Here, in extended suite form, encompassing all three of
the Lord of the Rings film scores, is the opportunity
to relive through brilliant orchestral portraiture all the
magic and excitement of one of the greatest cinematic achievements
of our time...
first discovered Howard Shore's work when I saw David Cronenberg's
movie Dead Ringers - I really enjoyed the film, but
it was the music that haunted me. He made quite a name for
himself in the horror genre writing memorable scores for Scanners,
Videodrome, The Fly and Silence of the Lambs. So,
it was refreshing to see, or hear, Shore produce something
a little more challenging with his work on The Lord of
the Rings scores.
trilogy is a composers dream (or nightmare depending on how
you view it) allowing Shore the ability to showcase so many
emotions. Tracks like Gollum's Song and Into the
West show that Shore, given the chance, can create tender,
beautiful work as well as haunting incidental music. Minas
Tirith lends more of a swashbuckling action adventure
style to the proceedings, while The Bridge of Khazad Dum
conjures up images of medieval battles.
are also three bonus vocal tracks on this collection. These
include Helen Hobson's interpretation of Gollum's Song
and Into the West, as well as Tara Scammell on May
are other Lord of the Rings collections out there that
are cheaper (including a three-disc set that has the original
artists on the vocal tracks).
But, as far as I can gather, this collection is the only one
that is recorded in Dolby Surround - which gives this collection
is well produced, but is more a collection for those who have
a passing interest in soundtracks - anyone who is really interested
in Howard Shore's scores will already own the soundtracks
to each movie.
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