Nov 14, 2012

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Song Premiere: Song of the Lonely Mountain

Rolling Stone reports that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gets an appropriately epic ballad with Neil Finn’s “Song of the Lonely Mountain.”  To read more, and hear the track, click here.

  1. I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! PLEASE make it be on iTunes soon!! I love it sooo much I love the folk part of it. It is sooo cool! I can’t wait!!! I will memorize this song and then sing it at the top of my lungs when the credits go by when I watch the movie!!! :D Only 1 month+ 1 Day!!!!! Can’t Wait!!!

  2. It would be great to put this song in movie. Maybe you can consider it mr.Jackson. Because the song is truly amazing!

  3. The quest for the One Ring couldn’t last forever… So what career path now for the fighty hairy footers and assorted evil nasties of Middle Earth?

    http://blog.careers.govt.nz/2012/11/14/what-the-hobbit-do-we-do-now-career-advice-for-middle-earth/

  4. Did you all listen to the same song I did? It was horrible! Please do not put this song in the movie, Peter Jackson. It is completely un-middle earth sounding.

    • For me it is an excellent song. I do imagine this song being sung by the dwarves. Have a little imagination!!!In teh lord of the rings most of the songs are eleven like, that why I think you find it different…

    • For me it is an excellent song! I do imagine this song being sung by the dwarves. One month left!

    • I like the song. I don’t think it was horrible.

    • I Loved it. It was a bit different, but that is ok. Maybe you will like it after a while. (I hope) :)

    • GALADRIELCRAZY:) says:

      I totally agree with you Aragorn.:( At least it’s for the creates.

    • I’m with Aragorn. The song is bad.

      • I would agree if it were going to be in the actual movie, but it is going to be the credits song… nothing like a pop song to jar you back to reality after an epic movie.

        • Compare it with the other songs. May it Be, Gollum Song, Into the West, all of them were written for the same function. This new one doesn’t compare. Also, this is the one thing I’ve seen fans not like on this blog, which means that everyone WANTS to like it, but it seems only half of us really do like the song.

          • Glorfindel says:

            I concede that it is not nearly as awesome as the precedent credit songs. I think I am wearing rose tinted glasses due to my extreme excitement concerning this movie.

    • folco townsend says:

      What was that??? I am pretty sure I clicked on the link, and some sound came out of the speakers like a cat squealing after it has been run over. Over and over again. The song was not for me, and I would not like to hear it in the movie. It also had part of the ‘misty mountain’ song, which was in the movie trailer. But it was ruined in this song… Not for me. Others may like it, and they are entitled to their opinions, however wrong they may be :) .

      • Just be glad it isn’t actually in the movie!! It is only in for the credits! Some bits are good (I mean the music, not the singing.) makes it sound a bit better.

  5. Kyryll thw song is in the movie. The dwarves sing it. I agree with Aragorn, when reading the book you dont picture a tenor singing this song you picture the deep basses of the dwarves like in the movie. THe song was song to inspire you to want to go on an adventure as it did Bilbo not put you to sleep.

  6. Kyryll Derzhkovskyy says:

    Nice try Aragon. Your still won’t appear in the movie.

  7. LOTR nerd :) says:

    :O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I ACTUALLY CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and I loved the song, but I reckon the one from the advert was better

  8. I agree with Aragorn. This is a terrible song for this movie.
    It doesn’t even come close to having a “hobbitish” feeling to it. I can kind of (not quite) picture the dwarfs singing this, but even then (IMO) it doesn’t fit.
    I sure hope this isn’t an indication of what the movie is going to be like.

  9. Found The Hobbit soundtrack streaming online! I really LOVE the music! I am super excited to see The Hobbit! Only ONE MORE MONTH!!!

  10. By the way can you see The Hobbit in 2D and in 24fps (instead of 48 fps) in the movie theater?

  11. Really cool song! Love it! Only one month exactly… it seems like forever. Can’t wait!

  12. Steelwraith says:

    Loved the song, though it should have been done in a bass voice as there probably aren’t alot of dwarven tenors.

  13. I don’t love this song and I agree with sij, saying that it doesn’t feel “hobbitish.” I don’t want this in the movie.

  14. Colm smiley face :) says:

    Great song for a sure to be great film really looking forward to it it comes out on my birthday as well December 14th :D really buzzing for it Peter Jackson you are a hero of film and a true inspiration for all the future directors :)

    • LOTRCRAZY! says:

      You want to be a director to because Peter Jackson?!?!?!?!?!? I do to! I have seen all the behind the scenes and I thought that it was soooo cool and I would LOVE to have a job in the LOTR because it seems like they had a fun time…..Ohh I would also like to be a director because you get to edit movies!!! I love doing that!!!

  15. LOTR nerd :) says:

    Did this awesome theatre workshop today. I really took the oppertunity that was offered; to scream lines from gollum in the LOTR at people I didn’t know :D I won the game because it was so ‘expressive’ :) I proper went for it! It was soooooo cool! (first thing I said: NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! MY PRECIOUS IS LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then screamed in a gollum voice at people saying things like they stole my precious and how we hates the nasty little hobbitis and how we want the precious and want to kill fat hobbit) :D best afternoon ever!

    • folco townsend says:

      HAHA! I would have loved to see the expressions on the peoples faces, especially those who had no idea where it was from. But then again, who doesn’t know of GOLLUM/SMEAGOL???

  16. GALADRIELCRAZY:) says:

    This is terrible! I herd it for a bit and turned it off it was so bad! I like thorn’s one much better. :(

  17. Gollums Song it ain’t!

    I like Neil Finn but this is just not good. It is too much Chris De Burgh and not enough Enya/Annie Lennox/Emilia Tiffoli.

    This song just would not stand on its own. It needs its link to the movie.

    Sorry Neil, but you have had better days at the office.

  18. LOTRobsessed says:

    This song… it’s beautiful. Doesn’t quite match ‘Into the West’ but still – stunning.

  19. thenewhobbit says:

    The song is ok, for the last part of the end credits, It doesn’t have the power of a real epic song, songs that you feel inside you. This one is, as mentioned in the article, a pop-ish version for the end credits. But overall, I like it, I find the tribal vocals in the background interesting, though I really dislike the lead voice…give me more penetrating voices!

  20. This is wonderful!!!!! I love this song!!

  21. I read recently that 27 animals for the filming died due to poor housing situations off-set. Please, be more careful – complex vertebrates like dogs and horses can feel and remember pain in ways highly similar to the way we do.

  22. Beautiful epic/pop song ! It will be perfect for the end credits, like May It Be was !

  23. Amazing song!

  24. folco townsend says:

    I am beginning to get restless. I experience things, and then they’re over. I can’t sleep, and when I do I have nightmares. Honestly, I just hope I can protect the one thing I care about; THE HOBBIT!!! 8 Days and still no new news. I am soooooo excited. I CAN’T WAIT, I JUST CAN’T. GIVE ME THE FILM. GIVE ME THE PRECIOUS!!!

    P.s. Opening 4 sentences were taken from the Iron Man 3 trailer. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EjG-1U3wqA

    • folco townsend says:

      Sorry about that. Went into Gollum ‘mode’. I seriously cannot wait.

    • LOTRCRAZY! says:

      I feel your pain!!!!! I check the blog 1000000000 times a day and never anything is new!!!! ohh here is a blog about LOTR/The hobbit that posts 5-7 things a day.

      http://www.theonering.net/torwp/

      • LegolasPippin says:

        love that blog! these blogs are legit my life….all my friends think I’m so dorky to be into these movies but on this blog I AM FREE TO BE MY LOTR/HOBBIT CRAZY SELF!!! WAY TO GO ALL THE TOLKIEN NERDS OUT THERE!!! YOU ARE NOT ALONE :)

        • folco townsend says:

          LOL. I am exactly like you in that sense. My friends think me crazy for liking the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. I even write how many days are left till the movie release on each and every worksheet in school. I am free to express my love for Tolkien here.

        • folco townsend says:

          Yes. Thanks. I guess i’ll be checking that website every time I log onto a device with internet! :)

        • LOTRCRAZY! says:

          Every paper that I write I write some thing like, “Peter Jackson’t Birthday!” Or “Tickets for the hobbit go on sale to day”" or “I bought Tickets!!!” But the good thing is that my teachers love LOTR. It is sad that some people don’t know about LOTR or the Hobbit. THEY NEED TO COME TO THE LIGHT!!! :D

        • LegolasPippin says:

          Someone at my school said that the Hobbit looked boring the other day. I had to try really hard to refrain my anger :)

  25. Awesome song and prefect the way it tells the story. can’t wait to see the movie!

  26. WOW. I love the song.
    This really improved my mood today – just learned the 3D version of the movie will be dubbed in my country, only 2D version will be available in English. I guess I’m willing to sacrifice 3D for the original language…

  27. LegolasPippin says:

    is anyone else like freaking out that this movie is in less than a month?!?!?!?!? It comes out on my last day of school before Christmas break, I am going to be DYING in my seat all day long!!!

    Any other December 13th students feeling me???

    Sigh…..the countdown goes on…..

    • folco townsend says:

      and I have the same feelings as you. My school however finishes on the 21st, so bummer. But I am still going to be dying in school on the day of the release.

      on the plus side, only 20 DAYS TO GO!

  28. folco townsend says:

    Anyone else here from the UK? I feel like all the people on this blog are American. Not that I mind, just thought i’d ask.

  29. Hola! Hay un blog que habla sobre esta película que este muy bien http://notengounduro.org/2012/11/23/el-hobbit-un-viaje-inesperado/
    Ya falta poco para el gran estreno, que ganas!!

    Un saludo!!

  30. No hablo espanol. Hablo ingles.

  31. Jupeefishportions says:

    How about a bit of Zepplin..”gollum and the evil one ran away with her’a , her’a, her’a….”…more like it I say!!

  32. this is so perfect. I love it. I love HOBBIT foreverrrrr
    yeah only 15 days :)
    استاد تالکین کاش بودی. امیدوارم همه این سالهارو ببینی و خوشحال باشی استاد

  33. will you release a version of the company (actors) singing the book’s lyrics (same as in the movie, only more, the movie had only two stanzas) of the song of the lonely mountain and that’s what bilbo baggins hates?
    i really enjoyed the movie’s songs, but don’t really like this version (neil finn’s)

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