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'Rock Band' will see full album download this week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2008 18:14 User comments (10)

'Rock Band' will see full album download this week Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that Judas Priest’s 1982 classic album, "Screaming For Vengeance" will be the first complete album to be added to Rock Band's downloadable content catalog on both the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store.
The album will hit XBL on April 22nd and the PSN two days later. Each track will cost $1.99 USD for individual songs or $15 USD for the full album.

Although full album releases were promised before Rock Band even hit retail shelves, this is the first available album, 5 months after the game's release. Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos says “...a big reason that it's taken us so long to get them to market is that the actual technical delivery of the assets required for any one song - they're actually pretty complicated. You're often dealing with masters for the older stuff that were recorded on analog. Often it takes a long time to even locate those masters. The right takes and the right edits have to be found, and in some cases old gear that's not in use anymore has to be resuscitated to transfer the stuff to digital.”

Rigopulos also says $1.99 will be standard for individual tracks but the album prices will be variable. “There's not going to be a standard album pricing. It's going to be a function of how many songs are included in the album...essentially there will be a volume discount apply.”

The companies also revealed that the next full album will be the self-titled album from "The Cars."


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10 user comments

118.4.2008 18:34

What I really want to see is "Rock Band available for Wii!"

218.4.2008 19:04

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The companies also revealed that the next full album will be the self-titled album from "The Cars."
Awesome, although I would personally prefer to have "Heartbeat City" released for the Cars as that my favorite album of theirs. Oh well, their self-titled album has some fun stuff on it as well. :-)

However, unless they speed up the releasing of it for DLC it looks like it could be around September/October before The Cars album is in DLC.

Peace

318.4.2008 19:05

Originally posted by 21Q:
What I really want to see is "Rock Band available for Wii!"
Where would you put the Wii-mote? xD

418.4.2008 19:53

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Where would you put the Wii-mote? xD
Not sure but on RockBand.com, under "News", on the March 24th entry it says that RB is headed to the Wii with a release date of June 22nd 2008.

518.4.2008 20:23
leady
Inactive

The more music the better!!

619.4.2008 4:39

tis a shame that the game STILL isn't available in australia

719.4.2008 6:15

just creamed my shorts a little, the full Screaming for Vengeance album im so fucking sold on that

819.4.2008 17:59

For anyone that was wondering I found out that "The Cars" album is coming out sometime in May.

Following that, in June, the Pixes' "Doolittle" album will be released as well.

I got this info from a Wired article, which is located here:
http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/04/first-downloada.html

920.4.2008 11:28
ZooGrA
Inactive

good job rock band,

but when are they guna get music that isnt so mainstreamed??

its like listening to the "hard rock" stations, that play music everyone has heard of...

a lil disapointing,

but you cant have it all

1020.10.2009 13:55

Is there any chance they would include a Paramore album in Rock Band? I think the more diversity they will include the more people will become interested in the game. It would be great if this was possible!

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