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Virgil
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Not to be annoyingly redundant because I did mention Led Zep's Tolkien phase, but specificity is always appropriate. (I hope!)

Battle of Evermore, Stairway to Heaven and Misty Mountain Hop were the ones I was thinking of.

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My fav. music to listen to when I'm reading Tolkien is varied. There's a CD called Adagio that I really like, also Celtic Mysteries I and II and any and all Alsdair Fraiser. I like Blind Guardian, but not while I read the books.
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Virgil
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Evenspire, many thanks for your compliment, but much of the group out here is over 40!!!!
We know all them tunes!

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I listened to Debussy's Sonata for flute, harp, and viola. It had an eerie classical feel to it.
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I read a few chapters the other night with some ambient by a group called Amethystium. Deep Sky Divers and Daniel Cox are good too.

P.S. A lot of their stuff is freely downloadable from MP3.com - Look under the Ambient or Mood Music genres

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does anyone have a list of all the Led Zeplin songs that have Middle Earth referances?

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Virgil
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You probably saw the thread in LoTR about Led Zep. See that if you get no replies here. Great tunes, eh???

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Kalinor
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I must recommend the Grateful Dead. They were almost named The Hobbits and played a few early shows as The Warlocks. Hippies and hobbits are very closely related IMHO.
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Hail and well met, Kalinor.
Kalinor's a Dead Head?
To all a belated Happy b-day, Jerry.
RIP

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the takers get the honey
givers sing the blues

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On my first reading, I was listening to Enya's "Watermark" album right when I came to the Withywindle and the Barrow-downs. The sorrow-filled songs represent the unattainable past of Middle Earth, particularly the woman who wore the brooch, juxtaposed with the living green land of Bombadil.

I always think of Moonlight Sonata when I read the wakening of the Elves.

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Virgil
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Belated greetings, Kalinor.
Haven't signed on for a week.
Was just driving down the road listening to a 1973 live bootleg-type CD of Jerry & Co. thinking that a wee bit of a Tolkien book would be appropriate!
Right you are!

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I like listening to clannad, magical ring, or Mary Black when I'm reading Tolkien, they often made me think of the elvish songs etc.
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this may be a dumb question but on my web page i was going to put up some msic and well i dont think limp bizket would be right so what would be some good tunes?
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Virgil
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I think you could follow the lead of the bands suggested in this thread. I can vouch for the superb taste of the group(!)

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Annatar, good post about Orff's Carima Burana. I have to agree there. It fits very well with Tolkien. But I'm surprised noone has mentioned the Canadian band Rush. They have several Tolkienesque songs. They even have one named "Rivendell." Some of their older stuff (i.e. "Return of the Prince" off of Caress of Steel) is very Tolkien-related. Now, you notice I said they have some Tolkien-related songs. I didn't say they were any good!
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There are several songs which always take me to Middle Earth. One, however, immediately comes to mind. No musical piece, in any musical genre, captures the haunting atmosphere of Moria quite like the piece titled "Lear", on the cd, "Deep Listening" by Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis (New Albion Records). It was recorded in a deep cistern, nearly 200 feet in diameter, located on an abandoned military base. It's worthwhile listening - 24 minutes of dark Moria.

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Led Zep most definately! Dream Theater is a close second.They are so full of intensity and energy yet still hold a soothing quality much like Tolkien's writings.At least to me.
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Hunter From the North
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As far as while reading the books goes, I like laying on my bed with the windows open dowards dusk in the late fall when the temp is quite cool and the wind is causeing the leaves to rustle..
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Virgil
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Well, it's November in south central PA and late fall, dusk enjoyment is at an all-time premium. Can't say I can argue with your preference!!
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My fav has to be The Curse of Feanor by Blind Guardian....it has the best lyrics in any Tolkien related song....though i do like The battle for evermore alot.....
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Vens Arna
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Anyone try reading LOTR while listening to the new soundtrack? Just curious.
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well not lotr but Tolkien yes it actually helps
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Azaelia of Willowbottom
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Hmmm For some reason, Enya seems to really be one of the picks from a lot of people, myself included. I also listen to a lot of John Williams, and I think of LOTR when I hear some of his stuff.
And *blushes* I listen to country...Boy am I a nerd...I'm so embarrassed... But I heard this song that was something about Moving On, but I have no idea who sung it or what its real title is, but it just reminded me of Frodo leaving the Shire and going to the Grey Havens.
And Tim McGraw's The Cowboy in Me reminds me of Strider. Now that I have proclaimed my nerdiness, and uncoolness, I will ask you please not to make fun of me. Goodness knows, I get enough of that at school because I'm always carring around some big book (LOTR, go figure), I wear glasses, I don't have a boyfriend, I don't wear really skimpy clothes, I don't wear makeup, and I don't have many friends. The internet and especially sites like these are pretty much my only refuges.

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Roll of Honor Neytari Took-Baggins
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Wow! Except for the glasses (which I will probably need someday since I am the only one in my family without them right now) it sounds like you are disgribing me!
I wonder if I would like those songs.....

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Azaelia of Willowbottom
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Now that is cool. I never expected a reply like that. I expected a "Hahaha she listens to country" type of thing for a reply. That's pretty cool!
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