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Complete RETURN OF THE KING Set Hits Nov 20

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     November 14, 2007
Source: Cinemedia Promotions

Howard Shore’s complete Oscar®-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, from the epic film trilogy will be available for the first time in a deluxe five-disc edition from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks on November 20, 2007.

This historic release contains 3 hours and 50 minutes of music on four CDs, comprising the full score of the 2003 film. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – The Complete Recordings marks the third and final edition of the three complete recording releases of the film trilogy whose score has been honored with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. This deluxe set includes exclusive new artwork, packaging, liner notes written by Doug Adams, author of the forthcoming book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, and features Annie Lennox performing the Oscar®-winning song “Into the West.”

Composed for symphony orchestra, adult and children’s choir, and soloists, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – The Complete Recordings was performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Voices, The London Oratory School Schola featuring vocal performances by Annie Lennox, Renée Fleming, Sissel, Ben Del Maestro and cast members Billy Boyd, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Dominic Monaghan. The score also features solos performed by renowned flautist Sir James Galway.
The fifth disc is a DVD-Audio presenting the entire The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Complete Recordings in Advanced Resolution Surround Sound, Advanced Resolution Stereo Sound, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound.
 
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – The Complete Recordings was released on December 13, 2005 and spent months in Amazon.com’s top 100 Sales Ranking, garnering some of the best reviews of the year.
 “For fans of any of The Lord of the Rings films, The Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings is an essential experience,” Heather Phares, All Music Guide. “The Complete Recordings is last year’s most important archival soundtrack release, expanding and preserving one of the finest and most significant recent scores in all of film music. Shore’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy is an operatic symphony that is among the finest musical accomplishments of the last half-century. The plethora of unreleased material on this beautifully packaged edition is mouth-watering at the least, and the sonic dynamic achieved on the surround sound DVD of the entire 180-minute score is simply astonishing.” ---Randall Larson, Music From the Movies.

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SONYMANswallows 11/14/2007 1:41:59 AM
Wow that Peter Jackson can film some serious walking, when will the New Balance edition be released?
jedi4sshield 11/14/2007 1:52:23 AM
New Balance Edition? no my friend, I think you can wait till the Lord of the Rings Long Journey Elf Master Edition. I here it has real Gondor lace design and embroidery. Aaahhh timeless.
Dazzler 11/14/2007 6:46:21 AM
I have been waiting for a set like this. It's probably the best musical score in movies since it came out. And a DVD concert to boot! I wish more movies would concentrate on music scores instead of generic crap studio stuff.
smegforbrain 11/14/2007 8:49:49 AM
My wife and I have the previous two, and they're worth the money. We pre-ordered this one as soon as it became available. My wife's actually been pretty pissed that the release date was pushed back a week not once but twice last month. It was originally supposed to be out last week, then this week, and now it's next week. Still, I can't wait for it to arrive.
lazerman 11/14/2007 4:48:52 PM
Wow .. people here get negative even for a Music release of a film, is there anything that EVERYONE can be positive about? lol I never bought these, no need, if I want to HEAR the music, I just watch the Movies that goes with them, I still cry when I hear that final song by Annie Lenox. . (Sniffle)
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