Howard Shore ‎– The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings

Reprise Records ‎– RCV1-563589, WaterTower Music ‎– 081227932473
5 × Vinyl, LP, Red
Box Set, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered

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A1 Prologue: One Ring To Rule Them All 7:16
A2 The Shire 2:29
A3 Bag End (Featuring "The Road Goes Ever On")
Composed By [The Road Goes Ever On] – Fran WalshLyrics By [The Road Goes Ever On] – J.R.R. TolkienPerformer [The Road Goes Ever On] – Ian McKellen
A4 Very Old Friends 3:12
A5 Flaming Red Hair
Composed By, Performer [Plan 9] – David Donaldson (4), David Long (5), Janet Roddick, Steve Roche (2)Performer – Chris O'Connor (6), Grant Shearer, Peter Daly, Plan 9 (6), Ruairidh Morrison
B1 Farewell Dear Bilbo 1:45
B2 Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (Featuring "The Road Goes Ever On" And "Drinking Song")
Adapted By [Lyrics, Drinking Song] – Fran Walsh, Philippa BoyensComposed By [Drinking Song] – Fran WalshComposed By [The Road Goes Ever On] – Fran WalshLyrics By [The Road Goes Ever On, Original Lyrics To Drinking Song] – J.R.R. TolkienPerformer [Dringing Song] – Dominic MonaghanPerformer [Drinking Song] – Billy BoydPerformer [The Road Goes Ever On] – Ian Holm
B3 A Conspiracy Unmasked 6:09
B4 Three Is Company 1:58
C1 The Passing Of The Elves
Lyrics By, Performer – J.R.R. TolkienMusic By, Performer [Plan 9] – David Donaldson (4), David Long (5), Janet Roddick, Steve Roche (2)Performer – Plan 9 (6)Translated By [Lyrics Translated Into Sindarin By] – David Salo
C2 Saruman The White 4:09
C3 A Shortcut To Mushrooms 4:07
C4 Strider 2:34
C5 The Nazgûl (Featuring "The Song Of Lúthien")
Composed By [The Song Of Lúthien], Performer [The Song Of Lúthien] – Viggo MortensenLyrics By [The Song Of Lúthien] – J.R.R. TolkienTranslated By [Lyrics Translated Into Sindarin By, The Song Of Lúthien] – David Salo
D1 Weathertop 2:14
D2 The Caverns Of Isengard 4:54
D3 Give Up The Halfling 4:49
D4 Orthanc 1:06
D5 Rivendell 3:26
D6 The Sword That Was Broken 3:34
E1 The Council Of Elrond Assembles [Featuring "Aníron (Theme For Aragorn And Arwen)"]
Lyrics By [Aníron (theme For Aragorn And Arwen)] – Roma RyanMusic By [Aníron (theme For Aragorn And Arwen)] – Enya, Nicky RyanPerformer [Aníron (theme For Aragorn And Arwen] – EnyaProducer [Aníron (theme For Aragorn And Arwen)], Engineer [Aníron (theme For Aragorn And Arwen)] – Nicky Ryan
E2 The Great Eye 5:30
E3 Gilraen's Memorial
Alto Vocals – Hilary Summers
E4 The Pass Of Caradhras 5:04
F1 The Doors Of Durin 6:03
F2 Moria
Soprano Vocals – Mabel Faletolu
F3 Gollum 2:26
F4 Balin's Tomb 8:30
G1 Khazad-dûm 8:00
G2 Caras Galadhon (Featuring "Lament For Gandalf")
Lyrics By [Lament For Gandalf], Music By [Lament For Gandalf] – Howard Shore, Philippa BoyensPerformer [Lament For Gandalf] – Elizabeth FraserVocals – Miriam Stockley
H1 The Mirror Of Galadriel 6:21
H2 The Fighting Uruk-hai 11:32
I1 Parth Galen 9:13
I2 The Departure Of Boromir 5:29
J1 The Road Goes Ever On... (Part 1) 5:58
J2 May It Be
Lyrics By – Roma RyanMusic By – Enya, Nicky RyanPerformer – EnyaProducer, Engineer – Nicky Ryan
J3 The Road Goes Ever On... (Part 2) (Featuring "In Dreams")
Music By [In Dreams], Lyrics By [In Dreams] – Fran Walsh, Howard ShorePerformer [In Dreams] – Edward Ross (2)

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Rhino is returning to Middle-earth on April 6 with the first soundtrack from the Trilogy, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, available on vinyl for the first time as a 5-LP boxed set. Housed in a collector's box with red leather style spine, the collection is limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.

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April 30, 2019
I have loved JRR TOLKIEN's writings since I was a little kid, and always wanted the Howard Shore box sets on vinyl... but everything I'm reading says the packaging and audio quality is pretty poor... so I'm hoping someday a quality remaster / reissue comes out for all of Tolkien's works on vinyl.

I hear the audio on Return of the King is the best of the 3, but splitting up the map between all the releases was dumb as the maps are not consistent in style and do not even match up lol... which is unacceptable.

Fellowship is being sold for $500
Two Towers is $75
King is $100
The Hobbit isn't avinylable in this format

So here's to waiting for a quality box set of the whole series in a consistent and quality release worthy of the work it's representing.


December 3, 2018
edited 5 months ago

Ahh, finally, the LOTR soundtracks on vinyl. I went for these release, hoping to FINALLY get a decend sounding soundtrack (those CDs really are nothing special). I layed the first vinyl on my turntable and afer a few minutes, I couldn't help but draw a wide smile across my face. Sure, it's not groundbreaking, but it's DEFINITELY the best this music has ever sounded. Truly, the LOTR score has NEVER sounded more majestic, more dynamic, more clear. This is an astounding release, that I recommend to any fan of these soundtracks. When I listened to Bilbo's party, I could literally hear all of the instruments with perfect clarity. The Bridge of Khazad-Dum sound powerful and totally over-bass-whelming (can this be a new word? Did I just coin a new word?). The box is very pretty, if somewhat weak. You have to be careful with it (which I expect every person who buys such a set to be). The booklet is made of quality paper, really glad when I saw it. And the third of the map of Middle-Earth is extremely cool.
All in all, a fantastic release with clear and deep sound. A true collector's item, through and through. Buy it before these prices skyrocket.


June 8, 2018

At 27.07.18 realease the Limited box of Two towers on Blue Vinyl!
Limited to 8000 Copys!

I have reserved my copy today on e.m.p


June 6, 2018
edited 11 months ago
Preordered this from Barnes and Nobles and it is fantastic. I would recommend listening with headphones, the pressing is a bit quiet....but there is absolutely no surface noise and there are only like 3 very quiet pops throughout the entire 5 records. Highly recommend..


May 1, 2018
Is there plans to reprint sell more of these? I just noticed that it even existed and do not want to pay the huge markup.


April 25, 2018
This desperately needs a reissue. I preordered it from as soon as it went up, it was out of stock on release day, so I ordered it on Banres and Noble when it said it was in stock, wait weeks only for the order to be canceled and I refuse to pay double or more from a third party. I don't care about the fancy case or coloured records, I just want the music in hand. They obviously severely underestimated the demand for this and many people seem to have been left out in the cold on it.


April 19, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

European units were sent inside a fit-to-box package with sponge parts! All inside a larger Amazon box.
Very beautiful package - resembles the original CDs boxes.
Copy 4002 / 5000 - Portugal.


April 14, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
This was shipped to me with the box set snugly housed inside an LP mailer which was then placed inside a significantly larger box stuffed tight with packing paper so the inner box didn't move around. I received it in really excellent condition when sent in this way. It's a beautiful box set, the liner notes are quite extensive, and most importantly the mastering and pressing are top notch. This sounds superb, dynamic, just an epic box set. Can't wait for the Twin Towers set to come out.


April 14, 2018
Unfortunately mine arrived in very poor packaging from Amazon and as it was an overseas shipment (USA - UK) my box suffered slightly for it. Specifically; scuffing on the four corners of the top and bottom left of the box, and a tear on the bottom left wall (which I suspect a quick dab of unnoticeable glue will fix. But other than that I can't say I fault the overall quality of the box badly. Everything else seems stable and glued down properly.

I do feel for those that ended up with anything worse than this :(

I contacted Amazon about the packaging and the damage that was caused by it, and of course they couldn't replace it so I got a $50 refund. Which is $50 towards the The Two Towers I suppose!

Listening to the first disc now and it's just gorgeous - having the liner notes in 12" size just seals the deal.

And what's with the little 12"x24" poster? I'm guessing we'll be getting the rest of the map with the next couple of releases! mind you, it's only a small section of the map - which tells me 3 pieces more might not cover us all the way to Mordor, which means perhaps we should expect The Hobbit to be reissued on vinyl as well?


April 12, 2018
My copy arrived yesterday. I have the same complaint as some people here. The packaging is really flimsy and already falling apart.
A shame considering how beautiful the box looks.
I'm tempted to put it together with super glue or something. Otherwise happy with the purchase, but for $100+ i'm disappointed in the box quality.