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Princess Bride [CD]

Mark KnopflerAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Once Upon A Time... Storybook LoveMark Knopfler 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I Will Never Love AgainMark Knopfler 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Florin DanceMark Knopfler 1:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Morning RideMark Knopfler 1:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Friend's SongMark Knopfler 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Cliffs Of InsanityMark Knopfler 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The SwordfightMark Knopfler 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Guide My SwordMark Knopfler 5:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Fireswamp & The Rodents Of Unusual SizeMark Knopfler 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. RevengeMark Knopfler 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Happy EndingMark Knopfler 1:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Storybook LoveMark Knopfler 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002LCB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,448 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Watch a Movie without Looking December 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for work February 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! February 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD
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! I can't help but tap my feet whenever it is playing. If you are into the middle ages or that type of music than you have to get this soundtrack. And even if you haven't you should get this CD. It is truly wonderful!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack contrains absolutely beautiful music! February 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I loved this cd immediately, even before seeing the movie (which is also quite good, a cute love story) The song, STORY BOOK LOVE, is going to be the first song my husband and I dance to at our wedding reception in June. Its a beautiful and powerful piece!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of the soundtrack of The Princess Bride February 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This music is beautiful. I rate it 5 stars because each song has a different kind of beauty in it, but each is similarly enchanting. When you play this music and close your eyes you can basically watch the movie in your head. If you loved the movie, you will love this music. I can't get enough of it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever!
Absolutely entertaining every minute. Lines and characters worth memorizing. One of my truly favorite movies of all time. Non stop action and laughs.
Published 11 months ago by Jeaniene Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable music!
Wonderful compositions from one the greatest movies ever made. "I Will Never Love Again" is a big favorite of mine.
Published 12 months ago by Colin Antes
1.0 out of 5 stars Blahhhhh
I downloaded the wrong song from the list by the way it was written down and my lack of reading it fully
Published 15 months ago by Franklin Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars A good soundtrack
I ended up loving the Music in the movie so I got the Soundtrack for it so I can hear the Songs I enjoy from the movie
Published 16 months ago by Stephan Overholser
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love?
It's the Princess Bride! Just do yourself the favor and buy it! Good music, could I live without it? Inconceivable!
Published 17 months ago by Jay Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Fave Movie
I am so excited have this is my favorite movie using storybook story n my wedding and hope it is wonderful
Published 19 months ago by Shawnee Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, is there anybody who wants to hear another person geek out?
Ok, it's The Princess Bride. What do you expect me to say. The soundtrack is sweet and tender when it needs to be and dramatic in other places. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Alex
3.0 out of 5 stars ....purely for Mark Knopfler's rendition of "Storybook Love"
Which is why I got it. It was cheap enough so that I got the CD because the MP3 of Mark Knopfler's song would be more than if I bought the entire CD.
Published 20 months ago by Rubies
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie and the music
Beautiful soundtrack for this beautiful movie. My previous CD mysteriously disappeared and this replacement has brought me a lot of enjoyment again.
Published 20 months ago by Texaswomyn
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
A handful of songs, like the swordfight, don't hold up that well outside of the movie, but some are absolutely amazing. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Travis A. Swafford
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