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Princess Bride [Soundtrack]

Mark Knopfler Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Laced with almost metaphysically challenging guitar work and laden with rich, full-orchestral arrangements, The Princess Bride soundtrack qualifies as one of Mark Knopfler's cinematic triumphs. Romantically lyrical melodies like "I Will Never Love Again" contrast brightly with fun frolics like "The Friends' Song" and edgy mood pieces like "The Cliffs of Insanity." While most soundtracks are really just compilations of hits or variations on a single theme, Knopfler's play more like symphonies, each movement as fulfilling as the last. Though The Princess Bride doesn't quite carry off the emotional impact of Local Hero or Cal, it does offer up some terrific music and one good love song, Willy Deville's "Storybook Love." --L.A. Smith

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Feb. 11 2013
By lmw
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Who could not love the Princess Bride and the wonderful sound track accompaning it. Great album and a Great movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone Want a Peanut? May 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack is an integral part of a movie. Music helps intensify and brighten images and action that take place upon the screen. Many times purchasing the soundtrack turns into a disappointment because no connection was made between the music on the soundtrack and the movie. That is definitely not the case with Mark Knopfler's musical score for "The Princess Bride". Knopfler, as a composer, has an incredible knack of capturing images in his music.
The music in the movie is barely noticeable. It doesn't detract from the movie at all. You won't notice how much of an impact that it does have until you hear the music on its own without the movie playing over it. If you have seen the movie only once, the songs on this soundtrack will conjure the images from the movie. You can almost hear Fezzik and Inigo exchanging rhymes on "The Friend's Song", and the daring climb on "The Cliffs of Insanity".
As you listen to the soundtrack, you'll be seeing the movie in your mind. There are few soundtracks that are so intertwined with the movie that they can elicit such imagery. Knopfler is able to pull off that feat. If you liked the movie, the soundtrack is definitely worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good music, but it's not all here July 17 2002
Format:Audio CD
Knopfler is an outstanding composer, but the production team failed us slightly on this CD. One of the tracks has a high-pitched whine in the background that gives me a headache. Also, this is not the same soundtrack that you hear in the movie; it is the same music recorded differently. There are many major differences between the movie music and the soundtrack equivalent... but there's no other way to get the soundtrack, so we'll just have to live with it I guess.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Princess Bride April 25 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The love songs on this album are beautiful, enough to make my heart melt. They capture the true beauty of the love portrayed in the movie. The fight songs are thrilling and the friends and dance songs are joyous, making all want to stand up and dance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Storybook love..... March 30 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a wonderful movie with a wonderful soundtrack. THe ups and downs are captured perfectly. The best part of it is Storybook love by Willy DeVille. Just a beautiful song, so beautiful in fact that we will be using it at our July wedding:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like this movie, and even if you don't April 22 2001
Format:Audio CD
You'll really enjoy this album. Why? because the music in it just makes you smile. It has it's more quiet tunes and more thrilling tracks, thus making it fit for every occasion--like talking, studying, working, sleeping... or reading The Princess Bride book, even. Just like the movie, this album has everything--from love songs, or themes about friendship, swordfights, enemies, giants, the cliffs of insanity... If you liked the movie, you must own this album. If you don't know the movie, listen to the samples above and find a whole new world of magic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for work Feb. 7 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I work in a very upscale, la-de-da art gallery. We get wealthy buyers, weird artsy affected types, and old people...lots of old people. My boss insists on instramental music being on at all times. I just can not take some of the CD's he has brought in though. So along comes The Princess Bride Soundtrack. It is a God send! Every day I pop in Mark Knopfler and drift through the day with music I can stand to listen to. This CD has saved my sanity and alowed me to squeek by at work with out listing to boring, heavy instramental CD's for hours on end. If only Knopfler made more instamental works like this!
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Format:Audio CD
Knopfler created a wonderfully fitting soundtrack to the film "The Princess Bride." However, this also creates a problem. Without the movie playing at the same time as the music, you notice the imperfections in the soundtrack quite a lot (such as the overuse of synth strings). The high points of the soundtrack seem to be the guitar pieces, which, unfortunately, are far too few. Though it has some problems, The Princess Bride is probably one of the most pleasing soundtracks to listen to in entirety. Whether it is enjoyable or not is a matter of personal preference: if you don't like hearing synthetic strings, you might want to stay away.
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