Country Track Pack v.2 Discussion Thread - Official Information added in first post

RMBRMB Opening Act
edited November 2011 in Rock Band
I'm sure a million people have asked this, and I know I'll get a lot of flak for mentioning it, but stores online are listing the game to be released on February 1, 2011. I was just wondering when we'd actually hear about this next track pack.

P.S. - Here's to hoping none of the tracks have already appeared, or are really good ones (cough) "Fancy" and "Lookin' for a Good Time" (cough)

EDIT:

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=89163

BUY NEW$29.99
Release Date 2/1/2011


Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 is a standalone software product that let's country music fans master guitar, bass, drums or vocals on 21 seminal country hits, hand-picked with care by Harmonix . This Track Pack can be played on its own in single-player, competitive, or collaborative band modes, and includes the added bonus of having the option to export all 21 songs from the disc into your Rock Band®, Rock Band® 2 and Rock Band® 3 music library*! This Track Pack is also compatible with all Rock Band and most other music game instrument controllers.

A Real Barn Burner! A fully functional game with all the greatest features of Rock Band, including: Solo and Band Tour Mode, Quickplay, Tug of War, Score Duel and song unlock progression.

The Best Around! Slip on your cowboy hat and dust off your boots for another 21 of the most floor-stompin', good time tunes in country rock history distilled to perfection, all utilizing the original master recordings.

Outlawed Tracks: The entire tracklist is currently only playable in Rock Band through purchasing the disc or through the export code* included with the software.

Go Beyond the Disc! *Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 software ships with download codes to export all 21 tracks to play directly in Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3.

FEATURING TRACKS BY: Keith Urban, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, George Straight and more!

See Full Tracklist Below


***HMX EDIT 12/20***
hmxhenry;4231485 said:
Discussion in this thread has drifted a bit off topic, but I wanted to chime in to respond to some of the questions raised on the first page. Sorry for the delay in responding, info is moving slower with many of our partners out for the holiday.

Country Track Pack Vol 2 is based on the RB1 engine, same as all previously released track packs.

This track pack will be exportable, and as with all past track packs the current plan is to release these songs as DLC at some point down the road.

These songs should have harmonies and Pro drums available upon export (but not when played off the track pack, as it is based on the RB1 engine).

At this time we do not have any plans to release RB3 Versions or further Pro upgrades for these songs when they are released as DLC.

Hopefully that clears up some of the confusion and reassures you that the track pack is still a worth while addition of awesome country tracks to your RB library.
*******added Jan 12*******

http://www.rockband.com/blog/country-tp2-in-stores

Country Track Pack 2 in Stores February 1st!


With a wave of our 10-gallon hats, we announce that Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii on February 1st. Featuring songs from George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, Darryl Worley, Lady Antebellum, and more, Country Track Pack 2 will be available for $29.99 and will be fully exportable on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for play in Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and Rock Band 3.

Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 features harmony vocals and Pro Drums, in addition to the traditional five-button guitar and bass gameplay, and many songs are exclusive to the disc for a limited time before joining the Rock Band 3 Music Store as downloadable content.

Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 Setlist:
Billy Currington – “That’s How Country Boys Roll”
Chely Wright – “Single White Female”
Darius Rucker – “Alright”
Darryl Worley – “Awful Beautiful Life”
Dierks Bentley – “Sideways”
Dwight Yoakam – “Intentional Heartache”
Gary Allan – “Man of Me”
George Strait – “Twang”
Jason Aldean – “Crazy Town”
Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”
Justin Moore – “Backwoods”
Keith Urban – “Kiss a Girl”
Lady Antebellum – “Perfect Day”
Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
Luke Bryan – “Rain Is a Good Thing”
Merle Haggard – “Mama Tried”
Rascal Flatts – “Summer Nights”
Reba McEntire – “The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia”
Shania Twain – “Party for Two (With Billy Currington)”
Sugarland – “Settlin’”
Trace Adkins – “Ride”

Rock Band Country Track Pack 2, like all Rock Band software, is compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero and other third-party video game instrument controllers.

Fans who buy the Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can play directly from the disc or download the songs onto their consoles’ hard drives through a free offer with Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or the PlayStation®Network. Once downloaded, the songs will automatically appear in the player’s custom Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and Rock Band 3 Music Libraries and can be integrated into setlists and played in all game modes.

Can't get enough country music in Rock Band? Check out the original Country Track Pack or visit the RockBand.com Song Finder to see all country songs in Rock Band. And check out the Rock Band Forums to discuss the new Track Pack!

Comments

  • Flan26Flan26 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    The previous country packs, I snatched up as soon as they were released, and even with the Track Pack 01 disc, the value of the new content on the disc out-weighed the repeats. But since then, I've only cherry picked a couple of the country songs that came out after seeing the pictures of the poster at E3. I'm waiting for TP02 before I get any more country songs.

    As far as RB3 features, I wouldn't hold my breath that TP02 would have them. All the previous track pack discs were built on the RB1 engine, and I'd be surprised if Harmonix would modify their new code to make a stand-alone version of the engine just for this disc.

    Plus, sell it in a format where it can be used in RB2 and they can still re-sell those same songs at a later time, but with keyboards and harmonies! :D
  • ManLovesRobotManLovesRobot Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Cee599;4214768 said:
    Was anyone else happy with the artists but kinda "meh" on the songs they picked for each artist?

    I agree. There a lot of Dixie Chicks songs that I would have rather played. We need some Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, and some Dwight Yokam. IMO.
  • master2uallmaster2uall Back From The Dead
    edited December 2010
    I just hope for all new songs, and that they are rb3 versions, cause I am not buying the same song twice
  • skyttskyttskyttskytt Headliner
    edited December 2010
    So I had a chance to talk to Mr. John Drake last night (in person, at the umloud charity event in San Francisco) and I happened to bring this up.
    • Pfft, it's just a track pack
    • It should be RB2-era songs, so don't expect harmonies and keys
    • He didn't remember what songs were on it
    • He expected an official announcement to be made within the next few weeks (don't make up your own definition of what "few weeks" means, and don't complain if it takes longer)
    He said he thought the Wii version went gold yesterday, and was the last version that needed to do so. So, should be out soon with official info accompanying it. Again, don't make up your own definition of what "soon" means.
  • bjyaritzbjyaritz Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    skyttskytt;4218717 said:
    So I had a chance to talk to Mr. John Drake last night (in person, at the umloud charity event in San Francisco) and I happened to bring this up.
    • Pfft, it's just a track pack
    • It should be RB2-era songs, so don't expect harmonies and keys
    • He didn't remember what songs were on it
    • He expected an official announcement to be made within the next few weeks (don't make up your own definition of what "few weeks" means, and don't complain if it takes longer)
    He said he thought the Wii version went gold yesterday, and was the last version that needed to do so. So, should be out soon with official info accompanying it. Again, don't make up your own definition of what "soon" means.

    Thanks for the info. Bummer to hear no Keys or harmonies added. Guess I have waited long enough for it to come out that I can now wait until it's 20.00 by next June and then pick it up. If it was upgraded it would have been a Day 1 buy. I was thinking that a HUGE track pack release could take place along the release of the Squier. Thought it was going to be the Country Track Pack. No Pro modes means that won't happen. Maybe an 80's rock track pack or something.
  • Herr_BassHerr_Bass Rising Star
    edited December 2010
    skyttskytt;4218717 said:
    So I had a chance to talk to Mr. John Drake last night (in person, at the umloud charity event in San Francisco) and I happened to bring this up.
    • Pfft, it's just a track pack
    • It should be RB2-era songs, so don't expect harmonies and keys
    • He didn't remember what songs were on it
    • He expected an official announcement to be made within the next few weeks (don't make up your own definition of what "few weeks" means, and don't complain if it takes longer)
    Thanks, looks like HMX will make an annoucement "soon".

    Too bad it sounds like it will have repeats on it from DLC, and not be with RB3 features.
  • DMBilliesDMBillies Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    DLC repeats mixed with "exclusive content" really is a head scratcher to me... so I hope it isn't that.
  • master2uallmaster2uall Back From The Dead
    edited December 2010
    yeah, i really don't get the whole lets add 5 new songs and throw old dlc on it? who the hell are they trying to get to buy this? new people who don't go online would buy it no matter what was on it, so why not just put new dlc on it instead of retreads?

    never can figure out hmx's sale points.
  • Cee599Cee599 Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    ManLovesRobot;4218384 said:
    I agree. There a lot of Dixie Chicks songs that I would have rather played. We need some Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, and some Dwight Yokam. IMO.


    Agree, I don't know how they picked the Jamie Johnson song either. Basically he had one song that blew all his others away and they pick a kinda "no name" song
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited December 2010
    carp24000;4213976 said:
    Nice comment....why even post?
    Here, let me take a guess at what you came into the topic to say.

    "We don't know yet."

    Wow, that's helpful.
  • Cee599Cee599 Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    bjyaritz;4218797 said:
    Thanks for the info. Bummer to hear no Keys or harmonies added. Guess I have waited long enough for it to come out that I can now wait until it's 20.00 by next June and then pick it up. If it was upgraded it would have been a Day 1 buy. I was thinking that a HUGE track pack release could take place along the release of the Squier. Thought it was going to be the Country Track Pack. No Pro modes means that won't happen. Maybe an 80's rock track pack or something.

    Would be super disappointing if this happens. I don't like playing songs as much without harmony as much
  • DragonclawDragonclaw Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Personally I hope it's all brand new tracks, I think the packs would perform MUCH better at retail if they were all 22-25 tracks with a 6 month exclusivity window before being added to the regular DLC.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    master2uall;4219660 said:
    yeah, i really don't get the whole lets add 5 new songs and throw old dlc on it? who the hell are they trying to get to buy this? new people who don't go online would buy it no matter what was on it, so why not just put new dlc on it instead of retreads?

    never can figure out hmx's sale points.

    Yeah, I never understood this either. However, for those who do not own those Country Tracks it would a cheap way to get more songs once it gets reduced in price due to slow sales, such as Lego:RB and Track Pack 2.

    Seems odd they go through all this when they could just release a bumper online pack and save all those overheads. Unless the disc sales are actually better then perceived ?
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited December 2010
    The discs are used to fill up shelf space and keep up name recognition in stores.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    GNFfhqwhgads;4220055 said:
    The discs are used to fill up shelf space and keep up name recognition in stores.

    Interesting perception. Every store I saw with Track Pack 2 had them hidden away in the racks until they hit super low price points. Never knew TP2 existed until then. L:RB I had on order since someone on another forum mentioned it.
  • SirDavidTLynchSirDavidTLynch Headliner
    edited December 2010
    Dragonclaw;4220049 said:
    Personally I hope it's all brand new tracks, I think the packs would perform MUCH better at retail if they were all 22-25 tracks with a 6 month exclusivity window before being added to the regular DLC.
    Seeing how the cover art shown didn't have keyboard or harmony emblems, and it would be nothing short of absurd to release new songs in the old style, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume it's old songs.

    EDIT: Huh.

    I don't see the point of these Track Packs either, but they're dirt cheap to produce, so if enough people buy them, why not?
  • war_lordwar_lord Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    I've been looking forward to this track pack ever since the poster was spotted at E3.

    However, since it's confirmed to use a pre-RB3 setup (no keyboards or harmonies), but Harmonix isn't making any additional pre-RB3 DLC, it makes me wonder a little bit whether there are tracks being saved, or if some RBN songs will be filling the gaps (essentially being exclusive to the disc either permanently or for a short time for systems other than Xbox).

    There's 41 country tracks right now, 21 of which were on the first country track pack, and one song coming from Lego RB. That leaves 19 tracks not featured on a disc yet, with 6 of those being one artist (Toby Keith). But... there's another 15 tracks in the RBN, 14 of which are currently only on the Xbox. I'd rather see all new tracks by well-known country artists, but I could see a handful of those RBN tracks being used to fill up a disc. It'd allow some of those country RBN tracks to be transferred in bulk, which could be nice since they'll probably not be transferred to the PS3/Wii any time soon as it is currently.

    Just a thought. Can't wait to hear the details when HMX is ready to tell us.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited December 2010
    Blasteroids;4220081 said:
    Interesting perception. Every store I saw with Track Pack 2 had them hidden away in the racks until they hit super low price points. Never knew TP2 existed until then. L:RB I had on order since someone on another forum mentioned it.
    Hey, what I said is the theory, not the execution.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited December 2010
    master2uall;4219660 said:
    yeah, i really don't get the whole lets add 5 new songs and throw old dlc on it? who the hell are they trying to get to buy this? new people who don't go online would buy it no matter what was on it, so why not just put new dlc on it instead of retreads?

    never can figure out hmx's sale points.
    Maybe they just figure that us country fans are so stupid and backward that we won't even notice that they're selling us an "expansion pack" for an outdated game they've, for all intents and practical purposes, quit supporting.

    Good god. Does anybody at HMX even think these things through anymore? RB2 is defunct. Why sell an *RB2*-era track pack next year at all? Especially when there's plenty of country music that could be greatly enhanced with RB3 features --- keys, harmonies, and real-life finger-pickin' on Pro Guitar.
  • SirDavidTLynchSirDavidTLynch Headliner
    edited December 2010
    Because a Rock Band 3 Track Pack would require an all-new template and all new songs, while a Rock Band 1 Track Pack uses songs they've already licensed and charted, and takes next to no time or money to release. Apparently people still buy the PS2 and Wii versions (the ones that don't export), so they must be at least a little profitable.
  • iamtadakatsuiamtadakatsu Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    Here's what it says on the gamestop website about the track pack it has new songs on it
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=89163
  • war_lordwar_lord Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    iamtadakatsu;4222081 said:
    Here's what it says on the gamestop website about the track pack it has new songs on it
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=89163

    Sweet! They must've put that stuff up today, because there wasn't anything about it on their website yesterday. Glad to see it's all new tracks. Instant-buy for sure (though I probably would've gotten it anyway). Loving the tracks mentioned so far... especially George Strait.
  • dabrry0523dabrry0523 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    iamtadakatsu;4222081 said:
    Here's what it says on the gamestop website about the track pack it has new songs on it
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=89163

    oh they put up part of the setlist and it looks like its all new songs " outlawed Tracks: The entire tracklist is currently only playable in Rock Band through purchasing the disc or through the export code* included with the software. "

    looks like an immediate buy especially so my sister-in law can play when they stop buy (complete country fan!)
  • Shaun222Shaun222 Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Thrilled to see George Strait's name on there. Hopefully we see many more songs from him.
  • PheranPheran Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Gamestop partial song list with YouTube links:

    Darryl Worley - Awful Beautiful Life
    Gary Allan - Man of Me
    George Strait - Twang
    Jason Aldean - Crazy Town
    Justin Moore - Backwoods
    Lady Antebellum - Perfect Day
    Laura Bell Bundy - Giddy On Up
    Luke Bryan - Rain Is A Good Thing
    Rascal Flatts - Summer Nights
    Shania Twain - Party For Two (w/Billy Currington)
  • Herr_BassHerr_Bass Rising Star
    edited December 2010
    Good news, sounds like all yet unreleased songs, yeeee'haw!!!#111!
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited December 2010
    Bad news, it sounds all modern. :(
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited December 2010
    iamtadakatsu;4222081 said:
    Here's what it says on the gamestop website about the track pack it has new songs on it
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=89163

    Nice find!

    For those who haven't seen it yet, Gamestop lists 10 songs confirmed to be on the disc:

    •Darryl Worley - Awful Beautiful Life
    •Gary Allan - Man of Me
    •George Strait - Twang
    •Jason Aldean - Crazy Town
    •Justin Moore - Backwoods
    •Lady Antebellum - Perfect Day
    •Laura Bell Bundy - Giddy on Up
    •Luke Bryan - Rain Is A Good Thing
    •Rascal Flatts - Summer Nights
    •Shania Twain - Party For Two (w/Billy Currington)

    Pretty underwhelming. Glad to see George Strait finally getting his due; too bad it wasn't one of his true hits. And Lady A gets two Rock Band songs and *neither* are "Need You Now....?"



    *If* these ten are paired with the 9 that were previously released in August, that leaves 2 brand new songs. Hope to god they pull out some big guns, because this second batch of country has been really sub-par compared to the first country Track Pack.


    *Edit: Crap.

    This whole last page never even showed up for me (yay, forums), so yeah, I'm a little late to the party in listing the tracks.
  • broncosfan06broncosfan06 Debbie Downer
    edited December 2010
    for those too lazy to click/read...and for KISS purposes...

    21 songs

    1. Darryl Worley - Awful Beautiful Life
    2. Gary Allan - Man of Me
    3. George Strait - Twang
    4. Jason Aldean - Crazy Town
    5. Justin Moore - Backwoods
    6. Lady Antebellum - Perfect Day
    7. Laura Bell Bundy - Giddy on Up
    8. Luke Bryan - Rain Is A Good Thing
    9. Rascal Flatts - Summer Nights
    10. Shania Twain - Party For Two (w/Billy Currington)
    11. Keith Urban - ?
    12. Sugerland - ?

    also the gs site says "The entire tracklist is currently only playable in Rock Band through purchasing the disc or through the export code* included with the software" so its 21 brand new tracks.

    on a more personal note its looking like the real name of this tp should be "Modern Country"...hopefully that changes
  • DragonclawDragonclaw Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Yeah, I really hope for some classic stuff. I'm not a huge country fan but I do get nostalgic for tracks my parents used to listen to...Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson....

    If it's all modern I'll probably pass.

    If I had my druthers I'd finish this setlist off with:

    Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard "Poncho & Lefty"
    Oak Ridge Boys "Elvira"
    Alabama "Mountain Music"
    Johnny Cash "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
    Charlie Daniels "Devil Went Down To Georgia"
    Waylon Jennings "Mommas, Don't Let Your babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
    Willie Nelson & Ray Charles "Seven Spanish Angels"
    Dolly Parton "Jolene"
    Hank Williams Jr. "Country Boy Can Survive"
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