Wipeout (album)

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wipEout - The Music
WipEout the music.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released 1995
Genre Electronica, IDM, techno, acid house, alternative rock
Length 77:17
Label Sony TV//Columbia
CAT. 481119 2, CD SONYTV06
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CD which also features the main part of the Designers Republic designed wipEout league logo.

Wipeout: The Music is a soundtrack album of various British electronica artists and other European producers from the video game of the same name, released in 1995.

The album[edit]

Wipeout, released for Sony PlayStation in 1995, was one of the first video games to incorporate electronic music by non-mainstream, alternative artists into the game. 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 cover features the katakana デザイナーズ・リパブリック.

The soundtrack album had a different track list than the game itself, making use of only a few songs that were present in-game. Aside from tracks 1, 2 and 5, no other tracks from the album appear in the game,[1][2] instead tracks by artist Cold Storage were used. "Wipeout (P.E.T.R.O.L.)" was written and recorded specifically for the game, while "Afro Ride" and "Chemical Beats" are remixes of songs the artists had already recorded.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. "Afro Ride" (Afro-Left, 1995) Neil Barnes, Paul Daley, Neil Cole Leftfield 4:24
2. "Chemical Beats" (from Exit Planet Dust, 1995) Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons Chemical Brothers 4:50
3. "Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix)" (from Blue Monday-95, 1995) Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert New Order 8:34
4. "The Age of Love (Jam & Spoon Mix)"   Bruno Sanchioni, Giuseppe Cherchia Age of Love 6:45
5. "Wipeout (P.E.T.R.O.L)" (from In Sides, 1996) P & P Hartnoll Orbital 6:15
6. "One Love (Edit)" (from Music for the Jilted Generation, 1994) Liam Howlett The Prodigy 3:53
7. "La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Dust Brothers Mix)" (from Gold Against the Soul, 1993) Nicky Wire, Richey James Manic Street Preachers 6:13
8. "When (K-Klass Pharmacy Mix)"   Lucia Holm, Paul Carnell Sunscreem 8:39
9. "Good Enough (Geminis Psychosis Mix)"   L. Cittadini, M. Braghieri B.B. feat Angie Brown 8:54
10. "Circus Bells (Hardfloor Remix)"   R. Armani Robert Armani 8:58
11. "Captain Dread" (from Second Light, 1995) G. Roberts, Irvine, McGlynn Dreadzone 5:24
12. "Transamazonia (Deep Dish Rockit Express Dub Mix)"   Colin Angus, Richard West The Shamen 4:21


  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/release/12591
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-wipEout/release/71245
  3. ^ "Wipeout". Maximum: The Video Game Magazine (Emap International Limited) (1): 6–19. October 1995. 

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