Karliene

Into the West

You have no idea how many times I’ve tried to record this song, the first time I got sick for 6 months with vocal problems and then each time after that, I just couldn’t get it to work for me. This song has always meant a lot to me as ‘The Return of the King” will always be my favourite LOTR movie. I still cry like a baby during the Haven scene and though I think all the songs written for these movies are beyond beautiful ( Aniron, Edge of Night, Gollum’s song etc ) I think ‘Into the West” is the jewel in the crown and really cuts through to the heart of the story.

Every time I tried to create my own version of this song, I’d get frustrated that I didn’t sound powerful enough on those big notes ( like Annie ) and then I realized that was my problem, I was trying too hard. So over the weekend I decided not to bother with all the strings and harps and everything else I’d been throwing into my mix and instead of trying to dress it up, I’d strip it down to nothing and I loved it. I’m finally happy and I hope you guys like it too.
So anyway, here it is at last…3 years in the making. Enjoy. xx

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  1. Marc November 12, 2014 at 12:52 am

    This is the song that reminds me most of the girl I loved and lost. “You and I will meet again, and you’ll be here in my arms..just sleeping” Thank you for your beautiful rendition.

  2. Dwelfen maiden November 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Oh I am in tears….This is so wonderful. I used to sing this song to my little sisters every night. It means so such to me. Thank-you for lending it your lovely voice.

  3. Gunnar (TheFoxprince) November 16, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Thank you for this beautiful.. I ever loved this song and really was enchantet by the version
    Van Canto did in their last Album. But yours is running under my skin, cutting through bones and cracking the concrete in my heart.
    I startet crying while only listening to your voice and the passion within.
    You really made my day.
    Thanks for being great.

  4. Corey February 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Like you, I have always loved this song, and watched the credits just to listen to this song. I love that you put part of the chapter in the song, before the song began. Its lovely. Another favorite of mine to be sure.

  5. Yasmin February 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    like the GoT – Songs very much ^^ especially let it end. The Clip is great
    Greetings from Germany

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