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Not so much the singer as the song

dreamflower
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Jul 29 2013, 4:15pm


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I was thrilled by the use of adapting Tolkien's own lyrics for "Misty Mountain" as the credit song, and hope it's a trend through the three movies. There are three which would be appropriate for the Desolation of Smaug-- "The wind was on the withered heath" (found in the "Queer Lodgings"chapter, or "The King beneath the mountain" (found in the "Warm Welcome" chapter) or "The dragon is withered" (found in the "The Last Stage" chapter). The tone could be set by the melody as was done with the "Misty Mountains" song--a tune which I found utterly perfect in both the Dwarven version and the credits version by Neil Finn. Any of them could stand up to adaptation and fit right in. The first one and the last one should probably have a male voice, but I could imagine female voices in the second one.

For TABA, I can think of nothing better than the particular version of "Roads go ever, ever on" found in "The Last Stage". Of course that one was masterfully adapted already for the LotR stage musical--but that was a massive many-voice thing, and I think for the movie a solo voice and a more thoughtful and less energetic interpretation would make it perfect. Billy Boyd comes to mind for that one, and it would make a nice tie-in with LotR.

(And hopefully there would be no added silly lyrics encouraging people to stuff a goat into a butter churn in hopes of getting cream!)

Subject User Time
Who should sing the Desolation of Smaug credits-song ?! NoelGallagher Send a private message to NoelGallagher Jul 24 2013, 9:21am
    Good question demnation Send a private message to demnation Jul 24 2013, 9:29am
        honestly NoelGallagher Send a private message to NoelGallagher Jul 24 2013, 9:34am
        Wouldn't mind a more "beautiful" male voice to reflect the apparently elven atmosphere of the film // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Jul 24 2013, 4:35pm
    Justin Bieber is my first choice. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 24 2013, 10:14am
        Let me guess - a song about a lost purse? dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 24 2013, 10:22am
            Well he does sound like I would imagine a purse to sound like. // dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Jul 24 2013, 4:23pm
                ROFL Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Jul 24 2013, 11:57pm
        Yeah, maybe he could do a duet with Miley Cyrus! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jul 24 2013, 3:05pm
            Written by Rebecca Black // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Jul 24 2013, 4:33pm
                That would still be better than the gangsta rap over the end credits of Pacific Rim. // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 24 2013, 8:04pm
                    I love that song. DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 25 2013, 7:52am
                        Represent, yo! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 26 2013, 12:10am
                            Oh, don't mention it dawg! DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 26 2013, 2:54am
    No idea, but then... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 24 2013, 10:27am
        Smaug's Song Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Jul 24 2013, 3:17pm
            If it's Smaug's Song.. Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Jul 24 2013, 3:46pm
                Yes, definitely Nick Cave! utku Send a private message to utku Jul 25 2013, 6:57am
            I'm eager to hear Smaug's Theme. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jul 24 2013, 4:36pm
    Anna Von Hausswolff / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 24 2013, 4:42pm
        Good choice, sir! DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 24 2013, 7:11pm
    Too bad Mel Tormé isn't alive anymore... DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 24 2013, 7:12pm
    They won't go back to female singers... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 24 2013, 7:29pm
        Neil Finn obscure? Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Jul 24 2013, 7:38pm
            No they aren't, and no it doesn't. :) // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 24 2013, 8:00pm
                Yes to both I'm afraid Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Jul 24 2013, 10:17pm
                    Um, no and no. Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 24 2013, 11:04pm
                        Nli Finn and Crowded House were rather big in the US in the 1990s patrickk Send a private message to patrickk Jul 25 2013, 7:58am
                    Absolutely right Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 25 2013, 12:18am
                        Yes, that's what "known worldwide" means... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 25 2013, 1:17am
        Okay I can see Sting performing a song for one of the films Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 25 2013, 5:17pm
            David Bowie Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 25 2013, 5:44pm
                I will admit... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 25 2013, 5:46pm
                    Me too Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 26 2013, 1:23am
                        Too old? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 26 2013, 5:45pm
                            I think he would be great Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 27 2013, 12:31am
    No Pop Star Please IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Jul 24 2013, 8:54pm
    If it abolutely has to be male: Stephen Colbert / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 24 2013, 9:29pm
    What about Jónsi from Sigur Rós? hairyfeet Send a private message to hairyfeet Jul 24 2013, 11:00pm
    As long as it's not as awful as Gollum's Song, I don't really have a preference. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jul 24 2013, 11:05pm
        Totally Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jul 24 2013, 11:26pm
        Leonard Nimoy of course TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Jul 26 2013, 6:11am
    I have no idea for the actual singer Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Jul 25 2013, 12:01am
    I have a whole list of people I think should sing the credits song Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 25 2013, 12:14am
    'm still hoping... Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Jul 25 2013, 1:57am
    The last two sounded very much part of the pop world. Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Jul 25 2013, 2:04am
    Greg Lake Alerik Send a private message to Alerik Jul 25 2013, 3:12am
    Till Lindemann angelclaw Send a private message to angelclaw Jul 25 2013, 3:48am
    I'm gonna say it until someone finally notices... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jul 25 2013, 8:57am
    Peter Gabriel would be my choice sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Jul 25 2013, 10:11am
        Agreed, Peter Gabriel could certainly be a viable choice... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jul 26 2013, 12:11am
    What about Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Jul 25 2013, 11:56am
    I'm hoping for a darker song so... daemoon Send a private message to daemoon Jul 25 2013, 7:16pm
        Pete Murphy? Starling Send a private message to Starling Jul 25 2013, 7:56pm
            I'm all for Peter Murphy Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 26 2013, 1:24am
                i know who should sing the TABA end credits song TheCoon Send a private message to TheCoon Jul 26 2013, 1:55am
                    Bomby would love it if it was... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 26 2013, 7:34am
    You're all missing it...Peter Yarrow, of course! DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jul 26 2013, 5:25pm
        Or Flight of the Conchords: L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jul 26 2013, 6:31pm
    Glenn Yarbrough/Leonard Nimoy duet. / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 26 2013, 5:31pm
        The most logical adventure is what lies ahead.// L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jul 26 2013, 6:32pm
    Not so much the singer as the song dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Jul 29 2013, 4:15pm

 
 
 

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