The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (soundtrack)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Film score by Howard Shore
Released December 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)
Genre Soundtrack
Length 72:46
77:09 (limited edition)
Label Reprise
Producer Howard Shore
Middle Earth film series soundtrack chronology
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on December 10, 2002. It was composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Howard Shore, and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Voices, and the London Oratory School Schola.[1] The Two Towers comes in a regular and a limited edition, the latter containing the additional track "Farewell to Lórien".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Filmtracks 4/5 stars[3]
Movie Music UK 5/5 stars[4]
Tracksounds 9/10 stars[5]

The Two Towers won the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Howard Shore.

No. Title Length
1. "Foundations of Stone"   3:51
2. "The Taming of Sméagol"   2:48
3. "The Riders of Rohan"   4:05
4. "The Passage of the Marshes"   2:46
5. "The Uruk-hai"   2:58
6. "The King of the Golden Hall"   3:49
7. "The Black Gate Is Closed"   3:17
8. "Evenstar" (feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian) 3:15
9. "The White Rider"   2:28
10. "Treebeard"   2:43
11. "The Leave Taking"   3:41
12. "Helm's Deep"   3:53
13. "The Forbidden Pool"   5:27
14. "Breath of Life" (feat. Sheila Chandra) 5:07
15. "The Hornburg"   4:36
16. "Forth Eorlingas" (feat. Ben Del Maestro) 3:15
17. "Isengard Unleashed" (feat. Elizabeth Fraser and Ben Del Maestro) 5:01
18. "Samwise the Brave"   3:46
19. "Gollum's Song" (performed by Emilíana Torrini, lyrics by Fran Walsh) 5:51
Total length:
72:46
Limited edition bonus track
No. Title Length
20. "Farewell to Lórien" (feat. Hilary Summers) 4:37

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD liner notes). Howard Shore. Reprise Records. 2002. 
  2. ^ Fennessy, Kathleen C.. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ Clemmensen, Christian (11 December 2002). "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Howard Shore)". Filmtracks. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Broxton, Jonathan (20 December 2002). "THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS – Howard Shore". Movie Music UK. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Coleman, Christopher. "Score of the Rings: Part II". Tracksounds. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
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  12. ^ "Soundtrack / Howard Shore – The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  13. ^ "Archívum › Kereső - előadó/cím szerint" (in Hungarian). Association of Hungarian Record Companies. 
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 4, 2003". Chart-Track.co.uk. IRMA.
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  19. ^ "Soundtrack / Howard Shore – The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "2003-2-1 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Howard Shore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Howard Shore. Prometheus Global Media.
  22. ^ "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Howard Shore – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". Music Canada. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  24. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - OST". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 21, 2012.  Enter The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - OST in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  25. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 21, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH