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Massive Halo 4 soundtrack set for release

The Halo video game franchise enlists Massive Attack producer and composer Neil Davidge, recording in Abbey Road studios, for orchestral/electronic soundtrack to be released 22 October.

On 22 October, 7Hz Productions in conjunction with Microsoft and 343 Industries, will release the Halo 4 original soundtrack, in preparation for the 6 November release of the video game. For the first time since the release of its first game, the Halo franchise has enlisted a new composer to lead the musical score: award-winning producer Neil Davidge (pictured), best known for his work with Bristol-based trip-hop group Massive Attack. The soundtrack was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and features a 16-person hand-picked male tenor/bass choir, 10 females from the London Bulgarian Choir and a full 50 piece orchestra. “It was an honour to compose and produce the ‘Halo 4’ score,” said Davidge. “I’m so proud of the way the OST has turned out and to have had the opportunity to evolve the great legacy of Halo music.” In addition to the regular release of the soundtrack, a limited and individually numbered special edition box set will be available on the 6 November to coincide with the release of the game itself. The box set will contain the original soundtrack, a 14-track remix album (including remixes by Gui Boratto, Sander Van Doorn and Caspa) a one hour DVD on the making of Halo 4 music, including unique behind the scenes footage, a 48 page book containing exclusive art and Davidge’s track production notes and more. Fans of the Halo franchise can also participate in the Halo 4 remix contest, which will be judged by Davidge, as well as Halo 4 audio director Sotaro Tojima, Sander Van Doorn and Caspa. The contest is on now, and runs until 29 October.