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Re: I can totally see why too!
• Posted by: Someone out there
• Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 7:22 p.m.
• IP Address: 209-102-153-173.dsl.gulftelephone.net
• In Response to: Re: I can totally see why too! (pippin)

> 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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