Yesterday, the end credits song for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Neil Finn‘s “Song of the Lonely Mountain”, went online. Today, you can now listen to all of Howard Shore‘s score for the film. While I have my doubts on whether or not Peter Jackson will be able to repeat the success he had with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Shore hasn’t missed a beat. The score is in tune perfectly with his work on the Lord of the Rings films, and I can’t wait to see how it plays with the finished picture.
The score isn’t embeddable, and you can’t skip or fast-forward through the tracks, but you can click over to Empire to give the full soundtrack a listen. The soundtrack, which will be available in regular and special editions, will be released on December 11th. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th.