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5 stars for the score - 1 star for the packaging
on 27 December 2012
Sorry to have to spoil the run of 5-star reviews which this score justly deserves, but someone needs to warn others about the terrible, terrible packaging of this CD.
The LOTR limited edition soundtrack CDs all came in leather cases for the same price as this one. And this one certainly looks a bit like a leather case in the picture, though of course, I must admit, it does not say it is.
Unfortunately it's flimsy cardboard: cheap, nasty, and prone to bending and tearing when you try to slip the CDs out of the tight pockets they sit in (no plastic chassis inside, I'm afraid).
Really, it has all the production expense of a free cover-mount on a magazine.
Desperately, desperately disappointing. Remember that this is almost TWICE the price of the MP3 download. (NB. At time of writing. Prices change.) It's just not worth the added expense.
The music is terrific - and others have covered it well, so I won't go into it. I just wanted to warn fellow Amazon customers, particularly those who bought the LOTR limited edition soundtrack CDs, that this is a very poorly-produced physical product that everyone should think twice about buying instead of the MP3 download.
It's not leather. It's not even plastic. It's made of the same sort of flimsy cardboard that a cereal box is.
Very poor indeed.