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Will 'The Hobbit' end with an Oscar-winning song?

13 November 2012 10:05 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Oscar winner Peter Jackson turned to fellow New Zealander Neil Finn to pen a tune for the first film in "The Hobbit" trilogy, "An Unexpected Journey."  -Insertgroups:12- Finn, who fronted the chart-topping Split Enz and Crowded House, does double duty, crooning the "Song of the Lonely Mountain" over the end credits of the picture.  He says the song was inspired by the work of the dwarves who populate this first of three prequels to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. As Finn recounts to Rolling Stone, Jackson encouraged him to get in a "dwarven state of mind."   The result is a song that soars, moving from the mines where the dwarves toil to the heights they must cross. Take a listen here.  It certainly sounds like an Oscar contender, in the vein of the two nominated tracks that played over the end credits of the first and last of »

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