Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack released as anticipation builds

Halo 5: Guardians
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It may not be Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but many gamers are anxiously anticipating the launch of Halo 5: Guardians with just as much excitement. Now you want to get your blood pumping a little more for the imminent release of Halo 5: Guardians by listening to the entire soundtrack. It is available to stream for free from Soundcloud.

An Xbox blog post describes the impact music has on the gaming experience. “Whether it’s the slow string build-up in “Jaws” or the grand blast of fanfare in “Star Wars,” music can not only inspire and captivate fans, but often help define entire franchises in entertainment. However, few franchises in entertainment – and even fewer in gaming – approach the level of prestige and cultural relevance as Halo, with millions of fans growing up to the sounds of Gregorian Monks chanting mysteriously in the background, and heart-pounding cellos pushing players to dive into battle.”

You can listen to the entire Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack for free for the next week. The soundtrack will be available for purchase October 30 from the following sources:

Digital Edition ($15.99):

  • Pre-orders are up now at iTunes and Amazon.com
  • All pre-orders get instant access to five tracks: “Halo Canticles,” “Light Is Green,” “Kamchatka,” “The Trials,” and “Osiris Suite, Act 1”

Standard CD/LP ($24.99):

  • Comes with MP3 download card

Clear Vinyl ($24.99 – only available at Hastings!):

  • Limited run of only 1,000 copies
  • Comes with MP3 download card

Limited Edition ($49.99):

  • 2 compact discs
  • Vinyl double album
  • Blu-ray with 5.1 Surround-Sound edition soundtrack and cinematic exclusive, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians”
  • Orchestral sheet music of “Jameson Locke” from the recording session at Abby Roads Studios
  • Digital download card featuring exclusive bonus tracks
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