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The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl, November 30 2018

October 17, 2018 at 1:41 am by Earl  - 

This one’s come as a bolt from the blue! Throughout this year Rhino Records has been releasing limited editions of the Complete Recordings of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King on coloured vinyl.

And to wrap things up, they’ve just announced that the original motion picture soundtracks (the 2001, 2002, and 2003 OSTs that accompanied the theatrical releases of the films) will be available as part of a Limited-Edition 6-LP Trilogy Boxed Set from November 30, 2018.

No details yet on the edition limit, but for the record, the FOTR vinyl set was limited to 5,000 while those for TTT and ROTK were limited to 8,000 each.

Rhino Records’ official press release and track listing follow.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY SOUNDTRACK

Limited-Edition 6-LP Boxed Set Features The Soundtracks To All Three Films In The Acclaimed Trilogy On 180-Gram Vinyl

Available From Rhino On November 30

LOS ANGELES – The Lord of the Rings trilogy remains one of most successful films in cinematic history. Based on the popular J.R.R. Tolkien novel of the same name, The Lord of the Rings was directed by Peter Jackson and features a score composed by Howard Shore. The trilogy earned a total of 17 Academy Awards®, including three for music. Beyond critical acclaim, the music from the films also enjoyed wide commercial success, collectively selling over 7 million albums.

Following the recent deluxe sets that featured The Complete Recording from each film, Rhino will introduce a limited-edition set that includes the original soundtracks to all three films. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY SOUNDTRACK will be released on November 30 as a 6-LP boxed set ($134.98). The 180-gram limited edition LPs will be housed in a collector’s box that has a leather-style spine.

The music for all three films was composed, orchestrated and conducted by Howard Shore. His music was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, with contributions from two choirs: London Voices and London Oratory School Schola.

The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack was certified platinum in the U.S. alone, and sold extremely well around the world. It won the Academy Award® for Best Original Score, as well as the Grammy® for Best Score Soundtrack Album. It includes two original songs written and performed by Enya: “May It Be” and “Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen).”

The Two Towers soundtrack was certified gold in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada and won the Grammy Award® for Best Score Soundtrack Album.

The Return of the King soundtrack was certified gold in the U.S. and the U.K. and won two Academy Awards® for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song with “Into the West” performed by Annie Lennox; two Golden Globe Awards® for Best Original Score and Song; and two Grammy Awards® for Best Score Soundtrack Album and Song Written for a Motion Picture.

There’s probably never been as ambitious a film score as Howard Shore’s 10-hour epic for the “Lord of the Rings” series… the music is rich and complex, drawing on a vast range of styles and exotic instruments to evoke J.R.R. Tolkien’s world… Shore uses an elaborate leitmotif technique (where musical themes are associated with specific characters or ideas, and are developed across the entire series) to hold the sprawling tale together. Lush, beautiful and full of intriguing surprises, it’s no wonder that it’s become one of the most popular film scores ever written. – Stephen Brookes for the Washington Post, May, 2008

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY SOUNDTRACK
Track Listing:

LP 1 / LP 2 – THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

SIDE A
1.    THE PROPHECY
2.    CONCERNING HOBBITS
3.    THE SHADOW OF THE PAST
4.    THE TREASON OF ISENGARD
5.    THE BLACK RIDER

SIDE B
1.    AT THE SIGN OF THE PRANCING PONY
2.    A KNIFE IN THE DARK
3.    FLIGHT TO THE FORD
4.    MANY MEETINGS
5.    THE COUNCIL OF ELROND (Featuring “Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)”
Composed & Performed by Enya)

SIDE C
1.    THE RING GOES SOUTH
2.    A JOURNEY IN THE DARK
3.    THE BRIDGE OF KHAZAD-DÛM
4.    LOTHLORIEN
5.    THE GREAT RIVER

SIDE D
1.    AMON HEN
2.    THE BREAKING OF THE FELLOWSHIP
3.    MAY IT BE (Composed & Performed by Enya)

LP 3 / LP 4 – THE TWO TOWERS

SIDE E
1.    FOUNDATIONS OF STONE
2.    THE TAMING OF SMÉAGOL
3.    THE RIDERS OF ROHAN
4.    THE PASSAGE OF THE MARSHES
5.    THE URUK-HAI

SIDE F
1.    THE KING OF THE GOLDEN HALL
2.    THE BLACK GATE IS CLOSED
3.    EVENSTAR (Featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian)
4.    THE WHITE RIDER
5.    TREEBEARD
6.    THE LEAVE TAKING

SIDE G
1.    HELM’S DEEP
2.    THE FORBIDDEN POOL
3.    BREATH OF LIFE (Featuring Sheila Chandra) 
4.    THE HORNBURG

SIDE H
1.    FORTH EORLINGAS (Featuring Ben Del Maestro)
2.    ISENGARD UNLEASHED (Featuring Elizabeth Fraser & Ben Del Maestro) 
3.    SAMWISE THE BRAVE
4.    GOLLUM’S SONG (Performed by Emilíana Torrini)

LP 5 / LP 6 – THE RETURN OF THE KING

SIDE I
1.    A STORM IS COMING
2.    HOPE AND MEMORY
3.    MINAS TIRITH (Featuring Ben Del Maestro) 
4.    THE WHITE TREE
5.    THE STEWARD OF GONDOR (Featuring Billy Boyd) 
6.    MINAS MORGUL

SIDE J
1.    THE RIDE OF THE ROHIRRIM
2.    TWILIGHT AND SHADOW (Featuring Renée Fleming) 
3.    CIRITH UNGOL
4.    ANDÚRIL
5.    SHELOB’S LAIR
6.    ASH AND SMOKE

SIDE K
1.    THE FIELDS OF THE PELENNOR
2.    HOPE FAILS
3.    THE BLACK GATE OPENS (Featuring Sir James Galway) 
4.    THE END OF ALL THINGS (Featuring Renée Fleming) 

SIDE L
1.    THE RETURN OF THE KING (Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen &
Renée Fleming) 

2.    THE GREY HAVENS (Featuring Sir James Galway) 
3.    INTO THE WEST (Performed by Annie Lennox)

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