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The Last Goodbye

Posted on 2014.11.21 at 23:14
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Here's a music video, The Last Goodbye written by Billy Boyd, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh and performed by Billy Boyd. Billy says in the interview that they saw this song and the video as their farewell to Middle-earth. It's gorgeous! His voice is so pure and lots of nostalgia in the video. *sniff*

Here's an article about it.


lenine2 at 2014-11-22 06:28 (UTC) (Link)
Charming! I had no idea Billy Boyd had such a lovely voice.

Of course it's not goodbye for me, because I experience Middle Earth every day!
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-22 06:45 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah he's got a gorgeous voice. Well, he really sang the song he sings for Denethor in Return of the King. I know, I've never really left it since I first read LOTR at age 13.
talullahred at 2014-11-22 07:29 (UTC) (Link)
This was so lovely and so touching. I confess teared up. *sniff*
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-22 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
I know, me too. I just hope I'm not put off by all the video game antics of the last installment in the Hobbit.
larienelengasse at 2014-11-22 10:05 (UTC) (Link)
I think what I love about this song is the frailty. Billy isn't a singer by trade, necessarily, so it's the imperfections in his delivery that make it so touching and emotive. I also didn't know he was a musician.

Thanks for sharing this. Some of my favorite musical pieces from the films have been performed by him.

Edited at 2014-11-22 10:07 am (UTC)
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-22 17:55 (UTC) (Link)
Well before he was an actor, a young Billy was in a band with some friends called Foreign Country which played the local pub scene in Glasgow. He wrote songs and was lead singer. He currently has a band called Beecake. I haven't heard any of their songs, but should look them up.
engarian at 2014-11-22 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that was just lovely. Now I'm crying and can barely see to type. I guess tears are good for my eye surgery recovery in any case :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-22 17:58 (UTC) (Link)
How did the surgery go? I know, I got a lump in my throat too from this. It kinda hit the spot.

Edited at 2014-11-22 05:58 pm (UTC)
engarian at 2014-11-25 11:20 (UTC) (Link)
The surgery went well but I was VERY happy when it was over and I could say that it was behind me. I'm hoping I won't have to go through that again in my life, although I've had eye surgery several times over the years and it's never been very pleasant (except for my Lasik - that was actually easy-peasy and no pain at all).

- Erulisse (one L)
malinorne2003 at 2014-11-23 17:11 (UTC) (Link)
So lovely and touching and frail, and sad. Oh, the feelings of nostalgia at looking at those pictures! Loved Billy Boyd's performance here, although IMHO the song as such isn't as magical as the Denethor one, which just stunned me. But then that's not a fair comparison for anything, is it?
Thanks for drawing my attention to this, I'm so out of the loop with everything LOTR except my language students. It's good to "see" you again. Hugs!
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-23 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was quite lovely and was surprised that it wasn't making the rounds on LJ. His song for Denethor was gorgeous and who knew at the time that Bill could sing?
Do your language students study Quenya and Sindarin?
I do hope to get back to Middle-earth at some point and would still love your linguistic expertise.
Good to see you too. Hugs!
dodger_sister at 2014-11-23 21:08 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this was moving and had me sobbing tears of joy and nostalgia. Damn. It really is saying farewell, isn't it?
elfscribe5 at 2014-11-23 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
It made me tear up too. Glad you liked it. And yeah, it hadn't hit me either until I saw this, but it is saying farewell.
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