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The Princess Bride [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Mark Knopfler's original music for The Princess Bride utilizes dreamy washes of synthesizers overlayed with warm acoustic instruments and hints of percussion. It's a great formula, often drifting through a gauze befitting a film that plays like a fairy tale. At the same time, songs like "Cliffs of Insanity" and "The Fireswamp and the Rodents of Unusual Size" cleverly acknowledge the movie's quirky humor even as they advance the plot with urgent notes or shimmering synth trills. "The Friends' Song"'s gently plucked acoustic guitar and whistle suggests the bardic tradition, while the main theme "Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love" is as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Mark Knopfler's original music for The Princess Bride utilizes dreamy washes of synthesizers overlayed with warm acoustic instruments and hints of percussion. It's a great formula, often drifting through a gauze befitting a film that plays like a fairy tale. At the same time, songs like "Cliffs of Insanity" and "The Fireswamp and the Rodents of Unusual Size" cleverly acknowledge the movie's quirky humor even as they advance the plot with urgent notes or shimmering synth trills. "The Friends' Song"'s gently plucked acoustic guitar and whistle suggests the bardic tradition, while the main theme "Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love" is as romantic and pastoral as the film itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992561020
  • Catalog Number: 25610
  • Sales rank: 66,224

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Knopfler Primary Artist, Track Performer
Willy DeVille Vocals, Track Performer
Guy Fletcher Track Performer
Technical Credits
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Guy Fletcher Producer, Contributor
Steve Jackson Engineer
Mark Knopfler Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    melts my heart

    i loved this movie after only seeing one scene! listening to the soundtrack just reminds me of how much i love this movie and i cant help but smile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gr8 Fit

    The music fits the movie very well, and has many different uses besides being in a movie and entertaining you. I used "Guide My Sword" for a school project we had to use music for. :) well worth it.

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