wipE'out" 2097 The Soundtrack (wipE'out" XL in the US) is a soundtrack album of various British and other European electronica and techno artists from the British video game of the same name, released in September 1996. It, like the game, was designed by The Designers Republic in their typical futuristic, constructivist style.
wipE'out" 2097, released for Sony PlayStation on 30 September 1996, was the sequel to wipE'out", one of the first video games to incorporate electronic music by mainstream artists into the game.
The soundtrack album had a different track list than the game itself, making use of only a few songs that were present in-game; the in-game CD-ROM "red-book audio" soundtrack can be found here: Wipeout 2097
The soundtrack album and the actual soundtrack of the video game do not contain the same collections of music, much like the first soundtrack Wipeout: The Music released in 1995. CoLD SToRAGE supplied several tracks for the game, the Chemical Brothers produced "Dust Up Beats", and Future Sound of London also supplied "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 album spawned one single, "Atom Bomb" by Fluke with similarly designed artwork by tDR.
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.
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