Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack

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Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack
Halo: Reach Soundtrack cover art.

Released:

September 28, 2010

Label:

Sumthing Else Music Works

Producer(s):

Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori

Composer(s):

Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori

Performance:

Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori, Stan LePard, C. Paul Johnson, Northwest Sinfonia

Total length:

67:38

 
"This is a more character-driven piece, and its also about a planet that everyone knows will fall, and falls to the Covenant. So it's a more somber, more visceral introduction to the game that we're making."
Martin O'Donnell[1]

The Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack was released in stores September 28, 2010,[2] and was distributed via iTunes and Sumthing Digital on September 14.[3] There are a total of 20 tracks in the two-disk set comprising a total of 67 minutes worth of music.[4]

The soundtrack was composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori with help from Stan LePard and C. Paul Johnson,[5] and published by Sumthing Distribution.

The Halo: Reach Soundtrack marks the final time composers Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori collaborate and compose original music for a Halo game.[2] In a press release, Martin O'Donnell referred to the soundtrack as "...the culmination of our efforts".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Overture – 4:46
  2. Winter Contingency – 12:08
  3. ONI: Sword Base – 8:28
  4. Nightfall – 5:40
  5. Tip of the Spear – 6:05
  6. Long Night of Solace – 11:46
  7. Exodus – 7:18
  8. New Alexandria – 8:41
  9. The Package – 6:56
  10. The Pillar of Autumn – 9:40
  11. Epilogue – 4:29
  12. From the Vault – 4:59
  13. Ashes – 2:45
  14. Fortress – 1:07
  15. We're Not Going Anywhere – 1:13
  16. At Any Cost – 2:29
  17. Both Ways (Remix) – 2:17
  18. Walking Away – 1:53
  19. Ghosts and Glass – 2:41
  20. We Remember – 2:05

Trivia[edit]

  • The Halo: Reach Soundtrack is one of three soundtracks that does not directly include the Halo Theme, with the other two being the Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack, and the Halo 4: Original Soundtrack.
  • The last 8 songs on the soundtrack are not fully featured in-game. They are merely bonus tracks which appear in short clips throughout in-game campaign missions and cutscenes. From the Vault is fully featured in game, but only within the bonus Tribute Room.
  • There are two known songs - "Uphill, Both Ways" and "Lone Wolf" - that did not technically make it onto the official soundtrack, but appear as MP3 files downloadable through Bungie's website. "Uphill, Both Ways" is a shortened version of "Both Ways (Remix)", while "Lone Wolf" is simply a section of the track "Winter Contingency" using the same name.

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