Television production of The Hobbit, complete with the 14 page full color book. Basically you could put the DVD on and close your eyes its the exact same thing. As a huge Tolkien geek (seriously its bad) I love this shit! The animation, that Rankin and Bass style brings me instantly back to my childhood. You can enjoy the Glenn Yarbrough Classic The Road Goes Ever On or the disco classic Down, Down to Goblin Town I got this on ebay for 2.99 plus 2.99 shipping as a reward for working a 70 hour week for gay pride.
Where There's a Whip There's a Way although the stirring ballad Frodo of the Nine Fingers is a close second.
Leonard Rosenmann. Another one that rings (HA) me back to my childhood! This was a gift from David Ballantyne. I enjoy this movie and I think the score sounds like something Bernard Hermann might have done. I am on the lookout for the 4 picture disc versions of this soundtrack.
Tolkien in his own voice reads excerpts from his books. Even for a die hard Tolkien fan like me this is a dreadfully boring album. It would be the greatest way to fall asleep any night you are plagued with a bout of insomnia. I go this one at Nook and Cranny an antique store on Ditmars Blvd about a block from my house. It was an freakin' steal at 5 bucks!
Christopher. Again is it an exciting listen?? No, not at all, but I couldn't pass it up for 5 dollars at Academy Records (415 E. 12th Street). And finally the last record in my Tolkien mega-post is the The Hobbit read by Nicol Williamson. It's a 4 LP set with a small booklet read stunningly by Williamson, a classically trained British actor. I got this from gemm.com/ a great re-source for online album shopping.