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30 sec longer preview of Niel Finn's Song of the Lonely Mountain!
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ecliptica
The Shire


Nov 9 2012, 11:30am

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30 sec longer preview of Niel Finn's Song of the Lonely Mountain! Can't Post

It sounds great!Smile

Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB6S2UEWj_0


Chopsta123
Gondor


Nov 9 2012, 11:56am

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awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't stop litening to it!


Cave Troll
Rivendell

Nov 9 2012, 12:04pm

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I don't particularly like it. [In reply to] Can't Post

But I know I'm very much in the minority. Smile


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 12:05pm

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I love it [In reply to] Can't Post

It sounds/feels indigenous to the Dwarven culture.Cool

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(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 9 2012, 12:06pm)


Shagrat
Gondor

Nov 9 2012, 12:11pm

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Excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

A little jarring on first listen but it quickly grows on you. Neil's done a fantastic job with this (with credit also of course to Plan 9 and Tolkien!).


Antalasse
The Shire


Nov 9 2012, 12:17pm

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Wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for posting the link!

It's even hard to explain why I like it so much. I guess, it brings back all the fond memories I have of reading Tolkien for the first time and finding people who love his work as much as I do.

...in every wood in every spring there is a different green...(c)


Ereinion Nénharma
Lorien

Nov 9 2012, 12:45pm

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I'm with you... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not very fond of it either.

''Do not fear the shadows, for seeing them means light is near...''


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 12:55pm

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What don't you like about it. [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked

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Ereinion Nénharma
Lorien

Nov 9 2012, 1:08pm

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It sounds to modern... [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess. Doesn't really match with Middle Earth in my opinion. Plus, it does sound like it is somewhat meant to be a Dwarven theme song, but then I would have liked something like ''Pride of the Dwarves'' much more!

EDIT:
And the chore sounds somewhat Native American, which is not bad at all, but totally out of place in Middle Earth!

''Do not fear the shadows, for seeing them means light is near...''

(This post was edited by Ereinion Nénharma on Nov 9 2012, 1:10pm)


Cave Troll
Rivendell

Nov 9 2012, 1:30pm

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Pretty much [In reply to] Can't Post

To me, it's somehow simultaneously too modern and slightly dated. The kind of cheesy tune one leaves a cinema to instead of something I might stick around to hear (but that's obviously purely a taste thing).

It also sounds very Native American to me and, like you say, completely out of place in this mythology. It wouldn't be out of place at the end of a Hollywood road movie.

But it's really not a big deal. Smile


dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 9 2012, 1:54pm

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I got Pacific Islander rather than Native American [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably a salute to New Zealand's Maori.


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Nov 9 2012, 1:55pm

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Not my cup of tea either, but then I didn't like the Enya business with FOTR for that matter. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 1:57pm

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Spot on. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have pacific islander (Tongan) Blood which is why it seems familiar somehow.It's still distinctive to Dwarven culture though.Wink
I also thought the Uruk-Hai were based on Moari culture.The motifs and face paint.

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(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 9 2012, 2:01pm)


Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 9 2012, 2:46pm

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I'm Just too " Justin Bieber" for me//// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


irodino
Bree


Nov 9 2012, 3:05pm

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I find this touch of modern is spot on [In reply to] Can't Post

The entire book is written in this manner, the modern Bilbo is thrown into an ancient world. So it is only appropriate to have a song like this, with a touch of modern tunes. I find it very unique, with the sounds of dwarves working in a mine and singing. The voice of Neil is magnificent, both modern pop-like and yet I swear it could be sung 1000 years ago and not be out of place. This may actually be the best credit song yet. It brings you the sense of wonder and adventure, like the book. I cant stop listening to it myself after being a little underwhelmed by the other clips. Some 12 years ago when I listened to the preview of the FOTR soundtrack, and I heard the "In Dreams" fragment "When the seas and mountains fall, and we come to end of days.. etc." and the slow majestic version of the Fellowship theme, I knew the movies will make history. I felt it just from the music. So different than anything else. And they did. Now I feel the same listening to the Song of the Lonely Mountain.

"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that terrible in-between."


Arthael
Lorien


Nov 9 2012, 4:17pm

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Better than Gollum's Song [In reply to] Can't Post

I cant remember being more disappointed with credits music than when I heard Emiliana Torrini's squeaky voice over the particularly nice theme. UnimpressedUnsureCrazy I made that exact progression of facial expressions haha

I agree, with the poster that called it "a song you walk out listening to" instead of "sitting and listening to it all." It's not bad, but it's not an epic like May It Be or Into the West. As soon as I saw that it was a male performing the song, I figured they'd be going for something totally different, a completely different type of song. I'm glad I listened to it beforehand so I could appropriately adjust my expectations. I may even end up liking it, now that I know not to expect Enya's majesty.

Gonna stick to the old mantra "Blah blah blah, 'The Hobbit' is a smaller, more adventurous fantasy movie, it's different in tone, it's not an epic" and deal with it. I hope we get something truly remarkable for TABA!

"There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go."


Elessar
Valinor


Nov 9 2012, 4:19pm

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Gotta hear the whole thing [In reply to] Can't Post

Before I decide how I feel about it. My initial is its ok but may be the weakest of the lyrical songs we've heard.



Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Nov 9 2012, 4:24pm

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No, no, much worse than Gollum's song! [In reply to] Can't Post

In my view at least. But all just personal preference I hasten to add.

LR


Fardragon
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 4:28pm

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Actually, I think this goes one better than any of the others... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a song you can walk out singing.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 9 2012, 4:28pm

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I've not listened to it [In reply to] Can't Post

But I really dislike Gollum's song. Should I be worried?

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Elenorflower
Gondor


Nov 9 2012, 4:30pm

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Dont like it. [In reply to] Can't Post

Dont like the modern easy listening vibe. Its a bit like stuff you would hear on the front desk of a cheap country motel. Truly underwhelming. Mad


(This post was edited by Elenorflower on Nov 9 2012, 4:31pm)


dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 9 2012, 4:30pm

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There is clearly a difference of opinion [In reply to] Can't Post

I think this one is by far the best of the credits music. I found "May it Be" ok, "Into the West" tolerable-to-meh, and "Gollum's Song" unpleasant. No accounting for taste, I guess.


Arthael
Lorien


Nov 9 2012, 4:31pm

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or in a ski lodge in Colorado ;) hahaha [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go."


Elenorflower
Gondor


Nov 9 2012, 4:33pm

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oh dear, [In reply to] Can't Post

now I got images of dried flowers and avocado green bath suites. Unsure


Fardragon
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 4:35pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

I was already a fan of Enya, so I was predisposed to like "Let it Be". "Into the West" is a good song, but Annie Lennox has a slightly hard edge to here voice. My feelings about Gollum's Song fluctuates, but my wife hates it.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...

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