Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers CD covers

Lord Of The Rings,The : The Two Towers - 2002

Reprise Records #9362-48408-2 - 77 min.
UPC # 093624437628

Music produced, composed and conducted by Howard Shore and performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra,

The London Voices, The London Oratory School Schola;

Soloists: Emiliana Torini, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Sheila Chandra, Elizabeth Fraser, Ben Del Maestro, Hilary Summers;

Instrumental Soloists: Dermot Crehan - Hardinger Fiddle; Jan Hendrickse - Rhaita; Edward Cervenka and
Gregory Knowles - Cimbalon; Sonia Slany - Monochord; Slyvia Hallett - Sarangi;

Recorded at: CTS Colosseum, Watford; Abbey Road Studios; Air Lyndhurst; Henry Wood Hall, London;

Mixed and Mastered at Abbey Road Studios; Mastering Engineer: Peter Mew; Audio Engineer: John Kurlander;

Music Editors: Simon Kiln, Becca Gatrell, Andrew Dudman, Michael Price, Mark Willsher, John Wriggle;

Engineers: Andy Bradfield, Alex Swift; Art direction & cover design: Steven R. Gilmore; Mixing: Peter Cobbin;

Executive Album Producers: Mitch Rotter, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Paul Broucek, Danny Bramson;

Producers: Howard Shore, Tim Stritmater, Matt Rocker, Greg Laporta, Bill Foley, Jim Bruening

The Various Editions

Standard Edition Version
The Standard Edition is package in a "jewel case" with an insert of one of five collectable character cards from the movie. Additionally this is an enhanced CD featuring bonus mulitmedia content which includes one online trading card, screensavers, and buddy icons. It also contains behind-the-scenes Making of the Score and a score music video.

Limited Edition Version
Limited Edition features include : 2 pocket wallet style cover, wrapped in navy blue leatherette, with title foil stamped on front and spine and a belly band. Special 24 pages, 4 colour booklet incl. photos, lyrics of poems: The Missing, Gollum's Song and The Ents and production background notes. Weblink : link to the official website. The purchasers of the CD will have exclusive access to a part of the site where they can see The Two Towers movie trailer, Two Towers image gallery, score music video and making of the score, lyrics and poems, screensavers, buddy icons and more, including a bonus track: Fairwell to Lorien, featuring Hilary Summers.

Internet Limited Edition
There is a third version of this CD that can only be purchased (new) from the official Reprise website. In addition to everything contained within the Standard Limited Edition version, it also contains all five printed collectable character cards, Printable maps of Middle-earth, Rohan and Gondor. It also contains The Two Towers print and color set. Its leatherette wallet style cover is brown.This version is in very limited supply.

Finally, there is the ultimate "Complete" version - 180+ minute, 3-disc set in 2.0 or 5.1 surround that also includes an audio DVD of the score in PPCM 2.0 or PPCM 5.1 uncompressed audio. It also includes a 48 page booklet with liner notes.


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

Dealoz list of US, UK and Canadian sources from which to purchase the 4 disc Extended Edition set.

New copies of the standard CD can be obtained from various U.S. or Canadian sources for $13-17us. They can be purchased from New Zealand sources for about $27nz. New copies of the Limited Edition CD can be obtained from North American sources for $21 - $28us.
As of November 2014, the 3-cd + dvd-audio set, of the complete extended edition score, is selling for at least $300.

Link to soundtrack sample download

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All Music Guide - Information including review & downloads

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MainTitles Review

Doug Adams' blog surrounding the development of his book, 'The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films'.

'Music of Lord of the Rings' Free documentary (59 min)

Movie-Wave Review

Howard Shore Official Site

Filmtracks Review

Soundtrack Net clips and review

Customer Reviews at Amazon

Moviemusic.com site The Two Towers CD Score cue-by-cue analysis.

Information at Soundtrack Collector Website

Streaming Soundtracks playlist ratings and requests


Grammy Awards 2004 - Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media


01. Foundations Of Stone - 3:51
02. The Taming Of Smeagol - 2:48
03. The Riders Of Rohan - 4:05
04. The Passage Of The Marshes - 2:46
05. The Uruk-hai - 2:47
06. The King Of The Golden Hall - 3:49
07. The Black Gate Is Closed - 3:01
08. Evenstar - featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian - 3:15
09. The White Rider - 2:28
10. Treebeard - 2:43
11. The Leave Taking - 3:41
12. Helm's Deep - 3:53
13. The Forbidden Pool - 5:27
14. Breath Of Life - featuring Sheila Chandra - 5:07
15. The Hornburg - 4:36
16. Forth Eorlingas - featuring Ben Del Maestro - 3:15
17. Isengard Unleashed - featuring Elizabeth Fraser & Ben Del Maestro - 5:01
18. Samwise The Brave - 3:46
19. Gollum's Song - performed by Emiliana Torrini - 5:52


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