The list author says: "I wanted to compile a collectors list of audio material on CD or MP3, or even vinyl, of material from or inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I realize some of these may not appeal to everyone, for example if a rock band took liberties of adapting the stories to a songs, but I tried to be broad in what I included to show that the famous authors influence was very wide indeed. Much of the material predates the Peter Jackson movies and are not the result of a bunch of folks cashing in on a craze,but I believe they are sincere efforts by artists trying to communicate what their own interpretations."
"OK, now this CD compiles the previous 4 Volumes from the Tolkien Ensemble, and reorders the songs and poems to match the order of the books. More than 1500 professional musicians took ten years to complete this project by the way."