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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" soundtrack will be released at all retailers on December 11

Published November 1, 2012 3:24 pm

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The "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" soundtrack will be released at all retailers on December 11.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" features an original score by Academy Award-winner Howard Shore and was recorded at famed Abbey Road studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Additionally it includes an original song, "Song of the Lonely Mountain," written and performed by Neil Finn of Crowded House.

The film will be released on Dec. 14.

Shore's music for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has been performed in concerts throughout the world. In 2003, Shore conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the world premiere of "The Lord of the Rings Symphony" in Wellington, New Zealand. Since then, the work has had over 140 performances by the world's most prestigious orchestras, and has even been the subject of a book, Music of The Lord of the Rings Films. "I have looked forward to returning to the imaginative world of Middle-earth for quite a while," says Shore in a 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 track listings for the 2-CD Standard and 2-CD Deluxe versions are as follows:THE HOBBIT SPECIAL EDITION TRACKLIST DISC 1:1. My Dear Frodo2. Old Friends (Extended Version)3. An Unexpected Party (Extended Version)4. Blunt the Knives performed by The Dwarf Cast5. Axe or Sword?6. Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast7. The Adventure Begins8. The World is Ahead9. An Ancient Enemy10. Radagast the Brown (Extended Version)11. The Trollshaws12. Roast Mutton (Extended Version)13. A Troll-hoard14. The Hill of Sorcery15. Warg-scoutsDISC 2:1. The Hidden Valley2. Moon Runes (Extended Version)3. The Defiler4. The White Council (Extended Version)5. Over Hill6. A Thunder Battle7. Under Hill8. Riddles in the Dark9. Brass Buttons10. Out of the Frying-Pan11. A Good Omen12. Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) performed by Neil Finn13. Dreaming of Bag EndEXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS14. A Very Respectable Hobbit15. Erebor16. The Dwarf Lords17. The Edge of the WildTHE HOBBIT STANDARD EDITION TRACKLIST Disc 1:1. My Dear Frodo2. Old Friends3. An Unexpected Party4. Axe or Sword?5. Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast6. The Adventure Begins7. The World is Ahead8. An Ancient Enemy9. Radagast the Brown10. Roast Mutton11. A Troll-hoard12. The Hill of Sorcery13. Warg-scoutsDisc 2:1. The Hidden Valley2. Moon Runes3. The Defiler4. The White Council5. Over Hill6. A Thunder Battle7. Under Hill8. Riddles in the Dark9. Brass Buttons10. Out of the Frying-Pan11. A Good Omen12. Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by Neil Finn13. Dreaming of Bag End