Tolkien 's high fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien and in particular The Lord of the Ringsafter being introduced to the book by a girlfriend. Hansson then approached sound engineer and founder of Silence RecordsAnders Lind, with the idea of recording an album based on the book. The album was released in Sweden by Silence Records in December  with the title Sagan om ringen which was also the title of the Swedish translation of The Lord of the Rings at the time; lit.
News of the album's success and popularity in Sweden travelled to England and as a result, it was licensed to Tony Stratton-Smith 's Charisma Records in So we had to use the term 'inspired' by Lord of the Rings' — and we had to keep it purely instrumental.
The album was issued by Charisma Records in Septemberaccompanied by an extensive television advertising campaign. In retrospect, many critics consider the album to be a classic of the progressive rock genre as well as Hansson's best work.
Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings was re-released by Charisma Records inwith brand new cover artwork by fantasy illustrator Rodney Matthews.
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