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Columbia's Songbook by boomerangmouth Columbia's Songbook by boomerangmouth
Bioshock Infinite is a pretty damn good game! And the music in it’s damn good too, a mix of period songs as well as some weird anachronistic ones like R.E.M’s ‘Shiny Happy People’ or Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’!

Irrational haven’t released these as an album, so I’ve gone and sourced them for myself and made this as an album cover! I guess you could call it fanart? Heh..
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MapleLime Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This is gorgeous! Fits in perfectly with the world of Columbia, great use of typography, and a great example of simulated letterpress!
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xXBeastBenderXx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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xXBeastBenderXx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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GiftedWithdaForce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what about "god only knows" by the beach boys? That's super early in the game.
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I could only include a few of the anachronistic ones, otherwise it'd get a little crowded! I had to miss out Tainted Love too and I love that one!
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CodyFitzgerald Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!!
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rdm7234 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
For the record, the Soft Cell version of Tainted Love is also a cover. It was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965 (which sounds a bit closer to the version you here in Bioshock Infinite).

I wish Irrational would have released these tracks. And your album art would be perfect!
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The-Iceman-Sig Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Tainted love was playing on a Phonograph in Finkton, in the bar with the Irish thugs ^^
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh I know, I do love a bit of motown <3

But judging from the time period the rest of the anachronistic songs came from, I think it's safe to say the Soft Cell version is the one that inspired them!
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rdm7234 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
For sure. The original was not a big hit by any means.
Do you know if either version is lurking in a tear somewhere in Columbia?
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Not the originals, I don't think! I believe the only original version of any of them is 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' early on in the game.
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rdm7234 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Nope. Cyndi Lauper and CCR are both featured in certain scenes.
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boomerangmouth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The originals you mean and not these covers? Ooh I gotta find them then!
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rdm7234 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Gotta remember. CCR is somewhere outside Fink's factory. There's a cute dialogue about it. Booker says "I don't think I've ever heard that song before" and Elizabeth says "I don't think anyone's ever heard that song before". This happens before you encounter Chen Lin.

I think the Cyndi Lauper one occurs in Emporia, but I'm less sure.
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The-Iceman-Sig Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, it's in a building floating, it was Finks brother, Albert Fink. There was a tear in his house, and he actually "stole" the songs from the future and made them like they are.
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