New stills hit the web alongside the premiere of “The Song of the Misty Mountain” from the Hobbit soundtrack

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The Hobbit is still in publicity overdrive as those behind the trilogy’s first film gear up for its December release. Today, new stills from the film debuted alongside a perhaps more exciting release: the full version of the chilling “Song of the Misty Mountain” featured as a dwarf-sung cover in the Hobbit trailers, performed by Neil Finn.

Finn had the following to say about gearing up for writing such an epic song for one of the most anticipated fantasy movies of this decade:

“‘The Song of the Lonely Mountain’ was developed from a dark and mysterious theme which the dwarves sing early in the movie. […] After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peters office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam. Dave Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix. He seemed to respond well to my demands for ‘more anvil!’ Pop music needs more anvil!”

You can listen to the entire song over on the Rolling Stones’ music player.

In the mean time, be sure check out the latest stills to be released from the film, including the White Council, the goblins of the Misty Mountains, and a troll:

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What do you think of the original song? Will you be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at midnight on December 14th?

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