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The Hitman: Blood Money Original Soundtrack, composed by Jesper Kyd, was released on May 20, 2006 by Sumthing Else and Eidos Interactive|Eidos. The score was performed jointly with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio Choir. It features Kyd's trademark ambient and dark, foreboding arrangements with the choral parts in deep brooding Latin.[1].

In the composer's own words: "It seemed like a natural choice to mix things up for the Hitman: Blood Money score. After the electronic-driven score for Hitman: Codename 47, the orchestral Hitman 2: Silent Assassin score was a new direction for the sound of Hitman, although there are still a few purely electronic tracks in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. For the third title, Hitman: Contracts, we wanted to go back to the games's roots and create an updated and more modern electronic score. So the Hitman series has a strong background in electronic music."[2]

Track List

  1. Apocalypse (4:33)
  2. Secret Invasion (5:06)
  3. Before the Storm (2:40)
  4. 47 Attacks (2:12)
  5. Hunter (6:21)
  6. Action in Paris (3:10)
  7. Amb Zone (3:56)
  8. Night Time In New Orleans (3:17)
  9. Vegas (6:28)
  10. Club Heaven (5:52)
  11. Invasion on the Mississippi River (4:15)
  12. Rocky Mountains (2:41)
  13. Day Light in New Orleans (4:43)
  14. Trouble in Vegas (3:35)
  15. Funeral (2:47)
  16. Main Title (3:05)

Licensed tracks

Besides the original Jesper Kyd score, the game features the following songs:

Song title Artist Year Location(s) in game
"Ellens dritter Gesang" Franz Schubert 1825
"Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude in G Major" Johann Sebastian Bach 1717-1723
"Come è lunga l'attesa" Giacomo Puccini 1900
"White Noise" The Vacation 2004
"Slasher" Institute for the Criminally Insane 1994
"Tomorrow Never Dies" Swan Lee 1997

Gallery

Trivia

  • The score was nominated for the "Best Video Game Score" award in the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, but lost out to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. However, it did receive the "Xbox Game of the Year - Best Original Score" award from IGN[3].
  • The track named "47 Attacks" uses portions from the Hitman: Contracts tracks named "Sanitarium", and "Slaughterhouse", and the track "Action in Paris" uses a portion from the Hitman: Contracts track "Slaghterhouse".

References

  1. IGN: Hitman: Blood Money Original Soundtrack Review
  2. Amazon.com: Hitman Blood Money: Jesper Kyd: Music
  3. IGN.com presents The Best of 2006 - Hitman: Blood Money