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your favorite LOTR soundtracks?   Sunday, March 14, 2004 (12:12 a.m.) 

Please tell us your your favorite LOTR soundtracks (in order) and why.
-Were curious to know

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Re: your favorite LOTR soundtracks?   Sunday, March 14, 2004 (1:33 p.m.) 

> Please tell us your your favorite LOTR soundtracks (in order) and why.
>
-Were curious to know

1) Return of the King: The awesome ending to the trilogy is awesome! The take on the hobbit music in track one, draws you in quickly, and puts you in middle earth. It also makes that hobbit sound very ancient. The Gondor theme furthers the development on Man in the score, and is an excellent addition to the plethera of themes! Shelobs lair may be the best action cue of all three soundtracks, because of the cool bassoon thing, and the crazy snare. The end of all things, offers a cool voice rendition of the Fellowship theme and raps that part of the story up nicely. "Return of the King" features Viggo Mortensen, and he sings wonderfully. The return of the hobbit theme from the first film is glorious. And Lastly, Into the West is the ultimate song of the trilogy.

2) The Two Towers: Purely awesome. While I actually would say that Rohan is my favorite theme, I think this score is just a bit after ROTK. I love the new theme for Gollum, and the awesome Rohan theme. The Fiddle really gives Rohan its own ethnic edge. And my favorite track "The Hornburg" uses the lorien theme in a march on brass, and that is glorious. The last track is awesome, and the way that the themes from the first film expand is just genius (track 5 mostly). However, I'd say Gollums song is the worst of the three songs.

3) The Fellowship of the Ring: While this is my least favorite, it is still probably better than most film scores. It envelopes you in middle earth from the first sounds. The interesting opening cue, which is not in the film, is a bit of a cheat, but it is still good. However, Concerning Hobbits is a highlight and doesn't make the score too dark to be unlistenable. Then the Gothic theme for the Nazgul is just awesome, it is always there with that choir to make you scared, and irregardless is always enjoyable. The Fellowship theme, is obviously the most glorious theme put in this score, and it is without a doubt, a grand theme. Making itself fully known in "The Bridge of Khazad Dum" and that is awesome! Other softer themes like "The Lorien Theme" are great too, (Is that a sitar?!). However, the ring theme in "The Great River" is my personal favorite part of the whole CD. That brass arrangement is THE ULTIMATE! Softer cues like "The Breaking of the Fellowship" are excellent as well, and this was a great way to start off the trilogy. Enya's song is moderate, with well... I just don't like it too much

Thats how I break it down!

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I Totally disagree with you   Thursday, March 18, 2004 (5:54 a.m.) 

1 - Fellowship of the Ring!!!!
2 - Return of the King
3 - The two towers



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Re: I can totally see why too!   Thursday, March 18, 2004 (12:41 p.m.) 

> 1 - Fellowship of the Ring!!!!
2 - Return of the King
3 - The two
> towers

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Interesting, I really like all three, and I was recently listening to FOTR, and I realize that FOTR has a sort of grandeur which the other two don't posess, but irregardless, I still stick with my rankings!

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Re: I can totally see why too!   Wednesday, March 24, 2004 (3:05 a.m.) 

1) Return of the King
This is an absolutely amazing soundtrack, by far the best one i have ever heard. And to top it off, it has one of the coolest movies on the planet to accompany it. In most movies, the music is made to add emotion to the visual part of the film. In the ROTK, i defintely felt like the visual was made to accompany the music. The grandeur and amazazing power of the music disassociated me from the movie. As I have said in many post under The Return of the King, "The White Tree" is by far the best track of all of the soundtracks. Alone (without the movie) its power is absolutely enthralling. Adding the Lighting of the Beacons brings invisible tears to my eyes. The Shelob's Lair track puts chills up my spine, in a good way. And Ben Del Meastro in Minas Tirith makes me want to die listening to him sing.

2) The Fellowship of the Ring
This one seemed to give the LOTR is distinctiveness and set stage for the mood of the rest of the films. It definetely booted james horner out of the way, and put howard shore at the top of my list. I definetely say that he captured tolkien's theme in this movie through the extreme varitions between the happy go lucky hobbiton and the evil tamed isendard. The best track would have to be "The Bridge of Khazad Dum", especially with ben del maestro. also, for me my favorite part of the film with the balrog and all that good stuff. my next favorite would have to be "The Breaking of the Fellowship"; this one seems to contain the strongness and power the is contain in the other pieces, while staying low key. Its hard to describe.

3) As much as I loved the rohan theme, it didn't quite beat the fellowship's theme. The best part of this piece would have to be Samwise the Brave...phenomenal piece, kind of like The Breaking of the Fellowship in the FOTR. Gollum's Song is one of the coolest "suicide" songs i have ever heard. I absolutely love its eiery (sp?) feeling. This soundtrack is fun to listen to, but doesn't give me the same kind of feeling as the ROTK. (except Forth Eorlingas)

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Re: I can totally see why too!   Wednesday, March 24, 2004 (7:22 p.m.) 

> 1) Return of the King
This is an absolutely amazing soundtrack, by far
> the best one i have ever heard. And to top it off, it has one of the
> coolest movies on the planet to accompany it. In most movies, the music is
> made to add emotion to the visual part of the film. In the ROTK, i
> defintely felt like the visual was made to accompany the music. The
> grandeur and amazazing power of the music disassociated me from the movie.
> As I have said in many post under The Return of the King, "The White
> Tree" is by far the best track of all of the soundtracks. Alone
> (without the movie) its power is absolutely enthralling. Adding the
> Lighting of the Beacons brings invisible tears to my eyes. The Shelob's
> Lair track puts chills up my spine, in a good way. And Ben Del Meastro in
> Minas Tirith makes me want to die listening to him sing.

> 2) The Fellowship of the Ring
This one seemed to give the LOTR is
> distinctiveness and set stage for the mood of the rest of the films. It
> definetely booted james horner out of the way, and put howard shore at the
> top of my list. I definetely say that he captured tolkien's theme in this
> movie through the extreme varitions between the happy go lucky hobbiton
> and the evil tamed isendard. The best track would have to be "The
> Bridge of Khazad Dum", especially with ben del maestro. also, for me
> my favorite part of the film with the balrog and all that good stuff. my
> next favorite would have to be "The Breaking of the Fellowship";
> this one seems to contain the strongness and power the is contain in the
> other pieces, while staying low key. Its hard to describe.

> 3) As much as I loved the rohan theme, it didn't quite beat the
> fellowship's theme. The best part of this piece would have to be Samwise
> the Brave...phenomenal piece, kind of like The Breaking of the Fellowship
> in the FOTR. Gollum's Song is one of the coolest "suicide" songs
> i have ever heard. I absolutely love its eiery (sp?) feeling. This
> soundtrack is fun to listen to, but doesn't give me the same kind of
> feeling as the ROTK. (except Forth Eorlingas)

> Under the Mercy
pippin

I agree with you very much on the order and explanation of the three pieces. The two towers soundtrack had it's highlights but...the album was just too quiet for me. Unlike the bombastic sound of Return of the King which was absolutely fabulous. It had just the right amount of softness and loudness to it and balanced it out well. The fellowship of the ring soundtrack was a stunning piece of work also, however in my opinion, just wasn't quite as good as Rotk. I've never been drawn into soundtracks before but Rotk really did it for me. Powerful and exuberant work of art.
1)Return of the King
2)Fellowship of the Ring
3)The Two Towers


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Re: I can totally see why too!   Sunday, March 28, 2004 (1:23 p.m.) 

1.) Fellowship of the Ring- i listen to this cd all the time! i love it so much and never get tired of it, for some reason! Every song fits the part of the movie ( or book,depending on how you look at it..) and has such a great assortment of sounds, instruments..
2.) Return of the King- i have this cd too, and it's good. i liked how pippin sang, and the overall mixture of the melody from the trilogy, and how it was, a finale, soundtrack to the trilogy.
3.) Two Towers- I can't really rate this one, but when i saw it the first time in theatres, i remember thinking, "i don't even remember how the music went..."

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