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The Enya Discography Editor

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Soundtrack 2009

The soundtrack includes two pieces written and performed by Enya: AnĂ­ron (Theme for Aragorn snd Arwen) is sung in Sindarin; and May It Be is sung in English with a few words in Quenya. Sindarin and Quenya are fictional languages invented by author J.R.R. Tolkien for the novels. Both standard and limited editions are enhanced with links to a website where various Lord of the Rings-and Enya-related items can be downloaded. During its initial pressing, the standard edition has had six cover art variations - Arwen, Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Saruman, and Strider - which were actually limited edition collectable character cards. The character cards overlaid the standard cover booklet which showed the four hobbits (Sam, Frodo, Pippin, and Merry). After the cards' limited run, that standard cover was replaced with the current design showing a montage of four characters from the movie - Frodo, Saruman, Gandalf, and Arwen.

Australia

2001 Warner 9362-48110-2 (Compact Disc)
2001 Warner WEA Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
Featuring 5 tracks: 02,07,10,13 and 18, so both Enya songs are on this release. In a slimline case, no covers.

Canada

2001 Warner CDW 48110 (Compact Disc)

China

2001 Warner 9362-48110-2 (Compact Disc)
The rights were bought from Warner Music Taiwan by the Chinese company Jingwen. This company added its sign on a red sticker on the front cover.

EU

2003 Reprise Records 9 48633-2 (Compact Disc)
Edition with all three soundtracks in a special card box (The Two Towers Reprise/WMG Soundtracks 9362-48379-2 and The Return of the King Reprise/WMG Soundtracks 9362-48521-2). Included are different cover versions of the soundtracks (The Fellowship of the Ring 6 and The Return of the King 13).

Germany

2001 Warner 9362-48110-2 (Compact Disc)
2001 Warner 9362-48110-2 Promotional (Compact Disc)
Same as the commercial release, with a sticker on the back "Promotional Copy Not For Resale".
2001 Warner WEA Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
Tracklist on front and back cover.

Japan

2001 Warner WPCR-11195 (Compact Disc)
2001 Warner WPCR-11195 Promotional (Compact Disc)
Same as the commercial release, with a sample sticker on the back.

Taiwan

2001 Warner 9362-48110-2 (Compact Disc)

Thailand

2001 Warner 9 48110-2 (Compact Disc)

UK

2001 Reprise Records AMOS112CD Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
In paper sleeve with an leaflet, the CD-R contains 3 "Behind the scenes", 3 movie trailers, 2 screensavers, 2 wallpapers and the following music: "Concerning Hobbits" and "The Council Of Elrond".

USA

2001 Reprise Records 9 48110-2 (Compact Disc)
2001 Reprise Records 9 48238-2 (Compact Disc)
Limited edition in a red leatherette case and with a 24 page booklet.
2005 Reprise Records 9 49454-2 (Compact Disc)
Special release with the complete recordings of the first part of the trilogy on 3 CDs and 1 Audio-DVD. The box contains a sheet with the complete tracklists, a 48-page booklet with information about the music (themes, instruments and performers) and a 3-CD Digipak with the 3 CDs.
2001 Reprise Records Reprise Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
In plastic sleeve, with a paper insert, front shows one of the commercial release covers, back side tracklist.
2001 Reprise Records 2-48238-RE-1 / 2-48110-RE-1 Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
In jewel case, front cover is the track list.
2005 Reprise Records Reprise Promotional (Compact Disc - Recordable)
Promo 3 CD set for the Complete Recordings. Disc 1 and 2 in a double CD jewel case, disc 3 in a slimline case. As cover the tracklists are used, each disc shows the number of tracks on it and the duration.