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Lord Of The Rings 3-The Return Of The King (U.S. Version-Jewelcase)

Lord Of The Rings 3-The Return Of The King
24 Nov 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Nov 2003
  • Release Date: 24 Nov 2003
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2003 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.; Motion Picture Artwork & Photography C2003 New Line Productions, Inc.; "The Lord Of The Rings", the charact
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  • Total Length: 1:11:58
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  • ASIN: B001LBHWHG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,753 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Jay Dunlop on 25 Nov 2003
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Howard Shore has done it again!
This is a superb soundtrack, with hautingly beautiful music and some incredible singing from Ben del Maestro, Renee Fleming and a stunning finale from Annie Lennox. It also contains some surprises. Billy Boyd and Viggo Mortensen feature as well, and some beautiful flute renditions from Sir James Galway.
I had expected this to be darker, almost depressing, knowing the way the book progresses, but this soundtrack has echoes of the past within it. Familiar themes from both The Fellowship and the Two Towers are interwoven here as well, to leave this listener at least, moved to tears in places. The track entitled 'The Return of the King' in particular weaves a powerful spell with words in Sindarin sung by Aragorn, now Elessar. In this track alone the album would be worth its cost.
Buy it, listen to it, absorb it, as the trilogy reaches its wonderful climax.
Truly, Howard Shore and Peter Jackson have woven a spell worthy of Tolkein.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Wenzl on 2 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have found that all of the Lord of the Rings soundtracks have stood out from other films in every way. You can never grow bored of it and you find it stuck in your head after listening.
Return of the King is different from the other two soundtracks. There is more chanting and Celtic tunes on flutes. It's concluding song is by Annie Lennox, which I think to be the best of the three songs.
My favorite tracks are Minas Tirith and the Pelennor fields. Minas Tirith has the compelling music of Gondor and your mind becomes filled with your panoramic memories of the film, when the Fell Beast descends on Faramir's Gondorian knights as they gallop frantically from the fallen and ruined city of Osgiliath to Minas Tirith the City of Kings. The Pelennor fields leaves you imagining the vast hordes of Orcs faced by the 6000 Rohirrm. A chilling chanting echoes as the riders prepare to charge headlong into the fray.
If you are a fan of the Elven music, then the track Twilight and Shadow features with the Evenstar tune and if you want to remember the most emotionally gripping moment of the film then flick to the Return of the King track.
Great music, great composer, great trilogy!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
Anyone expecting the grandeur of the two towers soundtrack may be disappointed at first by the quieter nature of this soundtrack. but its more befitting considering the darkness and tragedy surrounding the events in the film. there is no more bravado and swagger, just reflection and sorrow. the music reflects this with more sad pieces of music. but they're beautiful pieces. from 'Hope and Memory', the themes are stirring despite their restrained nature. Once you hear 'Minas Tirith', you'll know you're in the presence of genius. The first half of the record uses the great Gondor motif to good effect, combining it with a sense of urgency as shown in 'The Steward of Gondor', with a surprising and nice song by Billy Boyd that is moving, for Pippin isn't a character associated with the melancholy that the piece has. The early pieces are short and sweet. 'Minas Morgul' is a two minute scare-fest, breathing menacing new life into the old Mordor theme as seen in the other films. Renee Fleming has a stunning, distinctive, moving voice as used to great effect through the soundtrack.
As is the case with The Two Towers soundtrack, it really comes into its own towards the end. Another great trilogy of songs round it off sublimely. 'The Black Gate Opens', 'The End of All Things' and 'The Return of the King' really are works of art. This soundtrack would be great classical music on its own. It would be great, full stop. To have it alongside three of the greatest films of all time leave it to be given the stature it deserves.
If you liked the Two Towers soundtrack but not the Fellowship soundtrack, you are mad but then I would say you might not find this as good as the Two Towers. But then you'd be in the minority. This is fantastic music.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Lee S on 10 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
I've just heard some samples from the new Lord of The Rings - The Return of The King soundtrack, and it has just blew me away.
This soundtrack just builds of the previous two scores. Howard Shore has created a masterpiece of work for the Lord of The Rings. This score will go down in history as one of the best movie scores ever produced.
The tracks that stand out on The Return of The King are: "Minas Tirith" - part of which you can hear in the trailer for the film; "The Fields Of The Pelennor"; "The Black Gate Opens" - which has the same theme as "Into The West" and "The Grey Havens" which has the same musical feel as "The Breaking of The Fellowship" and "Samwise The Brave" from the previous two scores, and will no doubt leave a few people in tears when the film ends - me included!
When I first heard that Annie Lennox was had been asked to sing / produce the final song, I thought it was a bad move, but after hearing some of the song "Into The West", it just fits perfectly.
If you haven't bought any of The Lord of The Rings soundtracks, you are missing out on something very special.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "thedorklady" on 23 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
The previous two soundtracks for Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation og LOTR, have been brilliant pieces of music. The choice of Howard Shore to be the films' composer was a work of genius.
I expected this soundtrack, like I do the last film, to leave the others far behind, and I was not disappointed.
In a number of tracks we revisit the various themes we have met before, including the Rohirrim theme, and the Hobbit "Hym", each time in a new way. The overall theme of the music on the soundtrack is far more meloncholic, and bittersweet. Especially "The White Tree: The Steward of Gondor" which also featured a surprisingly good solo from Billy Boyd (Pippin).
"The Return Of The King" is a track which will remind listeners of "The Breaking of the Fellowship" from FOTR. This track almost ties up all of the various themes from the films, like the film will with the various plot threads.
Annie Lennox's "Into the West" is a beautiful, heart-touching song, far-surpassing the credit songs from the previous two filsm. It helps to enhance the emotions felt throughout the film, and especialy from the part of the story from whence it got it's title.
This soundtrack is perfect for any film fan, and a must-have for all Tolkien-fans. For new-comers to the films, and/or the music, I higly recommend this, as it sums up the entire trilogy of films.
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