Today the complete track listing for the score of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was unveiled. In addition to the standard soundtrack, a special edition will many benefits.
“I have looked forward to returning to the imaginative world of Middle-earth for quite a while,” says Shore in today’s press release. “I read all of the books by Tolkien, including The Hobbit, when I was in my twenties, and his deep love of nature and all things green resonates deeply with me.”
The standard edition has the following tracks:
My Dear Frodo
An Unexpected Party*
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown*
The Hill of Sorcery
The Hidden Valley
The White Council*
A Thunder Battle
Riddles in the Dark
Out of the Frying-Pan
A Good Omen
Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by Neil Finn*
Dreaming of Bag End
The special edition adds to the above list with the scores below, as well as extended versions of seven above tracks:
A Very Respectable Hobbit
The Dwarf Lords
The Edge of the Wild
The album art for the regular and special editions are below:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s soundtrack will be available beginning December 11. The film opens in theaters three days later on December 14.
Howard Shore scored the film at Abbey Road studios with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.