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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Enhanced, Soundtrack


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Dec 10 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • Run Time: 179 minutes
  • ASIN: B00007BH5C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,510 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Foundations Of Stone
2. The Taming Of Smeagol
3. The Riders Of Rohan
4. The Passage Of The Marshes
5. The Uruk-hai
6. The King Of The Golden Hall
7. The Black Gate Is Closed
8. Evenstar
9. The White Rider
10. Treebeard
11. The Leave Taking
12. Helm's Deep
13. The Forbidden Pool
14. Breath Of Life
15. The Hornburg
16. Forth Eorlingas - featuring Ben Del Maestro
17. Isengard Unleashed
18. Samwise The Brave
19. Gollum's Song

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Howard Shore's music for the massively successful first film chapter of Tolkien's Ring saga won him the Oscar for Best Original Score, something of a surprise given the music's ambitious scale and determinedly dark overtones, factors that handily blurred the line between typical film fantasy music and accomplished concert work. Its sequel takes the same, often Wagnerian-scaled dramatic tack, following the film's story line into even more brooding and ominous dark corners. The previous film's Hobbit-inspired pastoralism is supplanted here by rich ethnic textures that expand the musical scope of Middle-earth and the World of Men; the Hardanger, a Norwegian fiddle, represents the Rohan and the North African rhaita colors the Mordor theme, while log drums, dilruba, wood xylophone, and cimbalon add intriguing textures elsewhere. The score's looming orchestral clouds are brightened by Shore's masterful choral writing, which infuses ancient liturgical influences with various solo turns by Isabel Bayrakdarian, indie-pop star Sheila Chandra, Ben Del Maestro, and Elizabeth Fraser. "Gollum's Song," the composer's concluding collaboration with lyricist Fran Walsh, is delivered with Björkish, postmodern angst by Emiliana Torrini, and helps punctuate the story's modern sense of allegory. --Jerry McCulley

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Brown on June 20 2004
Format: Audio CD
There are probably over a thousand reviews for the movies, but let's talk about the music of the movies.
I have to say that of all the movies, this soundtrack is the best of all three. The haunting string melodies, powerful trumpet melodies, and moving context of the music as a whole is wonderful.
I don't normally buy soundtrack scores. But, this is one of the few in my collection.
This is a wonderful collection of music.
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In as grand a scale as can exist, this is Shore's second movement to the most epic cinematic symphony of all time. I think I did a solid Fellowship review, so my commentary on "The Two Towers" = my first review + the following:
Shore now wildly intertwines some of the beloved familiar themes with new ones. The instantly classic violin signature for Rohan erupts triumphantly from a well prepared three minute bed of a lush string lead-in.
The Ents, always a favorite part of mine, are given musical life in quite the spine-tingling fashion. Sparse percussion and atonal bassoons make you feel like you yourself are lost and wandering in an atmosphere that is so silent but eerily ready to bubble over with an ancient life.
And here's the gem:
Just as with the tasteful Enya tune from the first installment, someone hit a grand-slam with the idea for "Gollum's Song." Penned by Shore with Fran Walsh (and perfectly sung by the appropriately off-center voice of Emiliana Torrini), this also gives monstrous credit to Shore as a songwriter as well! "Gollum's Song" is EVERYTHING that a good song should be, regardless of genre/style. Some of the freshest chord changes I've heard in quite some time are topped off with a frighteningly haunting melody, touching lyrics, careful orchestration, and excellently alienating emotional aesthetics. And along with all that - it's peculiarly catchy! One may feel him or her self really feeling for Gollum with this gutwrenching piece of music, without any real visual accompaniment. The movie crew made you feel for a computer-generated character, and now the sound crew has you feeling those same things all over again - but this time, blind. A++++ on this one.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers soundtrack is 1) an excellent score cd 2) a worthy companion to its predecessor the Academy Award winning The Fellowship of the Ring. Howard Shore returns to write the music for the next chapter of Jackson's films. The Two Towers has a mixture of new and old themes. Enya, a fixture on the Fellowship soundtrack is not featured on the Two Towers soundtrack. The Fellowship theme, the Isengard theme, the Rivendell theme, the Mordor theme, and the Shire theme all make reappearances, but added amongst them and comprising most of the cd are new themes. The Rohan theme is a very Vikingish theme replete with strings and percussion. Shore has the ability to vary the mood of this theme, usin it at the triumph of Theoden's reawakening as well as at the defeat of the evacuation of Meduseld. Treebeard's theme, is a very soft kind of "forresty" music with a chorus to give it a mysterious air. Shore uses heavy percussion to make the theme more effective. Arwen's theme is different from the first soundtrack, first because there is no Enya and second because its more of a melancholy love theme. Gollum's theme also doubles as the Ring theme from the first film, but the way Shore plays this theme reflects the 2 sides of Gollum's personality. As in the Fellowship, Shore uses different choirs very effectively, giving the elves an ethereal sounding choir, etc. The only complaint I have about the Two Towers soundtrack is the last track "Gollum's Song" sung by Emiliana Torrini. I found this song to be out of character with the rest of the cd and didn't much care for it. Unlike Enya's "May It Be" from the Fellowship soundtrack, "Gollum's Song" employ's no elvish and really just sounds creepy.Read more ›
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By Erica Anderson on April 9 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm sorry but the second installment of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" soundtrack was a complete bore for me. I loved "Fellowship of the Ring" and "Return of the King". The music on those cds were breathtaking and made me feel like I as in Middle Earth. Unfortunately "The Two Towers" lacked the emotional impact that the other two soundtracks possessed. I found the music lacking melodies and too bombastic. I always have liked Howard Shore's abilities as a composer but in this particular case, I truly felt that he missed his intended target. However I did like the songs with Sheila Chandra, Elizabeth Frasier, and Ben Del Maestro but I did not like "Gollum's Song" performed by Emiliana Torrini. Emiliana's voice was not suited for orchestral music. She is better off making trip hop music. I really tried to like the second soundtrack in the Lord of the Rings trilogy but I just couldn't. The music didn't move me so much as the other two soundtracks did.
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In as grand a scale as can exist, this is Shore's second movement to the most epic cinematic symphony of all time. I think I did a solid Fellowship review, so my commentary on "The Two Towers" = my first review + the following:
Shore now wildly intertwines some of the beloved familiar themes with new ones. The instantly classic violin signature for Rohan erupts triumphantly from a well prepared three minute bed of a lush string lead-in.
The Ents, always a favorite part of mine, are given musical life in quite the spine-tingling fashion. Sparse percussion and atonal bassoons make you feel like you yourself are lost and wandering in an atmosphere that is so silent but eerily ready to bubble over with an ancient life.
And here's the gem:
Just as with the tasteful Enya tune from the first installment, someone hit a grand-slam with the idea for "Gollum's Song." Penned by Shore with Fran Walsh (and perfectly sung by the appropriately off-center voice of Emiliana Torrini), this also gives monstrous credit to Shore as a songwriter as well! "Gollum's Song" is EVERYTHING that a good song should be, regardless of genre/style. Some of the freshest chord changes I've heard in quite some time are topped off with a frighteningly haunting melody, touching lyrics, careful orchestration, and excellently alienating emotional aesthetics. And along with all that - it's peculiarly catchy! One may feel him or her self really feeling for Gollum with this gutwrenching piece of music, without any real visual accompaniment. The movie crew made you feel for a computer-generated character, and now the sound crew has you feeling those same things all over again - but this time, blind. A++++ on this one.
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