In Western Lands

October 29, 2014 12:55 PM

Sam Gamgee's song in the tower of Cirith Ungol. Words by JRR Tolkien, melody by Stephen Oliver.

Stephen Oliver, who died tragically young, composed the music for the 1981 BBC radio version of "The Lord of the Rings." I really liked his setting of this song, sung on the original soundtrack by a very young Bill Nighy.

Recorded in my kitchen with GarageBand and a Blue Snowball mic.

posted by Pallas Athena (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Lovely. You've inspired me to dig out and record the melody I wrote decades ago for The Road Goes Ever On.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:17 AM on October 31, 2014


Fabulous! Can't wait to hear it.

(Has there been a Tolkien-inspired Mefi Music challenge? I think it would be fun.)
posted by Pallas Athena at 10:21 AM on October 31, 2014


*sneaks in, notes down the challenge suggestion, sneaks out*
posted by greenish at 9:52 AM on November 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Do it, greenish; I call dibs on the walking song!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:40 AM on November 4, 2014


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