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Closing Track From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Online

November 12, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The closing track from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has made its premiere online. The song, Neil Finn’s “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” is available at RollingStone.com; you can check it out here.

Finn says that director Peter Jackson suggested that he get in a “dwarven state of mind” for the song, which plays over the end credits. “‘The Song of the Lonely Mountain’ was developed from a dark and mysterious theme which the dwarves sing early in the movie,” said Finn. “After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peters office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam. Dave Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix. He seemed to respond well to my demands for ‘more anvil!’ Pop music needs more anvil!”

The soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be available on December 11th; the film opens December 14th.

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