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The Most Amazing Soundtrack Ever!

This soundtrack is a really good buy. I have listen to many soundtracks and somehow the third soundtrack of a trilogy sounds the best. Take, for example, The Matrix Revolutions (they should have this in the iTunes Music Store) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and, also, Star Wars Episode III. This final soundtrack of the Lord of the Rings is truely a work of art in music for movies. It really makes you feel the emotions as you would when watching the movies. My favorite songs would be: A Storm is Coming- for its perfect beginning to the movie and sounds great. Hope and Memory- for sounding as if you would be traveling to Minas Tiriths like in the movie. Minas Tirith- This sounded very strong and very proud. The White Tree- Very good music for lighting the beacons...it's like traveling really fast. The Steward of Gondor- Very sad and foreshadows death. Twilight and Shadow- Very calming and soothing music. Same for Ash and Smoke Anduril- Really brings out the pride when the new sword is rebuilt. The Fields of Pelennor- This is how it should be spelled. Truly some really good music as it shows how the Riders of Rohan succeed in battle with the orcs and such. The Black Gate Opens- Best choral song...It shows anger and reaveals kind of the end. The End of All Things- Best song to kill Sauron...Ends the destruction of the ring very good. The Return of the King- Very nicely done and very revealing to all the themes put in the movies of the trilogy. Into the West- Truly one of the best vocal songs to end a movie this great...I felt its meaning and it also brought the end of the movie trilogy. Very nicely done. Overall, this soundtrack brought out the best in the movies. P.S. I'm listening to The Fields of Pelennor right now...

THE BEST ALBUM FROM THE BEST MOVIE

The Return of the King is one of the best movies of all time, and the album definitely does the movie justice. It is possibly the best music from a movie I have ever heard. If you like classical music, movie music, or the Lord of the Rings in general, this is the album for you.

I COMMAND YOU TO BUY THIS CD! WOOT!

Coming from one of the bigggest LotR fan's you'll ever meet, you have to buy this Cd! It is emotional, exciting, and thrilling! Howard shore did a wonderful job composing, writing, and orchestrating all the music for Peter Jeckson's 11 Academy award winning Return of the King. Featuring celebraty voices like Billy BOyd (SQUEE!) and Viggo Morteson (DOUBLE SQUEE!) and origional score by Annie Lenox 'Into the West' IS A MUST GET! I COMMAND YOU! Peace out adn hope you like the soundtrack The Silly String Bandit!

Biography

Born: October 18, 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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