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Lord of the Rings Music was Inspired
J.R.R. Tolkien was no doubt one of the greatest fantasy writers of the 20th century. His books The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy have inspired countless people around the world. We are two of those countless people.
And if you can believe it, it was one big accident
The Brobdingnagian Bards Lord of the Rings Music History Lesson
Andrew and I had just started playing Celtic music in 1999. Our songs were reminiscent of Irish pub music, but our instrumentals were something ALL their own.
That summer, we were hired to play music at a small Irish Pub/Bakery in Georgetown, Texas called Patti Cakes. We were brainless when it came to promoting our early gigs. So we practiced since the evening was so dead. And then proceeded to write a beautiful Celtic aire. The tune was slow and melodic. It had that Celtic/Renaissance ethereral sound that our growing fan base was loved so much. Something that took you to Emerald Island or beyond.
When the song finished, I looked up and saw the waitstaff were frozen. They seemed to be as mesmerized and enchanted as we were. Everyone took a deep breathe.
Wow! That was a keeper!
I remember feeling just overwhelmed and emotional, as Andrew and I looked at each other with that knowing look that now we have to name this song so we'll better remember it.
I turned towards my girlfriend at the time. She was still breatless. "What did this song remind you of?"
She was actually a bit flustered. Her mind sorta wandered a bit before she answered. It's like I could centuries of images read and lived flowing through her eyes.
At last, she said, "Tolkien".
Andrew and I looked at each other, and nodded in agreement. "Tolkien" it was.
"Tolkien's (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)" Tops the Celtic Music Charts
It wasn't until later that we realized what we had done. Every time we played that song, fans listened intent. It quickly became our most-popular instrumental song at gigs.
Then something even more astounding happened, it became our most-popular song ever! That Fall, "Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)" was the first song we submitted to the world's biggest free music download website, MP3.com. Two months later, it broke into the Celtic Top 40. Three months after that it was a Top 10 song. A year after it was first released, it was the #1 Celtic song on MP3.com.
And it didn't stop there. It was the #1 World music and Celtic music song on MP3.com, almost exclusively, until the website folded in 2003. It had climbed as #14 on ALL MP3.com. And it had over ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS of that one song, just on MP3.com!
The Lord of the Rings Music Flame Never Dies
It's sorta like Lord of the Rings itself. The flame just hasn't died. In fact it's grown. We have new Tolkien fans contact us daily telling us how much they love this CD. It's our best-seller, and not just because Lord of the Rings is such a smash.
Another loved the hobbit-y feel.
No. This album is not for everyone. But if you're a fan of the history, the legends, the magic that was inherient in JRR Tolkien's creation, then you will love, Memories of Middle Earth!
More Lord of the Rings Music
of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring Music Soundtrack
of the Rings - Two Towers Music Soundtrack
of the Rings - Return of the King
JRR Tolkien The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Music MP3
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