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- Posted on Nov 13th 2012 11:05AM by Jason MacNeil
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According to Rolling Stone, the song entitled "Song of the Lonely Mountain" is based off a dwarven folk song. It apparently appears as the credits roll at the film's conclusion.
Finn said director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) told him to get into a "dwarven state of mind" for the song to suit the story's theme.
"After some days of mining underground (Sir Peter's office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam," he said. "David Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix.
"He seemed to respond well to my demands for 'more anvil!' Pop music needs more anvil!" We believe he's referring to the tool, not the Canadian heavy metal/hard rock act."
"Far over the misty mountains rise/Leave us standing upon the height," Finn sings to start the rather richly textured, slow building song that later includes orchestral touches and hand claps.
The soundtrack, which was composed by Howard Shore (who scored Lord of the Rings), will be released on Dec. 11 with the film released on Dec. 14, the first in a trilogy.
As for his own work, Finn will mount an Australian tour with Paul Kelly in mid-February with dates stretching through mid-March. The singer and his wife Sharon released their last studio album in 2011, the self-titled debut of their side project Pajama Club. Finn's best known group Crowded House released its last album Intriguer in 2010.