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RosieT
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Post RE: Favourite Singer from LoTR soundracks
on: January 29, 2004 01:52
Grrr... How could you guys want Enya instead of Annie?


It's all about opinion after all. I could ask how you want Annie instead of Enya, but it's all down to taste in the end.

I think Annie does a fantastic job tho, and I'm not a fan of hers.

Ben Del Maestro
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Isabel Bayrakdarian
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Elizabeth Fraser
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Emiliana Torrini
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Enya
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Renee Fleming
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Billy Boyd
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on: January 30, 2004 02:23
Well I didn't say I wished Annie sang May It Be as well as Into The West. Some people here think that Enya should have sang both songs! I think that's very disrespectful of Annie Lennox and Howard Shore for choosing her. I know this is a forum about opinion, but the question was who you think is the best singer, not why Enya should sing all of the songs on the soundtrack! And why should the singer of Into The West have an etheral elf quality to her voice? The film wasn't about elves, ROTK actually had the least emphasis on elves of the three films. The song is about Frodo leaving, and hobbits are closest to normal, regular humans. I think Enya's voice would not fit the the human sentiment of the song. The decision was perfect. xx-Amanda

[Edited on 30/1/2004 by samandfrodoforever]

[Edited on 30/1/2004 by samandfrodoforever]
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on: January 30, 2004 08:29
samandfrodoforever, no one said that Enya should have sang all the songs. People are entitled to their own opinions. Some of us prefer apple juice to orange juice, it's all about preference. Maybe some people just don't like the sound of Annie's voice. I think we should all be respectful of one another's opinion.
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on: January 30, 2004 09:08
You agreed with someone who said Enya should have sang Into The West! OMG, how can you say people didn't say that? Whatever... No more comments from me on the subject. xx-Amanda
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on: January 30, 2004 11:44
OK, my final choise: Renee Fleming
But I like then all
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on: January 30, 2004 01:04
Ben Del Maestro ! I do have to admit it was a tough choice though. Tied for second are Elizabeth Fraser and Isabel Bayrakdarian. They all have such beautiful and powerful voices, I just can't get enough of their songs .
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on: February 01, 2004 07:06
Aha, so Ben Del Maestro was the name of that beautiful boy soprano... I had forgotten. Beautiful voice.

I must say I really liked Annie Lennox' song. I have actually one theory, and I'll try to explain it on my bad English, he he (I'm not a native English speaker):
I think Enya's song was supposed to sound elvish, and Enya has a very "elvish" voice. (I'm a big Enya fan myself actually). But at the end of ROTK, the time of the elves was over, and the time of Men had begun. And I think Annie's song and voice sounds very "human", and as such, good. - I used to like the Eurythmics back in the day, and I like Annie's voice. Sure it sounds "harsher" than Enya's, but it sounds "human". If you follow me.
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on: February 01, 2004 11:10
Lol yay! Alot of Ben fans! Anyone know where I can find info about him? I've tried search engines an they don't work at all.
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on: July 31, 2004 04:43
definintely Ben Del Maestro for me! i love all the singers but i'm crazy for Ben. i listen to his parts over and over and over every day. his voice is the most beautiful thing i've ever heard. i would love to find info on him if anyone has anything at all
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on: August 02, 2004 03:17
probably enya but thats mabe just because shes from ireland and i have been t herr dads pub (did you know her dad owns a pub up in the middle of donegal called leos taveren their curries lovely lol and i think i saw her plack for fotr album because all hers and clannads placks were up on the walls isnt that cool )any way i also love billy,ben and annie my least fav song would probably be gollums song tough
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on: August 02, 2004 06:53
Woot, my dead thread is alive again So, I started a Ben Del Maestro fan club...anyone interested in joining PM me
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on: August 02, 2004 07:00
Annie Lennox definately. She's got such a unique voice, and I loved her band The Eurythmics. Not to mention, I LOVED Into the West.
But I really like all the singers and vocalists on the soundtracks. All of them did a wonderful job.
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on: August 02, 2004 07:07
BAH!

Where are all the Isabel fans?

Evenstar was, in my opinion, the most hauntingly beautiful song on the soundtracks.

Ben is good, just not....can't think of the word...it's just lacking to me somehow.

Elizabeth is good too, but Isabel Byaksomething rather is just amazing.
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on: August 02, 2004 07:52
Ben is good, just not....can't think of the word...it's just lacking to me somehow.

Maybe you say this because of his lack of experiece and young age? Or because we know so little about him. When I get all the EE's I'm going to have to watch the special extras and see if I can pick up any info on him
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on: August 02, 2004 08:32
I can't choose.

And why did I think that Ben Del Meastro played the violin?
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on: August 02, 2004 08:45
And why did I think that Ben Del Meastro played the violin?


I have no idea.

Aha, so Ben Del Maestro was the name of that beautiful boy soprano... I had forgotten. Beautiful voice.


Lol. He does have the most amazing voice ever.
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on: September 29, 2015 01:31
Billy!
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on: September 30, 2015 03:58
I voted for Annie Lennox because Into the West and Use Well the Days are very special songs for me, but I pretty much like all the singers!
Billy Boyd, Rene Flemming, and Enya are amazing!
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on: October 01, 2015 06:55
I voted for Annie Lennox. Use Well the Days is possibly may favorite LOTR song, I also really like In To The West
I like all of the LOTR singers. I don't see Sheila Chandra or Sissel on the pull. The Last Debate and Breath of Life are 2 of my favorite songs.


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on: January 27, 2016 12:59
*dies* I can't choose! I love all of them equally.
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on: January 31, 2016 06:37
I wound up voting for Annie. It was a tough decision, and I had it narrowed down to Annie, Renee, and Emiliana. Into The West is such a beautiful song, and it still gives me chills and moves me to tears.
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on: February 01, 2016 04:14
Ballads are simply not my favorite song format. Perhaps that is why no song from the six movies has stuck in my memory.

As to Annie Lennox: I know a few of her songs that predate RoTK by at least 20 years. The song she did as a member of the Eurythmics duo, "Sweet Dreams" (1983) is my absolute favorite, far ahead of "Into the West".

And as for the 2004 Oscars, I woke up (without setting an alarm clock!) here in Germany in time to see the whole show (so about 4 AM?). So I did hear all the songs nominated for the Oscar, and my vote would have gone to a song from a French movie (cartoon?) which had a very bouncy rhythm. I was absolutely thrilled with the 11 for 11 sweep, and yes, "Into the West" was the best of the ballads. But by personal musical preference (very much in the minority if you look at the nominations), not my choice.
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on: June 25, 2016 03:40
Enya really has a soothing voice. divine and mild. I love her voice

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on: June 30, 2016 05:09
I had to go with Enya.
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on: July 27, 2016 06:01
I love the song that Pippin sings to Denethor in the Return of the King movie. I also love the song that Aragorn sings at his coronation.
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on: August 01, 2016 11:17
Warrior Maiden of the Dunedain said:I love the song that Pippin sings to Denethor in the Return of the King movie.

Yes! That is one of the saddest gut-wrenching parts of the movie. The sound and words of the song... the ride of Faramir and his men, and the disgusting slobbery of Denethor.
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on: August 02, 2016 12:15
Billie Boyd came up with the tune for that one. The words come from one of Bibo's songs that the hobbits sing on their way to Crickhollow.
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on: August 02, 2016 03:55
Come to think of it, there is one song that does stick in my memory a bit: the one the Dwarves sing at Bag End at the beginning of AuP. To my untrained ears, it has some of the flavor of the Gregorian chants, respectively the Don Cossack Choir Serge Jaroff (I own a double LP - the big black thing, kids - with some of their songs). Something about the dirge quality appeals to me.

So, no solo singer, but the Dwarves' Choir for me.

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on: May 22, 2017 09:39
Gandolorin- i found myself absolutely enchanted by that song and sang it over and over , after seeing the film. I know what you mean about it having an Eastern quality. I think it may be in a minor key, which gives it a melancholy character. The deep, resonant voices just give me the shivers.

Overall, i find the soundtrack to the Hobbit films very dark and often reflecting violence and conflict. The range of musical tones and the vsriety of excellent voces is broader, i think in the LOTR trilogy.
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on: May 22, 2017 10:07
I voted for Renee Fleming but they're all great in their ways. I actually knew Renee Fleming's brother. He was my woodshop teacher when I was in 6th or 7th grade. He was so proud of his sister when the movie came out. He had the poster in his classroom and he was so eager to talk about her. It made me even more in love with the books and movies...and of course the CoE community. Very beautiful memories.
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