hobbit-five-armiesThe details of the soundtrack albums for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies have been revealed. The albums feature the film’s original music composed by Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Silence of the Lambs, Hugo, The Aviator). Also included is the end titles song The Last Goodbye performed by actor Billy Boyd and written by Boyd and screenwriters/producers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh. The soundtrack will be released in two editions: a standard edition, as well as a deluxe edition with additional tracks. Both albums are set to be released on December 16, 2014. Visit Amazon to pre-order the standard edition and click here to order the deluxe edition. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom will be released on December 17, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures. For more information about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

Disc 1:

1. Fire and Water
2. Shores of the Long Lake
3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief
4. Guardians of the Three
5. The Ruins of Dale
6. The Gathering of the Clouds
7. Mithril
8. Bred for War
9. A Thief in the Night
10. The Clouds Burst
11. Battle for the Mountain

Disc 2:

1. The Darkest Hour
2. Sons of Durin
3. The Fallen
4. Ravenhill
5. To the Death
6. Courage and Wisdom
7. The Return Journey
8. There and Back Again
9. Ironfoot
10. The Last Goodbye – Billy Boyd
11. Dragon-Sickness (Deluxe Edition only)
12. Thrain (Deluxe Edition only)

  1. Tiago Rangel says:

    I hope this score be as epic as The Lord of The Rings.

  2. Susu says:

    If you haven’t read The Hobbit and/or if you like the first two movies: I envy you of sorts…

    If someone had told me some years ago that I would consider walking out from a Tolkien movie opening night, I would have slapped them with a cod. Or a salmon. The Hobbit trilogy is crap.

    It’s little more than a long list of invented battles and love stories to attract a widest possible audience, as well as loads of idiotic storyline to make the story slide into the Lord of the Rings movies as smooth as an Elven ass.

    I understand that some adaption is required from book to screen, but when dealing with a book more or less only surpassed by the Bible and the IKEA catalogue, one should tread carefully.

    Do yourself a favor. Read the book. Let your mind be the big screen.

  3. tiago says:

    Just re-watched the movie, and I have to say: the music and sound editors did a lame job on this film. Firstly, the score is mixed so low, and is so buried behind loud sound effects that it can’t do it’s job to strengthen the images. Also, the music is so poorly edited that even in the end credits, for which Shore (apparently) composed and recorded the cue “Ironfoot”, they replace it by a bizarre cue made of the score’s themes, in a ridiculous attempt to create a suite.

    I am really sad to see Howard Shore’s excellent work being so recuted this way. It’s really disappointing.

    • tiago says:

      I mean, the end credits piece is hardly Shore’s composition. It looks more as an attempt by the music editors to put the themes one after another. So, instead of using Shore’s excellent “Ironfoot”, they create a Frankenstein of themes, with no coherence, no beginning or end.