Mines of Moria - Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack

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Mines of Moria - Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack
Moria Pre-Order soundtrack CD
Chance Thomas
Released November 17, 2008
Length 65:46
Label Turbine, Inc.
Lotro Soundtrack Chronology
The Lord of the Rings Online Audio Library
Mines of Moria - Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack
Mines of Moria - Original Video Game Soundtrack

Mines of Moria - Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack is a soundtrack by Chance Thomas, originally released on November 17, 2008 as a bonus with pre-orders of the Mines of Moria expansion. Despite the name, the album is largely the same as the earlier released Shadows of Angmar soundtrack, but with seven bonus tracks added onto the end, including one from the Mines of Moria expansion.

The track "Far Ahead the Road Has Gone" was the original main theme for Lotro, played on the character selection screen until 2012 when it was replaced by "Lotro Legacy" from the Riders of Rohan soundtrack.

Production and Release

For information on the production of the Shadows of Angmar portion of the soundtrack (the first 26 tracks) see the Shadows of Angmar soundtrack.

Originally included in the Lotro Audio Library, "Let Us Sing Together" is one of the most famous pieces in Lotro, played in the house of Tom Bombadil. Chance Thomas has said that this was one of the earliest pieces composed for the game, back when it was still named Middle Earth Online. Originally, Thomas intended this piece to be played as a sort of homecoming, used when Hobbit players crossed back into the Shire, coming home after their adventures. Lotro's audio director Geoff Scott decided it would be better in Tom Bombadil's house, and that's where it ended up in the final release.

Again originally included in the Lotro Audio Library, "Down Down to Goblin-Town" uses a much slowed-down version of the track of the same name from the 1977 animated "The Hobbit" movie soundtrack.

The track "Drums in the Deep" is the sole track on the album from the Mines of Moria expansion. Chance Thomas used the Utah Film Orchestra as well as singers from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the recording of this track. The singing heard is in Dwarvish with the text written by Thomas.

This album was released on November 17, 2008 as part of the pre-order for the Mines of Moria expansion, along with a product key allowing for better pricing once the expansion was released as well as various exclusive in-game items.

Track Listing

Composers are listed with each track. If no composer is listed the composer is unknown. Tracks 1, 4, 9, 14, 20, and 24 contain the voice of Harry Chase as Gandalf.

  1. "Shadows of Angmar" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:51
  2. "Hills of the Shire" (Chance Thomas) - 1:09
  3. "Bree-Land Jig" (Geoff Scott) - 2:01
  4. "The Ring-Bearer Sets Forth" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:24
  5. "Ride of the Nazgul" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:50
  6. "Wreck and Slaughter" (Brad Spear) - 1:21
  7. "Courage of Men" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 2:11
  8. "Silent Hope" (Brad Spear, theme by Chance Thomas) - 1:42
  9. "The Nine Draw Nigh" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:24
  10. "Far Ahead the Road Has Gone" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 2:22
  11. "Lament for Oakenshield" (Chance Thomas) - 2:27
  12. "Red Stones and Golden Leaves" (Chance Thomas) - 1:46
  13. "Fell Deeds Awake" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 3:45
  14. "Scattered Allies" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:22
  15. "Lay of the Free Peoples" (Geoff Scott) - 1:55
  16. "Autumn Ale" (Geoff Scott) - 1:15
  17. "East of the Sea" (Geoff Scott) - 1:03
  18. "The Brigand's Tale" (Geoff Scott) - 2:19
  19. "Home From the Hunt" (Geoff Scott) - 2:18
  20. "Frodo's Path" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 0:24
  21. "The Doom of Edhelion" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 2:05
  22. "Ruins of Old" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 2:26
  23. "Garth Agarwen" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 3:19
  24. "The Shadows Linger" (Chance Thomas) - 0:24
  25. "Vale of Imladris" (Chance Thomas) - 3:05
  26. "Things to Come" (Chance Thomas) - 3:40

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Baruk Khazad" - 0:43
  2. "Down Down to Goblin-Town" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 4:18
  3. "All Other Lights" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 3:44
  4. "Stars and Glory" (Stephen DiGregorio) - 4:33
  5. "War Pipes" - 1:18
  6. "Let Us Sing Together" (Chance Thomas) - 1:48
  7. "Drums in the Deep (Mines of Moria)" (Chance Thomas) - 3:40


Shadows of Angmar

  • Chance Thomas
  • Brad Spear
  • Harry Chase - Voice of Gandalf
  • Geoff Scott - Audio Director
  • Stephen DiGregorio
  • Dona Kay Flint - Music Contractor
  • Daniel Greenberg - Creative Director
  • Scott Cuthbertson - Creative Director
  • Glen Neibur - Chief Recording Engineer
  • Daron Bradford - Penny whistle, Irish whistle, recorder, tin whistle
  • Andrew Scott - Highland pipes
  • Gael Shults - Hammer dulcimer
  • Aaron Ashton - Fiddle
  • Janet Anderson - Fiddle
  • Steve Lerud - Engineer
  • Holly Gornick - English horn
  • Jenny Jordan - Voice

Drums in the Deep

  • Chance Thomas
  • Stephen DiGregorio
  • Utah Film Orchestra
  • Singers from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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