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Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Special Edition]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Howard Shore's magnificent, appropriately epic work on director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered the Canadian composer three Academy awards, and rightly so. When Jackson decided to tackle The Hobbit in 2012, it took little convincing to bring Shore back to Middle Earth along with him, and the resulting Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three installments, dutifully reflected the lighter tone of the pre-Fellowship film while paying homage to the darker adventures that follow. For The Desolation of Smaug, Shore honed the themes introduced in An Unexpected Journey and amped up the darkness and bombast, introducing a memorable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Howard Shore's magnificent, appropriately epic work on director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered the Canadian composer three Academy awards, and rightly so. When Jackson decided to tackle The Hobbit in 2012, it took little convincing to bring Shore back to Middle Earth along with him, and the resulting Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three installments, dutifully reflected the lighter tone of the pre-Fellowship film while paying homage to the darker adventures that follow. For The Desolation of Smaug, Shore honed the themes introduced in An Unexpected Journey and amped up the darkness and bombast, introducing a memorable new cue to accompany the arrival of the film's scaly antagonist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/10/2013
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043173714
  • Catalog Number: 39489
  • Sales rank: 539

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Howard Shore Primary Artist
Ben Parry Choir Master
London Voices Choir, Chorus
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Conrad Pope Conductor
Vesa-Matti Leppanen Concert Master
Simon Toyne Choir Master
Tiffin School Boys Choir Boy's Choir
Terry Edwards Choir Master
Garry Smith Concert Master
Technical Credits
Christopher Blake Chief Officer
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Howard Shore Composer, Producer
Conrad Pope Orchestration
Simon Gibson Mastering
Lewis Jones Engineer
Lisa Margolis Music Business Affairs
Fran Walsh Executive Producer
Sandeep Sriram Art Direction
Philippa Boyens Executive Producer, Text
David Salo Text Translation
Doug Adams Liner Notes
Amy Baer Score Coordinator
James Sizemore Orchestration
Michael Pattison Transportation Coordinator
John Neill Sound Manager
Peter Jackson Executive Producer
Ed Sheeran Composer, Producer
Michelle Lewis Management
Kate Mulligan Scoring Coordinator
James Henry Chief Financial Officer
Craig Thorne Management
Usha Bhana Scheduling
Melissa King Artistic Director
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