Dec 14, 2013

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What we’ll be listening to in line to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire,” from the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The soundtrack is available on Amazon: and iTunes: .

How about you?

  1. niel!from israel says:

    peter jackson!when comes the hobbit 3?!

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  3. daniel weiss says:

    really good song thanks Ed

  4. Erika Micklos says:

    Why did such a classic and excellent story have to be altered so much? It did not improve anything, but instead replaced the original beautiful and pure literature with cheap Hollywood thrills.

    • Grumpy Old JRR Fan says:

      Had these films only been made before the curse of 3D was upon us with the cheesy and overdone chases, at the expense of, you know, acting. But we’ll always have the LOTR trilogy, that only got better with the Director’s Cut edition.

  5. Horrible song and artist! I’ve bought Hobbit and LOTR soundtracks but will skip this one. Peter you could have picked a much better artist. This artist is no better than Bieber!!!! Ugh! Fail!

  6. Enya, Emiliana Torrini, Annie Lennox, Neil Finn, and now… this?
    Seems like a degradation. And this kind of meowing definitely doesn’t fit in.
    (5:17 … here?) Makes me feel like I’m in a hypermarket.
    And music in DOS seems quite uninspired. It’s hard to believe Howard Shore (Howard Shore!) did such a sloppy job. I walked out of the cinema with no tune in my head. That’s like, unthinkable, after the beautiful themes from LOTR and TUJ!๏ปฟ
    I speak with huge respect, of course, but I hope for something better for the next one.๏ปฟ
    This doesn’t do justice to Tolkien, LOTR or Hobbit films or the previous soundtracks.

    • I agree with the fact that Howard Shore seems to have made a very bad job making the DOS’ score.
      No emotion in those music, not as much as in LOTR and the music seems ti be detached from the movie action.

    • Christina says:

      Its been stuck in my head, thank you very much! They did a wonderful job!

  7. I have no problems with the song by itself, but does it really suit Middle Earth?

  8. This song doesnt fit there. I know it’s how you do it nowdays in Hollywood, put some “modern” music made for the particular movie into credits, but it breaks immersion right after last scene if there was any.

    As for the second movie. I think it’s now clear how PJ wants to (or wanted) to do it, and although I dont like all the changes compare to book, I respect them and rate second movie slightly above first one overall (expecting final one to be epic finally since we have battle there).

    And as for Howard Shore, I like that he used parts of LOTR tunes, it brings you back to familiar place – to Middle-Earth. The best song from DoS is defintiely “Feast of Starlight”

    • Phillip Jones says:

      I would greatly disagree in regards to the style of the song. I think it is a beautiful and sobering song. I feel like the goal of this song is to connect us, the viewer, with the characters emotionally. It did not feel Hollywood at all but that of folk legend.

  9. A poor boy sent to do a man’s job.
    And failed terribly.
    Sends the wrong kind of shivers down my spine.
    When I went to see the first part, I always stayed through the credits to hear the Song of the Misty Mountain (which was… man, when it starts – so cool!), but I run away from this one. Ugh!
    Let’s hope it’s not Bieber or/and Britney for the finale.

    • Christina says:

      Look. A “boy” who can sing can do just as well as a job a man who can sing. Have you listened to some of the teens that can sing? Or even the emlementy schoolers who can sing? (This is coming from a teen who can sing, btw). Don’t discredit what he did. He is a very talented young man.

  10. A quiet finish to a high climax in this movie. The song tells a story and can imagine Bard and the dwarfs seeing the desolation of Smaug the sadness and the joy…loved this movie and can’t wait for the third

  11. Going to see it on saturday, cannot wait!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. I shouldn’t read the negative comments. I honestly think DOS will be an incredible movie. I trust Peter and his judgment, we all should do the same. I’m sure people complained about how The Two towers and Return of the king drifted from the book, but they turned out to be amazing movies! ๐Ÿ™‚ I trust peter and cannot wait to see this second development, it will be amazing, like the first. And Peter’s expansion and changes will be fine with me. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be absolutely amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Christina says:

      It is! I’m so glad that somebody thinks the same way I do and is very irritated by these negative comments.

  13. Love it! the movie was absolutely excellent, I didn’t want it to end. I wasn’t ready! And love this song. Just got the album and this song will be played a LOT.

  14. Love this song! Perfect in the end!

  15. Incredible magical movie. I never wanted it to end. The trailer song is perfect – hauntingly eerie and perfect companion to ending of movie. Can’t wait for 3!!!!!!!

  16. I watched the movie a few days ago and IT. WAS. AWESOME. I felt like crying at the end because YOU JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!! I might not survive the suspense for a year. :O But fortunately I will only have to wait a few months until DOS comes out on DVD, that will hold me off for at least half of the year….MAYBE! ๐Ÿ˜€ AWESOME MOVIE PETER!!! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE “There and Back Again’!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Everything about it was SOOO Epic!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. it was unexpected to hear such a song after the movie, but it was a pleasant surprise for me. i’m not familiar with Ed Sheeran’s work in general, but i really liked “i see fire”, the lyrics especially – listening to them you can’t but think of what’s to come.
    as for the rest of the tunes – i don’t know why some people didn’t like it, i nearly bloody died right in the cinema in several moments. amazing.

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