Posted by: crazyperson <Send E-Mail> Date: Friday, December 24, 2004, at 11:43 p.m. IP Address: 68-189-42-51.ca.charter.com
In Response to:
How does it compare?(Tim P.)
> Hello everyone. I am another one of the lovers of the LOTR scores, and I'm
> trying to select which one to buy. I see no sense in buying them all
> because there are many similar themes and motifs present, so one seems
> like enough. I have not yet heard the ROTK sdtk and I would like to know
> your opinions on how all the sdtks are and how they compare to one
> another. I have heard FOTR and actually wasn't very impressed with it. It
> was very repetitive and quiet all the way through, and aside from a few
> themes was just elevator music. I've heard TTT and found it to be a lot
> better than FOTR, with new themes and better performances of old ones.
> While all the music works well within the context of the films, I want the
> best sdtk available. I definetly like TTT more than FOTR, so how does ROTK
> compare? Thanks for your input!
I would say Return of the King is the best overall soundtrack. There are many different themes in the 19 songs, it's quite a variety. I have all three soundtracks, and RotK is my favorite. The Two Towers is really good, though. The songs on RotK have a sort of tense feel to them, and are more exciting (I think) than TTT or FotR. Also, the songs in Return of the King have a darker kind of tune than FotR or TTT. I'd buy Return of the King, but that's just my opinion.