The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Special Edition]
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||The Quest For Erebor||Howard Shore||3:22||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wilderland||Howard Shore||4:56||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Necromancer||Howard Shore||2:54||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The House of Beorn||Howard Shore||4:52||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mirkwood||Howard Shore||5:31||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flies and Spiders||Howard Shore||9:35||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Woodland Realm||Howard Shore||5:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Feast of Starlight||Howard Shore||2:48||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barrels Out of Bond||Howard Shore||1:50||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Forest River||Howard Shore||5:10||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bard, a Man of Lake-Town||Howard Shore||3:18||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The High Fells||Howard Shore||3:38||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Nature of Evil||Howard Shore||3:20||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Protector of the Common Folk||Howard Shore||3:35||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thrice Welcome||Howard Shore||3:33||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Girion, Lord of Dale||Howard Shore||4:15||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Durin's Folk||Howard Shore||3:04||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||In the Shadow of the Mountain||Howard Shore||2:15||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Spell of Concealment||Howard Shore||3:22||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||On the Doorstep||Howard Shore||7:46||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Courage of Hobbits||Howard Shore||3:00||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Inside Information||Howard Shore||3:48||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kingsfoil||Howard Shore||2:25||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Liar and a Thief||Howard Shore||3:41||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hunters||Howard Shore||9:55||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Smaug||Howard Shore||6:29||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Armour Is Iron||Howard Shore||5:16||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||I See Fire||Ed Sheeran||5:00||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Beyond the Forest||Howard Shore||5:25||£0.99||View in iTunes|
I see... a great score.
Just to get this out of the way; Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ track is tremendously poor, Sheeran as a songwriter, and musical artist falls far short of the talent expected of a guest writer for Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth trilogies - proved not only by Sheeran’s atrocious back-catalogue, but evermore so with this new track. He shouldn’t have even been considered for the role. An Unexpected Journey’s guest track was far better, yet still leagues behind the tracks written for the LotR series.
Regardless, it only minority spoils the rest of this soundtrack, for Shore has graced us yet again with tremendous amounts of doom, terror, flamboyance, and hope. The pieces written are terrific, and while signature tracks are not as memorable as LotR's, the score has no less new themes, than AUJ.
To buy or to not to buy? That is the question...
Although providing some good tracks, I don't think the soundtrack lives up to the previous one. Most songs feel like gap fillers and the general theme is random violin notes and loud orchestral pieces with no clear direction. However, the last track 'Beyond the forest' is worth buying. I would like to buy the album but I'm not sure as to whether or not it is worth it or not. Advise would be greatly received.
People seem to be forgetting the beautiful, creative, amazing music by Howard Shore on this album? Ed Sheerans song is great but there are other tracks on this album too xo.
Born: 18 October 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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