Sunday, November 04, 2007

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Complete Recordings by Howard Shore Review

Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King - Complete Recordings

Before the rest of this Sunday is committed to a full menu of fabulous football games, I wanted to post regarding the review of the LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - COMPLETE RECORDINGS (one of the longest titles for a soundtrack ever.) If you decide to check it out after the "super bowl" today...I'll completely understand.

Here's a bit...

Hard to believe that it's been four years since Peter Jackson's climactic, part 3 of his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy hit movie screens. With subsequent release of the extended edition DVDs and then the Complete Recording releases of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and then THE TWO TOWERS, there has been plenty to keep fans of the film and its score well occupied.

Although there are plans for more LORD OF THE RINGS/ HOWARD SHORE musical-goodness to come in the not-too-distant-future, THE RETURN OF THE KING: COMPLETE RECORDINGS, does wrap up the epic set of music from the trilogy. The third film, being the longest, also featured the most music. Factor in that the extended edition of the film added almost an hour of additional footage - much of it requiring additional score, and there has been a mumakil's worth of score that has gone unreleased until now - including some of the music from the film's top moments. Now, just as the two previous Complete Recording releases did, RETURN OF THE KING delivers just about every second of music one could hope for from the film and does so in impressive fashion.


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