Released by Fantasy
Rosenman’s “Lord of the Rings”
Composer Leonard Rosenman wrote one of his most colorful and ambitious scores for the original Lord of the Rings film, the animated one directed by Ralph Bakshi in 1978. Fantasy Records is reissuing the original 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, and in a lavish box loaded with extras (the movie poster, a map of Middle-earth, animation cel, lobby card repro, etc.). I was honored to be asked to contribute a new essay about Rosenman, just part of a giant new 16-page booklet to accompany the set. Definitely one for the collectors, and very likely to sell out quickly.