In A Knight's Tale, Heath Ledger is William Thatcher, a peasant masquerading as his recently deceased master in order to participate in a local jousting tournament. Writer/director Brian Helgeland takes a contemporary approach towards this period piece, linking this medieval test of manhood to the spirit of rock 'n' roll. As a result, the accompanying/i>… See more details below
In A Knight's Tale, Heath Ledger is William Thatcher, a peasant masquerading as his recently deceased master in order to participate in a local jousting tournament. Writer/director Brian Helgeland takes a contemporary approach towards this period piece, linking this medieval test of manhood to the spirit of rock 'n' roll. As a result, the accompanying soundtrack plays like a perfect classic rock mix tape featuring a plethora of legendary rockers, including Eric Clapton ("Further On up the Road"), Sly & the Family Stone ("I Want to Take You Higher"), Heart ("Crazy on You"), and David Bowie ("Golden Years"). Helgeland keeps the film's bloody battle sequences moving with testosterone-laden anthems by Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back in Town"), Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care of Business"), and Queen ("We Will Rock You"). The most pleasant surprises, however, are provided by Robbie Williams, who teams with Queen's surviving members for a sweeping version of "We Are the Champions," and Third Eye Blind on the Pearl Jam-meets-U2 guitar overdrive of "Eye Conqueror." A soundtrack this action-packed is bound to make both your day and knight.
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- We Will Rock You - Queen
- Low Rider - War
- Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
- Golden Years
- Crazy on You - Heart
- Further on Up the Road - Eric Clapton
- Get Ready
- I Want to Take You Higher - Sly & The Family Stone
- The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
- One of Your Own
- We Are the Champions - Robbie Williams
- Pieces - Dan Powell
- Eye Conqueror
Performance CreditsDavid Bowie Track Performer
Heart Track Performer
Queen Track Performer
Rare Earth Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone Track Performer
Thin Lizzy Track Performer
War Track Performer
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Track Performer
Carter Burwell Track Performer
Eric Clapton Track Performer
Third Eye Blind Track Performer
Robbie Williams Track Performer
Technical CreditsFreddie Mercury Composer
Brian May Composer
David Coleman Art Direction
Don Robey Composer
Glen Brunman Soundtrack Executive Producer
Joe Medwick Composer
Denise Luiso Contributor
Dave Donnelly Mastering
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A Knight's Tale is one of the most refreshing movies I have seen in a very long time. Rather than confining itself to your typical medieval film, A Knight's Tale takes risks and becomes unique in that it takes an old setting and creates modern music and fun in it. A fun movie with terrific music, A Knight's Tale is a winner all the way.
Reading over a lot of reviews I see people were annoyed by the use of 70's music in the movie.. I loved it! It was entertaining at the least. Although it was supposed to be set in .. what? 1320? I doubt many people would've gone to see it if it had not been modernized. I really recommend the movie to anyone.
The movie itself was great; the humor was a nice subtle touch in most cases, and the music was a great addition. But, why isn't AC/DC 's ''You Shook Me All Night Long'' on the sound track? It played during the credits, and it's one of my favorite songs!
Not only did I love the movie, A Knight's Tale and Heath Ledger, but the music was awesome!! The 70's music in the movie made me want to get up and dance.... it just made an already enjoyable movie into an even more enjoyable experience. I would recommend everyone to see it and buy the soundtrack !!! Heath Legder Rocks !!
I love the movie. And I love the soundtrack. I bought the soundtrack yesterday. And I cant stop listening to it. HEATH LEDGER ROCKS.
The music helps drive this action, romantic comedy. It is the movie and soundtrack of the year in my mind.
This soundtrack is very good, and mainly light-hearted. It's quirky- not quite what you would expect from what appears to be a serious movie- but a serious movie this is not. My personal favorites on the soundtrack are ''Golden Years'' (by David Bowie) and ''Pieces'' by Dan Powell, which was not included in the movie but probably should have been. It's a light, mellow song, with a melody that jabbers around in your head for awhile. I would definitely recommend the soundtrack to anyone who found the movie mildly entertaining.
This Soundtrack is incrediable. It's a perfect compliment to the movie, ''A Knight's Tale'' which was an automatic classic. Including some great classic Rock tracks like ''We Will Rock You'' -Queen, ''Golden Years'' -David Bowie, ''The Boys Are Back In Town'' -Thin Lizzy, and more, this Soundtrack is a perfect addition to your collection. It also includes two incrediable bonus tracks and the audio from an important speech made in the movie. If you dont already have this soundtrack, there's no doubt about it, you GOT to go get NOW!
This soundtrack is amoung many of the best soundtracks out to be purchased. It gave ''A Knight's Tale'' a wonderful fullfilling experience to be watched. Without the great Moderen Day music chosen for this movie,it wouldn't have been as great. I am always happy to choose this soundtrack to listen to, as my first choice with no thought in mind. I LOVE A KNIGHT'S TALE!!!!!!!
I keep it in my car, on my ipod and my computer. My friends know that it is my favorite CD because I listen to it all the time.