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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

The complete Oscar and Grammy winning score to "The Fellowship of the Ring," from the epic film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," will be available in a deluxe four-disc edition from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks on November 22nd, 2005.

This historic release contains over 180 minutes of music on three CDs, comprising the full score of the 2001 film, composed by Howard Shore. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Complete Recordings" marks the first edition of the three complete recording releases of the film trilogy whose score has been honored with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. This deluxe set also includes exclusive new artwork, packaging, and extensive liner notes culled from "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films," to be published in 2006. Enya's song "May It Be," which received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and which she performed at the Academy Awards ceremony, is contained on "The Complete Recordings" within all-new selection titles that reflect the complete score being released in its entirety for the first time.

Says "The Lord of the Rings" director, Peter Jackson, "No matter how many great performances or exciting visuals we put together for the movie, we found that it was all somewhat two dimensional until we added the emotional heart of Howard Shore's music. Then, and only then, did the film come to life."

Added Paul Broucek, Executive Vice President of Music at New Line Cinema, "Listening to the breathtaking music Howard Shore created is like seeing the movie time and time again. You just close your eyes, open your ears and the whole film unfolds before you. Howard's work is incredibly visual, evocative and narrative."

Composer of over sixty film scores, Howard Shore brought a lifetime of experience to creating the epochal soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore used Tolkien's texts and drew from multiple periods throughout music history to evoke the book's enchanted worlds. He developed over 80 leitmotifs to describe the cultures of Middle-earth. Collaborating with authors/lyrists Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, he composed choral music including the Tolkien-created languages for the Elves (Quenya and Sindarin), the Dwarves (Khuzdûl), Men (Adûnaic) and the evil cultures of Mordor (Black Speech). The result was a movie music breakthrough that has been followed by such subsequent triumphs by Shore as The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and "The Return of the King." "The Lord Of The Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra and Chorus," a two-hour work based on the twelve hours of score composed for the film trilogy, has been performed in over 70 concerts in cities all over the world.

Composed for symphony orchestra and three separate choirs, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Complete Recordings" highlights two original compositions by the multi-platinum Irish recording artist, Enya, including "Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)" and "May It Be." Also featured in the score are solo performances by Elizabeth Fraser, Edward Ross, Mabel Faletolu as well as cast members Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan.

The fourth disc will present "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Complete Recordings" in 5.1 Surround Sound in DVD format. The set will also include exclusive new artwork, packaging, and extensive liner notes: "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films -- Part I: The Fellowship of the Ring" by author Doug Adams.

"Appropriately enough for the film adaptation of one of fantasy literature's most enduring favorites," wrote the All Music Guide, "Howard Shore's score for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' is traditional and majestic, using sweeping strings, brass and choral sections to create moments of fire-and-brimstone menace as well heroic triumph."

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

and how much is this jewell going to cost.

sd

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

Sorry Dan, didn´t see your post!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Dom   (Member)

and how much is this jewell going to cost.

sd


That's the most important question :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   tobid   (Member)

Sorry Dan, didn´t see your post!

Me too smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   tobid   (Member)

and how much is this jewell going to cost.

sd


Does it really matter?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)



Does it really matter?


To some of us, yes.

What I'm trying to understand, is this the music from all three films, or just FOTR? If the latter, then I suppose that there will be two more three-disc sets on the way (for TTT and ROTK).

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)



To some of us, yes.

What I'm trying to understand, is this the music from all three films, or just FOTR? If the latter, then I suppose that there will be two more three-disc sets on the way (for TTT and ROTK).




Seems like I heard that there was going to be a 12 disc set.
I guess they are putting them out one at a time.
Still could be pricey, well see.
I may stay with what I have.
sd

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)


What I'm trying to understand, is this the music from all three films, or just FOTR? If the latter, then I suppose that there will be two more three-disc sets on the way (for TTT and ROTK).


You gotta read the press release more closely. It's just music from FOTR. Heck, even the TITLE of this post says that. And the first sentence.

Dan

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   George A Flaxman   (Member)

But please god, not 8 different artwork presentations.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

and how much is this jewell going to cost.

sd


Holy crap, guess I better start saving my quatloos now. I can't see this costing any less than $40.

Tom (Servo)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   George A Flaxman   (Member)



Holy crap, guess I better start saving my quatloos now. I can't see this costing any less than $40.

Tom (Servo)


Thank god £20 is little more that an import single disc... Pheeew.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

All my wife said was "Oh No"

sd

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   barnacles   (Member)



Thank god £20 is little more that an import single disc... Pheeew.


This is just conjecture - there isn't any hard information about pricing yet. Doug Adams, can you help?

Dunno how everyone else feels, but this is shaping up to be a damn fine year for our little niche. Three new Williams scores, several vintage Goldsmiths, Fieldings, Bernsteins etc., a Lost In Space box (version 2.0 at that!) and now a complete version of Shore's LOTR work.

This can't last forever, but I'm having a wonderful time living in this moment.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

Lost in Space box ??

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   barnacles   (Member)

Lost in Space box ??

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=29486&forumID=1

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   dalekmindprobe   (Member)

So how much of the score is going to be in 5.1?

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

So how much of the score is going to be in 5.1?

Did you read the press release above??


The fourth disc will present "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Complete Recordings" in 5.1 Surround Sound in DVD format.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   BlanketyBlank   (Member)

Bring it on.

If it is south of $50, they will have my money no questions asked.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2005 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   barnacles   (Member)

Dan, do you have a source who might have some concrete info on the SRP of this great thing?

Even an informed guess?

 
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