(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!!