Concord Music Group is proud to introduce the Original Soundtrack Classics series, a limited-edition line of vinyl reissues, each designed with both the music lover and the film buff in mind. To kick off the series, three scores from the Fantasy Records archives have been reissued on September 11th in deluxe, 180-gram vinyl LP box sets: Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Available now in a deluxe packaging is the timeless score to the 1978 animated feature J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, from Academy Award-winning composer Leonard Rosenman (East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Barry Lyndon). This highly collectable, 2-LP box set is filled with a wealth of ephemera, and will be a must-have for fans of the landmark film.
The album is housed in a reproduction of the soundtrack’s original gatefold jacket, and includes a 24” x 36” alternate theatrical poster, featuring Gandalf, as well as a lobby card ̶ both reproduced from 1978 marketing materials. Also in the box is a map of Middle-earth, as well as a production cel and a sticker ̶ all reproductions of items previously available only to Tolkien Fanclub members in the 1970s and ’80s. A 16-page booklet rounds out the collection, featuring stills from the animation and behind-the-scenes photos, all contextualized with liner notes by Tolkien Enterprises’ Laurie Battle, plus a new Rosenman appreciation by Jon Burlingame, the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. Music historian and box set producer Bill Belmont also offers a backstage look at the making of the film.