Microsoft Announces “Official Halo 3 Original Soundtrack”
Fans can enter contest to have their music featured alongside Bungie’s famed composer, Marty O’Donnell in the upcoming album
Microsoft and Sumthing Else Music Works announced today the upcoming release of the “Official Halo 3 Original Soundtrack” album. The companies today confirmed the first details of the album, which will be available in stores this Thanksgiving and will be produced and co-produced by two of the music industry’s most respected veterans, Nile Rodgers and Michael Ostin, respectively.
The “Official Halo 3 Original Soundtrack,” created by award-winning composer Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, offers fans the chance to experience the sounds of “Halo 3” and relive their battles as Master Chief with rich original orchestrated scores from the game and additional bonus tracks. This soundtrack will consist of a double CD set available exclusively on Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works label. O’Donnell’s work on the three previous “Halo” soundtrack albums (also available on Sumthing Else Music Works) has garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards.
To celebrate the release, Microsoft is sponsoring a nationwide contest to identify one lucky artist or band to be included on the “Official Halo 3 Original Soundtrack.” Submissions are currently being accepted on the “Halo 3” MySpace page at myspace.com/halo3 until 12:00 pm PT on October 22, 2007.
Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed “Halo” Judging Council, moderated by both Halo 3 album producers Nile Rodgers and Michael Ostin, composers Marty O’Donnell and Steve Vai, The Used and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Grand prize winners and second and third place finishers will also receive a “Halo 3” prize package including a Xbox 360 “Halo 3” Special Edition Console, a copy of the “Halo 3” game, additional “Halo 3” merchandise, an exclusive “Halo 3” Ibanez Xiphos electric guitar, and a Zune-Halo 3 edition music player.
This is listed as coming out November 20th (including http://www.sumthing.com) so it’s probably official. I will most definitely be picking this up. I have all of the previous soundtracks and after hearing some of the stunning pieces in Halo 3, I need to have this!