The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Original Soundtrack has arrived!

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  1. Romier S

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    (posted this in the Two Towers thread in the movies section, reposting here)
    I recieved my Two Tower Soundtrack today from the Time Warner store. Complete slam dunk for Howard Shore. He intermixes certain themes from the original film in with some truly epic and sweeping new pieces that you can't help but be emotionally moved by.
    Evenstar featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian is so purely magical it makes me yearn to see it in the context of the movie. The theme for the Riders of Rohan is the very definition of regal. There is so much here that improves upon Fellowships score. I never believed I would say this as I consider the score for Fellowship to be one of the best to be released in the last 10 years but the Two Towers score so far to me is even better!
    I want to take in a few more listenings to solidy that statement but I can very easily see another Oscar coming for Howard Shore.
    Good job Howard!!
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  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    Is it the regular edition? If so, does it feature the wonderfully twisted "Gollum's Song" performed by Emiliana Torrini? I'd buy it just for that. Thanks for your help.
     
  3. Rob Gillespie

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    Adam, the standard release does include Gollum's Song (last track).

    I've been playing the CD almost constantly for the past few days. This is a darker, denser work than Fellowship. I'm finding it less accessible, deeper, meatier and harder 'work' to listen to, but this is how it should be.

    I haven't yet really got a favourite track, but there is some major, major good stuff here. That said, I'm finding little appeal in Gollum's Song, which I think sounds rather out of place. It sounds like the kind of song you'd hear in a West End musical.
     
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    Is the song on there that sounds alot like the soundtrack from requiem for a dream? They have been playing it on the commercial for TTT...

    Thanks
    R~

    P.S. I can't wait anymore...damnit...bring it on...
     
  5. Romier S

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  6. Adam Lenhardt

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    Thanks, Rob! It's on the Christmas list for the relatives!

    (Not that it wouldn't have been otherwise.)
     
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    Thanks for the news. Looking forward to this one and what may be my favorite movie of the year!
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    Amazon UK are looking to fail in shipping my ltd edition today, so I will be heading into London tomorrow to get it. Precious will not evade usssss....

    Dan
     
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    Well, doesn't look like Amazon got their stock from Warner, so I've canceled with them and shall pack the old portable CD player and catch the train tomorrow.

    Dan
     
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  11. Dan Brecher

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    I'm as miffed as Bruce Banner on a bad day.... I scoured a good 5 miles of the west end of foot today, trying small specialist stores, two virgin megastores, three HMVs, waterstones and two branches of Borders..... Not a bloody thing!

    One of the Virgin stores said they had some, but they had all gone. The chap there definately knew what I was talking about, knew what it looked like.....etc, but they were out and all other places had not received any stock.

    So, permit me if I may to say;

    YARRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Dan
     
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    Dan - if its in Tesco tonight (possible but unlikely), do you want me to get one for you, and drop it off?
     
  13. Romier S

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  14. Dan Brecher

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    Iain, did you see it in Tesco at all? That'd be the ultimate irony if they have it. Virgin in watford have told me to call back after midday tomorrow as they MIGHT have stock.
    The record label has really screwed up here. Along with their telling retailers at the 11th hour that the UK standard CD release was moved up from dec 9th to dec 2nd this delay with no set set for the UK ltd ed really puts them in my bad books.
     
  15. Iain Lambert

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    Ah. So, to sum up, no- its not the version on the Hed Kandy compilation, that must be the 'original' version from Bunka (which I've still not got around to getting myself).
     
  16. Dan Brecher

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    Arghhhhhhhhhhhh for the love of God. Virgin in Watford didn’t get stock of the limited ed today either. The chap said they have 600 on order to go out to all their big branches, and nothing has shipped from the incompetent record company. I am PISSED off.

    Dan
     
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    Bah, that's it. I just ordered the Limited Edition from Amazon in the US with Courier shipping. Even if it suddenly comes in stock in the UK tomorrow, whatever, I am happy to know it's secured and I have one coming possibly by Friday. Only cost me about eight pounds more then the UK one will retail for (whenever they bother to release it).
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    God bless the internet, right?[​IMG]
     
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    Rob Gillepsie said:
     

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