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Reprise Records Releases Soundtrack to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

On December 19, 2001, audiences everywhere will be taken on a journey unlike anything they have ever witnessed when New Line Cinema releases the epic adventure, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. On November 20, Reprise Records will release the soundtrack that will let people everywhere live this dazzling experience – a breathtaking album showcasing two new songs from multi-platinum recording artist Enya, as well as an all-new original score by heralded composer, arranger and conductor Howard Shore.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING soundtrack features two new songs by two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Enya, including the powerful ballad “Aniron… (I Desire)” and the unforgettable end title track, “May It Be.” Both songs are written by Enya, produced by Nicky Ryan and feature lyrics by Roma Ryan.

Enya has emerged as one of the world’s leading recording artists. Her phenomenal worldwide popularity is reflected vividly with the overwhelming success of her latest album, A DAY WITHOUT RAIN, which continues to soar up the charts with growing sales. Currently, the record is #2 on Billboard’s coveted Top 200 Albums chart, with an astounding 8 million copies sold worldwide. The album has also spent 47 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s New Age chart.

Shore is best known for his stunning musical orchestrations in such box-office smashes as Big, Ed Wood, Philadelphia, Mrs. Doubtfire, High Fidelity and Dogma.

In THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – the first of three installments based on the widely popular novels by J.R.R. Tolkien – stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin and Viggo Mortensen find themselves immersed in a cataclysmic struggle between good and evil for possession of a magical ring that can shift the balance of power in the world. The film is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Barrie M. Osborne and released by New Line Cinema worldwide.

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