the radio stations originated in the early 1990s, the period in which the game is set.

The game's music has been released on two official soundtracks: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack, released in November 2004, consists of selections from the in-game radio; and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set, released in December 2004, consists of eight volumes comprising highlights from the game's radio stations. Critical reception to the soundtracks was positive, as reviewers felt that the selected tracks connected appropriately with the gameplay and period.

Albums[edit]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack[edit]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Grand Theft Auto
Released November 23, 2004
Genre Golden age hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, funk, reggae, country, rare groove, new jack swing, heavy metal, alternative rock, house
Length 1:46:40
Label Interscope
Grand Theft Auto chronology
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City OST - Greatest Hits
(2002)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack
(2004)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack features selected tracks from the in-game radio stations. It was released as a three-disc album on 23 November 2004, through Interscope Records. The first two discs featured the songs, while the third disc is a DVD featuring The Introduction, a short machinima video depicting events prior to the game.[2]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set[edit]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set
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Box set by Grand Theft Auto
Released December 7, 2004
Genre Hip hop, old school hip hop, alternative hip hop, west coast hip hop, gangsta rap, funk, new jack swing, contemporary R&B, dub, reggae, dancehall, country, soul, rare groove, alternative rock, heavy metal, alternative metal, grunge, hard rock, chicago house, acid house, deep house
Length 6:26:43
Label Interscope
Grand Theft Auto chronology
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack
(2004)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set
(2004)
The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
IGN 7.3/10[4]
NME 9/10[5]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set comprises highlights from the game's radio stations. The soundtrack was released on December 7, 2004, across eight discs.[3][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (23 November 2004). "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Original Game Soundtrack". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Lopez, Miguel (23 November 2004). "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Soundtrack and Bonus DVD". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (7 December 2004). "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Box Set] – Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ D., Spence (7 June 2005). "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Budgen, Simon Hayes (12 September 2005). "Various: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ D., Spence (6 December 2004). "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set - First Impressions". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 

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