Bungie’s hit video game Destiny is getting a vinyl collector’s edition this year, including not only the soundtrack the game shipped with, but the long sought-after original eight-movement symphonic suite from Halo composer Marty O’Donnell that was never previously released due to a very expansive and mildly confusing lawsuit. The tracks of the suite, titled Music of the Spheres, leaked earlier this year but are now available in full through this release.
Each collector’s box set, available on the Bungie Store, is individually numbered in a big (very well designed) package that includes six records, liner notes and a collectible pin. The records for both the soundtrack and Music of the Spheres are on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl, pressed by Gotta Groove Records and contained in two unique gatefolds.
The pre-order also comes with a download link for all of the tracks in Mp3, FLAC and Apple Lossless formats. All proceeds will go to the Melodic Caring Project, a non-profit that provides personalized musical experiences to children and teens in hospital programs.
The Music of Destiny, Volume 1 is estimated to ship later this year. Check out the soundtrack below, or look more into O’Donnell’s majestic “Music of the Spheres,” here.