Product Code: 6369 924
Artist: Bo Hansson
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Charisma (1972)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Pop , Soundtracks U

Lord of the Rings

Rare vintage pressing! Near pristine vinyl, very nice cover with minor shelf wear on rear.

Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings is an instrumental progressive rock album by Swedish musician Bo Hansson.[1] As its title suggests, it is a concept album based on author J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings.[2] The album was originally issued in Sweden in late 1970, under the Swedish title of Sagan om ringen, and was subsequently re-released internationally as Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings in September 1972.[3][4] The album reached the Top 40 of the UK Album Chart[5] and was eventually certified gold in the UK and Australia.[6] It was also moderately successful in America, where it reached number 154 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart.[7]  Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings remains the only release by Hansson to have reached the UK and US charts and as a result, it is by far his best known and most successful album.[4][5][8]