The audio play “Der Hobbit” debuts on vinyl

17. September 2013

Everybody knows the story of Bilbo Baggins: a brave little Hobbit embarks on a big adventure – and supplies the prequel to “The Lord of the Rings”, published by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1937.

“Der Hobbit” is the first audio play in a many years to be released on vinyl. Optimal Media has realised this special project for Hörverlag München.

The audio play will be released as a limited and numbered edition consisting of seven vinyl records. The elaborately designed boxed set features artwork by the eminent Tolkien illustrator John Howe.

»Der Hobitt« -the audio on vinyl: 7x 180g vinyl, printed inner sleeve with one-sided centre hole die-cut on the front side, laminated slip lid box in four-colour print, enhanced with partial gloss coating, consecutive numbering on limited-edition box.