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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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2001 Regular
2001 Limited
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2003 Trilogy
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2005 Complete
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2010 Rarities Archive
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Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Suzana Peric

Performed by:
The London Philharmonic Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The London Voices

The London Oratory School Schola

Solo Vocals by:
Edward Ross
Elizabeth Fraser
Miriam Stockley
Mabel Faletolu

Choral Text by:
J.R.R. Tolkien
Philippa Boyens
Fran Walsh
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Reprise Records
(Original and Limited)
(November 20th, 2001)

Reprise Records
(Trilogy Set)
(December 9th, 2003)

Reprise Records
(Complete Set)
(December 13th, 2005)

Howe Records
(Rarities Archive)
(October 5th, 2010)
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The regular 2001 album originally priced between $15 to $17 in the stores is the regular U.S. release. The 2001 limited release is indicated by a higher price and a sticker indicating its "limited" nature on the front plastic, along with an optional version that comes enclosed in a faux red leather case. The musical contents are the same on both 2001 products. The value of the different cover inserts (on the trading block) is yet to be determined. They could very well end up useless unless you acquire a whole set of 4+ covers.

The 2003 trilogy set is essentially the original three albums from the films combined into one package (with no extra music). The 2005 set includes the complete recordings, priced initially for between $50 and $60, and features the DVD with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound along with three CDs that offer 180 minutes from the score in 16-bit stereo sound. Other higher resolution variants on sound quality exist on the DVD (see review for details).

The 2010 Howe Records album called "The Rarities Archive" was only available in the back cover of the Doug Adams book The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores. That book had an MSRP of $60 but initially sold new for under $40.
The score won both an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. The song "May It Be" was nominated for the same two awards. Both were also nominated for Golden Globes. The score was nominated for a BAFTA Award as well.
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