Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Performers Howard Shore

Watertower Music | December 11, 2012 | Compact Disc

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Howard Shore again supplies the musical complement to Peter Jackson's film work in this soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As with The Lord of the Rings films, the music is lush and richly orchestral -- with the occasional choir -- utilizing similarly pastoral themes for the hobbits and rhythmic, suspenseful ones for the threatening creatures and characters. Undoubtedly, some of these motifs will be heard in the soundtracks for the other two films in Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. The overall scope of Shore's music isn't quite as sweeping and epic as that for The Lord of the Rings, perhaps a natural reflection of the smaller scale of Bilbo's adventures with the ring when compared to its fuller story as laid out in Lord of the Rings. Yet, it still has some grandeur and hits all the right emotional notes, lest you forget that this is an adventure story about the eternal struggle between the forces of dark and light. The requisite end credits song is by Neil Finn of New Zealand's Crowded House. [A Special Edition with four bonus tracks was also released.] ~ Patsy Morita

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 11, 2012

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Watertower Music

UPC: 794043164026

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Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Performers Howard Shore

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 11, 2012

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Watertower Music

UPC: 794043164026


Title Track Time
1.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~My Dear Frodo --
2.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Old Friends (Extended Version) --
3.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~An Unexpected Party (Extended Version) --
4.Blunt the Knives --
5.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Axe or Sword? --
6.Misty Mountains --
7.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Adventure Begins --
8.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The World is Ahead --
9.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~An Ancient Enemy --
10.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Radagast the Brown (Extended Version) --
11.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Trollshaws --
12.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Roast Mutton (Extended Version) --
13.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~A Troll-hoard --
14.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Hill of Sorcery --
15.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Warg-scouts --
1.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Hidden Valley --
2.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Moon Runes (Extended Version) --
3.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Defiler --
4.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The White Council (Extended Version) --
5.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Over Hill --
6.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~A Thunder Battle --
7.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Under Hill --
8.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Riddles in the Dark --
9.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Brass Buttons --
10.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Out of the Frying-Pan --
11.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~A Good Omen --
12.Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) --
13.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Dreaming of Bag End --
14.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~A Very Respectable Hobbit --
15.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~Erebor --
16.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Dwarf Lords --
17.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~The Edge of the Wild --

Editorial Notes

Howard Shore again supplies the musical complement to Peter Jackson's film work in this soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As with The Lord of the Rings films, the music is lush and richly orchestral -- with the occasional choir -- utilizing similarly pastoral themes for the hobbits and rhythmic, suspenseful ones for the threatening creatures and characters. Undoubtedly, some of these motifs will be heard in the soundtracks for the other two films in Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. The overall scope of Shore's music isn't quite as sweeping and epic as that for The Lord of the Rings, perhaps a natural reflection of the smaller scale of Bilbo's adventures with the ring when compared to its fuller story as laid out in Lord of the Rings. Yet, it still has some grandeur and hits all the right emotional notes, lest you forget that this is an adventure story about the eternal struggle between the forces of dark and light. The requisite end credits song is by Neil Finn of New Zealand's Crowded House. [A Special Edition with four bonus tracks was also released.] ~ Patsy Morita
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