The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Like clinging to the neck of a runaway horse. Shore's score to the second installment of Peter Jackson's epic Tolkien adaptation, The Lord of the… 2002-12-10 Soundtracks
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2002)

Howard Shore | 'RING' LEADER Score one for Shore
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'RING' LEADER Score one for Shore

Details Release Date: Dec 10, 2002; Genre: Soundtracks

Like clinging to the neck of a runaway horse. Shore's score to the second installment of Peter Jackson's epic Tolkien adaptation, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, is a massive undertaking that weaves offbeat instrumentation (a Norwegian hardanger, a North African rhaita), massed choruses, and Enya-esque soloists into a sonically unrelenting whole. The liner notes call it a ''classical orchestral piece in the European tradition,'' but that's bunk -- this is Hollywood, and gloriously so.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints
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