Gran Turismo™ 3 A-spec Features Blistering Soundtrack for North American Release on the Playstation® 2 Computer Entertainment System

Highly Anticipated Racing Game's Audio Includes Songs by Hottest Modern Rock Acts, Plus Authentically Recorded Car and Track Noises


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the in-game soundtrack for the North American release of Gran Turismo™ 3 A-spec, exclusively for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. Available at retailers now, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec hits videogamers' ears full throttle with music from such popular artists as Lenny Kravitz, Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, Papa Roach, Powerman 5000 and many more.

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Fans of the first two Gran Turismo titles will recall the blistering soundtracks that kept pace with the racing action in the game. The third title in the successful Gran Turismo racing game franchise, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec offers an even more realistic driving experience, backed by the throbbing beats of some of the top modern rock bands. Combining rock hits from the '80s and '90s with hits from today, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec offers music for all audiences, including original songs from Lenny Kravitz, Raekwon and Snoop Dog.

"The music on this soundtrack will deliver the same sensation as driving in your car with your favorite tunes blaring on the radio," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "Gran Turismo 3 A-spec delivers a powerful level of realism, putting you behind the wheel of world-class cars and navigating incredible tracks, all while listening to your favorite bands."

The official soundtrack for the North American release of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec:

  Artist               Song                Publisher           Record Label
  8 Stops 7            Satisfied           Warner-Tamerlane    Reprise
                                           Publishing Corp.    Records

  Apollo Four Forty    Stop the Rock       Universal-Songs     Epic/550
                       (Mint Royale Mix)   of Polygram         Music
                                           International, Inc.

  BT                   Mad Skillz          Warner-Tamerlane    Nettwerk
                       - Mic Chekka        Publishing Corp.    Productions

  CiRRUS               Break In            Tola Music          Moonshine

  Cult                 She Sells           Chappell & Co.,     Beggars
                       Sanctuary           Inc.                Banquet

  Dave Aude            Go Gran Turismo     Superstar Maker     Awestruck
                                           Music               Productions

  Elite Force          Call It Brisco      Universal-MCA Music Derailed
                       (And Why Not?)      Publishing

  Goldfinger           99 Red Balloons     EMI April Music,    Mojo Records

  Grand Theft Audio    As Good As It Gets  Universal-Polygram  London-Sire
                                           International       Records
                                           Publishing, Inc.

  Grinspoon            Champion            Shock Music         Universal
                                           (Australia)         Records
                                           Pty. Ltd.

  Jimi Hendrix         Stone Free          Experience Hendrix, Experience
                                           L.L.C.              Hendrix

  Judas Priest         Turbo Lover         EMI April Music,    Columbia
                                           Inc.                Records

  Junkie XL            Def Beat            Careers-BMG Music   Roadrunner
                                           Publishing, Inc.    Records,

  Lenny Kravitz        Again               Miss Bessie Music   Virgin

  Lenny Kravitz        Are You Gonna Go    Miss Bessie Music/  Virgin
                       My Way? (Gran       Wigged Music        Records
                       Turismo Remix)                          America,

  Methods of Mayhem    Crash               EMI April Music,    MCA Records

  Motley Crue          Kickstart My Heart  WB Music Corp.      Motley

  Papa Roach           Never Enough        Cherry Lane Music   DreamWorks
                                           Publishing Co.,     Records

  Powerman 5000        Supernova Goes Pop  Cherry Lane Music   DreamWorks
                                           Publishing Co.,     Records

  Raekwon              Determination       Careers-BMG Music   Loud Records
                                           Publishing, Inc.

  Snoop Dogg           Dogg's Turismo III  EMI April Music,    Priority
                                           Inc./Meecherooni    Records

Along with an exhilarating soundtrack, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec is enhanced by authentic sound effects that add to the overall realism of the game, further immersing gamers in a true-to-life racing experience. To capture the authentic sounds of motorsport racing, encompassing engine, muffler and tire sounds, Polyphony Digital Inc., the developers of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, spent more than six months traveling to race tracks around the world, including the Laguna Seca Raceway in California, Motegi in Japan, Monte Carlo in Monaco and Darlington Raceway in England, to record the true sounds of the cars.

Gran Turismo 3 A-spec offers gamers a selection of more than 150 authentic vehicles, including a variety of models from Japanese, European and American car manufacturers. Among the choice of vehicles, there will be 30 new car models. All vehicles feature individually customized performance, handling, drive train, and throttle response to mirror true car physics, and real recorded engine sounds for each car.

Fueled by unparalleled 3D graphics, Gran Turismo 3 A-spec delivers speed that players can actually feel. The game takes full advantage of the DUALSHOCK™ 2 analog controller, so the harder the driver pushes on the touch-sensitive controller, the faster the car will go, simulating the gas pedal of a real car. Drivers can "feel" the speed as they maneuver through curves and shoot down straight-aways, passing by competitors.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Gran Turismo 3 A-spec "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation®, PS one™ game console and the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

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