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Princess Bride [Soundtrack]

Mark Knopfler Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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1. Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love
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4. Morning Ride
5. The Friends' Song
6. The Cliffs Of Insanity
7. The Swordfight
8. Guide My Sword
9. The Fireswamp And The Rodents Of Unusual Size
10. Revenge
11. A Happy Ending
12. Storybook Love

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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 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 How to Watch a Movie without Looking Dec 3 1999
Format:Audio CD
Although ostentatiously "80's" with its use of synthesizers, the soundtrack for the hysterical movie and brilliant novel, "The Princess Bride" is a treasure. The music, so perfectly composed for the film, evokes memories of every single action. While listening to the opening strains, one can imagine, nearly in perfect sync with the movie, Westley saying, "As you wish." While listening to the swordfight, one recalls every slash, parry and thrust (not to mention every quip, swing and switch.). "The Princess Bride" plays like a silent film's orchestration, galloping hoofbeats, trumpeting the hero, flitting alongside Buttercup. The CD is a perfect way to "watch the movie" in the office or in the car, no matter how "incontheivable" such a proposition may seem. Enjoy...or prepare to die.
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Format:Audio CD
I got the tape after the movie came out also and have played it to death. I'd highly recommend getting the CD so that you can program all your favorite songs on repeat. The bulk of the albumn is haunting or lilting instrumental music with grand sweeping movements. A cute little Florentine dance song is also a winner. And the albumn finishs strong with the original title song "Come my love, I'll tell you a tale..." which ties in to the movie. There are some strong background songs included that are played during the scary parts of the movie like the forest with the rats of incredible size that kind of grow on you over time. Overall great CD that could only be better if the composer had included more material. I wanted this CD to go on and on...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best soundtracks ever made! June 10 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack fits ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY with the heart-warming movie! From the sweet main theme expressing Westley's and Buttercup's undying love for each other, to Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzik's, funny yet unique theme (A Friend's Song), to the heart stopping action themes like the classic and unforgettable sword fights, to the funny and warm themes. This oundtrack has it all! It is the only one of its kind, and I don't think there is any soundtrack out there that fits with the movie as PERFECTLY and BEAUTIFULLY as this one! I recommend it to everyone! Even if you didn't like the movie (you would have to be mad if you didn't), you would for sure love the soundtrack!
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for work Feb. 6 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
Idon't have this one, but i've got almost all the others, the most famous and best albums by M.K and c.o. So then this album must be terrific too. Smart good lyrics and instrumental playing, especially his guitar playing, like always. All this is like always superfine. The"Screenplaying"-album has 5 songs from this album. I guess it's the best ones. A good movie about a great love story too, i suppose. i really DON'T belive that this movie is a crazy bad movie, at many ways. No, beacuse has MK and c.o, done a soundtrack to this film, and then the film must be very good. adios/J.L
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack
It's a Mark Knopfler cd produced at it's best
Published 1 month ago by Dwight Byron
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Who could not love the Princess Bride and the wonderful sound track accompaning it. Great album and a Great movie.
Published 20 months ago by lmw
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music, but it's not all here
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. Read more
Published on July 16 2002 by Jem Matzan
5.0 out of 5 stars Princess Bride
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. Read more
Published on April 25 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Storybook love.....
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. Read more
Published on March 30 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like this movie, and even if you don't
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... Read more
Published on April 22 2001 by Smadar Shilo
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
This has got to be one of the very best soundtracks that I have ever heard. It fits perfectly with the movie. Florin Dance is so much fun to listen to! Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2000 by Jayne Cary
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best sound track and movie ever!
All I have to say is that I loooooooove this movie! I have seen it at least a thousand times and the sound track is the BEST! My favorite track is Storybook Love! Read more
Published on Dec 27 1999 by Michelle S.
4.0 out of 5 stars ahhhhhhhh
It was/is a great movie. It's really good if your a semi-romantice. A little bit of comedy, action, romance, good acting, and a corny story= a great movie. I've already bought it. Read more
Published on Oct. 30 1999
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