234 ROTK Soundtrack Editions

The Return of the King Soundtracks – Standard, Limited, Internet, and Complete Recordings

The Return of the King Soundtracks – Standard, Limited, Internet, and Complete Recordings

The Return of the King Releases

  • Standard (jewel case) Edition Soundtrack – November 25, 2003. UPC 093624852124.
  • Limited Edition (green leatherette case/green CD disc) Soundtrack – December 9, 2003. UPC 093624856023.
  • Internet Edition (burgundy leatherette/dark red CD disc) Soundtrack – December 9, 2003. UPC 093624856528.
  • Complete Recordings Box Set (green box) – November 20, 2007. UPC 093624996910.

Note: Many of the LOTR soundtracks have “enhanced” or exclusive content that links to online websites. These links were set up between 10 to 15 years ago, and may now be obsolete or the content may be absent or inaccessible, even if the CD itself plays on a computer.

Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Website Pages

Main page for The Return of the King soundtracks.

Details on various ROTK soundtrack editions.

ROTK Complete Recordings Box Set. (Includes details and track list.)

The Return of the King – Standard Soundtrack (jewel case)

The Return of the King – Standard Soundtrack (jewel case)

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The Return of the King – Standard Soundtrack Covers

Track List – Standard, Limited, and Internet Editions

  1. A Storm is Coming
  2. Hope and Memory
  3. Minas Tirith, featuring Ben del Maestro
  4. The White Tree
  5. The Steward of Gondor, featuring Billy Boyd
  6. Minas Morgul
  7. The Ride of the Rohirrim
  8. Twilight and Shadow, featuring Reneé Fleming
  9. Cirith Ungol
  10. Andúril
  11. Shelob’s Lair
  12. Ash and Smoke
  13. The Fields of the Pelennor
  14. Hope Fails
  15. The Black Gate Opens, featuring Sir James Galway
  16. The Ends of All Things, featuring Reneé Fleming
  17. The Return of the King, featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen, and Reneé Fleming
  18. The Grey Havens, featuring Sir James Galway
  19. Into the West, performed by Annie Lennox

Standard Edition Features

  • 19 tracks.
  • Jewel case with one of seven different character card CD covers.
  • Multimedia content: five online trading cards, screensavers, and buddy icons.
  • Making of “Into the West” video.
  • The Lord of the Rings video game trailers.
The Return of the King – Limited Edition Soundtrack (green leatherette case)

The Return of the King – Limited Edition Soundtrack (green leatherette case)

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The Return of the King – Internet Edition Soundtrack (burgundy leatherette case)

Bonus Features – Enhanced Limited and Internet Editions

BOTH EDITIONS

  • All features from the Standard Edition.
  • Leatherette CD case with custom “belly band” (wrap-around cardstock with title and special artwork).
  • A 20-page CD booklet.
  • A page of 18 perforated stamps with characters from ROTK.
  • A DVD with the feature, “Howard Shore: An Introspective.”
  • The Supertrailer for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

LIMITED EDITION (green leatherette/green CD disc) enhanced exclusives:

  • All features from the Standard Edition.
  • Bonus features from the above section for “Both Editions.”

INTERNET EDITION ONLY (burgundy leatherette/dark red CD disc) enhanced exclusives:

  • All features from the Standard Edition.
  • Bonus features from the above section for “Both Editions.”
  • Set of all seven printed collectible character card CD covers: Aragorn/Legolas. Arwen/Théoden. Denethor/Faramir. Éomir/ Éowyn. Frodo and Sam/Gandalf. Gimli/Merry and Pippin. Gollum/ Sméagol.
  • Printable maps of Mordor.
  • ROTK print and color set.
  • Five exclusive online trading cards.
  • Five exclusive buddy icons.
  • ROTK movie trailer
  • ROTK image gallery
  • Lord of the Rings video game trailers
  • Making of “Into The West” featuring Annie Lennox
  • Screensavers, buddy icons, more

The Internet Edition was produced in limited numbers and was only sold online.

The Return of the King – The Complete Recordings Box Set (green box)

The Return of the King – The Complete Recordings Box Set (green box)

Description and Components – ROTK Complete Recordings Box Set

The ROTK Complete Recordings Box Set includes:

  • 4 CDs with the entire soundtrack.
  • 1 DVD with the entire score in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
  • Collector’s box  with tab on the top inside lid for holding the DVD, and a separate holder case for the CDs.
  • A 48-page booklet with notes by Doug Adams.
  • Track listing card (on the back of the sealed box).

Track List – ROTK Complete Recordings Box Set

DISC 1 [CD]

  1. Roots and Beginnings
  2. Journey to the Cross-roads
  3. The Road to Isengard
  4. The Foot of Orthanc
  5. Return to Edoras
  6. The Chalice Passed
  7. The Green Dragon, featuring Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan
  8. Gollum’s Villainy
  9. Éowyn’s Dream
  10. The Palantír
  11. Flight from Edoras
  12. The Grace of Undómiel, featuring Reneé Fleming
  13. The Eyes of the WhiteTower
  14. A Coronal of Silver and Gold
  15. The Lighting of the Beacons

DISC 2 [CD]

  1. Osgiliath Invaded, featuring Ben del Maestro
  2. The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
  3. Allegiance to Denethor
  4. The Sacrifice of Faramir, featuring Billy Boyd performing “The Edge of Night”
  5. The Parting of Sam and Frodo
  6. Marshalling at Dunharrow
  7. Andúril – Flame of the West
  8. The Passing of the Grey Company
  9. Dwimorberg – The Haunted Mountain
  10. Master Meriadoc, Swordthain
  11. The Paths of the Dead
  12. The Siege of Gondor
  13. Shelob’s Lair
  14. Merry’s Simple Courage

DISC 3 [CD]

  1. Grond – The Hammer of the Underworld
  2. Shelob the Great
  3. The Tomb of the Stewards
  4. The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
  5. The Pyre of Denethor
  6. The Mûmakil
  7. Dernhelm in Battle
  8. “A Far Green Country”
  9. Shieldmaiden of Rohan
  10. The Passing of Théoden
  11. The Houses of Healing, featuring Liv Tyler
  12. The Tower of Cirith Ungol
  13. The Last Debate, featuring Sissel performing “Asëa Aranion”
  14. The Land of Shadow
  15. The Mouth of Sauron, featuring Sir James Galway
  16. “For Frodo,” featuring Ben del Maestro

DISC 4 [CD]

  1. Mount Doom, featuring Reneé Fleming
  2. The Crack of Doom
  3. The Eagles, featuring Reneé Fleming
  4. The Fellowship Reunited, featuring Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen, and Reneé Fleming
  5. The Journey to the Grey Havens, featuring Sir James Galway
  6. Elanor, featuring Sir James Galway
  7. Days of the Ring, featuring Annie Lennox performing “Into the West”
  8. Bilbo’s Song

DISC 5 [DVD]

  • Entire Score [DVD]