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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Original Soundtrack (2001)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

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2001
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71:24
Reprise Records

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING The Complete Recordings Original Soundtrack (2005)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
The Complete Recordings

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Limited Edition
2001
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Original Soundtrack: Limited Edition (2001)
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2001
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71:24
Reprise Records

Limited edition of the standard soundtrack that includes a booklet with photos and lyrics.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: Trilogy Set
2003
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Soundtrack: Trilogy Set (2003)
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2003
18
71:24
Reprise Records

In 2003, once the trilogy have been completed, the soundtrack was released in a Trilogy Set together with the soundtracks of The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

REVIEW

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (ENGLISH)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Howard Shore). Three discs with the complete score, a DVD with the complete score into high quality of sound, a booklet with great and detailed information, besides an exceptional packaging turn The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings in one of the best editions ever created.

Before being able to listen to the magnificent music that Howard Shore was creating for the first chapter of the trilogy of the Rings, already an exceptional work can be guessed in the confection of the edition just observing the exterior box, the interior box that contains the discs and the detailed booklet, decorated all in the background with the map of the Middle-Earth.

Apart from a few general notes, the booklet contains information that analyzes in depth Shore's music, beside being splashed with photographies and staffs with the analyzed melodies. It starts by analyzing the different leitmotifs of the different subject matters that present the musical universe of the Middle-Earth. And it includes main and secondary themes analyzed with musical terminology, with some explanatory notes for help to the layman in the matter, and locating them in track, minute and second in order that the listener - reader could follow the exhaustive analysis listening to the corresponding musical moment.

It continues analyzing the themes associated with The One Ring (The History of the Ring, The Seduction of the Ring, The Evil of the Ring), locating them in track and second, besides explaining their thematic relationships. The analysis continues with the music of The Shire and The Hobbits, Gollum, the Elves, the Dwarves, The World of Men, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Monsters of Middle-Earth (including the themes of the musical moments of The Watcher in the Water (the creature that the Fellowship meets at the doors of Moria), The Cave Troll and The Barlog (both enemies whom the protagonists face inside Moria's caverns)).

Isengard and the Orcs, Mordor, Nature and Middle-Earth are other subject matters analyzed in depth, showing the diverse themes that shape the musical set of each one.

A very interesting content of this edition and one that normally does not find out in the extension it deserves is that of the used instruments for every character or theme, as well as the performers (including the New Zealand and London orchestras, as well as the choirs and vocalists), allowing to the fan to know more closely who performs the music, the voice or what instrument sounds in every moment of the film.

An excellent edition, probably with a content too much detailed for the common fan, who could get lost among so many analysis of themes, instruments, musical skills and staffs, but that presents a fabulous score in the dimension that it's deserved. The great service of this information is to understand how the music was composed, why a melody or instrument sounds in such-and-such moment, and it is that, for the fan who remained fascinated with Howard Shore's music, opens a door to understand many things of the world of the film scoring. And it is that, unlike other types of music, the film music has a lot of information associated with its creation process that is not usually published, as that it appears in this edition, and it would be very interesting that it was included in all the soundtracks as habitual form. It is also a way for made fans and hooking more people to this musical genre that has so much work in its production and composing process.

On the other hand, New Line Cinema created for free download the Annotated Score in the promotional site of the soundtrack, a document that accompanies to this edition of the soundtrack, which includes an analysis track by track, the lyrics of the tracks sung in five languages of the Middle-Earth (the Elvish languages of Quenya and Sindarin; Khuzdûl, the language of the Dwarves; Adûnaic, the oldest language of Men; and Black Speech, the language of Mordor) and translated into the English. In addition, it includes more information about the instruments used for Hobbiton's music, the Elves, the Dwarves, the Orcs and Mordor.

El Señor de los Anillos: La Comunidad del Anillo (ESPAÑOL)

El Señor de los Anillos: La Comunidad del Anillo (Howard Shore). Tres discos con el score completo, un DVD con el score completo en alta calidad de sonido, un libreto con muchísima y detallada información, además de un empaquetado excepcional convierten a The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings en una de las mejores ediciones jamás creadas.

Antes de poder escuchar la magnífica música que Howard Shore creara para el primer capítulo de la trilogía de los Anillos, ya puede adivinarse un trabajo excepcional en la confección de la edición con tan solo observar la caja exterior, la caja interior que contiene los discos y el pormenorizado libreto, decorados todos con el fondo del mapa de la Tierra Media.

Aparte de unas notas generales, el libreto contiene información que analiza en profundidad la música de Shore, además de estar salpicado de fotografías y pentagramas con las melodías analizadas. Comienza analizando los distintos leitmotiv de las distintas temáticas que presentan el universo musical de la Tierra Media. E incluye temas y subtemas analizados con terminología musical, con algunas notas aclaratorias para ayuda al profano en la materia, y localizándolos en pista, minuto y segundo para que el oyente - lector pueda seguir el exhaustivo análisis escuchando el correspondiente momento musical.

Continúa analizando los temas asociados al Anillo Único (La Historia del Anillo, La Seducción del Anillo, La Maldad del Anillo), ubicándolos en pista y segundo, además de explicar sus relaciones temáticas. El análisis continúa con la música de La Comarca y Los Hobbits, Gollum, Los Elfos, Los Enanos, El Mundo de los Hombres, La Comunidad del Anillo y Los Monstruos de la Tierra Media (incluyendo los temas de los momentos musicales de El Observador del Agua (la criatura que se encuentra la Comunidad en las puertas de Moria), El Troll de la Cueva y El Barlog (ambos enemigos a los que los protagonistas se enfrentan dentro de las cavernas de Moria)).

Isengard y los Orcos, Mordor, la Naturaleza y la Tierra Media son otras temáticas analizadas en profundidad, mostrando los diversos temas que conforman el conjunto musical de cada uno de ellos.

Un contenido muy interesante de esta edición y del que normalmente no se informa en la extensión en la que se debiera es el de los instrumentos utilizados para cada personaje o temática, así como los intérpretes (incluyendo las orquestas de Nueva Zelanda, Londres así como los coros y los vocalistas), permitiendo al aficionado conocer más de cerca quién interpreta la música, la voz o qué instrumento suena en cada momento.

Una edición excelente, quizás con un contenido demasiado pormenorizado para el aficionado común, que pudiera perderse entre tanto análisis de temas, instrumentos, técnicas musicales y pentagramas, pero que presenta un fabuloso score en la dimensión que se merece. De lo que sí sirve esta edición es para entender cómo se compuso la música, por qué suena una melodía o instrumento en tal o cual momento, y eso sí que, para el aficionado que se quedó fascinado con la música de Howard Shore, abre una puerta para entender muchos porqués del mundo del film scoring. Y es que, a diferencia de otros tipos de música, la música de cine tiene mucha información asociada a su proceso de creación que no suele ser publicada, como la que se muestra en esta edición, y sería muy interesante que se incluyera en todas las bandas sonoras de forma habitual. Es también una manera de hacer cantera y de enganchar a más gente a este género musical que tanto trabajo tiene en su elaboración.

Por otro lado, New Line Cinema creó para descarga libre el Annotated Score en el sitio promocional de la banda sonora, un documento que acompaña a esta edición de la banda sonora, que incluye un análisis pista por pista, las letras de las pistas cantadas en cinco lenguas de la Tierra Media (las lenguas de los Elfos Quenya y Sindarin; Khuzdûl, la lengua d los Enanos; Adûnaic, la antigua lengua de los Hombres; y la Lengua Negra, la lengua de Mordor) y traducidas al inglés. Además, incluye más información sobre los instrumentos utilizados para la musicalización de Hobbiton, los Elfos, los Enanos, los Orcos y Mordor.

TRACK LISTINGS
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
2001
Total Time: 71:24
Label:
Reprise Records
  1. The Prophecy (3:54)
  2. Concerning Hobbits (2:55)
  3. The Shadow of the Past (3:33)
  4. The Treason of Isengard (4:01)
  5. The Black Rider (2:48)
  6. At the Sign of the Prancing Pony (3:14)
  7. A Knife in the Dark (3:34)
  8. Flight to the Ford (4:15)
  9. Many Meetings (3:05)
  10. The Council of Elrond Featuring "Aniron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)" (3:49)
    Composed & performed by Enya
  11. The Ring Goes South (2:03)
  12. A Journey in the Dark (4:20)
  13. The Bridge of Khazad Dum (5:57)
  14. Lothlorien (4:34)
  15. The Great River (2:43)
  16. Amon Hen (5:02)
  17. The Breaking of the Fellowship (7:21)
  18. May It Be (Composed & performed by Enya) (4:16)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
The Complete Recordings
2005
Total Time: 180:34
Label:
Reprise Records
    DISC 1 (58:29)
  1. Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All (7:16)
  2. The Shire (2:29)
  3. Bag End (4:35)
  4. Very Old Friends (3:12)
  5. Flaming Red Hair (2:39)
  6. Farewell Dear Bilbo (1:45)
  7. Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (8:53)
  8. A Conspiracy Unmasked (6:09)
  9. Three is Company (1:58)
  10. The Passing of the Elves (2:39)
  11. Saruman the White (4:09)
  12. A Shortcut to Mushrooms (4:07)
  13. Strider (2:34)
  14. The Nazgul (6:04)
    DISC 2 (59:05)
  1. Weathertop (2:14)
  2. The Caverns of Isengard (4:54)
  3. Give Up the Halfling (4:49)
  4. Orthanc (1:06)
  5. Rivendell (3:26)
  6. The Sword That Was Broken (3:34)
  7. The Council of Elrond Assembles Featuring "Aniron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)" (4:01)
    Composed & performed by Enya
  8. The Great Eye (5:30)
  9. Gilraen's Memorial (5:01)
  10. The Pass of Caradhras (5:04)
  11. The Doors of Durin (6:03)
  12. Moria (2:27)
  13. Gollum (2:26)
  14. Balin's Tomb (8:30)
    DISC 3 (63:00)
  1. Khazad-dûm (8:00)
  2. Caras Galadhon Featuring "Lament for Gandalf" performed by Elizabeth Fraser (9:20)
  3. The Mirror of Galadriel (6:21)
  4. The Fighting Uruk-hai (11:32)
  5. Parth Galen (9:13)
  6. The Departure of Boromir (5:29)
  7. The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 1 (5:58)
  8. May It Be - Composed & performed by Enya (3:26)
  9. The Road Goes Ever On... Pt. 2 Featuring "In Dreams" performed by Edward Ross (3:41)
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