Undeniably, the successful 80s immersion accomplished by Vice City was
first and foremost a product of its incredible soundtrack. That music
soundtrack fills seven cds, all of which are now available in the Vice
City Official Soundtrack Box Set. If youre a fan of 80s music, then
there isnt a better box set to buy.
The lists of artists secured for this soundtrack is amazing: Michael
Jackson, INXS, Bryan Adams, Wayne Chung, Lionel Ritchie, Kool and the
Gang, and the Pointer Sisters to name a few. But if pop isnt your
thing, you can tune into Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden ,
Twisted Sister, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and Americas favorite father,
Ozzy Osbourneamong others. Tuning into "emotion" radio will give you
such notables as Foreigner, Reo Speedwagon, Mr. Mister, and Luther
Vandross. The 80s rap scene is alive with Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash
abd the Furious Five, Herbiw Hancock and Davy DMX, among many others.
Theres even a cool section featuring 80s Latin music, which is full of
people Ive never heard of, youve probably never heard of, but is still
pretty cool. Each CD reflects one radio station from the game and comes
complete with DJ chatter for a little extra immersion.
If youve played Vice City extensively, the prospect of putting in
the Vice City soundtrack while actually cruising the streets in a real
vehicle is, well, a little frightening, but also pretty cool. Heres
whats better: the PS2 may have secured an exclusive on the Vice City
game, but everyone can buy the soundtrack. That means you can pick-up
the Vice City box set, rip the whole thing onto your X-box hard drive,
and put the Vice City soundtrack to any game you damn well feel like.
The combination of DJ talk and music actually makes for some incredible
combinations with various games, and I highly recommend the experience.
While the MSRP is $49.99, most on-line retailers are selling it for
$39.99, which is less than $6.00 per CDa pretty good rate if the above
sampling sounds good to you. Individual CDs are also for sale for those
who would prefer only one genre. So for those longing for the tunes of
the decade of decadence, this is for you. Lets face it. Youll have a
hard time finding another box set with Michael JacksonI dont think
there is one. This isnt just a videogame soundtrack; its the premier
80s box set.