I'll have answers and more very soon, folks ... just as soon as my own schedule improves a tad. In the meantime, enjoy the new Smaug trailer. None of this is Shore's new score, but you can hear a few fragments of that in the latest VIDEO BLOG, if you're so inclined.
Thanks so much for you patience these past few months! I'm sorry I'm such a phantom right now. As ever, it's probably easiest to reach me via Twitter, if you're in a hurry.
Oh, and everyone go buy the Hobbit Extended Edition tomorrow ... if you want to see a slightly sleepy looking version of my talking-head blabbing on about songs and scores in the appendices. I'll tell you more about that in the near future as well!