The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug SE CD front cover

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The - Special Edition - 2013

Water Tower Music (WTM39489) - 128 min.
UPC # 794043173714

Composed by Howard Shore, except 'I See Fire' which is written, produced and performed by Ed Sheeran. Orchestrations by Conrad Pope, James Sizemore. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra recorded in Wellington Town Hall and conducted by Conrad Pope. London Voices Choir recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Choir Masters: Terry Edwards, Ben Parry. Choral text by Philippa Boyes with Choral Text translations by David Salo. Liner Notes by Doug Adams. Tiffin Boys'Choir with Choir Master: Simon Toyne. Album Mastered by Simon Gibson and edited by James Sizemore. Score recorded by Simon Rhodes, Peter Cobbin, Sam Okell and music recorded by Peter Cobbin.


AVAILABILITY OF CD COPIES

Dealoz list of US, UK and Canadian sources from which to purchase, selling for about $20us.

Amazon UK is offering it for about 17#.

They are also offering it as an MP3 download with a pdf containing the digital booklet for about 9#..

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

Featuring Original Music by Academy Award Winner Howard Shore, with an original song 'I See Fire' Performed by Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran, this Special Edition features twelve extended tracks, a bonus track, expanded liner notes and interactive sheet music packaged in a hardcover leatherette DigiBook with two disc pockets and a stapled-to-spine 34 page booklet. The booklet contains images from the film in addition to the usual credit listings. It also has a 14 page music analysis of the score by musicologist Doug Adams (See 'The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films'). Finally, there is a fold-out that contains a portion of the score to the "Barrels Out of Bond" chapter and instructions about how to unlock the interactive content embedded in this sheet music.


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REVIEWS - AWARDS - MISC

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

Adam Moreau's CD Review at Geek League of America

Doug Adams' Lord of the Rings Music Website, with Hobbit Info and Videos

Sarah Stanley Review in the University of York Newspaper (UK).

Amazon customer reviews

Travis Newton Review at Chud.com

Newsfrombree Review at theonering.net

Melissa Redman Review at Renownedforsound.com

Soundtrack Geek Review

Movie Music UK Review by Jonathan Broxton

Howard Shore's Official Website

Information at Soundtrack Collector Website

Watertower Music Official Website with sample track clips

Alfred Sheet Music

Streaming Soundtracks playlist ratings and requests



TRACK LIST

DISC 1

01. The Quest for Erebor 3:23
02. Wilderland 4:56
03. A Necromancer (Bonus Track) 2:54
04. The House of Beorn 4:52
05. Mirkwood 5:31
06. Flies and Spiders 9:35
07. The Woodland Realm 5:14
08. Feast of Starlight 2:48
09. Barrels Out of Bond 1:50
10. The Forest River 5:10
11. Bard, a Man of Lake-town 3:18
12. The High Fells 3:38
13. The Nature of Evil 3:20
14. Protector of the Common Folk 3:37

DISC 2

01. Thrice Welcome 3:34
02. Girion, Lord of Dale 4:16
03. Durin's Folk 3:04
04. In the Shadow of the Mountain 2:16
05. A Spell of Concealment 3:23
06. On the Doorstep 7:46
07. The Courage of Hobbits 3:00
08. Inside Information 3:48
09. Kingsfoil 2:26
10. A Liar and a Thief 3:41
11. The Hunters 9:56
12. Smaug 6:30
13. My Armor is Iron 5:16
14. I See Fire - performed by Ed Sheeran 5:01
15. Beyond the Forest 5:28









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