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The Lord Of The Rings [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

Bo Hansson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Feb 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005YUBE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Leaving Shire (2002 Digital Remaster)
2. The Old Forest (Tom Bombadil) (2002 Digital Remaster)
3. Fog On The Barrow Downs (2002 Digital Remaster)
4. The Black Riders (Flight To The Ford) (2002 Digital Remaster)
5. At The House Of Elrond (The Ring Goes South) (2002 Digital Remaster)
6. A Journey In The Dark (2002 Digital Remaster)
7. Lothlorien (2002 Digital Remaster)
8. Shadowfax (2002 Digital Remaster)
9. The Horns Of Rohan (The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields) (2002 Digital Remaster)
10. Dreams In The House Of Healing (2002 Digital Remaster)
11. Homeward Bound (The Scouring Of The Shire) (2002 Digital Remaster)
12. The Grey Havens (2002 Digital Remaster)
13. Early Sketches From Middle Earth (2002 Digital Remaster)

Product Description

BO HANSSON Lord Of The Rings (2002 UK 13-track CD issue of the 1972 album based on the classic Tolkien novel picture sleeve CDV2960)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful. This recording gets so much closer to the spirit of JRR Tolkien's work than any other piece of music, without attempting to be too "illustrative". It is a highly personal interpretation, and one feel's that Bo Hansson is in tune with the mood of his Nordic roots and nature, whilst fusing with the jazz genre of the 1970s. Hansson's greatest work could only have been written in that most experimental of decades.
Light a single candle. Turn on "Lord of the Rings" in a nearly dark room. And enjoy.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! 19 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I owned this in 1978 on vinyl and am so pleased to find it still available I can not wait to revisit my early youth and introduce it to my friends and family. Iused to play it all the time and found that it really helped to visualise the book and I also felt that the film has enhanced my enjoyment of the original music. I recommend it to all of us who are forty-something as you will all remember the 70`s with this. I am delighted to see it still has the original cover as well-just sit back,close your eyes and enjoy!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bo Hansson - Lord of the Rings 24 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have had the original tape since the 70's and think it is the best representation of tolkein's book I have ever heard. The music is so atmospheric and sends shivers down your back (if you listen in the dark). You can almost feel the book's every page. Wonderful. I have now ordered the CD to replace a very worn tape.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps you had to be there 27 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
It looks as though most of the reviewers who really like this album a lot, have had it or been familiar with it for a long time. Me too. Had it on eight-track about 1973 or 1974 as far as I remember. I love it. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is the best story ever written and that's not open to debate as far as I'm concerned - and this music has the magical quality of being able to transport me to Middle Earth. But then I was a kid in the late hippy era and minds were often modified to accommodate and appreciate this sort of music back in the good ol' days - much as minds have been modified to appreciate that tuneless din they call 'acid house' in more recent years. So it's not as straight forward as just saying: "This album is amazing! Your life won't be complete without it! Go out and buy it right now, or die unhappy and incomplete!!" The plain truth is, you might like it or you might not. If you like Pink Floyd or Emerson, Lake and Palmer or Yes, then you might like this. If you're a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan (the book rather than the Peter Jackson films) - the sort who can close your eyes and let your mind take a trip where it will, you might like this.
If this isn't your cup of tea, then there's another Lord of the Rings album you might try that is nothing at all like this, but it's brilliant. If you're looking for an album of Tolkien's verse, brought to life by music, I recommend you try The Tolkien Ensemble's "At Dawn in Rivendell". They managed to get Christopher Lee to join them. He can sing! They can all sing. It's another one of my favourites.
In any case, Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings is worth the full 5 *'s in this reviewer's opinion.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A picture of beauty 10 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Prog Rock is an overblown genre, often reviled, often dismissed as science fiction noodlings. But from this genre came Bo Hansson, one of the great Swedish musicians. He had played with many important musicians including Hendrix. Although his first albums built on jazz and rock roots, Lord of the Rings came out of nowhere and blew away any criticism. It's less of an album and more of a mood, filling your head with images of empty plains and far-off places, and the only break being the harshness of Flight to the Ford half way in. Otherwise, it is everything that progressive rock set out to be - an album of sounds that transcend mere music to become something much, much greater.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the rings 29 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Absolutely brilliant - I love Bo Hanson and was devasted when I lost my original cassette tape of it some time ago. Tried for ages to replace it and have only recently managed to do so. For anyone who likes instrumental music and haunting sounds, this is the album for you. If you are teaching children, it is particularly good for creating mood to get reluctant writers started.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars too evocative...once! 9 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
I too had, ans still do have this on vinyl...... as well as Magician's Hat & Attic Thoughts . So pleased that they are now on CD. As with a review already posted , aided very well with sadly illegal additives , (and without). I found it went hand in hand with the tale , and conjured up the mythical world nicely, so much so that "Fog On The Barrow Downs" with the wailing of the barrow wights scared me so much that I struggled to crawl across the room to turn it off, I knew they would come for me if I listened further , and you just don't need them spirits coming too close............. well that was acid for you...............................great times!
all three re-issues are well worth getting, and look out for the recent "Watership Down" album , out on cd at last!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen while reading Lord of the Rings 6 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have this album on good old vinyl, but when my son told me that I could get it on CD I jumped at it. It was first released in the late 70's and being an avid Tolkien fan I played it constantly while reading The Hobbit (4 times) and LOTR (5 times).
The music is very evocative. Brilliant.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Excellent work inspired by the Lord of the Rings books. The music was recorded in as early as 1969. Had the record a couple of decades ago and am extremely happy to find that they... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Viv
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah memories of the sixties, blah blah blah
What a wonderful album but I thought I already submitted a review all about hitchhiking to Scotland, being drenched on the Scotch Corner through Appleby road, seeing lots of... Read more
Published 15 months ago by simon gould
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me right back
A girlfriend introduced this to me when she found out I was reading LOTR. I still have her LP but no way of playing it. Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2012 by Simon Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 70's album
Just wanted to say bought this in 74! , lost it through the years( don't have a turntable now) and then found it on Amazon. Sounds just as good if not better!
Published on 16 Aug 2011 by S. A. Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars No Reappraisal Required
This is not anything to do with the films: it is an album of music 'inspired' by the book. It is a series of 'jams' with Bo Hansson and his collegues, on Hammond Organ, keyboards,... Read more
Published on 5 July 2011 by billbadblack
3.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the memories
I had this on vinyl when it was first released and bought this purely for nostalgic reasons. Bo Hansson's later albums - Attic Thoughts and Magician's Hat in particular - are,... Read more
Published on 4 April 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars progressive/psychedelic classic
Like "Magicians Hat" , this soundtrack is strongly influenced by the UK progressive/ psychedelic rock scene of the very late 60s. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2004 by "alexissarr25"
2.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Rings - Bo Hansson
A great album, I had this on vinyl plus his other 2 back in the late 70's when I was listening to Radio Caroline (sorely missed). Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2004 by pete johnson
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