Halo 2 Soundtrack Volume 2
The second volume of the Halo 2 Original Soundtrack will be available starting April 25, according to an announcement by Sumthing Else. Volume 2 consists of two CDs featuring nearly 70 minutes of compositions by Bungie’s Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The track listing can be found here, and below is a comment from Martin O’Donnell on the back-story of the soundtrack release.
“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 by’ 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 game’s music, some of which Martin O’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 O’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 ‘suite’ 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!”