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First Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Jerry GoldsmithAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: July 4, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Epic Soundtrax
  • ASIN: B000002B91
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,765 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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First Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldsmith at his triumphal best August 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
There are certain film composers--Goldsmith, Bernstein, Williams, Horner--whose CD's I buy whether I've seen the movie or not (more usually not, given the movies they make nowadays, but I digress). This one is a prime example of why Jerry G. is on that list. No one but John Williams does brassy, triumphant, lift-you-out-of-your-chair music better. Almost every track here is filled with the kind of music that evokes the pride and pageantry of knightly times. Yet he can also deliver moments of poignancy, as in the contemplative "Village Ruins." If you don't know Goldsmith's work, this is a great CD to start with. If you do, you won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Jerry Goldmsith score worth considering... October 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Jerry Goldsmith precisely shows his love for brass instruments in his score for "First Knight". This soundtrack made the movie very enjoyable, and in some ways, the spectacular music even has a touch of patriotism. From track one through ten, you can purely tell that "First Knight" was written by Jerry Goldsmith. (and in many ways, it reminds me of "Air Force One") "First Knight" is not a complex score at all, yet very inspiring and uplifting. Track one, "Arthur's Fanfare", is a repetitive, short track in which brass instruments have a moment all to their own while drums can be heard thundering in the background. This track is good, but it only has a full playing time of 45 seconds. Track two is where it is easy to distinguish parts of "Air Force One". Snare drums playing in march beat start the music off, and brass introduce themselves in a gorgeous and enlightening theme, which is followed by French horns and peaceful strings. During the middle section of this track, a piano can be heard whispering in the distance while strings and woodwinds have the melody (At this point, it now sounds like "Rudy") The music ends much the same way it began. Steady drums, bold brass, and quiet strings, which together give the music a sense of pride. Throughout "First Knight", bits and pieces of this same type of music is often heard. I would say that this soundtrack sounds like a good mix between "Air Force One", "Medal of Honor", (especially the tense moments) and many of John Williams' works, do to his often use of the brass section. If you are a heavy Jerry Goldsmith collector, "First Knight" is a must get.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Actually more like 3 and a half November 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong. This is not a bad soundtrack, and I like it. But when you have around 50 soundtracks, some have to rate higher than others, and this one is not as great as a number of them. The main theme for it is beautiful and moving, and the romantic theme is nice as well. However, some of the action cues are a bit to intense for easy listening. A lot of banging and clanging, and not much melody. But overall, I would still say this is a worthwhile CD, although as almost all Varese Sarabande soundtracks, it's short (A little over 30 mins.). Plus, if you are a Goldsmith fan in general, this is a must have. So like I said, not as low as three, but not as high as a four.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crown Goldsmith as King February 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely one of my favorite Goldsmith scores. It has everything you expect from the maestro, ranging from full-blown brass fanfares, exciting, thunderous action music, as well as a delightful love theme and a heroic main theme. Goldsmith always keeps things interesting in each cue so that the listener does not get bored.

"Arthur's Fanfare" opens the soundtrack with a 6-note trumpet fanfare along with horn counterpoint. It is bold and dynamic, but is featured in much better full-scale performances in later tracks. The love theme, which is a great one, is found in "Promise Me", among others and features lovely string and woodwind performances. The best music on the album is without a doubt, the action music, of which Goldsmith excels beyond expectations.

Tracks such as "Raid on Leonesse", "Night Battle", and "Arthur's Farewell" are epic in scope with strident brass, pounding percussion, and a blaring chorus in the latter of the 3 tracks mentioned. "Camelot Lives" concludes the soundtrack with a final, awe-inspiring performance of the main theme complete with full orchestra and chorus. It definitely will produce goosebumps, I promise you that, especially when turned up real loud with a great surround sound system.

It is sad that Goldsmith is no longer with us, but he is without a doubt, a legendary composer, capable of composing in any genre of film, and this is that type of genre in which he excels. Do NOT pass this one up!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic Masterpeice November 23, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Jerry Goldsmith's score for the most recent film version of the story of King Arthur is a towering acheivement, a blazingly colourful tribute to the best of golden age film composers such as Miklos Rosza. It is especcially welcome in a time when film music generally seems to be getting fairly dull, & uninteresting. Some powerful brass playing starts the album of majestically with the short fanfare for Arthur, but there is much more to the score than this. The love music for Guinevere is wonderfully old fashioned, amazingly beautiful to listen to, conjuring up feelings of passion from nowhere. There are also a number of fierce & thrilling action cues, of which the staggering 'Night Battle' is undoubtedly the highlight, with drivingly powerful orchestral rhythms, & frantic brass playing making this one of the best action cues of the decade. There is yet more, as the penultimate cue sees the sudden dramatic appearance of a large choir, who supply some thrilling & dramatic chanting for a truly spine-tingling battle sequence. The finale binds all the scores' elements together in a noble & most satisfying way. This masterful tribute to the golden age of film scoring is an unfailing treat, reminding you just how good great film music is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
If you liked the movie you will enjoy the soundtrack.
Published 16 days ago by D. B. Petersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied with the service.
This is one of my favorite soundtraxks of all times. I was very pleased tho have found it in Amazon.com. Your service is outstanding.
Published 15 months ago by Maria Blackmore
4.0 out of 5 stars majestic
the music from this movie transports you from the real world.....it is powerful,yet tender, and really puts you in touch with camelot
Published on June 30, 2007 by Opal Chavis Amos
4.0 out of 5 stars Hail, King Goldsmith
"First Knight" is one of the most triumphant scores ever written by Jerry Goldsmith. The theme for Arthur -or Camelot, according to the way you want to put it -is spectacular,... Read more
Published on March 12, 2005 by Luis M. Ramos
4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent Goldsmith Score
First Knight is one of the late Jerry Goldsmith's most successful scores. In the movie it makes the film much more compelling and helps the movie to rise above a mediocre script,... Read more
Published on October 11, 2004 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just 5 stars...
There is nothing to write. This is the very best movie music and that's all!
Published on June 12, 2003 by "thracia"
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have been an Epic score
A score of this stature should have a substantial theme but on this aspect Goldsmith let us down. A very simple theme repeated over and over tends to wear after a while although... Read more
Published on February 2, 2003 by HV
4.0 out of 5 stars A great soundtrack with a great variety of music!
This is a great soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith. Great variety of songs from love songs to action music. Read more
Published on November 17, 2001 by "raymullikin"
5.0 out of 5 stars "First Knight" soundtrack from Epic Records
Just saw "First Knight" for the first time today. Had heard of it but had never seen or listened to. On internet now to purchase a CD of this excellent music. Read more
Published on July 21, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars The music is wonderful, but this CD is too short
Jerry composed some of his best music of the 1990s for the film "First Knight." Unfortunately, this soundtrack release only features 40 minutes of music, which is about... Read more
Published on May 7, 2000 by Jonathan Little
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