This is an Enhanced CD which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Original score composed by Howard Shore.
Includes liner notes by Howard Shore, Peter Jackson.
This limited edition release includes a bonus DVD of trailers and "Howard Shore: An Introspective".
Original music composed by Howard Shore.
Lyricists: Annette "Queenie" Lennox; Fran Walsh.
Personnel: Annette "Queenie" Lennox, Viggo Mortensen, Ren‚e Fleming, Billy Boyd (vocals); John Parricelli (guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, 12-string guitar); Dermot Crehan (fiddle); James Galway (flute, pennywhistle); Ulrich Herkenhoff (pan flute).
Audio Mixers: Jeffrey Lesser ; Andy Bradfield; Paul Hicks; Peter Cobbin; Tom Lazarus.
Liner Note Authors: Howard Shore ; Peter Jackson .
Recording information: Air Lyndhurst; Air Lyndhust; CTS Colosseum, Watford, Hertfordshire, England; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Editors: Andrew Dudman; Becca Gatrell; Malcolm Fife; John Wriggle; Simon Kiln; Michael Price.
Photographers: Van Redin; Ken George; Benjamin Ealovega.
Translator: David Salo.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jan Hendrickse.
This elegantly packaged box set presents composer Howard Shore's expansive score for the extended version of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING in its entirety, including many pieces not featured on the theatrical edition of the soundtrack. Highlights of this comprehensive collection include lengthy orchestral tracks such as "The Lighting of the Beacon," "Shelob's Lair," and "Days of the Ring," which capture both the dread and hope conveyed in Peter Jackson's stunning fantasy film.