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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Special Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Howard Shore

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Customer Reviews

WE WANTS THIS, YES PRECIOUS!

Howard Shore is a musical genius, even Golumn couldn't deny that. His soundtracks for the trilogy were phenomenal and we can only expect perfection from this score. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE HOBBIT! - best book ever written!!

It's the Precious! Can't wait!

Just listened to most of Howard Shore's The Hobbit soundtrack. All I have to say is that it's making it harder to wait patiently for Peter Jackson's Hobbit to be released in December. Howard Shore is truly a musical genius! So far, no song is disappointing.

Bait and switch

A paltry tease of the masterful "Misty Mountains" song by the dwarven cast but a tedious six minutes of the derivative, pseudo folk "Song of the Lonely Mountain", seriously? As good as the rest is, you lose one full star for that poor decision right off the top.

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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