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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

4 Ratings: 5.0
Soundtracks album by Howard Shore

This final chapter of Peter Jackson's sprawling adaptation of Tolkien's "Ring" trilogy closes out one of the most accomplished cycles in cinema--and film music--history. As he's done for the saga's first two installments, composer … see full wiki

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review by . July 28, 2010
Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings sountracks are easily the best movie soundtracks since Star Wars (I mean the original trilogy). This is a masterpiece. It combines beautiful, heart-rendering songs (particularly any of the Elves' themes) with great action/adventure scores (the Fellowship theme). The soundtrack has such emotional power that, even without seeing the scenes in the movie, you can just feel what's going to happen.      The Return of the King soundtrack …
review by . July 27, 2010
Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings sountracks are easily the best movie soundtracks since Star Wars (I mean the original trilogy). This is a masterpiece. It combines beautiful, heart-rendering songs (particularly any of the Elves' themes) with great action/adventure scores (the Fellowship theme). The soundtrack has such emotional power that, even without seeing the scenes in the movie, you can just feel what's going to happen.    The Return of the King soundtrack is probably my …
review by . January 04, 2005
posted in Music Matters
Pros: Yet another work of art from Howard Shore.     Cons: It’s the last CD of the trilogy =..(     The Bottom Line: If you liked the first two CDs, why not finish them off? If you don't have any, why not start?     You know, I think they should make a movie from the Hobbit – after all, why not? And besides, it would just give Howard Shore another reason to create a great score (hehe!).      Anyway, this is …
review by . January 15, 2004
posted in Music Matters
Howard Shore has done an amazing thing: composing and orchrestrating three separate soundtracks that not only stand alone by themselves, but that can be played together as one seamless whole. Peter Jackson did it with the movies, but Shore's job was more difficult because he wasn't scoring all three films simultaneously. Anyway, there are some familiar refrains from FELLOWSHIP and TWO TOWERS on this album. However, there are several differences. The major new instrumental piece is "Minas Tirith". …
review by . December 08, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
This music is the completion of a journey begun over two years ago.When I first heard, quite a while ago now, that Howard Shore had been selected to write the music for "The Lord of the Rings" films, I wasn't sure what to think. I liked Shore's music well enough from movies like "Silence of the Lambs" or "Seven," but I wasn't sure how he would handle the epic nature of something like this. Three times over now, Shore has proven to me (and to many others) that he is quite capable of expressing everything …
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Label: Reprise, Wea
Artist: Howard Shore
Genre: Soundtrack
Release Date: November 25, 2003
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