Fandango has a deal where if you purchase tickets to the Hobbit through them you get a free track from the Desolation of Smaug soundtrack. Has anyone bought their tickets through fandango? If so, is that track otherwise available on the soundtrack release? I recall they had a similar promo with Dark Knight Rises, which was an unreleased track, but I missed out on that one. I wasn't planing on buying my tickets through fandango, but if it includes an unreleased track . . .
Edit: Nevermind. I found the answer to my question. The track is "The Woodland Realm", the extended version of which is on the special edition soundtrack.
I actually really welcomed the moments where there was no music at all. Remember folks, quite often movies are waaay over-scored. Too much score makes it ineffective, and with this film, it actually could've had less music and been more effective, especially considering that a good majority of this one felt like filler music. The themes were nowhere near as captivating or prominent as the previous four films, all of which I loved. I also enjoyed this film, but the music wasn't up to par.
Man, that Dragon can yack!! I haven't heard a dragon yap so much since that one that sounded like a British Spy/Russian Submarine Cmmndr/Middle East Raisuli/Irish-American Chicago Beat Cop!! In my day, you kept it shut and let your actions do the talking!