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Soundtrack; spoilers; squee!

Just got back from a weekend on the lovely Olympic Peninsula [edit: dig the Kermit-colored rain-jacket], and am trying to catch up with the past 100 posts on my friends list. But I did gather this much, which I better share with you in case you missed it, since I know there are some die-hard LOTR fans among my readership who would consider this an essential Public Service Announcement:

You can now download clips from the ROTK soundtrack at TORN. I downloaded them all, of course. And, yes: if Howard Shore's work is any indication, they will slay us come December. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.

"Shelob's Lair" is scary and shrieky in a "Psycho"-soundtrack kind of way; "The End of All Things" is a dark and amazing choral arrangement a la Carmina Burana which gave me goosebumps and should impress any music lover, regardless of whether or not they know the story; and, oh, jeez, just try to listen to "The Grey Havens" without getting tears in your eyes. (That last applies mostly just to fangirls like me.)

No, they didn't include the clip where Billy Boyd sings. But I hear he does a good job.


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Nov. 9th, 2003 09:38 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the sound is busted on this compy, but as soon as I'm on MY computer I'm going to listen to every single one.

...and the fact that there IS a track called "The Grey Havens" made my day. I was sincerely hoping the reports I'd heard that they were doing that sequence were true. *grins*
Nov. 10th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
Yep, they're doing it. Someone had spoiler pictures of the Grey Havens set, a couple months back. (Lovely Elven docks and things.)

The track is peaceful, yet ever so poignant. I can't bear listening to it anymore for the time being - don't want to kill the delicacy with overplaying before I've even seen the film. But I'm glad I heard it. :)
Nov. 9th, 2003 11:06 pm (UTC)
Strangely, I don't want to hear the music before seeing it in the film. I'd rather experience it as part of the entire story, then perhaps savor it later on CD.

Nov. 10th, 2003 08:44 am (UTC)
I can appreciate that. Having heard it now, I'm thinking I shouldn't listen to it anymore - or at least not too much. I've also been limiting myself on written spoilers, just so I don't get saturated with preconceptions. It would be nice to have a relatively fresh experience for this latest and hopefully greatest film of the three.
Nov. 10th, 2003 05:12 am (UTC)
NOW is it December yet????
Nov. 10th, 2003 06:12 pm (UTC)
[Hands resolutely over ears...] I'm not listening and you can't make me!! [Makes extra sound-blotting noises...] Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah - WAAAHH OOOOHH - BLEEEEEE...
Nov. 11th, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
Heheh. I do admire you folks who can nobly resist spoilers. :)
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