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'The Hobbit': Howard Shore soundtrack details revealed

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The Hobbit's soundtrack details have been released.

Howard Shore, who composed the score for all three Lord of the Rings films, returns for Peter Jackson's new trilogy.

Artwork for the soundtrack of 'The Hobbit'


The soundtrack will be released on December 11, in a 2-disc set available in either standard or special edition, and features an original score recorded by Shore and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

"I have looked forward to returning to the imaginative world of Middle-earth for quite a while," Shore said of his return.

"I read all of the books by Tolkien, including The Hobbit, when I was in my 20s, and his deep love of nature and all things green resonates deeply with me."

Artwork for the soundtrack of 'The Hobbit'


Released by Fandango, the special edition track list is as follows:

DISC 1:
My Dear Frodo
Old Friends (Extended Version)
An Unexpected Party (Extended Version)
Blunt the Knives performed by The Dwarf Cast
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown (Extended Version)
The Trollshaws
Roast Mutton (Extended Version)
A Troll-hoard
The Hill of Sorcery
Warg-scouts

DISC 2:
The Hidden Valley
Moon Runes (Extended Version)
The Defiler
The White Council (Extended Version)
Over Hill
A Thunder Battle
Under Hill
Riddles in the Dark
Brass Buttons
Out of the Frying-Pan
A Good Omen
Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) performed by Neil Finn
Dreaming of Bag End

EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS:
A Very Respectable Hobbit
Erebor
The Dwarf Lords
The Edge of the Wild

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