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For the orchestral score composed by Garry Schyman, see Burial at Sea Original Soundtrack.

As a tradition in the BioShock series, BioShock Infinite's story-driven downloadable contents, Burial at Sea - Episode 1 and Episode 2 feature a licensed soundtrack consisting of several songs and music fitting with the time period of the game.

BackgroundEdit

Johnny Mathis' "Wonderful! Wonderful!" was first teased in the trailer for Episode 1 on November 12, 2013. Creative director Ken Levine credited music director Jim Bonney for the find and remarked it "really set the mood and the vibe" for the first glimpse into Rapture in its prime.[1]

In an October 8th reddit AMA, Ken Levine revealed a second song: Patsy Cline's "She's Got You.[2] He later described it as "the most depressing song in history".[3]

In the same GameStop interview, Levine commented that "The role that music plays is I think an intrinsic one and probably of BioShock more than any other game we've every worked on." He also hinted at a Mel Tormé song, later revealed as "The Lady is a Tramp".

Coincidentally, Levine expressed interest in Édith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" as early as 2007 for the first BioShock, but was not able to get the licensing for it.[4] It made its debut in Episode 2 of Burial at Sea.

Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Edit

The following are the music and songs appearing in the first episode of Burial at Sea.

Title Artist Year Location
"Wonderful, Wonderful" Johnny Mathis 1957 Outside DeWitt Investigations on Market Street
"The Lady is a Tramp" Mel Tormé 1937 Le Temps Perdu on High Street
"She's Got You" Patsy Cline 1962 The Watched Clock diner on High Street
"Little Pal" Lew White (organ) 1929 Entering Rapture Records on High Street prior to approaching Cohen's
"La Mer" Django Reinhardt (guitar)
Stéphane Grappelli (violin)
1949 Rapture Records while looking for the invitation mask
"Waltz of the Flowers" (accordion version) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
Cory Pesaturo (accordion)
Jim Bonney (arranger)
1892 Cohen's on High Street, when observing the Sun and Moon dance
"Cohen's Masterpiece" (accordion version)[5] Garry Schyman (composer)
Cory Pesaturo (accordion)
Jim Bonney (arranger)
2007 Cohen's on High Street, during the dance with Elizabeth
"Stranger in Paradise" (piano version)
"Gliding Dance of the Maidens" (original melody)
Robert Wright
George Forrest
Alexander Borodin (composer)
Duncan Watt (performer)
1953 Fontaine's Pavilion when reaching the first and second floor
"Tonight for Sure!" Ruth Wallis 1953 The Daily Bread diner at Fontaine's
"Good King Wenceslas"(bell and organ version)

Traditional
Duncan Watt (performer)

1853 Jack Frost's Village at Fontaine's
Bridal Chorus" Richard Wagner (composer)
Duncan Watt (performer)
1850 Bridal shop at Fontaine's Housewares Department
"Wedding March" Mendelssohn (composer)
Duncan Watt (performer)
1842 Bridal shop at Fontaine's Housewares Department
"It Had to be You" Django Reinhardt 1938 The Bookstore at Fontaine's Housewares department
"Midnight, the Stars and You" Al Bowlly 1934 The Bistro at Fontaine's Housewares department
"Nocturne Op.9 No.2" Frederick Chopin 1832 The Toy store at Fontaine's Housewares department

Composed for the gameEdit

Title Artist Year Location
"We Are Free" James Bonney (composer)
Duncan Watt (arranger, performer)
Shelley Jennings (Mama Tenenbaum)
Sarah Rosa, Kayla Belmore, Ashlee Flagg (Little Sisters) [6][5]
2013 Little Wonders Educational Facility on Market Street
"Bucking Bronco (Jingle)" James Bonney, Joe Fielder (lyrics)
Duncan Watt (arranger, performer)
Brian Church (baritone)
Jeff Seamster (narrator)[7]
2013 Fontaine's Plasmids
"Devil's Kiss (Jingle)" James Bonney, Joe Fielder (lyrics)
C. Heather Holland (vocals)
Joe Fielder (announcer)[7]
2013 Fontaine's Plasmids
"Possession (Jingle)" James Bonney, Joe Fielder (lyrics)
C. Heather Holland (vocals)
Joe Fielder (announcer)[7]
2013 Fontaine's Plasmids

Burial at Sea - Episode 2Edit

The following are the music and songs appearing in the second episode of Burial at Sea.

Title Artist Year Location
"La Vie En Rose" Edith Piaf 1947 Phonograph (one of several) at La Poche du Temps cafe and sung by various Parisians
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" Jennifer Hale, Oliver Vaquer - Sung as a round by the Luteces after they drop off Elizabeth at the Lighthouse
"Nocturne Op.9 No.2" Frederick Chopin 1832 The Toy store at Fontaine's Housewares Department
"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag" George Henry Powell (lyrics), Felix Powell (music) 1915 Sung badly by a female splicer just after exiting the Silver Fin Restaurant
"So Easy to Love" Sammy Davis Jr. 1955 Manta Ray Lounge
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra 1942 Service Bay
"You Belong to Me" Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, and Redd Stewart (composers)
Courtnee Draper (vocals)
1952 (original) Sung by Elizabeth on Rapture Radio in the locker room of Bathysphere Repair Bay, end credits
"Canon in D Major" Johann Pachelbel (composer), Jim Bonney (piano) 1694 Imprinting Studies in Fink's Laboratory
"Rise, Rapture, Rise" Ken Levine (composer) 2007 Whistled by Roland in the Rapture Tribune stand of Artemis Suites
"The Great Pretender" The Platters 1955 During Atlas' interrogation of Elizabeth in The Room
"Back in Baby's Arms" Patsy Cline 1963 On the radio in Dr. Suchong's Free Clinic
"La Vie En Rose" (reprise) Sally - End scene and credits
"La Mer" Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli 1949 Post credits scene

Composed for the gameEdit

Title Artist Year Location
"Need to Know Theater" Jim Bonney 2014 Need to Know Theater machines, Ryan the Lion Presents
"Valse Immorale"

[5]

Duncan Watt 2014 Cupid's Arrow in Fontaine's
"Why Can't I Have a Slice of That Pie?" Jim Bonney, Joe Fielder, Marc Lacuesta, and Korby Lenker [6][5] 2014 Sung by a follower of Atlas outside Bathyspheres DeLuxe
"Old Man Winter Jingle" Jim Bonney, Jorge Lacera, Joe Fielder (lyrics)
Jeff Seamster (announcer)[6]
2014 In the Test-Drive Reception

ReferencesEdit

  1. The music behind Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea - An interview with Ken Levine at GameSpot
  2. We are Ken Levine (@iglevine) and Andres Gonzalez from Irrational Games. Ask Us Anything. at reddit.com
  3. The music behind Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea - An interview with Ken Levine at GameSpot
  4. Brush Up for BioShock originally at Gametap.com; archived at archive.org
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Burial at Sea Credits - "Music and Score"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "The Extended Songs of Burial at Sea" Irrational Games Blog Post
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "From the Vault: The Jingles of Burial at Sea" Irrational Games Blog Post

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