The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE CD front cover

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The - Special Edition - 2012

Water Tower Music (WTM39373) - 127+ min.
UPC # 794043164026

Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Howard Shore;
Produced by Howard Shore, except Disc 1 track 4 produced by Stephen gallagher, track 6 produced by Plan 9 and Disc 2 track 12 produced by Neil, Elroy & Liam Finn. Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Abbey Road Studios; Music Programmer: James Sizemore.
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices, Tiffin Boys' Choir;
Score recorded by Simon Rhodes, Peter Cobbin, Sam Okell; Supervising Score Editor: Jonathan Schultz; Music Editors: Jennifer Dunningtron, Michael Part;
Score Editors: Kirsty Whalley, Rob Houston, Yann McCullough; Production Manager: Elizabeth Cotnoir; Music Supervisor: Karen Elliott; Production Coordinator: Alan Frey.


AVAILABILITY OF CD COPIES

Dealoz list of US, UK and Canadian sources from which to purchase

Amazon UK is offering it for about 25#. They are also offering it as an MP3 download with a pdf containing the jacket notes.

It is also available for purchase at iTunes as a download for about $10us.

Very attractive, functional packaging using the leatherette digibook hard cover with two disc pockets and a stapled-to-spine 34 page booklet. The booklet also contains art graphics from the film in addition to photos of Howard Shore and London Philharmonic members. In addition to the usual credit listings, it also contains the lyrics of "Blunt the Knives', 'Misty Mountains' and 'Song of the Lonely Mountain'. It also has a music analysis of the score by musicologist Doug Adams (See 'The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films').



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REVIEWS - AWARDS - MISC

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of the Hobbit [11:15 HD video]

Film Music Media Review by Christian Loescher

Soundtrack Geek Review

Film Muziek Review by Domien De Groot

Movie Music UK Review by Jonathan Broxton

Howard Shore Radio Interview with Classic FM(UK).

Howard Shore's Official Website

Information at Soundtrack Collector Website

Watertower Music Official Website with sample track clips

Streaming Soundtracks playlist ratings and requests



TRACK LIST

DISC 1

01. My Dear Frodo - 8:03
02. Old Friends (Extended Version) - 5:01
03. An Unexpected Party (Extended Version) - 4:09
04. Blunt the Knives (Bonus Track) - performed by The Dwarf Cast - 1:01
05. Axe or Sword? - 5:59
06. Misty Mountains - performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast - 1:42
07. The Adventure Begins - 2:05
08. The World is Ahead - 2:20
09. An ancient Enemy - 4:57
10. Radgast the Brown (Extended Version) - 6:39
11. The Trollshaws (Bonus Track) - 2:09
12. Roast Mutton (Extended Version) - 4:57
13. A Troll-hoard - 2:39
14. The Hill of Sorcery - 3:51
15. Warg-scouts - 3:02

DISC 2

01. The Hidden Valley - 3:50
02. Moon Runes (Extended Version) - 3:39
03. The Defiler - 1:14
04. The White Council (Extended Version) - 9:41
05. Over Hill - 3:44
06. A Thunder Battle - 3:55
07. Under Hill - 1:55
08. Riddles in the Dark - 5:21
09. Brass Buttons - 7:38
10. Out of the Frying-Pan - 5:55
11. A Good Omen - 5:46
12. Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) - performed by Neil Finn - 6:01
13. Dreaming of Bag End - 1:57
14. A Very Respectable Hobbit (Bonus Track) - 1:21
15. Erebor (Bonus Track) - 1:19
16. The Dwarf Lords (Bonus Track) - 2:01
17. The Edge of the Wild (Bonus Track) - 3:34




The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey CD front cover

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The - 2012

Water Tower Music (WTM39372) - 108+ min.
UPC # 794043163883

Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Howard Shore;
Produced by Howard Shore, except Disc 1 track 6 produced by Plan 9 and
Disc 2 track 12 produced by Neil, Elroy & Liam Finn.
Choral Text by Philippa Boyens. Choral Text Translations by David Salo.
See above SE version details for further credits details.


AVAILABILITY OF CD COPIES

Dealoz list of US, UK and Canadian sources from which to purchase.

Amazon UK is offering it for under 8#.
They are also offering it as an MP3 download with a pdf containing the jacket notes.

It is also available for purchase at iTunes as a download for about $12us.

The packaging of this standard edition is a two disc snap-in transparent jewel case with 12 page insert. The insert contains a few images from the film, the usual credits and essentially the same music score analysis by musicologist Doug Adams, indicated above in the Special Edition package.



REVIEWS - AWARDS - MISC

Amazon Customer Reviews and sample tracks

Doug Adams' Official LOTR/Hobbit Blog

Film Muziek Review by Domien De Groot

Movie Music UK Review by Jonathan Broxton

The Sound of The Hobbit - SoundWorks Collection (Flash)

Watertower Music Official Website with sample track clips

Dreaming of Bag End' sheet music for solo piano ($4, but free pdf sample)



TRACK LIST

DISC 1

01. My Dear Frodo - 8:03
02. Old Friends - 4:29
03. An Unexpected Party - 3:52
04. Axe or Sword? - 5:59
05. Misty Mountains - performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast - 1:42
06. The Adventure Begins - 2:05
07. The World is Ahead - 2:20
08. An ancient Enemy - 4:57
09. Radgast the Brown - 4:54
10. Roast Mutton - 4:03
11. A Troll-hoard - 2:39
12. The Hill of Sorcery - 3:51
13. Warg-scouts - 3:02

DISC 2

01. The Hidden Valley - 3:52
02. Moon Runes - 3:20
03. The Defiler - 1:14
04. The White Council - 7:20
05. Over Hill - 3:44
06. A Thunder Battle - 3:55
07. Under Hill - 1:55
08. Riddles in the Dark - 5:21
09. Brass Buttons - 7:38
10. Out of the Frying-Pan - 5:55
11. A Good Omen - 5:46
12. Song of the Lonely Mountain - performed by Neil Finn - 4:10
13. Dreaming of Bag End - 1:49









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