Rockstar is going to give us a treat by releasing jazz soundtrack albums for L.A. Noire on the iTunes store on May 17th. Should give us something to look forward to until the game is released.

From the press release:

    Announcing Two Original Albums From L.A. Noire. Left: L.A. Noire: Remixed, a six track EP featuring jazz standards re-interpreted by some of today’s most acclaimed DJs and producers. Right: L.A. Noire The Official Soundtrack, an original orchestral score, along with modern takes on the classical torch songs of the era.

    We are proud to announce two official L.A. Noire soundtrack releases, the L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack and L.A. Noire: Remixed.

    The L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack was inspired by the sweeping orchestral scores of the great films of the 1940s. This all-original score was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios and composed by Andrew Hale, of the band Sade and Sweetback and whose credits include scores for such films as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The soundtrack also features modern takes on the classic torch songs of the period. Three original vocal recordings were created for the soundtrack, all produced and written by Stephen Coates (of The Real Tuesday Weld) and featuring the guest vocals of Claudia Brucken (of Propaganda). Additional music was composed for the score by Woody Jackson, who won multiple awards for his work with Bill Elm on the original score of Red Dead Redemption.

    Players will also hear over 30 classic licensed jazz tracks in the game itself, including songs from such greats as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Thelonious Monk.

    L.A. Noire Remixed is the fruit of a partnership with Verve Records that provides a modern take on the music found throughout the world of L.A. Noire. This unique EP is a collection of six jazz standards re-interpreted by some of today’s most acclaimed DJs, producers and remixers, including Dave Sitek, DJ Premier and Truth & Soul.

For more information visit www.rockstargames.com/lanoire.