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Re: Let's ignore our differences and pick some good tracks!
• Posted by: David Pintado   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, January 14, 2002, at 12:29 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Let's ignore our differences and pick some... (juju-bean)

> I enjoyed the whole soundtrack... but I enjoy hearing it with the film
> more... ;P

> My favorite cues that are on the cd would be:
Lothlorien (very
> haunting)
Khazaad Dum (the darker stuff and the "mourning of
> gandalf")
And, The Great River...

> I don't enjoy the soundtracks as much unless I am watching them underscore
> the film. So I look at it more by themes. I really miss not hearing more
> of that theme at the end of the Great River (great theme located:
> 1:53-2:42 on the cue). I think its pretty much the only time it appears on
> the album... Concerning Hobbits was well written, sort of quirky. Oh
> yeah, Shadow of the Past I really enjoy because I can picture exactly what
> it is hitting off of. I have only seen the movie once so I'm not sure
> what all the cues are accenting.


That theme that is heard in the Great River was also in the beginning of the film, in the prologue. It did not appear on the CD I believe, but I distinctly remember it from the opening. Maybe it's perhaps I've seen it four times that helps me remember that and that....oh, God I need a life! j/k
I think it is sort of a legend/historic theme.

As for my favorite tracks, alas, I have not had time to listen to this cd all the way! I don't know, but I'm finding it difficult to sit through it all the way. I like the black riders theme which is used primarily in the first half of the film. I bought this CD before the movie came out, and it was really interesting as I was also reading the book for the first time. When I came to chapter in the book entitled "The Bridge of Khazaad Dum", I played the track that accompanied the film. (I played the different tracks as I read each chapter) I would have to say that after reading the chapter and hearing the music, tears were definitely swelling up. That part of the movie was the reason I wanted to see it. It fit perfectly, and I am extremely grateful for that. It's kind of unfortunate that I will be reading the Two Towers soon without the next score being released, but then again, it will be a new experience.

Another track I really liked was Many Meetings. I thought it mirrored the feeling of Rivendell's peaceful aura and serenity. And when it changes into the hobbit theme as he sees Bilbo sitting on the bench, writing his book; (sigh) shivers and an extra heart beat. Beautiful music.

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