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Re: New Book Releases
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Thanks remy. I do believe the set is way overpriced (and probably overvalued too).

Seeing as the individual books can pretty much be purchased brand new and sealed for about USD 500, it seems to me like I'd be paying USD 1100 for an empty cardboard box. I'm sure the box is nice, but really is it worth THAT much? Maybe if I was a millionaire I wouldn't question it :)

Thanks for your help, remy. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Posted on: 7/31 5:09:34

Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 6:09:44


Re: New Book Releases
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Hello, I'm returning here after a few years' hiatus :)

I wanted to ask if anyone has any information concerning the pricing of the 5-book deluxe edition box set?

It's currently being sold at Abe Books for GBP 1056. Is this a fair price?

I honestly don't think the set is worth that much; but I may be undervaluing it. Has the set sold lately on the secondary market (since HC isn't selling it anymore), and does anyone know how much it sold for?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Posted on: 7/31 1:38:42

Edited by Earl on 2015/7/31 2:09:18


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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