Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold
Great job! The song is veritably hypnotizing in The Hobbit part 1. My biggest disappointment was that it wasn't the full version of the original song. But, I can understand why they didn't want to commit some 7+ minutes of screen time to this. I'm so glad a fan finally did such a great job on the 'extended' version. Well worth the $1.29.
Full marks for full effort. This trio are amazing...and I wish I could think of more nice things to say about this interpretation, but I'm no wordsmith. When the trailer for Jackson's film came out and included this song, I was blown away. I was not surprised that a full version was not included on-screen...it wouldn't have worked for pacing reasons, and I get that. But I complained loudly when a full version was never included with the official soundtrack (or indeed with the "Special Extended Soundtrack". This interpretation is therefore all the more important, and it does an amazing job of staying true to the version as set out by Jackson whilst more importantly including the rest of the lyrics as written by the master, Professor Tolkien. Stop reading this review and go buy it. At £0.99 it's simply foolish not to do so.
Hooked on This Song the Moment I Heard It As soon as I heard the first note of this song I immediately searched for a download. It has such a woeful yet heartfelt melody. I immediately felt their pain and sorrow. Wonderful song and I'm grateful for this extended version of it.
Rankin & Bass It Ain't... ...and for that I think we can all be grateful. I would have loved to see and/or hear a performance of the full song from the book and I'm happy that some talented musicians have made one.
Grab Your Tissues... ...if you love Thorin & Co. like I do. This extended version of the song from The Hobbit marries Howard Shore's beautiful tune with Tolkien's moving lyrics to bring out the kind of soul-stirring moment Bilbo was written to have had in the book. Personally, it makes me so emotional because it reminds me of how much I love these dwarves (for all my memorable life) and of what deep sorrow I must look forward to in the last Hobbit film...
Amazing version It really is nice to see someone take the words from the novel and combine it with the rythme of the current song version. Very good song!