Those of you who are just itching for December 14th to come round so that you can see Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien adventure ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ will be pleased to know that the full soundtrack is already available online!
The soundtrack comes courtesy of Decca Records and was posted by Empire Online on Tuesday. Because of copyright concerns – you can only listen to the full soundtrack and are unable to skip from track to track – so make sure you’ve got a couple of hours to spare when you plan on listening to it.
Acclaimed score composer Howard Shore who worked with Jackson on the LOTR trilogy was also the man behind this masterpiece. Shore is one of the most respected composers/conductors in Hollywood having worked on a string of blockbusters including ‘The Departed’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘The Client’, ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Hugo’ to name but a few.
Empire’s Helen O’Hara said: “You’ll hear very specific echoes of elements from that work throughout the whole album, giving this a clear link to our first adventures in Middle-earth, but there are new themes here for the new characters too.”
Fans of the soundtrack can pre-order it on Amazon and it will be available in stores on December 11th – 3 days before the eagerly anticipated film hits our movie theaters!
On Monday Rolling Stone released the final version of Neil Finn’s “Song of the Lonely Mountain” which plays over the end credits of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
Click here to listen to the “Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” soundtrack, courtesy of Decca Records.