Headhunter: Redemption / Headhunter Original Soundtrack Recording

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Headhunter: Redemption / Headhunter Original Soundtrack Recording
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Covers release: Myrkul
Composed by Richard Jacques
Arranged by Richard Jacques
Published by La-La Land Records
Catalog number LLLCD 1023
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 2 CD - 48 Tracks
Release date September 1, 2004
Duration 02:08:40
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Overview

In August 2004, La-La Land released Richard Jacques' orchesral scores to Headhunter and Headhunter: Redemption in a double disc set. Richard Jacques quickly became a well-respected name in the video game industry with his bar-raising work on this series, for which he received the 2002 Game Audio Network Guild Recognition Award at the Game Developer's Conference in March 2003. This two-disc collection demonstrates what made Headhunter's scores so special at the time.

Body

I'll start with the second disc, which is devoted to music from 2002's Headhunter. This score is noted for being one of the first to use a world-class recording studio along with an orchestra more noted for its work in the film world.

The music here is a delightful mix of action cues and wonderful lyrical reposes. The music of "Jack's Theme" is as good as Arnold's contributions to the recent Bond scores. There are a lot of orchestral details in this track. It features a kind of pop Baroque orchestral sound, a little techno beat, some great string writing, and an extra flute line that floats above and around the music.

The opening of Headhunter: Redemption features a brooding horn solo that recaps the primary thematic idea of the earlier score. The synthetic sound reproduction here is unbelievable, and, to the credit of the production, a list of the samples used in the score is provided. Even though a "live" orchestra is not used, one would be hard pressed to figure that out on their own in many of the tracks.

The music has more electronic additions than the previous score utilized in a way that is again well-integrated into the overall sound of the music. "MIG Encounter" has perhaps the most typically game sound of the lot, but even this is far superior to similar game music.

Summary

The Headhunter Redemption & Headhunter Original Soundtrack Recording is highly recommended for fans of the orchestra genre. However, sitting through both discs in a row may not be the best way to enjoy them. The album can be ordered from a number of outlets including Amazon.



Album
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Steven Kennedy

Album Produced by Richard Jacques and Michael V. Gerhard

Executive Album Producer: Matt Verboys

Digitally Mastered by Adam Johnston

CD Art Direction: Mark Banning
Photography: Derek Askem

Richard Jacques Representation: Bob Rice, Four Bars Intertainment

Publicity: Greg O’Connor-Read


Headhunter Credits

Music composed, arranged, orchestrated and produced by Richard Jacques
Conducted by Steve Lloyd
Music Preparation: Gary Spolding
Performed by the London Session Orchestra
Orchestral Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
Leader: Rolf Wilson
Recorded by Matt Howe
Assistant Engineers: Andrew Dudman, Richard Lancaster
Pro Tools Editing and Assembly: Ian Duncan and Richard Jacques
Sequencer Programming and additional post production: Richard Jacques
Mixed by Richard Jacques, assisted by Matt Howe
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

Sample Library Credits:
Miroslav Vitous Symphonic Orchestra (Unisync),
Peter Siedlaczek’s Advanced Orchestra (best service),
Bob Clearmountain Drums II (East West),
The Ultimate Piano Collection (East West),
Peter Siedlaczek’s Classical Choir (best service),
Hallelujah (best service), Steve Stevens Guitar (East West),
Chemical Beats (Zero G), Symphony of Voices (Spectrasonics).

Headhunter: Redemption Credits

Music composed, arranged, orchestrated and produced by Richard Jacques

Sequencer programming and Pro Tools editing by Richard Jacques

Mixed by Richard Jacques, assisted by Matt Howe

Sample Library Credits
Vienna Symphonic Library Pro Edition (Vienna Symphonic Library),
Miroslav Vitous Symphonic Orchestra (Unisync),
Peter Siedlaczek’s Advanced Orchestra (best service),
Garritan Orchestral Strings, Bob Clearmountain Drums II (East West),
Peter Siedlaczek’s Classical Chour (best service),
Hallelujah (best service), Steve Stevens Guitar (East West),
Chemical Beats (Zero G), Symphony of Voices (Spectrasonics),
Quantum Leap Voices of the Apocalypse (East West),
Sam Horns (Project Sam), Sam Trumpets (Project Sam),
Sam Trombones (Project Sam), Total Funk (Zero G), Ethnic (Zero G),
Distorted Reality 2 (Spectrasonics),
BT Breaks from the Nu Skool (East West),
Ali Baba and the 40 Ravers (best service),
Quantum Leap Rare Instruments (East West),
Junk Percussion (Zero G), Metriam (Prmie Sounds),
Percumania (best service)
Album was composed by Richard Jacques and was released on September 1, 2004. Soundtrack consists of tracks with duration over more than 2 hours. Album was released by La-La Land Records.

CD 1

1
Main Title
01:43
2
Jack at Ground Level
03:27
3
Leeza's First Mission
03:23
4
Mig Encounter
02:13
5
Perilous Descent
03:31
6
Power and Recycling
03:17
7
Recycling Migs
01:09
8
Into the Tunnels
02:08
9
Manufacturing
02:58
10
Making Trouble
01:05
11
End of the Line
03:17
12
One-to-One With Che
02:32
13
No Man's Land
02:00
14
Tunnels to Entertainment
02:24
15
Close Quarters
02:20
16
The Opposition Plot / "One Day, Some Day..." / Leeza Remembers
02:36
17
Jack Heads Below
02:33
18
Jack Back in Action
01:46
19
Research and Execution
03:44
20
The Devil's Work
01:07
21
Candy Floss
02:12
22
The Black Suits
04:01
23
Liberty
03:14
24
Taking Liberty
01:44
25
The 6808
02:19
26
End Credits
03:48

CD 2

1
Main Title
00:48
2
Escape from the Lab
01:54
3
Meet Angela Stern
01:01
4
The Stern Legacy
5
Jack's Theme
04:58
6
On the Prowl
03:59
7
Ready for Action
02:12
8
Headhunting
02:20
9
Greywolf
04:05
10
Assault on the Mall
04:14
11
Fulci's Final Threat
02:14
12
Ramirez at Bay
04:59
13
Aquadome
04:07
14
Angela's Quest
04:02
15
The Queen of Hearts
02:59
16
A Dark Secret
03:32
17
Jack's Dream
02:01
18
Zweiberg's Nightmare
04:16
19
Final Conflict
04:29
20
Game Over
00:19
21
End Credits
03:40
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