Towards the end of last year, Neil Finn asked me to orchestrate the song he wrote for the closing credits of The Hobbit. It was a wonderful experience. We recorded at Abbey Road – in Studio 2 – with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. I was in Auckland, Neil was in Buffalo, the Music Supervisor (Mark Willshire) was in Wellington… There were live feeds aplenty.

This version – which I was very happy to find on YouTube – has an extended ending that we really loved, but which doesn’t appear in the end credits.

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