You can count on finding the Halo 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack in stores on April 25. The soundtrack was composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori and will be released by Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works label. O’Donnell has written a letter concerning the soundtrack. Check it out for a better idea of what to find on the new soundtrack.
“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 music groups whose music was being used in the game.
Since the first soundtrack was assembled before the game actually shipped, the second volume would contain the rest of the music, some that I was still composing and producing, and would be arranged for maximum listening pleasure. The music in Halo 2 will play back a little differently each time someone plays the game but on the soundtrack, I have the opportunity to arrange the music in a way that will never change.
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 of the story of Halo 2. Enjoy!”