Howard Shore has done it again, folks. Did we ever really fear that he wouldn’t? Bilbo’s journey might be unexpected, but the magnificence of this score is not. Shore’s work for The Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered him three Oscar nominations and two wins, and I’ll be shocked if The Hobbit doesn’t get him a third. The music of Middle Earth lives on, and I must say, it’s wonderful to hear it again. 2012 has been an outstanding year for film scores, but this one stands head-and-shoulders above them all.
– My Dear Frodo
– Misty Mountains (feat. The Dwarf Cast & Richard Armitage)
– The Adventure Begins
– An Ancient Enemy
– A Thunder Battle
– Out of the Frying Pan
– A Good Omen
The score also features Neil Finn’s Song of the Lonely Mountain. There are no words to describe the pure and utter awesomeness of it.