Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack]

Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack]

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by Martin O'Donnell
     
 

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Producer Nile Rodgers steps in to give the soundtrack to the video game phenomenon's sequel some extra commercial appeal. Halo 2, Vol. 1 builds off of the themes created by composers Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori by adding remixes and alternative metal to the stew, resulting in a -- better than it should be -- collection of

Overview

Producer Nile Rodgers steps in to give the soundtrack to the video game phenomenon's sequel some extra commercial appeal. Halo 2, Vol. 1 builds off of the themes created by composers Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori by adding remixes and alternative metal to the stew, resulting in a -- better than it should be -- collection of mood pieces and art rock excess that's likely to please both geeks and mainstream, twentysomething males alike. Steve Vai capably shreds through the newly updated theme before passing the torch to Pennsylvanian alt-rockers Breaking Benjamin, who manage to escape the "music inspired by" abyss by producing a pretty memorable slice of apocalyptic angst. Halo however really belongs to Incubus. Their four-movement suite, "The Odyssey," is so steeped in Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd that it's effectively jarring when the nu-metal guitars come roaring in, making this second installment, despite a truly wretched and useless offering from Hoobastank, one of the first fully realized soundtracks in the growing video game genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Sumthing Else
UPC:
0669311201324
catalogNumber:
2013
Rank:
70099

Tracks

  1. Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix
  2. Blow Me Away ("Halo 2")
  3. Peril ("Halo 2")
  4. Ghosts of Reach ("Halo 2")
  5. Follow (1st Movement of the Odyssey) ("Halo 2")
  6. Heretic, Hero ("Halo 2")
  7. Flawed Legacy ("Halo 2")
  8. Impend ("Halo 2")
  9. Never Surrender ("Halo 2")
  10. Ancient Machine ("Halo 2")
  11. 2nd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2")
  12. In Amber Clad ("Halo 2")
  13. Last Spartan ("Halo 2")
  14. Orbit of Glass ("Halo 2")
  15. 3rd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2")
  16. Heavy Price Paid ("Halo 2")
  17. Earth City ("Halo 2")
  18. High Charity ("Halo 2")
  19. 4th Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2")
  20. Remembrance ("Halo 2")
  21. Connected ("Halo 2")

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin O'Donnell   Primary Artist,Conductor
Steve Vai   Guitar
Incubus   Group
Nile Rodgers   Vocals
Flea   Trumpet
Hoobastank   Group
Breaking Benjamin   Group
Nataraj   Vocals

Technical Credits

Incubus   Composer,Producer
Nile Rodgers   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Howard Benson   Producer
Richard Hilton   Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer,Engineering
Jose Antonio Pasillas   Composer
Brandon Boyd   Composer
Eric Miller   Engineer
Eric Miller   Engineer
Mike Einziger   Composer
Chris "DJ" Kilmore   Composer
Douglas Robb   Composer,Lyricist
Ben Burnley   Composer
Ben Kenney   Composer
Sandy Ting   Executive Producer
Cameron Payne   Marketing
Michael Salvatori   Composer,Producer
Lorraine McLees   Art Direction,Packaging
Lily Kohn   Licensing
Martin O'Donnell   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Rich Hilton   Engineering
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Pete Parsons   Studio Manager
Nataraj   Producer

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Halo 2 (Original Soundtrack) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This stuff rocks. They did a great job in choosing music from bands other than Marty O'Donnell. Hoobastank, Breaking Benjamin and Steve Vai. And someone else i can't remember now. But it really does rock. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
o man its the bomb!! the best,also bacause it has more then the gothic music, but also rock. if their was a 6th star, then it would deserve it
Guest More than 1 year ago
hey!! halo 2 is the best game ever for xbox. i love this game...everyone at school knows about my addiction to this game! lol. when the soundtrack came out i freaked and bought i right away! you wont be disappointed with it, even if you dont play halo, the music still rocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great soundtrack. I thought that Halo 1 had the best music but this is twice as good. Buy this even if you aren't a fan of Halo I say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the game and the soundtrack. The Halo series have been and always will be my all-time favorites! Master Chief ROCKS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the Halo 2 game, this CANNOT be missed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meh, the album's alright. But frankly I was just looking for the music tracks in the game. Instead, this has a bunch of stuff by bands I don't like, and they had to go and re-edit all the music from the game! Nile Rodgers is a no-talent hack. Why do Producers feel the need to go in after-the-fact and mess around with what the artist ACTUALLY intended?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the reall Halo 2 music to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this just a little less than the origenal Halo soundtrack
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS AWESOME i have been looking all over for it!!
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