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Learn more about Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Vol 1:

Format: CD
Sku: 63916944
UPC: 669311201324
UPC 14: 00669311201324
Release Date: 11/9/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix ["Halo 2"] ~ Martin O'Donnell
2. Blow Me Away ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
3. Peril ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
4. Ghosts of Reach ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
5. Follow (1st Movement of the Odyssey) ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
6. Heretic, Hero ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
7. Flawed Legacy ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
8. Impend ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
9. Never Surrender ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
10. Ancient Machine ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
11. 2nd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
12. In Amber Clad ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
13. Last Spartan ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
14. Orbit of Glass ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
15. 3rd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
16. Heavy Price Paid ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
17. Earth City ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
18. High Charity ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
19. 4th Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
20. Remembrance ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
21. Connected ("Halo 2") ~ Martin O'Donnell
 
The bulk of the Halo 2 Original Soundtrack CD features the new symphonic compositions by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, the composers behind the best-selling Halo®: Combat Evolved soundtrack. The soundtrack also includes all new compositions from some of today’s most exciting rock bands, including "Blow Me Away" by Breaking Benjamin, "Connected" by Hoobastank and "The Odyssey" by Incubus; which serve to fulfill the ultimate vision of Marty O’Donnell’s epic orchestral score.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composers: Martin O'Donnell; Michael Salvatori.
Muze PNote Personnel: Nile Rodgers (vocals); Steve Vai (guitar); Flea (trumpet).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
Muze PNote Recording information: Bay 7 Studios, Valley Villiage; Le Crib; Sparky Dark, Calabasas, CA.
Muze PNote With video-game soundtracks developing into a full-fledged genre of their own, the meticulous remixing, compiling, and production on 2004's HALO 2 heralded the trend. Reworked versions of the video game's original theme music by Michael Salvatori and Marty O'Donnell take up the bulk of the album, with an overall sound that owes a debt to contemporary electronica, New Age ambient, 1970s stadium rock, and orchestral music alike. The surging, cinematic vibe of HALO 2 's original score offsets the alternative-rock and metal acts that populate the rest of the set list.
Muze PNote Breaking Benjamin, for example, mix an epic, guitar-heavy attack with post-punk flourishes on the rousing "Blow Me Away," while Hoobastank, whose "Connected" is included here as a bonus track, recalls the soaring, grungy sound of early Pearl Jam. But it is the extended suite by nu-metal band Incubus that stands out. "Odyssey," split into four movements evenly spaced throughout the soundtrack, touches on prog rock, spacey jams, tribal drumming, and avant-garde jazz-funk, and makes for some of the most interesting listening here. Also of note is that HALO 2 is produced by Nile Rodgers; his slicing, high-definition sound engineering makes this carnival of music all the more enjoyable.

Producer: Martin O'Donnell; Nile Rodgers; Howard Benson; Brendan O'Brien; Nile Rodgers

Engineer: Eric Miller; Mike Plotnikoff; Richard Hilton

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Halo 3: ODST (2-Disc Set)
Muze Music Compilations Halo 3: ODST (2-Disc Set)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/09/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SE 20132
Music Label Name Label : Sumthing Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00669311201324

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