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 Posted:   Oct 27, 2016 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   SalaciousAckbar   (Member)



If it is second (and I'm not sure it is), it is, in my estimation, a very, very distant second. (Everybody I know can hum the "Star Wars" theme, and recognize at least four melodies from that saga. I don't know anybody who can hum a "Rings" theme, and only a few who might recognize the opening Ring theme if they heard it.) Additionally, those "Star Wars" soundtracks are very basic repressings in standard jewel cases. Not true of the "Rings" sets (though perhaps they could be reissued that way).


And this would be a repressing as well. Only...wait...it's in a cardboard and paper case! Oh no! Well, that's just impossible now isn't it.

Give me a break. The cases aren't made of a steel and gold.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2016 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   trstnvnk   (Member)

LOTR is second to Star Wars, I would say, among franchise score recognition and popularity.

Aha! And here we have the kernel of the misconception.

Yes, LOTR is very popular, but it is also receding in the public memory, whilst Star Wars is still very present.


Yeah, the Lord of the Rings trilogy didn't have an entire trilogy of prequels, each grossing around $1 billion, in the last few years. No, that didn't happen at all. The reason these don't exist is laziness and incompetence on the part of the labels. Pure and simple. These little no-name films get deluxe edition scores released by small labels, whilst these recordings just sit around waiting to be released to an eager fanbase.


I'm sorry, but I really don't think there's as huge a market for these complete recordings as you claim there is. Like I said before, the original one disc releases are more than sufficient for the average fan and those are still widely available.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2016 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Yeah, the Lord of the Rings trilogy didn't have an entire trilogy of prequels, each grossing around $1 billion, in the last few years. No, that didn't happen at all.

Yes, it did. But the Hobbit films didn't have anywhere near the cultural impact the original trilogy did. And you'll also notice that the box office dropped for each Hobbit picture, where the opposite happened on LOTR, which picked up new viewers for each installment.

The reason these don't exist is laziness and incompetence on the part of the labels. Pure and simple. These little no-name films get deluxe edition scores released by small labels, whilst these recordings just sit around waiting to be released to an eager fanbase.

I see you have it all figured out, and you know what? You have convinced me!

Reprise Records are fools for not catering to the desires of the hordes of fans just climbing over each other to get these sets that you and only you can see!

Honestly, it seems that whatever you're doing, you're in the wrong business. You need to take up producing soundtrack albums, because it seems that you can just get stuff done. Who would have thought that all it takes is just denying the validity of any possible obstacle?

So get on it so we can have those budget-priced CRs. If they're such a shoo-in, go to Reprise and tell them you're the new boss!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2016 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Warner is aware that there is some level of demand for reprint, and Doug has mentioned that his end of the work is done; that legalities/rights were holding it up.

I'd say patience is still in order - sometimes, unfortunately, as we've seen not just in this case but in many other specialty label cases, that patience will be needed for years.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2016 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   SalaciousAckbar   (Member)

Yeah, the Lord of the Rings trilogy didn't have an entire trilogy of prequels, each grossing around $1 billion, in the last few years. No, that didn't happen at all.

Yes, it did. But the Hobbit films didn't have anywhere near the cultural impact the original trilogy did. And you'll also notice that the box office dropped for each Hobbit picture, where the opposite happened on LOTR, which picked up new viewers for each installment.


Each film made at or just below $1 billion dollars. I don't give a shit if they weren't as popular as LOTR (financially, they were), they are part of the same series and kept the franchise alive in popular culture this decade. That was my point, since someone brought up that the only reason Star Wars keeps getting re-released are because of new films. Which by the way, there has been one new Star Wars film in the last 11 years. Not exactly James Bond, now is it?

I see you have it all figured out, and you know what? You have convinced me!

Reprise Records are fools for not catering to the desires of the hordes of fans just climbing over each other to get these sets that you and only you can see!

Honestly, it seems that whatever you're doing, you're in the wrong business. You need to take up producing soundtrack albums, because it seems that you can just get stuff done. Who would have thought that all it takes is just denying the validity of any possible obstacle?

So get on it so we can have those budget-priced CRs. If they're such a shoo-in, go to Reprise and tell them you're the new boss!!!


These have been released before. This isn't rocket science.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2016 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Why are you still telling us this, and not the people at Reprise Records, who will obviously put you in charge of their soundtrack division once you explain your level of expertise in all of this to them?

Just show up at their offices and dazzle them with your reasoning, as you have done here. It should work.

Hell, with the conviction you have, I'm surprised you're not the CEO already…

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   John Chambers   (Member)

Does anyone know of anywhere online I can still find the annotated score PDFs for each of the 3 releases that went online on the official websites when the sets were released? The links at http://www.lordoftherings-soundtrack.com no longer work. I'm going through Doug Adams book along with the physical liner notes from the sets but I downloaded these PDFs to an old computer back in the day and can't find them. Any help appreciated!

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Offer ended.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   John Chambers   (Member)

DP

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   John Chambers   (Member)

Thanks so much Henry but a kind soul has already got them to me!

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Good you got it. I had no e-mail in your profile so I couldn't send them to you directly...

Have a good reading John!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2017 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   hanshotfirst1138   (Member)

I'm beginning to grow worried we'll never see TTT or FOTR ever again in their extended forms.....

Will these negotiations EVER finish?!

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Warner is aware that there is some level of demand for reprint, and Doug has mentioned that his end of the work is done; that legalities/rights were holding it up.

I'd say patience is still in order - sometimes, unfortunately, as we've seen not just in this case but in many other specialty label cases, that patience will be needed for years.


Hopefully this will wrap up any legal entanglements re: this

http://www.avclub.com/article/warner-bros-settles-lawsuit-jrr-tolkeins-family-257653?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2017 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   SalaciousAckbar   (Member)

Don't suppose there's been any movement on this?

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2017 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Don't suppose there's been any movement on this?

Right behind you, S.A. I have the CRs for FotR and RotK, but TTT is the one I most desire. Trying to wait patiently along with undoubtedly countless others...

 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2017 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Yes... same here... it must be ten years now since there were some talks about another reissue... but still waiting...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   rockhound   (Member)

Ask and ye shall receive. Release date is April 6, 2018.

3 CD Set (with Blu Ray Audio): https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fellowship-Complete-Recordings/dp/B079PTDW74/

5 LP Vinyl Set: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Fellowship-Complete-Recordings/dp/B079PDFGZK/

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

I guess you didn't look at what threads were on page 1 before bumping this old thread. We're discussing the reissue here:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=125897&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2018 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   SalaciousAckbar   (Member)

Really hoping The Two Towers and Return of the King are coming too. I'm going to get these to have the high-res surround on Blu-ray instead of DVD-A.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2018 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

The press release for FOTR says that they're forthcoming.

http://www.howardshore.com/the-fellowship-of-the-ring-the-complete-recordings-on-vinyl-and-back-on-cd/#.WphB8dIUm3o

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS is the first of in a series of three releases that will also feature The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) on color vinyl for the first time. More information on the series of releases will be available at a later date.

(I guess the CD/Blus aren't SPECIFICALLY mentioned there, but I don't see why that wouldn't follow suit)

 
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