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MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Mostly Autumn

 

Prog Folk

3.08 | 65 ratings

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Greger
Prog Reviewer
4 stars The band says that this is one album they never expected to make. Unexpected or not, the idea of making an album inspired by Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" isn't that original. The same idea has lead to many albums, especially in the symphonic and progressive rock genre. I personally have four albums in my record collection that's inspired by Tolkien's works: Bo Hansson "Sagan om Ringen" (1970), Bo Hansson "Ur trollkarlens hatt" (1972), Isildurs Bane "Sagan om Ringen" (1988) and Pär Lindh & Björn Johansson "Bilbo" (1996). All of them are very good, and so is Mostly Autumn's album too. If I should rate them I would place them in the order that they're mentioned above with Bo Hansson's "Sagan om Ringen" as the best and Mostly Autumn close behind the rest.

Translation: Sagan om Ringen = The Lord of the Rings

Mostly Autumn's album is really good and musically it's different than the albums I mentioned above. Although my bitterness that no one of Bo Hansson's songs did turn up on the soundtrack to the movie, I think that some of the songs on Mostly Autumn's album would've been perfect for the movie soundtrack, especially the instrumental ones. The Celtic folk influences that Mostly Autumn have and the traditional instruments suites the music just fine. The mood is dark when it should be dark, and the music is happy and harmonic when it should be.

The Pink Floyd of folk music has done their best album up to date, although I admit that I haven't heard their "The Last Bright Light" album (but would gladly review it if someone could send me a review copy of it). If you like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", why not put on Mostly Autumn's album while reading it the next time. Or just buy the album anyway, because it's definitely worth it.

Greger | 4/5 |

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