Available from Rhino on November 30th
The Lord of the Rings trilogy remains one of most successful films in cinematic history. Based on the popular J.R.R. Tolkien novel of the same name, The Lord of the Rings was directed by Peter Jackson and features a score composed by Howard Shore. The trilogy earned a total of 17 Academy Awards, including three for music. Beyond critical acclaim, the music from the films also enjoyed wide commercial success, collectively selling over seven million albums.
Following the recent deluxe sets that featured The Complete Recording from each film, Rhino will introduce a limited-edition set that includes the original soundtracks to all three films. The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack will be released on November 30th as a 6 LP boxed set. The 180-gram limited edition LPs will be housed in a collector’s box that has a leather-style spine.
The music for all three films was composed, orchestrated and conducted by Howard Shore. His music was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, with contributions from two choirs: London Voices and London Oratory School Schola.
The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack was certified platinum in the U.S. alone, and sold extremely well around the world. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, as well as the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album. It includes two original songs written and performed by Enya: “May It Be” and “Aníron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen).”
The Two Towers soundtrack was certified gold in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada and won the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album.
The Return of the King soundtrack was certified gold in the U.S. and the U.K. and won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song with “Into the West” performed by Annie Lennox; two Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Score and Song; and two Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack Album and Song Written for a Motion Picture.
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