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Pop / Rock 11/08/2004

EA announces all-star music line-up for 'FIFA Soccer 2005'; Game Soundtrack to include hottest sounds from artists around the world

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REDWOOD CITY, CA. (Electronic Arts/ - Electronic Arts the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced the in-game soundtrack for the 2005 edition of FIFA Soccer, the world's best selling football video game franchise. Featuring a variety of today's hottest music talent, FIFA Soccer 2005 brings together new sounds and long-time favorites from artists around the globe, and showcases 38 tracks representing Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden and the United States, to name just a few.

Lending their talent to the interactive version of the world's best loved sport, FIFA Soccer 2005 features new songs of The Streets, Faithless, Air, Seeed, Oomph!, Franz Ferdinand, Marcelo D2 and Mala Rodriguez. Additionally, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold wrote and recorded the EA SPORTS Football theme that will debut exclusively in the game. The upbeat song list reflects the high energy and white-knuckle intensity of the sport and is designed to accompany the innovative new gameplay of FIFA Soccer 2005.
"With FIFA Soccer 2005 we are raising the bar for in-game music soundtracks - again," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Audio at EA. "This year, we are delivering an unprecedented line-up of bands, with 38 songs from 20 different countries. The international mix of artists will strike a chord with football fans worldwide. FIFA Soccer 2005 demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering relevant, cutting-edge music to our diverse global audience."

The soundtrack is a part of the EA TRAX music initiative that debuted in 2002. The program is dedicated to elevating the in-game entertainment experience by delivering breakthrough music in all EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG releases.

The full soundtrack for FIFA Soccer 2005 is:
Air - Surfing on a Rocket - France
Brothers - Dieci Cento Mille - Italy
Debi Nova - One Rhythm (Da Yard Riddim Mix) - Costa Rica
Emma Warren - She Wants You Back - England
Faithless - No Roots - England
Ferry Corsten - Rock Your Body, Rock - Netherlands
Flogging Molly - To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh) - Ireland
Franz Ferdinand - Tell Her Tonight - Scotland
Future Funk Squad - Sorcerary - England
Gusanito - Vive La Vida - Spain
Head Automatica - Brooklyn is Burning - United States
Inverga + Num Kebra - Eu Perdi Voce - Brazil
Ivete Sangalo - Sorte Grande - Brazil
INXS - What You Need (Coldcut Force Mix 13 Edit) - Australia
Jose - A Necessidade - France
Los Amigos - Esto Es Lo Que Hay
Invisibles - (Reggaeton Remix) - Venezuela
Mala Rodriguez - Jugadoras, Jugadores - Spain
Manana - Miss Evening - Switzerland
Marcelo D2 - Profissao MC - Brazil
Miss J - Follow Me - Denmark
Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart - England
Nachlader - An die Wand - Germany
New Order - Blue Monday - EA Sports Throwback Trax Powered By Rhino England
Clorofila of Nortec - Almada Collective - Mexico
Oomph! - Augen Auf! - Germany
Paul Oakenfold - EA SPORTS Football Theme - England
Sandro Bit - Ciao Sono Io - Italy
Sarah McLachlan - World on Fire/Junkie XL Remix - Canada
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama - United States
Seeed - Release - Germany
Sneak Attack Tigers - The End of All Good - Scotland
Sober - Cientos de Preguntas - Spain
Soul'dOut - 1,000,000 Monsters Attack - Japan
The Sounds - Seven Days a Week - Sweden
The Soundtrack of - Karmageddon our Lives - Sweden
The Streets - Fit But You Know It - England
Wayne Marshall - Hot In The Club - Jamaica
Zion y Lennox - Ahora - Puerto Rico

FIFA Soccer 2005, developed by EA Canada and will be available on the PlayStation2 and PlayStation computer entertainment systems, the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC. It is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be released to retail outlets worldwide in October 2004.

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