I have to say that the Lord of the Rings soundtrack is probably my favorite movie soundtrack of all time. I have the extended soundtrack collection that includes music from all three extended editions. It's around 3 and a half hours of music total and it's really some of the best I have heard. It's so relaxing. Howard Shore definitely was the ideal composer for LOTR. I can't think of anything I would change and as much as I like John Williams stuff I think the "Fanfare" approach really would not have worked best for LOTR. Does anybody else have this soundtrack and is so what are your thoughts?