Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack

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Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack
The soundtrack's cover

Released:

November 11, 2014

Production:

Paul Lipson and Finishing Move Inc.

Adaptation and orchestration:

Paul Lipson, Lennie Moore, Tom Salta, Brian Trifon, and Brian Lee White

Performance:

Skywalker Sound

Total length:

1:27:04[1]

 

The Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack is the musical album of Halo 2: Anniversary. A remixed version of the original Halo 2 soundtrack, the music was re-recorded and produced by Skywalker Sound. The soundtrack was released on November 11, 2014.[2]

Production[edit]

The original score produced by Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori served as a guide for the production of the new music, and nearly all of the tracks are remakes of the original Halo 2 pieces, re-orchestrated by composer Lennie Moore.[3] On October 13, 2014, as part of their "IGN First preview" for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, IGN released previews of several of the soundtrack's scores. The first track, Halo Theme Gungnir Mix, was released entirely. Only minute-long samples of the other five tracks—Second Prelude, Breaking the Covenant, Impart, Kilindini Harbour, and Unforgotten Memories—were released.[2] Previews for all the tracks were released on Google Play and iTunes in late October, 2014.[1][4]

Recording[edit]

The Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack was re-recorded with the San Francisco Symphony, a 40-person opera choir, and a 28-person boys' choir. Wataru Hokoyama served as the orchestral conductor.[3] Steve Vai, who worked on the original Halo 2 original soundtrack, was hired to re-record his original guitar tracks for the remastered soundtrack. Two new tracks by Misha Mansoor replace the exclusive original songs by Breaking Benjamin and Incubus in the "Anniversary" mode, however the original tracks are retained in "Classic" mode. The soundtrack in Halo 2: Anniversary is in surround sound.[5] Players can swap back and forth between the remastered and original Halo 2 soundtracks while playing Halo 2: Anniversary.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Halo Theme Gungnir Mix – 4:15
  2. Skyline – 1:34
  3. Not a Number – 1:33
  4. Kilindini Harbour – 3:06
  5. Only a Star, Only the Sea – 1:55
  6. A Spartan Rises – 2:09
  7. Unforgotten Memories – 2:23
  8. Second Prelude – 1:48
  9. This Glittering Band – 2:32
  10. Jeopardy – 2:47
  11. Halo Theme Scorpion Mix – 3:06
  12. Punishment – 2:36
  13. Promise the Girl – 1:06
  14. Unsullied Memory – 1:17
  15. Arise In Valor – 3:08
  16. Unwearied Heart – 1:38
  17. Spartan's Regret – 0:34
  18. Genesong – 3:04

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Breaking the Covenant – 3:08
  2. Follow In Flight – 3:29
  3. Cryptic Whisper – 2:50
  4. Impart – 2:24
  5. Charity's Irony – 2:23
  6. Moon Over Mombasa – 1:56
  7. Trapped In Amber – 2:24
  8. Builder's Legacy – 1:46
  9. Moon Over Mombasa, Pt. 2 – 1:10
  10. Librarian's Gift – 7:20
  11. Zealous Champion – 2:32
  12. Steward, Shepherd, Lonely Soul – 1:13
  13. Africa Suite – 1:09
  14. Prophet Suite – 6:51
  15. Into the Belly of the Beast – 2:07
  16. Cracked Legend – 1:36
  17. Menace No More – 2:15

Album Credits[edit]

  • Senio Audio Director : Paul Lipson
  • Finishing Move INC :
    • Audio Director/Score Supervisor : Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White
    • Project and Asset Management : Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White
    • Scoring mixers : Brian Lee White, Steve Kaplan
    • Additionnal score mixers : Laurence Schwarz, Seth Waldmann
    • Assistant Audio Engineer : Ryan Sanchez
    • Music Editing : Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White
    • Production Assistants : Kieran De Leon-Horton, Sandra Lew
    • Vocalists : Kathryn Amyotte, Jillian Aversa
    • Guitars : Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White, Paul Lipson
    • Bass : Brian Lee White
    • Additionnal Drums : Jason Bowld
    • Additionnal Percussion : Daniel Berkman
    • Music Prep : Phil Moore, Brad Ritchie
  • Steve Vai
    • Management : Vector Managment - Jason Henke, Bob Burwell
    • Guitar Tech : Geoff Luttrell of SF Guitarworks
  • Misha Mansoor
    • Management : Outerloop Managment - Nikhil Potdar, Mike Mowery
  • Skywalker Sound, A LucasFilm Company
    • Orchestra recorded by : Leslie Ann Jones
    • Assistant Engineers : Dann Thompson, Judy Kirschnern Robert Gatley
    • Pro Tools Operator/Editor : Andre Zweers

Recorded July 26–31, 2014

  • The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
    • Orchestra Contractor and Manager : Janet Ketchum
    • Concertmaster : Jeremy Constant
    • Conductor : Wataru Hokoyama
  • The Skywalker Chorus
    • Chorus Manager : Janet Ketchum
    • Chorus Contractor : Deborah Benedict Jackson
    • Conductor : Dwayne Condon
  • The San Fransisco Boys Chorus
    • Manager : Janet Ketchum
    • Conductor : Ian Robertson
  • Bernie Grundman Mastering
    • Mastering Engineer : Patricia Sullivan


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