The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


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Drawing from J.R.R. Tolkien's own texts as well as other pre-medieval sources, Academy Award–winning composer Howard Shore presents a masterful evocation of the magical, mythical world of elves, hobbits, and other mystical creatures -- a work of art as sweeping and impressive as The Lord of the Rings itself. Shore, who has created the musical backdrops for some 50 films over the past 20 years, including his noted collaborations with director David Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly, M. Butterfly) as well as for other classics such as Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, and Seven, faces perhaps the biggest challenge of his career with his scores for Peter Jackson's multipart film series. The second installment keeps up the high standard set by the Grammy-winning The Fellowship of the Ring. His darkly seductive score for The Two Towers features the London Philharmonic plus a host of arcane instruments including the cimbalon and dulruba, as well as guest vocals by the otherworldly Elizabeth Fraser, famous for her work with '80s dream-pop band Cocteau Twins, and "Gollum's Song," sung by Icelandic ingénue Emiliana Torrini. As a bonus, this enhanced disc includes the theatrical trailer, a link to two exclusive digital online trading cards, music video for the score, behind-the-scenes footage of the score's creation, multimedia, and more.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2002
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624837923
catalogNumber: 48379
Rank: 9788

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheila Chandra   Vocals,Soloist
Elizabeth Fraser   Vocals,Soloist
Greg Knowles   Cimbalom
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Howard Shore   Conductor
Sonia Slany   Monochord
Dermot Crehan   Fiddle,Soloist
London Voices   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Emiliana Torrini   Vocals,Soloist
Sylvia Hallett   Sarangui
Jan Hendrickse   Soloist
Isabel Bayrakdarian   Vocals,Soloist
London Oratory School Schola   Choir, Chorus
Ben Del Maestro   Soloist
Ben Del Maestro   Vocals
Edward Cervenka   Cimbalom
Michael McCarthy   Choir Master
London Oratory School Boys Choir   Choir, Chorus
Terry Edwards   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Andy Bradfield   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
David Gleeson   Associate Music Producer
John Kurlander   Engineer
Howard Shore   Producer
Danny Bramson   Executive Producer
Jim Rhodes   Score Reader
Pete Lewis   Vocal Engineer
Steven R. Gilmore   Art Direction,Cover Design
Paul Broucek   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Alex Swift   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Karen Elliot   Scoring Coordinator
Bill Foley   Producer
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Mitch Rotter   Soundtrack Executive Producer
James Bellamy   Auricle Programming
Jan Hendrickse   Contributor
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Fran Walsh   Executive Producer,Text
Tim Stritmater   Producer
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
Greg Laporta   Producer
J.R.R. Tolkien   Text
Matt Rocker   Producer
Philippa Boyens   Text
Jim Bruening   Producer
David Salo   translation
Jason Poss   Producer
James Rhodes   Score Reader
Charles Portney   Scoring Coordinator
Karen Elliott   Scoring Coordinator
Peter Jackson   Director,Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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