Howard Shore ‎– The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Some of the CDs were released with an exclusive two-sided cover card. There are seven different variants:
• Aragorn/Legolas
• Arwen/Théoden
Denethor/Faramir
Éomer/Éowyn
Sam and Frodo/Gandalf
• Gollum/Sméagol
• Merry and Pip/Gimli

All of the cards were also included in the "Internet limited edition".

Versions (39)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9362-48521-2, 9362-48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362-48521-2, 9362-48521-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48521-2 Howard Shore Der Herr Der Ringe: Die Rückkehr Des Königs(CD, Enh) Reprise Records 9362-48521-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (OST)(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records 48521-2 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
9362485212 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Enh, Arw) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362485212 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
9362486092 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Enh, Dis) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362486092 UK & Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
48521-4, none, 248521-4 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, WWW Records 48521-4, none, 248521-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
48521-4, none, 248521-4 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, WWW Records 48521-4, none, 248521-4 China 2003 Sell This Version
48521-4, 248521-4 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, WWW Records 48521-4, 248521-4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-101303 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album + CD, Single + Promo) New Line Records PRO-CD-101303 US 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks 48521-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
CDW 48521 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records CDW 48521 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
936248521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records 936248521-2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks 48521-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records 9362-48521-2 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
none Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh) Reprise Records none China 2003 Sell This Version
48565-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V + Ltd, Bro) Reprise Records 48565-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
48560-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V + Ltd, Gre) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 48560-2 Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
48560-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V + Ltd, Gre) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 48560-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
9362486122 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd, Gre) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362486122 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Ara) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks 48521-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
9362485212 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Ara) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362485212 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
9362486092 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Del) Reprise Records 9362486092 UK & Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Den) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks 48521-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
CDW 48521 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Gol) Reprise Records CDW 48521 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
9362485212 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Gol) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, New Line Records 9362485212 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
48521-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Sam) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks 48521-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
110841 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Unknown (LXZ) 110841 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
none Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Music, West none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48521-4 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9362-48521-4 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-11724 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records WPCR-11724 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
H1259 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Unofficial, HDC) Sony Music H1259 China 2004 Sell This Version
none Howard Shore Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Album, Promo) Reprise Records none US 2007 Sell This Version
162044-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings(4xCD + DVD-A + Box, Comp) Reprise Records, New Line Records 162044-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-28510 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Reprise Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks WPCR-28510 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Howard Shore Le Seigneur Des Anneaux(12", RE, Unofficial) Not On Label none France 2017 Sell This Version
none Howard Shore Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (The Complete Recordings)(53xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records none 2018
162044-2 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings(4xCD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A + Box, Comp) Reprise Records, New Line Records 162044-2 US 2018 Sell This Version
RCV1-565282, 603497862610 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings(6xLP, Gre + Box, Album, Ltd, Num) Reprise Records, WaterTower Music RCV1-565282, 603497862610 UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
48521-4 Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Balet Plak 48521-4 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version

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CATOROBOROUS

CATOROBOROUS

April 30, 2019
referencing The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings, 6xLP, Gre + Box, Album, Ltd, Num, RCV1-565282, 603497862610
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.
71step28

71step28

September 29, 2018
edited 9 months ago
referencing The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings, 6xLP, Gre + Box, Album, Ltd, Num, RCV1-565282, 603497862610
The map in my set does not match up with the first two sections. The colour is wrong and the image itself is not from the same map detail. Coupled with out of line spines (Fellowship is lower than the next two) it has turned out to be a poor release for such an expensive set.
MaceWinduHugs

MaceWinduHugs

September 21, 2018
referencing The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings, 6xLP, Gre + Box, Album, Ltd, Num, RCV1-565282, 603497862610
The mastering on this is brilliant, hearing "The Lighting Of The Beacons" on vinyl has now made my life complete.