Welcome, welcome, welcome to the third annual soundtrack giveaway here at the Ink Slinger blog. I am your host, Caesar Flickerman, and this year our contestants will be fighting to the death for a chance to win one of the best soundtracks of 2012. Continue reading Soundtrack Giveaway 2012
It’s been almost a decade since The Lord of the Rings trilogy came to a close, and now, finally, The Hobbit has arrived. Was it worth the wait? Yes. A thousand times yes. Gorgeous visuals. Marvelous characters. Brilliant storytelling. Spectacular action. Thank you again, Peter Jackson… now hurry up with Parts II and III. You’ve got a promise to make good on.
“Remember this: true courage is not about knowing when to take a life, but when to spare one.”
(I’ll post a more in-depth review
on my movie blog Reel Quick)
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.