Weird coincidence, I just listened to FOTR this morning/afternoon as well. Best score ever!
Great minds, and all that...
Now, if somehow the COMPLETE Prologue and COMPLETE Breaking of the Fellowship, even with mock-upped parts, were to see the light of day...I could die a happy camper. I once alluded to the fact that the CR is "only" 99.5% complete. But having those two tracks in their "as-intended" entirety would fill up those remaining 0.5%.
HS and Company ought to get their butts in motion and produce an "Even Rarer-ties" Archive...or something.
I'd really love for the LOTR trilogy to be given the Matessino treatment - not necessarily produced by him, but following his methodology of including every cue unedited, with every alternate recorded as a bonus track. It will never happen though
Yes, I listened to all three sets recently and am still blown away. Hard to believe that, as I say in the Stan and Ollie thread, I saw FotR the first time and remember thinking there didn't seem to be any hooks. On second viewing I was astounded at my sheer ignorance the first time 'round!