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Listen to Neil Finn's "Song of the Lonely Mountain" from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

11.12.2012

New Zealand native Neil Finn of the popular '80's band Crowded House is supplying the title track, 'The Song of the Lonely Mountain,' for Peter Jackson's upcoming THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, and today you can listen to the track in its entirety by clicking the image below:

Peter Jackson has used recording artists for the previous Middle-Earth films, working with the likes of Enya, Emiliana Torrin, and Annie Lennox, so it's no surprise that he's doing the same for the next trilogy, not to mention retaining the brilliant Howard Shore to provide the score.

"'The Song of the Lonely Mountain' was developed from a dark and mysterious theme which the dwarves sing early in the movie," Finn told Rolling Stone.  Once he was in a "Dwarven state of mind," Finn set about to record, saying: "After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peters office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam. Dave Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix. He seemed to respond well to my demands for 'more anvil!' Pop music needs more anvil!"

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on WaterTower Music in the United States and Decca Records outside the United States. It will be available on December 11, 2012. The track listings for the 2 CD Standard and 2CD Deluxe versions are as follows (the main difference is packaging and bonus tracks): Click here to preorder!

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY opens on December 14, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you think the songs enhance, detract, or are transparent to the Middle-Earth films? Personally, I think it's pretty cool and well in line with Tolkien's music-filled tales.
Source: Rolling Stone

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11:27PM on 11/12/2012

Lame.

The three LOTR songs were beautiful and worked well on their own as well as being great companions to their films. This sounds like it comes from a cheap afternoon special. What a let down.
The three LOTR songs were beautiful and worked well on their own as well as being great companions to their films. This sounds like it comes from a cheap afternoon special. What a let down.
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2:01PM on 11/12/2012
I much prefer the version featured in the first trailer. This one's okay, though.
I much prefer the version featured in the first trailer. This one's okay, though.
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9:00PM on 11/12/2012

Oh my goodness

Oh my dayum
Oh my dayum
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7:40PM on 11/13/2012

mmmmm...

Not feeling it at all...sounds like a "Kung-Fu apprentice character survives the cold winter montage" from some 80's film...don't know... Annie Lennox was brilliant...this is a "ok, whatever" for me...
Not feeling it at all...sounds like a "Kung-Fu apprentice character survives the cold winter montage" from some 80's film...don't know... Annie Lennox was brilliant...this is a "ok, whatever" for me...
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6:55PM on 11/12/2012
I like this and the version from the trailer. I think this works better for the end credtis and fits nicely in line with May it Be, Gollums Song, and Into the West. We'll likely see both versions on the soundtrack anyway.
I like this and the version from the trailer. I think this works better for the end credtis and fits nicely in line with May it Be, Gollums Song, and Into the West. We'll likely see both versions on the soundtrack anyway.
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6:22PM on 11/12/2012
I liked the version in the trailer more. The voice was deeper and you can feel they knew they were in for some tough times ahead. This version is mehh. Can do without all that clapping.
I liked the version in the trailer more. The voice was deeper and you can feel they knew they were in for some tough times ahead. This version is mehh. Can do without all that clapping.
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12:27AM on 11/13/2012

Overproduced

I despise sound walls. But if this is what they play in the end credits...meh, I could live with it
I despise sound walls. But if this is what they play in the end credits...meh, I could live with it
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2:35PM on 11/12/2012

hm.

I dunno, I'm not a big fan of this. The other songs had a lot more weight to them... though, I suppose The Hobbit in general will probably be more lighthearted which this song may suit... I dunno, maybe it'll work in the actual film. I don't like it on its own, though. Particularly the "Aye-ya-ya-yeah!" parts... Oh well.
I dunno, I'm not a big fan of this. The other songs had a lot more weight to them... though, I suppose The Hobbit in general will probably be more lighthearted which this song may suit... I dunno, maybe it'll work in the actual film. I don't like it on its own, though. Particularly the "Aye-ya-ya-yeah!" parts... Oh well.
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