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Covid has put a slow-down on international album orders, and I currently have probably close to 8 or 10 CDs on their supposed way despite being ordered a couple of months ago. Tres frustrating, as they say in France. It's forced me to buy local though, which is good I guess. 

What has arrived recently is 'The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack'. I saw it fairly cheap on ebay and as I'm deep into 'The Return of the King' (novel) and am currently in a Tolkien metal fervour (Summoning and the Northern Silence bands), I thought what the hell. It's a nice little package too, with the three originally released jewel case discs with original booklets, in a handsome box and 20 postcard style cards. The whole lot only cost about $20US, so I'm well pleased. 

The older I get, the more important Tolkien seems to me. 

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On 7/26/2020 at 7:51 AM, Requiem said:

Covid has put a slow-down on international album orders, and I currently have probably close to 8 or 10 CDs on their supposed way despite being ordered a couple of months ago. Tres frustrating, as they say in France. It's forced me to buy local though, which is good I guess. 

What has arrived recently is 'The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack'. I saw it fairly cheap on ebay and as I'm deep into 'The Return of the King' (novel) and am currently in a Tolkien metal fervour (Summoning and the Northern Silence bands), I thought what the hell. It's a nice little package too, with the three originally released jewel case discs with original booklets, in a handsome box and 20 postcard style cards. The whole lot only cost about $20US, so I'm well pleased. 

The older I get, the more important Tolkien seems to me. 

If you like tolkein the silmarillion(think I'm close😄) by Tolkien is worth a read. Not that long too which is a bonus. Lots of good  little stories. 

P.s hoping your liking the Abigail  album by king diamond. Is it a thumbs up.  

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On 7/28/2020 at 5:41 AM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

If you like tolkein the silmarillion(think I'm close😄) by Tolkien is worth a read. Not that long too which is a bonus. Lots of good  little stories. 

P.s hoping your liking the Abigail  album by king diamond. Is it a thumbs up.  

Excellent advice, and I've taken it already.

I read it really slowly and carefully a couple of years ago after ignoring it for so long, which is a real tragedy. Despite loving it, I wouldn't consider it an easy read - there are some extremely tangled sentences there. I think I recall one sentence having 17 different names in it. I was reading the Appendices as often as the main text in the end! But I got there eventually and it was joyous. 

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