Halo 3: Original Soundtrack

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Halo 3: Original Soundtrack
The Halo 3 Soundtrack Cover Art.

Released:

November 20, 2007

Label:

Sumthing Else Music Works

Producer(s):

Nile Rodgers

Composer(s):

Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori

Performance:

Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori, Princeton, the Northwest Sinfonia

Total length:

118:36

 

The Halo 3: Original Soundtrack is the musical score to Halo 3. The track was composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori, produced by Nile Rodgers, and is a two-disc set much like the Halo 2: Original Soundtrack. The Halo 3: Original Soundtrack was released in one set rather than separate volumes like its predecessor. The Halo 3 OST deviated from the Halo 2: Original Soundtrack, and reverted back to the structure used in the Halo: Original Soundtrack. Comprised of melodies, chants, and trumpets, the Halo 3: Original Soundtrack is broken up into chapters which correspond to in-game levels.

Disc one is broken up into into the beginning levels of the game, and splits at about midway though the campaign. Consisting of 15 songs of longer length, disc one runs slightly longer than disc two. Consequently, disc two is broken up into the latter levels of the game, while including four bonus tracks. One of these bonus tracks is the music present in the E3 2006 Trailer with the exception of the dialog. Composed of music entirely in-game, from start to finish, the story of Halo 3 is played out in musical form.

Production[edit]

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Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Luck – 3:25
  2. Released – 5:20
  3. Infiltrate – 3:50
  4. Honorable Intentions – 2:46
  5. Last of the Brave – 3:58
  6. Brutes – 5:07
  7. Out of Shadow – 4:37
  8. To Kill a Demon – 3:44
  9. This is Our Land – 4:00
  10. This is the Hour – 2:08
  11. Dread Intrusion – 5:25
  12. Follow Our Brothers – 3:25
  13. Farthest Outpost – 5:14
  14. Behold a Pale Horse – 5:38
  15. Edge Closer – 3:03

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Three Gates – 4:34
  2. Black Tower – 6:03
  3. One Final Effort – 3:41
  4. Gravemind – 5:22
  5. No More Dead Heroes – 5:01
  6. Keep What You Steal – 2:36
  7. Halo Reborn – 3:59
  8. Greatest Journey – 4:52
  9. Tribute – 2:52
  10. Roll Call – 5:58
  11. Wake Me When You Need Me – 2:19
  12. Legend – 0:40
  13. Choose Wisely – 1:19
  14. Movement – 0:27
  15. Never Forget – 3:07
  16. Finish the Fight – 2:27
  17. LvUrFR3NZ (iTunes Release) – 2:18

Remixed Tracks[edit]

Quite a few songs on the soundtrack are re-mixed and re-mastered versions of songs that appeared in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.

Halo: Combat Evolved Remixes[edit]

Songs from Halo: Combat Evolved that were remixed are:

Halo 2 Remixes[edit]

Songs from Halo 2 that were remixed are:

Trivia[edit]

  • To hear more about this album listen to the September 20th Bungie Podcast.
  • When played in reverse, Black Tower on Disc 2 plays a cryptic message from the Gravemind, different than the one heard on the Halo 2: Original Soundtrack.[1]. The quotes reflect several lines from T.S. Elliot's poem, The Hollow Men[2]; which is the original source of Cortana's famous words; "This is the way the world ends."

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