Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings

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Appropriately enough for the film adaptation of one fantasy literature's most enduring favorites, Howard Shore's score for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings is traditional and majestic, using sweeping strings, brass, and choral sections to create moments of fire-and-brimstone menace as well heroic triumph. An ominous, bombastic feel runs through much of the…  See more details below

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Appropriately enough for the film adaptation of one fantasy literature's most enduring favorites, Howard Shore's score for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings is traditional and majestic, using sweeping strings, brass, and choral sections to create moments of fire-and-brimstone menace as well heroic triumph. An ominous, bombastic feel runs through much of the score, particularly on pieces like "A Journey in the Dark," "Flight to the Ford," and "A Knife in the Dark," but Shore also includes respites such as the sweetly elfin, Celtic-tinged "Concerning Hobbits" and the stately "Many Meetings." The vibrant "Bridge of Khazad Dum" and "Amon Hen" combine the score's major themes into dazzling climaxes, while Enya's contributions, "Council of Elrond" and "May It Be," add a subtle serenity that gives the score balance. While it's not a particularly melodic score, Lord of the Rings nevertheless does an excellent job of conveying the film's moods through music and has more than enough presence to be appreciated outside of the film's context. [Fashioned in the style of the faux-leather-bound books that housed the lauded trilogy's "Special Edition" DVD releases, 2005's Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring -- The Complete Recordings gathers every bit of composer Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score for the first film and spreads it over three discs (a fourth CD/DVD presents the work in 5.1 Surround Sound).]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2005
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624945420
catalogNumber:
49454

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All
  2. The Shire
  3. Bag End
  4. Very Old Friends
  5. Flaming Red Hair
  6. Farewell Dear
  7. Bilbo
  8. Keep It Secret
  9. Keep It Safe
  10. A Conspiracy Unmasked
  11. Three Is Company
  12. The Passing of the Elves
  13. Saruman the White
  14. A Shortcut To Mushrooms
  15. Strider
  16. The Nazgûl

Disc 2

  1. Weathertop
  2. The Caverns of Isengard
  3. Give Up the Halfling
  4. Orthanc
  5. Rivendell
  6. The Sword That Was Broken
  7. The Council Assembles
  8. The Great Eye
  9. Gilraen's Memorial
  10. The Pass of Caradhras
  11. The Doors Of Durin
  12. Moria
  13. Gollum
  14. Balin's Tomb

Disc 3

  1. Khazad-Dûm
  2. Caras Galadhon
  3. The Mirror of Galadriel
  4. The Fighting Uruk-Hai
  5. Parth Galen
  6. The Departure Of Boromir
  7. The Road Goes Ever on ...

Disc 4

  1. [Entire Score]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Enya   Vocals
Plan 9   Ensemble
Ian Holm   Vocals
David Donaldson   Track Performer
Elizabeth Fraser   Vocals
Alan Kelly   Bodhran
Greg Knowles   Dulcimer
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Howard Shore   Conductor
Sonia Slany   Monochord
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
Mike Taylor   Fiddle,Penny Whistle
Dermot Crehan   Fiddle
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Parricelli   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Viggo Mortensen   Vocals
Chris O'Connor   Track Performer
Sylvia Hallett   Sarangui
Jan Hendrickse   Ney Flute
London Oratory School Schola   Boy's Choir
Steve Roche   Track Performer
Edward Ross   Vocals
David Long   Track Performer
Eddie Hession   Musette
Igelese Ete   Choir Master
Mabel Faletolu   Vocals
Tracey Goldsmith   Musette
Dominic Monaghan   Vocals
Janet Roddick   Vocals,Track Performer
Hilary Summers   Vocals
Gillian Tingay   celtic harp
Billy Boyd   Vocals
Jean Kelly   celtic harp
Edward Hession   Musette
Alan Kelly   Bodhran
Robert White   Bodhran,Drones
Alan Doherty   Penny Whistle,Ney Flute
Ian McKellen   Vocals
Michael McCarthy   Choir Master
Ruairidh Morrison   Track Performer
Peter Daly   Track Performer
Grant Shearer   Track Performer
Terry Edwards   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Enya   Composer
Roma Ryan   Composer,Lyricist
Jeffrey Aldrich   Executive Producer
David Donaldson   Composer
John Kurlander   Engineer
Nicky Ryan   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Howard Shore   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Suzana Períc   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Broucek   Executive Producer,Music Executive
Viggo Mortensen   Composer
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Mitch Rotter   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jan Hendrickse   Contributor
Fran Walsh   Composer,Lyricist,Executive Producer,Lyric Adaptations,Text
Michael Tremante   Associate Music Producer
Steve Roche   Composer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
J.R.R. Tolkien   Lyricist,Text
Philippa Boyens   Composer,Lyricist,Lyric Adaptations,Text
Jim Bruening   Material Preparation
Janet Roddick   Composer
Doug Adams   Liner Notes
Peter Jackson   Executive Producer

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Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Complete Recordings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had always wanted to be able to listen to the complete score of the film and I was suprised to find that I could! I don't know how this collection managed to slip by me. I'm a great fan of the movies, a so-so fan of the books, but I absolutely LOVE the music. My LOTR CDs are probably the most-listened to discs in my collection. I used to listen to the soundtracks and imagine the scenes from the movie. Now I listen to them while I write. This collection truly is a great buy for any fan of the film's music and any fan of orchestral music. The songs are stirring and have a character and life of their own. The packaging is great and matches the extended versions of the films, and the DVD audio disc is bloody brilliant. Favorite addition in this version: 'Flaming Red Hair', the song that played during Bilbo's birthday party.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most comprehensive collection of music for The Fellowship of the Ring released to date. It also comes with an incredible set of liner notes by author Doug Adams. The music is beautiful, and the liner notes make it an absolute must have for any fan of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any fan of Howard Shore, the Lord of the Rings, or modern classical music, this is THE collection to get! For extreme fans of the movie, you can almost hear the characters' lines ... and you get to hear complete songs (like Gandalf singing the entire "The Road Goes Ever On and On" song, and Bilbo singing). I hope they release the TT and the ROTK full CD versions too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The reviews on this page piqued my already-fervent interest in this collection. I haven't made it through the first disk completely since I've been skipping around, much to my enjoyment! My favorites are: 'The Passing of the Elves' & the end of 'Khazad-Dûm', featuring the elegy for Gandalf. Both are beautiful, but Khazad-dum's ending sequence can bring tears to your eyes and reminded me of the poignancy of the character's death in the novel and in the film. This set is a huge treat for film & soundtrack fans, comparable to the Star Wars soundtracks in depth, vision, and emotional appeal. Carry on, Howard Shore! Let us hope for a like edition for The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having the complete recordng takes you back to the movie and letting your mind travel to middle earth. It is tremendously enjoable, I listen to it often.
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Good for any Lord of the Rings fans
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