“This is a discovery of a lost treasure that was hidden away, but now we are preparing to share it with the world.”
Official Network Press Release:
Middle-earth Network and Legendarium Media are excited to announce to the world today that a lost audio recording of J.R.R. Tolkien has been discovered and is now being restored for release to the world.
A teaser video sampling some of the audio is now available to share this news.
More news will be released in the coming weeks and an additional sample of the audio will be aired live at an undisclosed time during the “Beowulf Launch Party” hosted by the Tolkien Society & Middle-earth Network. The “Beowulf Launch Party” is a live online fan and scholarly gathering celebrating the release of J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf.
Middle-earth Network founder John Di Bartolo says of the tape, “My eyes swelled with tears the first time I heard the tape. To be a Tolkien fan all my life and then to hear the professor’s voice from ‘beyond the Western Seas” was truly a dream come true. I know the recording will have a similar effect on Tolkien fans and scholars around the world. This recording has an important message for our time in it. We’re treating this project with the utmost respect and honor as wardens of this lost recording and poem.”
To tune into the Beowulf Launch Party and hear the sample of this lost Tolkien audio simply go to http://www.TolkienBeowulf.net on Saturday May 24th.
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