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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – The Complete Recordings

It is impossible to hear Howard Shore's Grammy-winning score for the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King without feeling like the three-part documentary about Middle Earth is playing on the back of your eyelids. Spanning four CDs and one audio DVD, the final installment of the "Complete Recordings" fills the musical archives of die-hard Tolkien fans with every second of the nearly four hours of music featured in the theatrical release—plus a slew of extra tracks from the extended cut. The Return of the King installment is moodier and darker than the compilations for the first two films, but keen ears will recognize the familiar themes that Shore recalled again and again throughout the trilogy, from the heroic “Fellowship” theme to the seductive “Ring” theme. And the soaring reprise of the lilting, Celtic-tinged Shire theme halfway through "The Fellowship Reunited" is enough to bring tears of sap to every eye at the Entmoot.

The beautifully packaged boxed set includes all-new artwork and an audio DVD that turns home theaters into concert halls, filling them with an immersive, 5.1-surround-sound rendition of the score. A 48-page book of liner notes by Doug Adams, author of The Music of the Lord of the Rings, caters to the music-loving Tolkien scholar. In it, Adams delves into Shore's use of leitmotif, recurring musical phrases, which Shore borrowed from romanticist composer Richard Wagner.

  • Five-disc collector's box
  • Four CDs and one DVD-audio disc in 5.1 surround sound
  • Complete musical score from Oscar-winning film
  • Grammy-winning score
  • Produced by Howard Shore
  • Boxed set
  • Exclusive new artwork and packaging

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