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    Remember those "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack collections that were released on CD/DVDA-V last decade?
    It looks like our good friends at Rhino Records are reissuing these collections as CD/Blu-Ray sets starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" in March.
    No other details at the moment except that the set will include 3 CDs (like the original set) and one Blu-ray Disc replacing the DVDA-V disc and here's the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fe...dp/B079PTDW74/


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    This is great news! Did you see any info for the second and third movie soundtracks as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    This is great news! Did you see any info for the second and third movie soundtracks as well?
    Not yet, but I'm sure they will follow in due course.


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    Default Re: "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack reissues on Blu-Ray

    Yowza on the $80!
    Multichannel FLAC downloads and more:
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    hi-res 2.0, 4.0, 4.1 & 5.1 available!

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    Default Re: "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack reissues on Blu-Ray

    That price is certainly higher from what the original packs sold for. I vaguely remember something like $50-60?

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    Couldn't they fit all 3 Soundtracks on one Bluray?


    I did get these cd\dvda sets used for around $60 a set.

    As much as I love the movies have not given these more than a listen or 2.
    These are epic soundtracks though.

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    The old CD/DVD-A sets always seem to command quite a price online (I've seen upwards of $200), so I guess this is good news. Love these soundtracks but I'm not a big fan of "concert hall" surround.

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    Argh! Didn’t see THAT coming... I just completed the trilogy last week spending quite some money. I guess I will try to unload on ebay as soon as possible. If the listing price is now 80 dollars it will come down for sure to 49 dollars during sale.

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    More power to people who collect these - I have the set of The Two Towers (paid $8 for a scuffed up return copy from the J&R liquidation sale a few years back), but I've never listened to it beyond snippets. The movies showcase the soundtrack so effectively that it seems like a superior option to just watch the Extended Editions in 24/48 6.1 sound. The high price is a kicker.

    But...kudos to Rhino for putting these back in print.

    Edit to add: The special extended sets of these movies also have a lot of wonderful documentary material on the score. The Hobbit extended set also includes a charming documentary, I believe for the 2nd movie, about recording the score in New Zealand - 30-40 minutes long, complete with an extended Arthur Fiedler joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    Remember those "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack collections that were released on CD/DVDA-V last decade?
    It looks like our good friends at Rhino Records are reissuing these collections as CD/Blu-Ray sets starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" in March.
    No other details at the moment except that the set will include 3 CDs (like the original set) and one Blu-ray Disc replacing the DVDA-V disc and here's the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fe...dp/B079PTDW74/

    And it looks like the description is taken from the dvd-a: "Advanced Resolution Surround"

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    I have all 3 of the CD/DVD-A sets and, to tell you the truth, they are still sealed. They look cool sitting all together in a row, but I've never opened or played them. Oh well.

    As far as the BluRay reissues, I say "COOL!". Now how about Rhino going ahead and rereleasing every DVD-A title on BluRay. Well, maybe except this one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    Now how about Rhino going ahead and rereleasing every DVD-A title on BluRay.
    Or better yet, every unreleased DVD-A title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    Remember those "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack collections that were released on CD/DVDA-V last decade?
    It looks like our good friends at Rhino Records are reissuing these collections as CD/Blu-Ray sets starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" in March.
    No other details at the moment except that the set will include 3 CDs (like the original set) and one Blu-ray Disc replacing the DVDA-V disc and here's the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fe...dp/B079PTDW74/

    I have all three DVD~A/RBCD RING box sets and as commendable as it is for RHINO to re~release them on BD~A, the repetitive nature of these soundtracks are for rabid fans only. We are talking hours upon hours of themes and cues which would be better served investing in the movies themselves [also available as brilliant 3D extended versions].

    As another poster mentioned, I would rather have RHINO invest the time releasing all those unreleased DVD~A 5.1 remixes languishing in their vaults.


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    Ah, yes... hours upon hours of my favorite themes and cues of all time ...I've heard rips of the DVD-A's and love every second of them, so I'll be purchasing these babies, rabid fan that I am
    (Somebody's got to keep the Rhino re-issues coming, so I'll take 3 for the team)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    [also available as brilliant 3D extended versions].
    The Hobbit movies are available in 3D (both theatrical and extended), but The Lord of the Rings movies are not (neither theatrical nor extended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogmort View Post
    The Hobbit movies are available in 3D (both theatrical and extended), but The Lord of the Rings movies are not (neither theatrical nor extended).
    Thanks for the clarification.

    BTW, The DVD~As are stunningly well recorded with ambient rear channels and I cannot believe the prices these sets are fetching [even from third party vendors] at AmazonUS. [i.e. https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fe...00WVQFVW03RHQ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcorne View Post
    Or better yet, every unreleased DVD-A title.
    Well, at least we got "Moondance", "Tusk", and "Fleetwood Mac" so far (even though the latter was just released as a Dolby DVD)
    Hopefully "The Cars" will be next this year!


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    I have all 3 of the CD/DVD-A sets and, to tell you the truth, they are still sealed. They look cool sitting all together in a row, but I've never opened or played them. Oh well.

    As far as the BluRay reissues, I say "COOL!". Now how about Rhino going ahead and rereleasing every DVD-A title on BluRay. Well, maybe except this one:

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    I suppose they don't do this much anymore, but I'd totally listen to an isolated score option to go with the visuals of the extended edition movies. But that's one less sale...

    I think there's a sort of unfortunate tendency among soundtrack collectors to be completists. I've felt that way too at times, but in truth a well-arranged orchestral album suite is much more interesting for repeated listening than every single bit of music from the film, organized in sequence.

    This goes all the way back to the beginning - Prokofiev's cantata based on his score to Alexander Nevsky is a more interesting musical experience than his complete score. Harrumph etc.

    What I would totally buy, but was apparently never released, is a blu-ray of the Lord of the Rings Symphony that Howard Shore assembled and performed all over, along with visual accompaniment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubertrout View Post
    I suppose they don't do this much anymore, but I'd totally listen to an isolated score option to go with the visuals of the extended edition movies. But that's one less sale...

    I think there's a sort of unfortunate tendency among soundtrack collectors to be completists. I've felt that way too at times, but in truth a well-arranged orchestral album suite is much more interesting for repeated listening than every single bit of music from the film, organized in sequence.

    This goes all the way back to the beginning - Prokofiev's cantata based on his score to Alexander Nevsky is a more interesting musical experience than his complete score. Harrumph etc.

    What I would totally buy, but was apparently never released, is a blu-ray of the Lord of the Rings Symphony that Howard Shore assembled and performed all over, along with visual accompaniment.
    Ubertrout, though there IS much to admire regarding these scores for LOTR, the sheer amount of music which is seemingly endless becomes way too repetitive and when they say these are the COMPLETE scores, they ain't kidding.

    I'm certainly a huge fan of film scores but minus the visuals and unless you're invested in reading a good book, wading through hours and hours of LOTR, the complete recordings, is a tedious exercise but bless those, like QQ poster skherbeck, who savor each and every note.....then Lordy, Lordy this RING'S for U!

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    Well, I never thought I'd say this, but I wish this was available as a "Super Deluxe Set" with the vinyl AND the surround blu-ray... because the red vinyl set is gorgeous (and I imagine "The Two Towers" will be green vinyl and "The Return of the King" blue vinyl. I want them, and I don't even have a record player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skherbeck View Post
    Well, I never thought I'd say this, but I wish this was available as a "Super Deluxe Set" with the vinyl AND the surround blu-ray... because the red vinyl set is gorgeous (and I imagine "The Two Towers" will be green vinyl and "The Return of the King" blue vinyl. I want them, and I don't even have a record player!

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    Very impressive but I'm sure ALL of these movies will be released quite soon in UHD 4K with Dolby Atmos or DTS~X soundtracks and will be the 'definitive' versions.

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    I just wish they would release all 3 sets at once. Nerve-wracking to wait / hope for the next installment. Yea, you'd need a second mortgage to do it, but at least you'd score it all at once.

    (yes, that was a pun )

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    Here's what the 3CD/Blu-Ray set looks like:



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    Here's what the 3CD/Blu-Ray set looks like:


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    According to the US Amazon, delayed until April 6.

    Great, I can save up, haha.

    Some forums think that a subtle wording implies more hi-rez than the DVD version. We'll see.

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