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Re: your favorite LOTR soundtracks?
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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 1:33 p.m.
• IP Address: 12-222-16-223.client.insightbb.com
• In Response to: your favorite LOTR soundtracks? (roney)

> 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!

Amuro




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