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The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack (3CD & 18 Trading Cards) Enhanced, Import, Limited Edition, Soundtrack

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The 3-CD Limited Edition includes the first two soundtracks. DVD includes: "Use Well the Days: A Behind the Scenes Portrait"; a glimpse at Howard Shore's weeks in London creating the music for the Return of the King by Elizabeth Cotnoir.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Prophecy - Howard Shore
  2. Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
  3. The Shadow of the Past - Howard Shore
  4. The Treason of Isengard - Howard Shore
  5. The Black Rider - Howard Shore
  6. At the Sign of the Prancing Pony - Howard Shore
  7. A Knife in the Dark - Howard Shore
  8. Flight to the Ford - Howard Shore
  9. Many Meetings - Howard Shore
  10. The Council of Elrond-Anmron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen) - Howard Shore
  11. The Ring Goes South - Howard Shore
  12. A Journey in the Dark - Howard Shore
  13. The Bridge of Khazad Dum - Howard Shore
  14. Lothlorien - Howard Shore
  15. The Great River - Howard Shore
  16. Amon Hen - Howard Shore
  17. The Breaking of the Fellowship - Edward Ross
  18. May It Be - Enya

Disc: 2

  1. Foundations of Stone - Howard Shore
  2. The Taming of Smiagol - Howard Shore
  3. The Riders of Rohan - Howard Shore
  4. The Passage of the Marshes - Howard Shore
  5. The Uruk-Hai - Howard Shore
  6. The King of the Golden Hall - Howard Shore
  7. The Black Gate Is Closed - Howard Shore
  8. Evenstar - Isabel Bayrakdarian
  9. The White Rider - Howard Shore
  10. Treebeard - Howard Shore
  11. The Leave Taking - Howard Shore
  12. Helm's Deep - Howard Shore
  13. The Forbidden Pool - Howard Shore
  14. Breath of Life - Howard Shore
  15. The Hornburg - Howard Shore
  16. Forth Eorlingas - Howard Shore
  17. Isengard Unleashed - Howard Shore
  18. Samwise the Brave - Howard Shore
  19. Gollum's Song - Emiliana Torrini

Disc: 3

  1. A Storm Is Coming - Howard Shore
  2. Hope and Memory - Howard Shore
  3. Minas Tirith - Howard Shore
  4. The White Tree - Howard Shore
  5. The Steward of Gondor - Howard Shore
  6. Minas Morgul - Howard Shore
  7. The Ride of the Rohirrim - Howard Shore
  8. Twilight and Shadow - Howard Shore
  9. Cirith Ungol - Howard Shore
  10. Andzril - Howard Shore
  11. Shelob's Lair - Howard Shore
  12. Ash and Smoke - Howard Shore
  13. The Fields of the Pelennor - Howard Shore
  14. Hope Falls - Howard Shore
  15. The Black Gate Opens - Howard Shore
  16. The End of All Things - Howard Shore
  17. The Return of the King - Viggo Mortensen
  18. The Grey Havens - Howard Shore
  19. Into the West - Annie Lennox

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 9, 2003)
  • limited_edition edition
  • Original Release Date: December 17, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Enhanced, Import, Limited Edition, Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B0000TAZBK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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91 of 92 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I thought this was a fantastic deal. Once again, thanks to Amazon we have a really good deal. I bought this because I'm a big LOTR fan and also because I wanted another excuse to get excited. The "trading cards" that come with these are okay. They are REALLY glossy, though. I also thought they should come in a separate case, because after they are opened they are all loose and are a bit of a mess to put back into the cd case. And if you don't put them back in, there's empty space and the 3 cds rattle around. But otherwise, really nice pictures.
The soundtracks are great. While listening to The Fellowship, I could just picture scenes from the movie. And of course, being the first movie, it has the standard music that we come to associate with Lord of the Rings. I really liked the cd booklet, too, and not just because of the pretty designs. It provides the words that are sung in some of the songs in Elvish (which is usually how it's sung) and the translation in English. It also provides the words to Enya's May It Be.
The Two Towers is also a superb cd. Emiliana Torrini's version of Gollum's Song is haunting but very catchy. I found myself stuck with that in my head for the rest of the day after I listened to it. I was a bit disappointed with the cd booklet. It still had the Elvish words and translations, but it didn't seem like it had them all. Also, it didn't say which lyrics belonged to which track (since the title of the lyrics is different from the track title it was a little confusing). But the music is great. I wasn't as familiar with Two Towers melodies, but I'm getting there.
And finally: The Return of the King. Absolutely wonderful. This cd has more vocal music than the Two Towers.
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148 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Miller on January 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Not only are the Lord of the Rings movies the greatest of all time, the music within them is top notch as well. The music's themes are excellent and inspiring, even toppling heavy-weights, such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Everything about the actual music is great, but the box set is overpriced. You can buy all three CD's serparatly for much less money or you can buy the first two and then the special edition third CD with extra DVD for around the same price. The included inserts are only for novelty sake; they can be used as actual CD covers, but my feeling is that replacing the inserts is somewhat useless. However, the inserts are of some quality and make excellent tiny posters. If you like the Lord of the Rings, get the soundtracks, but don't be shy to buy the REAL box set with maybe 12 discs with the entire score when it comes out sometime in the near future.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Llamozas on January 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I just got this set yesterday and I've spent all morning listening to the soundtracks with my headphones - and they're simply brilliant!
The music, mostly composed and conducted by Howard Shore is breathtaking. It would still be magnificent if it stood alone by itself, but as you listen to it, images from the films come back to you and the experience is amplified. These melodies are truly one of the vital elements that have made this cinematic trilogy the masterpiece that it is.
The only problem I have with this set is that the soundtracks are for the theater versions of the films, no the extended editions that have appeared on the DVDs - thus, a great deal of additional music is missing (like the funeral song sung by Eowyn in The Two Towers).
As for the packaging, it's a simple, elegant yellowish tan box that holds all three CDs and 18 picture cards with most of the characters from the films, which are nice to have.
This is an extraordinary piece of music that you shouldn't miss, and part of the best movie experience of our generation. a coda, Howard Shore writes in the notes from The Return of the King CD "and, of course, one holds the dream of a Hobbit's tale" too, Howard. Me too.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By C. Phan on November 9, 2004
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy Soundtrack is one of the best epic motion picture soundtracks ever created. The musics bring the scenes from the movie whenever they are played. The themes are well-made and give different emotions. One can quickly remember the scene of the Bridge of Khazad Dum, Lothlorien, Gondor - Minas Tirith, the Dark Riders, the Rohirin, Battle of Helm's Deep, or even the happy scenes of the Hobbits. Each CD consists of at least one or two beautiful vocals of female voices. All soundtracks are composed beautifully by the great composer Howard Shore.

Disc 1 The Fellowship of the Ring - "Concerning Hobbits" gives you the happy the life of Hobbits, which I really adore. "The bridge of Khazad Dum" gives you the frightening scenes of the deep of Moria, consisting of vocals of football players "hoof...hoof". "The Breaking of the Fellowship" is emotional, featuring the voice of Edward Ross and choir boys.

Disc 2 The Two Towers - The theme of the Rohirin is beautifully played, especially "The Riders of Rohan", "The King of the Golden Hall" and "Helm's Deep." "Evenstar" is beautifully sung by Isabel Bayrakdarian, which includes the Elvish 'Teliach Ú i vethed nâ i onnad. Si boe ú-dhanna. Ae ú-esteli, esteliach nad' meaning 'This is not the is the beginning. You cannot falter now. If you don't trust [this], trust nothing else.' "Forth Forlingas" and "Isengard Unleashed" are very dramatic and are my favorites.

Disc 3 The Return of the King - "Minas Tirith" and "The White Tree" brings the scenes of Gondor and the Minas Tirith city. "Steward of Gondor" begins with the theme of Gondor and is very emotional with the lyrics sung by Billy Boyd.
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The Complete Recordings are EXCEPTIONALLY complete. Pretty much every chord in the movie series is in them--hours more than the regular soundtracks. I wore the regulars out over the years, I love them so much, but I am so absolutely glad I got the complete recordings later. :)

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