Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack]

Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack]

by Michael Salvatori

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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: 11/10/2014
Label: Microsoft/343 Indust
UPC: 0881034121912
catalogNumber: 34300003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Salvatori   Primary Artist
Jeremy Constant   Concert Master
Ian Robertson   Children's Choirmaster
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Paul Lipson   Guitar
San Francisco Boys Chorus   Children's Chorus
Wataru Hokoyama   Conductor
Daniel Berkman   Percussion
Brian Trifon   Guitar
Skywalker Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Jason Bowld   Drums
Jillian Aversa   Vocals
Dwayne Conson   Choir Conductor
Brian Lee White   Bass,Guitar
Kathryn Amyotte   Vocals

Technical Credits

Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
André Zweers   Pro-Tools
Tom Salta   Orchestration,Adaptation
Paul Lipson   Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,Adaptation
Deborah Benedict   Choir Contractor
Brian Trifon   Orchestration,Adaptation,Score Supervisor
Michael Salvatori   Composer
Lennie Moore   Orchestration,Adaptation
Martin O'Donnell   Composer
Jason Henke   Management
Daniel Ayoub   Executive Producer
Nikhil Potdar   Management
Bob Burwell   Management
Geoff Luttrell   Guitar Techician
Dennis Ries   Senior Producer
Brian Lee White   Orchestration,Adaptation,Score Supervisor

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