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‘The Hobbit’ Soundtrack — What Does It Tell Us About ‘An Unexpected Journey’?

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ the first film in Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, is hitting theaters in just  a month and a half now, and that means it’s time for more promotional goodies to start popping out, including the official track list for ‘The Hobbit‘ soundtrack. Back in the summer when Warner Bros. released the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ soundtrack list, it gave us some hints at what we could expect to see in the film. So, with the one for ‘An Unexpected Journey’ now available, what does it reveal about Bilbo and his band of merry dwarfs?

One of the first major posters revealed for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ a couple months back was a scrolling banner that revealed — or was thought to reveal — seven scenes from the first film, beginning with Gandalf’s arrival at The Shire and ending with the troupe floating down river in empty crates. However, Peter Jackson revealed that some scenes from the book originally planned for the first film have been moved to later parts of the trilogy, the encounter with all those spiders being one.

What are some characters and scenes we can expect from ‘An Unexpected Journey,’ then? According to some of the tracks on the official soundtrack (released to Fandango), we’ll definitely be seeing some of those wargs — in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, wargs are an intelligent and larger race of wolves who are in cahoots with the goblins in tracking down Bilbo. Other creatures we’ll be seeing are the Trollshaws (the upland woods), the Orc Chieftan Bolg (hinted at by the tack titled “The Defiler”), and Radagast the Brown (one of the other wizards who came to Middle Earth with Gandalf).

Check out the full ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ track list below along with a dissection of the major tracks. WARNING — Contains spoilers ahead.

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) — Radagast the Brown was one of the wizards, along with Gandalf, sent to Middle Earth to aid the elves against Sauron.
The Trollshawsthe upland woods where Bilbo and his group run into the Stone Trolls. 
Roast Mutton (Extended Version)
A Troll-hoardPresumably the previously mentioned Stone Trolls. 
The Hill of Sorcery
Warg-scoutsthe dire wolves on the hunt for Bilbo and the dwarfs.

DISC 2:

The Hidden Valley
Moon Runes (Extended Version)
The DefilerRefers to Azog “The Defiler,” whose descendent is Bolg, the violent orc chieftan. 
The White Council (Extended Version)
Over Hill
A Thunder BattleRefers to a thunder storm that rages through the Misty Mountains while Bilbo’s group tries to pass through. 
Under Hill
Riddles in the DarkPossibly referring to Bilbo’s encounter with Gollum. “If you gets it wrong, we eats it.”
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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