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Artwork & Tracklisting For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Soundtrack Revealed, Comes In Two Different Editions, Obviously

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 1, 2012 at 9:39AM

Making "The Hobbit" movies is expensive stuff (estimates put each installment between $200-300 million...damn...), which means the marketing and sales opportunities for this are going to be "interesting." Hell, we've already seen Air New Zealand and Denny's doing their best to pimp the brand. And when it comes to getting money out of the superfans, Peter Jackson and co. are finding ways to make completists buy stuff twice over.
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Making "The Hobbit" movies is expensive stuff (estimates put each installment between $200-300 million...damn...), which means the marketing and sales opportunities for this are going to be "interesting." Hell, we've already seen Air New Zealand and Denny's doing their best to pimp the brand. And when it comes to getting money out of the superfans, Peter Jackson and co. are finding ways to make completists buy stuff twice over.

The official artwork and tracklisting for the film's soundtrack has been unveiled, and it's not exactly earth shattering. It features the score by Howard Shore, along with some extended versions of some cuts and some songs by dwarfs, led by Richard Armitrage. And yes, Crowded House member Neil Finn's contribution "Song Of The Lonely Mountain" is here too. But of course, this will be coming in two editions. The Special Edition will have four exclusive tracks, and the Standard Edition...won't. Why they couldn't just put everything in one package is beyond us, but then again, this series has never been shy about delivering multiple iterations of a product.

The soundtrack will hit stores on December 11th, just before the film is released worldwide on December 14th. Tracklisting and artwork below. [Fandango]

THE HOBBIT SPECIAL EDITION TRACKLIST

DISC 1:

My Dear Frodo
Old Friends (Extended Version)
An Unexpected Party (Extended Version)
Blunt the Knives performed by The Dwarf Cast
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown (Extended Version)
The Trollshaws
Roast Mutton (Extended Version)
A Troll-hoard
The Hill of Sorcery
Warg-scouts

DISC 2:

The Hidden Valley
Moon Runes (Extended Version)
The Defiler
The White Council (Extended Version)
Over Hill
A Thunder Battle
Under Hill
Riddles in the Dark
Brass Buttons
Out of the Frying-Pan
A Good Omen
Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) performed by Neil Finn
Dreaming of Bag End

EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS
A Very Respectable Hobbit
Erebor
The Dwarf Lords
The Edge of the Wild

THE HOBBIT STANDARD EDITION TRACKLIST

Disc 1:

My Dear Frodo
Old Friends
An Unexpected Party
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown
Roast Mutton
A Troll-hoard
The Hill of Sorcery
Warg-scouts

Disc 2:

The Hidden Valley
Moon Runes
The Defiler
The White Council
Over Hill
A Thunder Battle
Under Hill
Riddles in the Dark
Brass Buttons
Out of the Frying-Pan
A Good Omen
Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by Neil Finn
Dreaming of Bag End

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