The Hobbit Soundtrack (

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Source: Rolling Stone/ Empire Magazine

Yesterday, Rolling Stone Magazine posted the end credit song for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The track, “Song of the Lonely Mountain” (play it here) is performed by Neil Finn. My initial reaction was that I prefer the version sung in the film by the Dwarves. What Finn does here is different and I would liken it to songs performed from the sixties/ seventies. It also reminds me of Leonard’s Rosenman’s Lord of the Rings Soundtrack from the Bakshi’s animated film. 
Empire Magazine, has now released Howard Shore’s score for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Listen to the score HERE. Sadly, it doesn’t allow you to skip tracks, but it is worth it nonetheless. Besides who want to read a track list that contains titles like “Qui-Gon's Noble End” before the film comes out?
Collectors and fans should take note there are two versions of the soundtrack, complete and abridged. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Soundtrack arrives December 10th in the UK and December 11th in the US. The film arrives December 14th, 2012.