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Calm down already

Can we all please stop spazzing out about Ed and pay attention to the genius that is Howard Shore? He is incredible, and this soundtrack is flawless

I See Fire

Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” is simply beautiful. And the song will grow on you with each playback. It starts out simply with Ed’s voice introducing a soft, spine tingling melody. Then layers and instruments are added as the song progresses, rising to an exciting crescendo at the end. Ed apparently taught himself the violin just for this piece, and plays all instruments except for the cello wandering beneath it all. I can’t stop listening to this beautiful song.

Perfection

Flawless, Amazing Perfection so far!

Biography

Born: 18 October 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Howard Shore has composed the scores for over 50 films, including The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, After Hours, Seven, and both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. His collaborations with David Cronenberg have resulted in scores for the films The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, and Crash, spanning a nearly 20-year period by the year 2001. Shore's formal education came at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. From 1969-1972 he recorded...
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  • $20.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2013

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