LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
SET FOR RELEASE November 20, 2007 ON REPRISE/WMG SOUNDTRACKS
Available For The First Time!
Howard Shores complete Oscar®-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, from the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, 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 childrens 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.coms 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 years most important archival soundtrack release, expanding and preserving one of the finest and most significant recent scores in all of film music. Shores 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.