Just received the very very cool word that there is an epic three-movie series of Lord of the Rings being filmed in New Zealand!
The first film to be released December 2001. [Wow - that really seems a long time from now!]
They really should see if the surviving members of Led Zeppelin will do the soundtrack! Some of the songs have been done for over 30 years!
The Battle of Evermore
is said to be based upon the events surrounding the Battle of Pelennor Fields from Return of the King. The time span of the song encompasses events in the novel from Aragorn's parting for the Paths of the Dead until the end of the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
Ramble On  contains the words:
Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah.
More info at the Zeppelin and Tolkien
Wouldn't that be cool! :)
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