Wednesday, 22 August 2012

First Info on the Halo 4 OST Album

The first info on the Halo 4 Original Soundtrack has popped up on Amazon. Along with the list of track names (which I won't post as they're a little spoilerish) is confirmation of a Special Edition disc featuring:

The “Halo 4” individually numbered and limited Special Edition 2-Disc Box Set will consist of the “Halo 4” Remix Album, produced by Davidge in tandem with fourteen of the world’s most renowned electronica producers and artists, including DJ Skee, Caspa, Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan, Gui Boratto, KOAN Sound, Matt Lange, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad, Alvin Risk, Bobby Tank, Maor Levi and Hundred Waters, in addition to rock maestros Apocalyptica and ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha."
 The first we heard of a possible collaboration with other artists was in a live chat Halo 4 Composer Neil Davidge did on Facebook in April where he said:
"I'd love to get different modern, contemporary artists and different remixes to take these tunes and rework them in their own style. I'll have to talk to 343 about that."
I think it's reasonable to say that this bonus disc is a fruit of that Facebook live chat - Awesome!

The limited edition doesn't come cheap though, at £50 it'll be the most expensive CD I've ever bought. The special edition gets you:

  • “Halo 4” Original Soundtrack
  • “Halo 4” 14-track remix album
  • Exclusive “Making of ‘Halo 4’ Music” DVD containing over 70 minutes of unique behind the scenes footage, interviews and recording sessions from Abbey Road
  • Exclusive hardcover book on the “Making of ‘Halo 4’ Music” featuring production and composition notes from Neil Davidge plus exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive artwork images
  • Exclusive 12” Neil Davidge signed art print
  • Exclusive 180g heavy weight 12” Vinyl Full colour Picture Disk of Master Chief and Cortana in a uniquely designed Sleeve bag
  • Exclusive Avatar T-Shirt download (Male & Female)
  • The first 5000 orders will all be individually numbered in a limited series and personalised by Neil Davidge
More "exclusive" Avatar clothes? Really?

The regular edition is up for pre-order on Amazon now. I'll update as soon as the Special Edition is available.

- Cowboy Out.


  1. Lol, Microsoft jumping the shark a bit here. Nice to see more info though.

  2. Sander van Doorn and Maor Levi?


  3. Oy' there sir Cowboy, on the subject of the Halo 4 OST, I'd like to point out a rather amusing article at Kotaku: