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New illustration titled "Melkor's Theme" by John Howe
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My first post here so I'm not sure if this is in the right place. Admins please feel free to move it to an appropriate location if required.

Okay, to get to the point. I'm not sure how many of you are LOTR-movie fans and are aware that the Complete Recordings of the score written by Howard Shore for the movies has been released over the past 3 years.

This year, the accompanying book by Doug Adams "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films" will finally be released. Doug says, "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films was written to honor and evoke J.R.R. Tolkien's writing. As such, the concept of the Music of the Ainur is a recurring device."

Doug revealed today that the book will also include a specially comissioned illustration by John Howe titled "Melkor's Theme" to reflect everything that the book represents.

Concerning the illustration, Doug says, "...it's a stunning work - a vortex of detail that exposes layers of details and nuance with each viewing. Here Howe has depicted, for the first time that I'm aware, the face of Melkor and the fury of his contact with a dawning world."

A "teaser" of the image can be seen over at Doug's blog, where you can also find more information about the book in the FAQ section, and an Ongoing Discussion each month where you can discuss the movies/music/upcoming book with Doug and fellow fans.

Posted on: 2009/2/4 1:18
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Re: Is there no consistancy in Hardcovers?
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Stu, you appear to have the greatest collection of all time. Those volumes are gleaming with brilliance. I can almost hear thier Holy aura. What a treasure!... I am truly envious.

Is there a mylar coating on them or something?

I have to admit that I am blown away by the vastness of the collective knowledge of those on this site. Wow!

The Rookie is floored.

Eric

Posted on: 2009/2/3 19:09


Re: Is there no consistancy in Hardcovers?
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It is also possible to get the hard-to-find 1992 HC Unfinished Tales that matches UK HoME rather well (apart from the JRRT on the spine)...


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Re: Is there no consistancy in Hardcovers?
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I don't know, The Silmarillion & UT are pretty uniform; dyed top page edges and all. And they don't differ markedly from the early GA&U HoME titles either; especially (again) vol. 1 - IV with their dyed top edges. CoH is, as you state, a book that is seperated from these titles by a few decades (& companies!). Of course you could buy uniform copies of all in their new format: the Hx Hobbit format for want of a better description.

BH

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Re: What do you collect? What type of collector are you?
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A great place to start for Tolkien collecting is a regular on this site, Beren's, own website and in particular the section on Tolkien Collectors.

Beren's Tolkien Collectors

Hope you find some inspiration and welcome to Tolkien collecting.

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/2/3 12:23



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