August 14, 2018

Scoring Middle-earth: Composer Spotlight - Trevor Morris

Lastly, for the time being, I shall somewhat-wrap up talking about Middle-earth music.

I am following the development of the Amazon Middle-earth series with great interest. It's far too early to tell if it will be any good,, as everything at this stage is in the 'pre' phases: pre-production etc. We don't even have a premiere date, cast, trailer etc.

But this leaves time and room for thinking and speculation.

First and foremost, I must say that I greatly adore Howard Shore's Middle-earth music (most notably, the Complete Recordings releases of The Lord of the Rings soundtracks). This post is being written under the assumption that Howard will be not a part of the project, however much I wish him to be. He's poured so much into Middle-earth at this point, I'm unsure what else has to offer, even if he wanted to! One never knows...

So, due to my love of film and TV soundtracks, fantasy, and music and all that, I've been listening to a few composers over the years. I think I've found the perfect composer for this project. One that I've been following for a few years, and listening to his music when possible - Trevor Morris.

I greatly enjoyed his work on The Tudors, as well as some projects since, such as The Immortals, Emerald City, Dragon Age: Inquisition (and it's related content), and, currently, Vikings. It's because of the titles given that I believe he would be a great fit for working with Amazon on Middle-earth. He's on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ikWl4mjoiFlLPvkFRZETq?si=r0QQXF-mQ0SAeYuf9O8IUg) and listening to those albums, one can somewhat see which directions he may take with the Amazon Middle-earth project.

It seems unlikely (though not impossible) that Howard Shore would want to pour more time and energy into Middle-earth; though I have my fingers crossed that Trevor Morris may be the composer in his stead.

Recommended titles to listen to:

The Tudors: Season 3 - https://open.spotify.com/album/3q7V3lMHaDEBRnmyJIHni8?si=sBsIah9lS167KI4MvSu-3w

Vikings
 (I-III), found on his Spotify page above)

Emerald City
 - https://open.spotify.com/album/21luJOpXJ59XZdpopL62ZR?si=F5JEXrrNRKSV4LhDVOZjmg

The Immortals - 
https://open.spotify.com/album/4NVt8lfSG3Bs4G67Mbhqjx?si=ej2Yxa4KRfu5hB-MqV7k_Q

Dragon Age: Inquisition
 - https://open.spotify.com/album/7KwqcypmfvpVejdUyZTWMX?si=oyE4G5YjT_OGczBsEb43iA

D A: I
DLC content - https://open.spotify.com/album/68Pko84mgHPW4cp8vhNdHw?si=Onof5rh_RxumOOpVmFNm4g

August 9, 2018

Brainstorm: Possible Ideas for Upcoming Middle-earth Vinyl Releases

Quite recently, The Two Towers Complete Recordings got released for the first time on vinyl, and (re)released on CD, as well as various download/streaming services. The Return of the King is now up for pre-order in the complete recordings format (vinyl and CD), which will complete The Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings campaign.

But what about after that?

Back when The Fellowship of the Ring was announced for vinyl release, I did a similar post to this one. Perhaps there could be more Howard Shore Middle-earth music and soundtracks appearing on vinyl; announced closer to the release date for The Return of the King. Whatever they may (not) have planned, I'm going to have a look at what else could come out on vinyl.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

- A trilogy box.
It may seem like a silly idea, but it would be neat if for the CD+blu-ray audio and vinyl lp releases of the Complete Recordings if there was an offer or something to get an empty box or slipcase to put all three Lord of the Rings soundtracks, so you basically 'build' your own, or build up to your own boxed set. The Complete recordings look very sharp on the shelves as it is (whether on CD or vinyl), but it would be cool if you could a box/slipcase to put them all in. This 'empty box' would not cost all that much.

- The Original Soundtracks
Sure, I (and many fans) consider The Complete Recordings to be the 'definitive' editions of the soundtracks, much like how the extended editions are seen as "definitive." However, I would not object to more Howard Shore Middle-earth music being released.

The Original Soundtracks could also arrive on vinyl. Not limited, 180g black vinyl, and 2 lp's each.

I could see them being sold individually, and in a boxed set. The boxed set could also feature all the 'character cards'. The individual releases could feature all the 'character cards'. per film, as well. The cards could come as separate pieces in their own sleeve, or as an (additional?) booklet.
The cover art would be the main movie poster for each film. In some regions, The Fellowship of the Ring featured a cover that wasn't the poster, however I'd like to see the poster used for continuity. Here is the existing cover art in CD format that could be replicated for the vinyl releases"
The Fellowship of the Ring: https://img.discogs.com/k11risW-5BvtBIRwiQll9XEp2l8=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8280311-1481891216-3933.jpeg.jpg

The Two Towers:
 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81tPNugbTSL._SL1448_.jpg


The Return of the King:
 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91%2Bni21hctL._SL1448_.jpg


Trilogy boxed set: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Agjd4kIBL.jpg  

THE HOBBIT

It would also be great to see The Hobbit trilogy get its soundtracks on vinyl, as well.

Each soundtrack was released as a 2-CD edition. There most likely won't be "The Hobbit Complete Recordings", because there wasn't enough material to justify a re-release of the soundtrack. Because of that, the 2-CD editions served as a 'middle ground' between what would be the 'original  soundtracks' and a 'complete recordings.'

For the vinyl release, I can see it being the 'special editions', and each soundtrack being a 4LP set, as on CD, there were 2 discs. The packaging would be 'replicated' from the 2 CD special editions.

So that's a look at how I can see more of Howard Shore's Middle-earth music appearing on vinyl. I hope I'm great, as it would be great, and I would definitely pre-order any of the releases I talked about. 


July 27, 2018

iOS 12 Preview

With September coming up shortly, that means there will be new iDevices coming out, as well as another version of iOS.

Here\s what to expect in iOS 12:

Performance

Faster and more responsive
The things you do every day are faster than ever — across more devices. iOS has been overhauled for improved performance on devices as far back as iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
Smoother animations
Animations are smoother across the system. So when you do things like bring up Control Center, swipe while multitasking or scroll in apps, it’s more fluid and responsive.
Up to 40% faster app launch*
Apps launch faster in day-to-day use. And when you're pushing your iOS device to the limit, multitasking between lots of apps, they launch up to 2x faster.*
Up to 50% faster keyboard display*
The keyboard appears faster and typing is more responsive.
Up to 70% faster swipe to Camera*
Swiping to Camera from the Lock screen happens faster so you never miss a moment.
Up to 2x faster Share sheet display under load*
The Share sheet appears faster than ever, especially if you have a lot of sharing extensions installed.

FaceTime

Group FaceTime
Make FaceTime calls with up to 32 participants simultaneously.
FaceTime audio and video
Answer incoming Group FaceTime calls with video or audio on iPhone, iPad and Mac, or join with audio on Apple Watch and HomePod.
Join anytime
Join or add people to Group FaceTime at any time.
Focus View in Group FaceTime
During Group FaceTime, the speaker will automatically be front and centre. Or with Focus View, you can double-tap the person you’d like to see.
Ringless notification
Group FaceTime uses a silent notification that participants can tap to join.
Messages integration
Start Group FaceTime right from a group Messages conversation. See and join active calls from the conversation list or in the conversation itself.
Animoji
Use FaceTime with your friends and family as your favourite Animoji or Memoji.
Filters
Transform your look using built-in filters, like classic black and white, comic book and watercolour.
Text effects
Add text effects like speech bubbles and emoji to your photos or videos.
Shapes
Jazz up your photos and videos with shapes like stars, hearts and arrows.
iMessage sticker packs
Download sticker packs from the App Store for iMessage to enhance your photos and videos. Stickers track the movement of your face and move with you.
Private end-to-end encryption
FaceTime is encrypted end to end for both one-to-one and group calls, so your conversations remain private and viewable only by the participants.

Messages

Memoji
Create an all-new kind of Animoji that fits your personality and mood.
Memoji Maker
A new tool for you to select and adjust nearly endless customization options to make your Memoji.
New Animoji
Try four new Animoji: T. rex, ghost, koala and tiger.
Tongue and wink detection
Improved face tracking now recognizes when you stick out your tongue or wink.
Longer Animoji
Now you can record clips of up to 30 seconds.
Camera effects
Use the camera in Messages to capture photos and enhance them in new ways using built-in effects and third-party sticker packs.
Filters
Transform your look using built-in filters, like classic black and white, comic book and watercolour.
Text effects
Add text effects like speech bubbles and emoji to your photos or videos.
Shapes
Jazz up your photos and videos with shapes like stars, hearts and arrows.
iMessage sticker packs
Download sticker packs from the App Store for iMessage to enhance your photos and videos inside Messages. Stickers track the movement of your face and move with you.
Photos iMessage app
Get photo suggestions based on who you’re messaging with, what you’re talking about and where you’ve taken photos together.
Redesigned App Strip
The redesigned App Strip has a new look that takes up less space when you type. So you can see more of your content and always get to your favourite iMessage apps.

Screen Time

Screen Time
New tools empower you to understand and make choices about how much time you spend using apps and websites.
Activity reports
Get reports weekly or check Today View anytime to see app usage, notifications and device pickups.
For kids
Use your family’s Apple IDs to set up Screen Time for your kids to keep an eye on how much time they spend on apps and websites. They can request more time for you to approve.
App limits
Set the amount of time you and your kids can spend each day on specific apps and websites.
Downtime
Set a specific time, like bedtime, when apps and notifications are blocked. You can choose which apps are on and off limits.
Always allowed
Create exceptions for apps you’d like your kids to have access to even during Downtime, such as Messages or education apps.

Notifications

Grouped notifications
Message threads and notification topics are grouped together, so it’s easier to see what’s important with just a glance at your iPhone or iPad.
Instant Tuning
Control your notification settings the moment you receive an alert, without having to leave what you’re doing.
Deliver quietly
Within Instant Tuning, you can choose to have notifications delivered silently to Notification Center by default so you’re not interrupted by alerts.
Siri notification suggestions
Get suggestions based on how you interact with your notifications, such as which app notifications to deliver prominently and which ones to send to Notification Center.
Critical alerts
A new type of opt-in alert for important information, like reports from a healthcare provider, which you’ll receive even during Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb During Bedtime
Dim your display and silence overnight notifications until you unlock your iPhone in the morning.
New Do Not Disturb options
Set Do Not Disturb to end automatically in an hour, at the end of the day, when you leave a certain location or at the end of a meeting on your calendar.

Augmented Reality

Persistent and multi-user experiences
AR experiences can now be shared across time and fixed to real-world locations, so you can create a piece of AR art that can be viewed later in the same place by someone else.
3D object recognition
ARKit 2 recognizes objects and how your device is oriented to them, and can use that information to trigger AR experiences.
Face tracking
Face tracking now sees where you’re looking and can detect whether you’re sticking out your tongue or winking.
Scene reflection
AR is even more lifelike, enabling virtual objects to reflect the real-world scene in your camera.
USDZ file format
A new format that helps 3D creators to create rich content and animations optimized for mobile devices.
AR Quick Look
View AR experiences in the apps you use every day, including Files, Mail, Messages and Safari.
Measure app
Use your iPhone or iPad camera to measure objects and surfaces both vertically and horizontally as well as automatically detect dimensions of rectangular objects.

Photos

For You tab
A single destination for your Memories, Shared Album activity and the best moments in your library. New Featured Photos and Effect Suggestions intelligently show you your best photos and propose effects to make them even better.
Sharing suggestions
Photos understands when you’ve done something meaningful, like taking a trip or attending an event, and will suggest sharing the photos with the people who are in them. And if you receive photos from someone else, your device will look for photos in your library from the same event and suggest sharing photos back.
Intelligent search suggestions
Smart suggestions help you find photos even before you finish typing by suggesting events, people, places and relative dates.
Places search
Search for photos based on the places or businesses where you were when you took them, whether it’s a general category, like “Japanese restaurant,” or a specific place, like “Jacques Torres Chocolate.”
Event search
Search for photos from events you’ve attended, like the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Multiple keyword search
Now you can combine keywords in searches, like “surfing” and “vacation,” for even better results.
Improved import
It’s easier than ever to import photos and videos from your professional camera on the go.
RAW editing support
You can now edit your RAW images in Photos on iPhone and iPad models with an A9 chip or later.
Redesigned Albums tab
Find existing and shared albums more quickly and efficiently.

Camera

Improved Portrait Lighting
Portrait mode photos are better than ever. Camera now generates a mask when it detects a person and intelligently and elegantly separates the person from the scene.
Portrait Segmentation API
A new API for third-party developers allows for the separation of layers in a photo, such as separating the background from the foreground.
Improved QR code reader
Camera now highlights QR codes in the frame, making them easier to scan.

Siri

Siri suggestions
A quicker way to do the things you do most often. As Siri learns your routines, you’ll get suggested shortcuts for just what you need, at just the right time, on the Lock screen or in search.
Add to Siri
Add shortcuts to Siri to run them with your voice on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or HomePod.
New Shortcuts app
Create or customize your own shortcuts to run multiple steps at once. Get started with examples from the gallery and personalize with steps from across your apps.
Shortcuts API
App developers can work with Siri to run shortcuts via a new SiriKit API.
Motorsports
Get live standings, schedules, rosters and stats for NASCAR and other racing series.
Translation
Translate phrases into many more languages, with support for over 40 language pairs.
Celebrity facts
Check facts about celebrities, such as “Where was Amy Adams born?”
Food knowledge
Ask Siri questions about food and get answers from the USDA database, including calories, vitamins and how healthy a food is overall. For example, ask “How much caffeine in coffee?” or “How healthy is fish?”
Photos Memories search
Use Siri to quickly pull up photos and memories based on people, places, events, time and keywords of objects and scenes in the photos.
Passwords
Siri can help you search for any password.

Privacy and Security

Enhanced tracking prevention
Improvements prevent Share buttons and comment widgets on web pages from tracking you without your permission in Safari. Safari also prevents advertisers from collecting your device’s unique settings, so they can’t retarget ads to you across the web.
Automatic strong passwords
Automatically create, autofill and store strong passwords in Safari and iOS apps. Passwords are stored in iCloud Keychain and are available on all your Apple devices. And if you ever need to access your passwords, just ask Siri.
Password reuse auditing
Passwords that have been reused will be flagged in the passwords list, so you can quickly navigate to the app or website and replace it with an automatically generated strong password.
Security code AutoFill
SMS one-time passcodes will appear automatically as AutoFill suggestions, so you never have to worry about quickly memorizing them or typing them again.
Password sharing
Easily share and receive passwords from nearby iOS devices, from an iOS device to a Mac, and from an iOS device to Apple TV.
Password Manager API
Access passwords stored in third-party password managers directly from the QuickType bar in apps and in Safari (requires third-party adoption).

App Updates

Apple Books
The Apple Books app has been completely redesigned to make it easier for you to discover, read and listen to your favourite books. Access your current book or start a new one in the Reading Now tab, visit the new bookstore to browse and buy, and organize your library with more flexible collections.
Stocks
The redesigned Stocks app keeps you more informed about the market. View prices at a glance in the customizable watch list. Tap any ticker to see key details and an interactive chart. And for the first time ever, Stocks is available on iPad as well as iPhone.
Voice Memos
Voice Memos has been redesigned and is available on iPad. It’s even easier to capture your personal reminders, edit class lectures or share family moments. And with iCloud, you can record on your iPhone or iPad and harness the power of your Mac to do even more.

Even More

CarPlay navigation
CarPlay now supports third-party navigation apps, giving drivers even more choices for a familiar experience on the dash while they drive.
More battery information
The battery usage chart in Settings now shows your usage for the last 24 hours or 10 days. Tap a bar to see your app use for that period of time.
iPad gestures
iOS 12 for iPad includes updated gestures that make it easier to navigate. You can now go to the Home screen by quickly swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Get to Control Center more conveniently with a swipe from the top-right corner.
New dictionaries
Enjoy three new language dictionaries: an Arabic and English bilingual dictionary, a Hindi and English bilingual dictionary, and a Hebrew dictionary.
English Thesaurus
Get synonyms and related concepts for words with English Thesaurus.

"The Two Towers" (Complete Recordings) Soundtrack Out Today



Today, The Two Towers soundtrack is out in its definitive, complete recordings format.

The complete recordings series were initially released on CD (with a DVD-Audio disc in the set) from 2005 - 2007. However, at some point, the sets became discontinued. Earlier this year with The Fellowship of the Ring, the sets were re-issued on CD (with a blu-ray audio disc replacing the DVD-audio disc), and debuting on limited-edition numbered vinyls, and on various digital services, as well. While the vinyl sets are strictly limited and numbered, the CD+blu-ray audio set isn't limited, though they may sell out. Also, who knows when (or if) they may be discontinued again.....

Here are links to The Two Towers, however you may like to listen to it. Please note, you may have to change your 'country' or change the Amazon type (.CA, .CO.UK, etc.)

- limited edition numbered units of 8000 on vinyl (as of writing this, they are still in stock and not yet sold out, so act quick!): https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Complete-Recordings-Limited/dp/B07D54LF9N/ref=tmm_vnl_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

- CD+blu-ray audio set: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Complete-Recordings-1BluRay/dp/B07D515631/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 


- Amazon (streaming): https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Towers-Complete-Recordings/dp/B07D3KF78K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532709950&sr=8-2&keywords=the+two+towers+complete+recordings

- Amazon (download): https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Towers-Complete-Recordings/dp/B07D3KF78K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532709950&sr=8-2&keywords=the+two+towers+complete+recordings

- iTunes / Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-two-towers-the-complete-recordings/1386667298 


- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Howard_Shore_The_Lord_Of_The_Rings_The_Two_Towers?id=Bpdtabjzyy5o75cl6fa7fb6ndhq&hl=en

- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1MrqY9fdmJFExV6cWhxgQ6?si=wzPpyvJoTj6V8MxI2_hGpw

I will close by saying that The Return of the King may be on some of these digital platforms. This is because of the original sets from 2005 - 2007, it's the newest. I am unsure if it will be 'replaced' with a newer edition (same tracklist, etc as before) when The Return of the King vinyl and CD+blu-ray comes out in September, or if it will just stay the same. Either way, I'll provide links to that on the day the vinyl and CD sets are out.

The Return of the King is up for pr-order, as well:

- limited edition to 8000 numbered units on vinyl: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FW4H6F9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- CD+blu-ray: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Complete-Recordings-1Blu-ray/dp/B07FW4CN99/ref=tmm_bry_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  

July 25, 2018

"The Return of the King" LP Vinyl Pre-Order Live




I knew checking Amazon each and every single day would pay off!

Completing the trilogy of vinyl releases, here is The Return of the King. As of this writing, Amazon has The Two Towers still up for pre-order, so make sure you grab that if interested! The Return of the King is arriving on vinyl on September 21. (as of this writing).

Expect a CD+blu-ray audio set to arrive that same day - though at the moment it's not listed. However, while the CD set may be initially sold out, it's not 'limited edition' like these vinyls.

Finally, expect The Return of the King to arrive on all digital / streaming formats close that date, as well. But wait - it's already there (from the initial CD sets from 2005 - 2007). Not sure if they'll 'upgrade' the sound quality (it doesn't need it) or change the image slightly.

Either way, I'll keep you posted! The Two Towers, as a reminder, comes out in a few days. Maybe after this there will be The Hobbit soundtracks?

Here's the link for the vinyl set: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FW4H6F9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

*Update*

And for the CD+blu-ray set: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FW4CN99/?coliid=I1TENROHG8LYXX&colid=1VVT2K024WG3H&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

And, here's how the tracklist will play out across the sides on the LPs, which Amazon has listed as 'discs'.

Disc: 1

  1. Roots And Beginnings
  2. Journey To The Cross-roads
  3. The Road To Isengard
  4. The Foot Of Orthanc
  5. Return To Edoras
  6. The Chalice Passed
  7. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan]


Disc: 2

  1. Gollum's Villainy
  2. Éowyn's Dream
  3. The Palantír
  4. Flight From Edoras
  5. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming]
  6. The Eyes Of The White Tower


Disc: 3

  1. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold
  2. The Lighting Of The Beacons


Disc: 4

  1. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro]
  2. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol
  3. Allegiance To Denethor
  4. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"]


Disc: 5

  1. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo
  2. Marshalling At Dunharrow
  3. Andúril - Flame Of The West
  4. The Passing Of The Grey Company


Disc: 6

  1. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain
  2. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain
  3. The Paths Of The Dead
  4. The Siege Of Gondor


Disc: 7

  1. Shelob's Lair
  2. Merry's Simple Courage
  3. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld
  4. Shelob The Great


Disc: 8

  1. The Tomb Of The Stewards
  2. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields
  3. The Pyre Of Denethor
  4. The Mûmakil
  5. Dernhelm In Battle
  6. "A Far Green Country"
  7. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan


Disc: 9

  1. The Passing Of Théoden
  2. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler]
  3. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol
  4. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"]
  5. The Land Of Shadow


Disc: 10

  1. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway]
  2. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro]
  3. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming]
  4. The Crack Of Doom
  5. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming]


Disc: 11

  1. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming]
  2. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway]


Disc: 12

  1. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway]
  2. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"]
  3. Bilbo's Song

*Update*

Here is the tracklisting for the CD+blu-ray audio set:
Disc: 1

  1. Roots And Beginnings
  2. Journey To The Cross-roads
  3. The Road To Isengard
  4. The Foot Of Orthanc
  5. Return To Edoras
  6. The Chalice Passed
  7. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan]
  8. Gollum's Villainy
  9. Éowyn's Dream
  10. The Palantír
  11. Flight From Edoras
  12. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming]
  13. The Eyes Of The White Tower
  14. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold
  15. The Lighting Of The Beacons

Disc: 2

  1. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro]
  2. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol
  3. Allegiance To Denethor
  4. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"]
  5. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo
  6. Marshalling At Dunharrow
  7. Andúril - Flame Of The West
  8. The Passing Of The Grey Company
  9. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain
  10. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain
  11. The Paths Of The Dead
  12. The Siege Of Gondor
  13. Shelob's Lair
  14. Merry's Simple Courage

Disc: 3

  1. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld
  2. Shelob The Great
  3. The Tomb Of The Stewards
  4. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields
  5. The Pyre Of Denethor
  6. The Mûmakil
  7. Dernhelm In Battle
  8. "A Far Green Country"
  9. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan
  10. The Passing Of Théoden
  11. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler]
  12. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol
  13. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"]
  14. The Land Of Shadow
  15. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway]
  16. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro]

Disc: 4

  1. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming]
  2. The Crack Of Doom
  3. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming]
  4. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming]
  5. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway]
  6. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway]
  7. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"]
  8. Bilbo's Song

Disc: 5

  1. Roots And Beginnings [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  2. Journey To The Cross-roads [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  3. The Road To Isengard [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  4. The Foot Of Orthanc [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  5. Return To Edoras [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  6. The Chalice Passed [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  7. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  8. Gollum's Villainy [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  9. Éowyn's Dream [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  10. The Palantír [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  11. Flight From Edoras [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  12. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  13. The Eyes Of The White Tower [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  14. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  15. The Lighting Of The Beacons [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  16. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  17. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  18. Allegiance To Denethor [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  19. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"] [Advanced Resolution
  20. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  21. Marshalling At Dunharrow [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  22. Andúril - Flame Of The West [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  23. The Passing Of The Grey Company [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  24. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  25. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  26. The Paths Of The Dead [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  27. The Siege Of Gondor [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  28. Shelob's Lair [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  29. Merry's Simple Courage [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  30. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  31. Shelob The Great [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  32. The Tomb Of The Stewards [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  33. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  34. The Pyre Of Denethor [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  35. The Mûmakil [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  36. Dernhelm In Battle [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  37. "A Far Green Country" [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  38. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  39. The Passing Of Théoden [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  40. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  41. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  42. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  43. The Land Of Shadow [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  44. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  45. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  46. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  47. The Crack Of Doom [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  48. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  49. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming] [Advanced Re
  50. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  51. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  52. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"] [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  53. Bilbo's Song [Advanced Resolution Surround]
  54. Roots And Beginnings [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  55. Journey To The Cross-roads [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  56. The Road To Isengard [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  57. The Foot Of Orthanc [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  58. Return To Edoras [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  59. The Chalice Passed [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  60. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  61. Gollum's Villainy [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  62. Éowyn's Dream [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  63. The Palantír [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  64. Flight From Edoras [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  65. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  66. The Eyes Of The White Tower [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  67. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  68. The Lighting Of The Beacons [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  69. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  70. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  71. Allegiance To Denethor [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  72. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"] [Advanced Resolution
  73. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  74. Marshalling At Dunharrow [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  75. Andúril - Flame Of The West [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  76. The Passing Of The Grey Company [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  77. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  78. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  79. The Paths Of The Dead [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  80. The Siege Of Gondor [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  81. Shelob's Lair [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  82. Merry's Simple Courage [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  83. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  84. Shelob The Great [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  85. The Tomb Of The Stewards [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  86. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  87. The Pyre Of Denethor [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  88. The Mûmakil [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  89. Dernhelm In Battle [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  90. "A Far Green Country" [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  91. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  92. The Passing Of Théoden [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  93. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  94. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  95. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  96. The Land Of Shadow [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  97. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  98. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  99. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  100. The Crack Of Doom [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  101. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  102. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming] [Advanced Re
  103. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  104. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  105. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"] [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  106. Bilbo's Song [Advanced Resolution Stereo]
  107. Roots And Beginnings [Dolby Stereo]
  108. Journey To The Cross-roads [Dolby Stereo]
  109. The Road To Isengard [Dolby Stereo]
  110. The Foot Of Orthanc [Dolby Stereo]
  111. Return To Edoras [Dolby Stereo]
  112. The Chalice Passed [Dolby Stereo]
  113. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan] [Dolby Stereo]
  114. Gollum's Villainy [Dolby Stereo]
  115. Éowyn's Dream [Dolby Stereo]
  116. The Palantír [Dolby Stereo]
  117. Flight From Edoras [Dolby Stereo]
  118. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Stereo]
  119. The Eyes Of The White Tower [Dolby Stereo]
  120. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold [Dolby Stereo]
  121. The Lighting Of The Beacons [Dolby Stereo]
  122. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Dolby Stereo]
  123. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol [Dolby Stereo]
  124. Allegiance To Denethor [Dolby Stereo]
  125. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"] [Dolby Stereo]
  126. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo [Dolby Stereo]
  127. Marshalling At Dunharrow [Dolby Stereo]
  128. Andúril - Flame Of The West [Dolby Stereo]
  129. The Passing Of The Grey Company [Dolby Stereo]
  130. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain [Dolby Stereo]
  131. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain [Dolby Stereo]
  132. The Paths Of The Dead [Dolby Stereo]
  133. The Siege Of Gondor [Dolby Stereo]
  134. Shelob's Lair [Dolby Stereo]
  135. Merry's Simple Courage [Dolby Stereo]
  136. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld [Dolby Stereo]
  137. Shelob The Great [Dolby Stereo]
  138. The Tomb Of The Stewards [Dolby Stereo]
  139. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields [Dolby Stereo]
  140. The Pyre Of Denethor [Dolby Stereo]
  141. The Mûmakil [Dolby Stereo]
  142. Dernhelm In Battle [Dolby Stereo]
  143. "A Far Green Country" [Dolby Stereo]
  144. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan [Dolby Stereo]
  145. The Passing Of Théoden [Dolby Stereo]
  146. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler] [Dolby Stereo]
  147. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol [Dolby Stereo]
  148. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"] [Dolby Stereo]
  149. The Land Of Shadow [Dolby Stereo]
  150. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Stereo]
  151. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Dolby Stereo]
  152. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Stereo]
  153. The Crack Of Doom [Dolby Stereo]
  154. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Stereo]
  155. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming] [Dolby Stere
  156. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Stereo]
  157. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Stereo]
  158. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"] [Dolby Stereo]
  159. Bilbo's Song [Dolby Stereo]
  160. Roots And Beginnings [Dolby Surround]
  161. Journey To The Cross-roads [Dolby Surround]
  162. The Road To Isengard [Dolby Surround]
  163. The Foot Of Orthanc [Dolby Surround]
  164. Return To Edoras [Dolby Surround]
  165. The Chalice Passed [Dolby Surround]
  166. The Green Dragon [Featuring Billy Boyd And Dominic Monaghan] [Dolby Surround]
  167. Gollum's Villainy [Dolby Surround]
  168. Éowyn's Dream [Dolby Surround]
  169. The Palantír [Dolby Surround]
  170. Flight From Edoras [Dolby Surround]
  171. The Grace of Undómiel [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Surround]
  172. The Eyes Of The White Tower [Dolby Surround]
  173. A Coronal Of Silver And Gold [Dolby Surround]
  174. The Lighting Of The Beacons [Dolby Surround]
  175. Osgiliath Invaded [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Dolby Surround]
  176. The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol [Dolby Surround]
  177. Allegiance To Denethor [Dolby Surround]
  178. The Sacrifice Of Faramir [Featuring Billy Boyd Performing "The Edge Of Night"] [Dolby Surround]
  179. The Parting Of Sam And Frodo [Dolby Surround]
  180. Marshalling At Dunharrow [Dolby Surround]
  181. Andúril - Flame Of The West [Dolby Surround]
  182. The Passing Of The Grey Company [Dolby Surround]
  183. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain [Dolby Surround]
  184. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain [Dolby Surround]
  185. The Paths Of The Dead [Dolby Surround]
  186. The Siege Of Gondor [Dolby Surround]
  187. Shelob's Lair [Dolby Surround]
  188. Merry's Simple Courage [Dolby Surround]
  189. Grond - The Hammer Of The Underworld [Dolby Surround]
  190. Shelob The Great [Dolby Surround]
  191. The Tomb Of The Stewards [Dolby Surround]
  192. The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields [Dolby Surround]
  193. The Pyre Of Denethor [Dolby Surround]
  194. The Mûmakil [Dolby Surround]
  195. Dernhelm In Battle [Dolby Surround]
  196. "A Far Green Country" [Dolby Surround]
  197. Shieldmaiden Of Rohan [Dolby Surround]
  198. The Passing Of Théoden [Dolby Surround]
  199. The Houses of Healing [Featuring Liv Tyler] [Dolby Surround]
  200. The Tower Of Cirith Ungol [Dolby Surround]
  201. The Last Debate [Featuring Sissel Performing "Asëa Aranion"] [Dolby Surround]
  202. The Land Of Shadow [Dolby Surround]
  203. The Mouth Of Sauron [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Surround]
  204. "For Frodo" [Featuring Ben del Maestro] [Dolby Surround]
  205. Mount Doom [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Surround]
  206. The Crack Of Doom [Dolby Surround]
  207. The Eagles [Featuring Renée Fleming] [Dolby Surround]
  208. The Fellowship Reunited [Featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen And Renée Fleming] [Dolby Surro
  209. The Journey To The Grey Havens [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Surround]
  210. Elanor [Featuring Sir James Galway] [Dolby Surround]
  211. Days of the Ring [Featuring Annie Lennox Performing "Into The West"] [Dolby Surround]
  212. Bilbo's Song [Dolby Surround]