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Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Sumthing Else
  • UPC: 669311201324
  • Catalog Number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 18,524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix - Steve Vai (4:11)
  2. 2 Blow Me Away ("Halo 2") (3:25)
  3. 3 Peril ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:46)
  4. 4 Ghosts of Reach ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:22)
  5. 5 Follow (1st Movement of the Odyssey) ("Halo 2") - Incubus (4:15)
  6. 6 Heretic, Hero ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:34)
  7. 7 Flawed Legacy ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:58)
  8. 8 Impend ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:21)
  9. 9 Never Surrender ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (3:35)
  10. 10 Ancient Machine ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:38)
  11. 11 2nd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") - Incubus (7:40)
  12. 12 In Amber Clad ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:39)
  13. 13 Last Spartan ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:18)
  14. 14 Orbit of Glass ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:18)
  15. 15 3rd Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") - Incubus (6:40)
  16. 16 Heavy Price Paid ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (2:31)
  17. 17 Earth City ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (3:06)
  18. 18 High Charity ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:59)
  19. 19 4th Movement of the Odyssey ("Halo 2") - Incubus (9:07)
  20. 20 Remembrance ("Halo 2") - Martin O'Donnell (1:17)
  21. 21 Connected ("Halo 2") (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Salvatori Primary Artist
Steve Vai Guitar
Nile Rodgers Vocals
Flea Trumpet
Hoobastank Group
Breaking Benjamin Group
Martin O'Donnell Conductor
Incubus Group
Nataraj Vocals
Technical Credits
Nile Rodgers Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Howard Benson Producer
Richard Hilton Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer, Engineering
Jose Antonio Pasillas II 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
Alta Hartmann Associate Executive Producer
Lily Kohn Licensing
Martin O'Donnell Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Rich Hilton Engineering
Steve Schreck Associate Executive Producer
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Incubus Composer, Producer
Pete Parsons Studio Manager
Nataraj Producer
Alicia Hatch Associate Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HALO RULES

    THIS IS AWESOME i have been looking all over for it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very good

    I like this just a little less than the origenal Halo soundtrack

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is Halo music

    This is the reall Halo 2 music to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    why couldn't they just leave the music alone?

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I have been DYING for this soundtrack...AND I FOUND IT!

    I love the game and the soundtrack. The Halo series have been and always will be my all-time favorites! Master Chief ROCKS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is awsome!

    Like the Halo 2 game, this CANNOT be missed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ask me about my obsession...halo 2!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exelent Music!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ooooooooo yah

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is really Volume 1 not Volume 2

    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.

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    Posted November 6, 2008

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    Posted January 28, 2009

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