Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Vol 2 Release Date Set

The highly-anticipated Halo 2: Original Soundtrack Volume Two finally has a release date scheduled. The soundtrack will hit stores on April 25th in the US through Nile RodgersÂ’ Sumthing Else Music Works label, www.sumthing.com.

The Volume Two CD features nearly 70 minutes of award-winning compositions by Bungie StudiosÂ’ Audio Director Martin OÂ’Donnell and his writing partner Michael Salvatori, the composers behind the best-selling Halo 2: Original Soundtrack Volume One and Halo: Combat Evolved Original Soundtrack.

Also, the signature guitar sounds of revered rock guitarist Steve Vai make an appearance, courtesy of Epic Records.

Commenting on the back-story to the Volume Two soundtrack release, Martin OÂ’Donnell said, “In the summer of 2004 Nile Rodgers and I decided that it would be a good idea to present the music of Halo 2 in two separate volumes. The first volume would contain all the music that was finished and mixed plus some ‘inspired byÂ’ music from groups whose music was being used in the game.”

Since the first Halo 2 soundtrack was assembled before the game actually shipped, it was always envisaged that the second volume would contain the rest of the gameÂ’s music, some of which Martin OÂ’Donnell was still composing and producing, and would be rearranged for maximum listening pleasure.

“The music in Halo 2 will play back a little differently each time someone plays the game,” explains OÂ’Donnell, “But on the soundtrack I have the opportunity to arrange the music in an album format. For Halo 2 Volume Two I decided to use a ‘suiteÂ’ structure that also corresponds to the chapters within the game. In a sense by listening to this soundtrack you will hear the musical representation on the story of Halo 2. Enjoy!”


The highly-anticipated Halo 2: Original Soundtrack Volume Two finally has a release date scheduled. The soundtrack will hit stores on April 25th in the US through Nile RodgersÂ’ Sumthing Else Music Works label, www.sumthing.com.

The Volume Two CD features nearly 70 minutes of award-winning compositions by Bungie StudiosÂ’ Audio Director Martin OÂ’Donnell and his writing partner Michael Salvatori, the composers behind the best-selling Halo 2: Original Soundtrack Volume One and Halo: Combat Evolved Original Soundtrack.

Also, the signature guitar sounds of revered rock guitarist Steve Vai make an appearance, courtesy of Epic Records.

Commenting on the back-story to the Volume Two soundtrack release, Martin OÂ’Donnell said, “In the summer of 2004 Nile Rodgers and I decided that it would be a good idea to present the music of Halo 2 in two separate volumes. The first volume would contain all the music that was finished and mixed plus some ‘inspired byÂ’ music from groups whose music was being used in the game.”

Since the first Halo 2 soundtrack was assembled before the game actually shipped, it was always envisaged that the second volume would contain the rest of the gameÂ’s music, some of which Martin OÂ’Donnell was still composing and producing, and would be rearranged for maximum listening pleasure.

“The music in Halo 2 will play back a little differently each time someone plays the game,” explains OÂ’Donnell, “But on the soundtrack I have the opportunity to arrange the music in an album format. For Halo 2 Volume Two I decided to use a ‘suiteÂ’ structure that also corresponds to the chapters within the game. In a sense by listening to this soundtrack you will hear the musical representation on the story of Halo 2. Enjoy!”


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