Tuesday, November 13, 2012

'Song of the Lonely Mountain' By Neil Finn Beckons The Coming Of The Hobbit Soundtrack

Neil Finn

If you've heard of Into The West by Annie Lennox, then you would know the reason why I am all too excited for the soundtrack of The Hobbit trilogy. The song is a spine-tingling experience that would ease your troubles away the instant you hear its first notes.

The song is so good that it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

With these facts in mind, my standards have been pushed to the ceiling point. My expectations for Howard Shore and the team behind the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack are in no way a joke.

Lo! They never disappoint at all. Listen to this ballad entitled Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by the famed Kiwi artist, Neil Finn:

This original song will be played during the end credits of the movie, similar with Into the West. Imagine how you'd long for the next movie in the trilogy when you hear this. Kudos to Neil Finn and Howard Shore! I am lost for words at the moment -- more like in a state of trance -- so I'll let you continue with the details of The Hobbit official soundtrack.

The standard edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes two discs with a total of a whooping 26 tracks:

Disc 1

1. My Dear Frodo
2. Old Friends
3. An Unexpected Party
4. Axe or Sword?
5. Misty Mountains
6. The Adventure Begins
7. The World is Ahead
8. An Ancient Enemy
9. Radagast the Brown
10. Roast Mutton
11. A Troll-hoard
12. The Hill of Sorcery
13. Warg-scouts
Disc 2

1. The Hidden Valley
2. Moon Runes
3. The Defiler
4. The White Council
5. Over Hill
6. A Thunder Battle
7. Under Hill
8. Riddles in the Dark
9. Brass Buttons
10. Out of the Frying-Pan
11. A Good Omen
12. Song of the Lonely Mountain
13. Dreaming of Bag End
And as you might have known, Misty Mountains has also been released online. It premiered with the release of the trailer of the movie. Listen to the song as performed by the dwarves lead by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield):

If the soundtrack for the movie is as good as this, how much more when it's incorporated to the whole movie itself. Howard Shore, who also composed, conducted and orchestrated the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, surely knows how to heighten the emotions of each scene with his musical interpretations. We have only less than a month to wait for the album and my hands are already itching to grab a copy on December 11, 2012.