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The Songs   Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (11:59 a.m.) 

Out of the three main core songs (May It Be - Enya, Gollum's Song - Emiliana Torrini, and Into the West - Annie Lennox) which one do you think had the best performance? I'd have to say that Enya should have followed through on the whole trilogy. Her voice is the eptiome of magnificence and I so wish that she sang the new song Into the West. Annie Lennox is beautiful, but the song should have been performed by Enya. Just listen to "May It Be" and think of Enya singing it. Now, isn't that beautiful?

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The Problem With Enya   Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (1:35 p.m.) 

My gut tells me that if they had gotten Enya, then she would have written the song (as happened in FOTR), and then the song wouldn't have been as good.

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Re: The Problem With Enya   Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (10:31 p.m.) 

> My gut tells me that if they had gotten Enya, then she would have written
> the song (as happened in FOTR), and then the song wouldn't have been as
> good.

"May it be" was a brilliant song. It was touching and gentle. It did more for me than Annie Lennox... Enya's contribution to the trilogy stands out more than any other song at the end of the films. But Gollum's song at the end of the Two Towers was amazing as well. Let's just say that Annie Lennox was not a good choice. I would have preferred maybe Lisa Gerrard or Charlotte Church. Anyone who;s voice is haunting and beautiful. How about the woman that did the vocals for Titanic? Now she had an amzing voice.

Enya's song was perfect. In my opinion.


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Re: The Problem With Enya   Thursday, November 27, 2003 (9:48 a.m.) 

You are absolutely right. Annie Lennox was not the most perfect choice, and if not Enya, than Charlotte Church would be next choice. Remember "All Love Can Be" from A Beautiful Mind? ---AMAZING---

Yes, the best song was May It Be by Enya and unfortunately she did get the recognition she deserved from it. She should have won Best Original Song for that, and you just watch it will be Annie Lennox who wins it this time around. Emiliana Torrini didn't even get nominated. What the hell was that all about?

It's funny to think to that Enya, besides Howard Shore, is the ONLY other person to compose their own music for the films. I think that her contribution is perhaps the best and her composition style for that film was an amazing venture into the beauty of simplicity.

Oh, how I wish she would do another song for a film. I am a huge fan of her song for Far & Away (Book of Days), yet another type of composition she never utilizes any more, making that song a classic treat. Very powerful.

Best Songs:

1) May It Be composed and performed by Enya
2) Aniron composed and performed by Enya
3) Breath of Life performed by Sheila Chandra
4) Evenstar performed by Isabel Bayrakdarian
5) Gollum's Song performed by Emiliana Torrini
6) Into the West performed by Annie Lennox
7) In Dreams performed Edward Ross

The other's weren't as memorable as those listed above and I truly believe that it should have been Enya or Charlotte singing Into the West, although I am not a huge fan of the instrumentation either. It's really just the lyrics I'm a fan of. If Enya had composed it, it would be a classy composition and not the little gum-popping guitar vehicle it is today.

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Re: The Problem With Enya   Friday, November 28, 2003 (12:24 a.m.) 

Yeah, I didn't think the instrumentation was the greatest either. It sounded more like a folk song than an Epic song...it doesn't follow the same rules as the first two songs.

Enya's song is by far the best one, and frankly the entire FOTR album was the best of the three, I think because it established the major themes and motifs for the whole trilogy...all the major meat is there.

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Re: The Problem With Enya   Friday, November 28, 2003 (11:20 a.m.) 

I also think Annie Lenox was not a good choice.
They should hire Lisa Gerrard who i think would rock (her voice is awesome)
or Loreena McKennit ( or maybe Enya again )

Maybe if there will be a HOBBIT MOVIE someday we'll have chance to heare some other great music and songs. But it means a few years of waiting

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Enya is THE BEST   Sunday, December 21, 2003 (11:50 a.m.) 

Great Soundtrack, but lacking of MAGIC. I think Enya would've been the perfect choice for Into the West; Lenox's voice is too harsh and doesn't really fit with Shores' work.
If New Age music provides the magical element to a soundtrack, then bring it over!!!
I agree with you guys, May It Be was the best song from all three films.

By the way, the vocals in Titanic were from Sissel Kyrkjebo, whos voice is very similar to Enya's... And that Loreena McKennitt idea was great


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Re: The Problem With Enya   Friday, November 28, 2003 (11:12 a.m.) 

> "May it be" was a brilliant song. It was touching and gentle. It
> did more for me than Annie Lennox... Enya's contribution to the trilogy
> stands out more than any other song at the end of the films. But Gollum's
> song at the end of the Two Towers was amazing as well. Let's just say that
> Annie Lennox was not a good choice. I would have preferred maybe Lisa
> Gerrard or Charlotte Church. Anyone who;s voice is haunting and beautiful.
> How about the woman that did the vocals for Titanic? Now she had an amzing
> voice.

> Enya's song was perfect. In my opinion.

Have to agree here. Enya would've been the BEST choice. "May it be" is really a great song. "Gollum's song" is a close second. Annie's just not right for this. Though the lyrics for "Into the west" are very good, the rendition never pulled me like "May it be".

You know, while listening to Annie, I did wonder how it would be if Charlotte Church would sing it Lisa Gerrard is also a good option, I liked her work in GLADIATOR ... would've worked here too.

Annie's version just doesnt give the bittersweet feeling that I think "into the west" should convey.

RJ

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Re: The Problem With Enya   Monday, December 1, 2003 (8:13 a.m.) 

My favourite song is Into the West by Annie Lennox. It's the perfect sad finale...all the right emotions are included. Everytime I hear it, I get very emotional. And I haven't even seen the movie yet. And important: Lennox'voice is sharp as well as soft en touching.
Gollum's Song was wonderfully haunting and complex. Perfect for the second film. Enya's song was a bit to new-age for me.

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The result as below......   Thursday, November 27, 2003 (5:01 a.m.) 

2nd runner up: Annie Lennox

1st runner up: Emiliana Torrini

The BEst: ENYA

the song of Annie Lennox is not suit wit the movie......even the song's sound a little sadness

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