Complete Release of Howard Shore's Score for The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
Reprise Records (Danny Bramson), Warner Music Group, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Paul Brouchek, Howard Shore, Suzana Peric' and Nicky Ryan
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Things It Should Have:
1.) All or most of the music according to events in the film. The original CD did a great job of having all of the pieces of music in chronological order.
Things It Shouldnt Have:
1.) Dialogue and sound effects from the movie. There have been too many releases like this. Previously unreleased music should not include voiceovers or sound effects so that the music can be enjoyed for its own sake. One can watch the film if they want dialogue and sound effects.
2.) Remixes. This appears to be another popular trend by album producers, but is very unpopular with fans. Some scores feature several remixes and alternate versions of the same pieces that were not actually used in the film. Sometimes they are good, but more often than not, there was a reason these remixes werent used. They also have a tendency to take the place of music from the film that could have been included on the CD.
3.) Edited concert versions of pieces. This is a little complicated. The pieces of music should be presented using the full versions Howard Shore recorded more so than the edited versions used in the film because the film sometimes had to excise parts of the score that were recorded. For example, a good portion of music is excised in the film at the To the Bridge of Khazad Dum sequence that is actually on the original motion picture soundtrack on Track 13 The Bridge of Khazad Dum.
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