Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Knight's Tale (Score)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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"always a fresh approach with each score...Burwell!"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A talent to be reckoned with ~ Carter Burwell...who has in such a short time given filmgoers a trip and a half through his music...reaching down in his big black bag on past achievements ~ "Raising Arizona" (1987), "Miller's Crossing" (1990), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992), "Rob Roy" (1995), "Fargo" (1996), "Conspiracy theory" (1997), "The Big Lebowski" (1998), "Being John Malkovich" (1999), "The Corruptor" (1999), "The Generals Daughter" (1999), "Book Of Shadows:Blair Witch 2" (2000), "Hamlet" (2000), "O Brother Where Art Thou" (2000)...I only mention a few from his over fifty scores composed since 1984.There are stand outs ~ "ST. VITUS' DANCE (SMITHY MIX)", "ST. VITUS' DANCE (GROG MIX), "THE SHOWDOWN", bringing all the counterpoints and themes together, blending each with particular care...but the highlight has to be ~ "TO RUN OR NOT TO RUN", beautiful beyond all doubt, strings open with muted brass and the theme comes through like a ray of sunshine entering a group of trees, thundering percussion abounds giving each measure strength to behold, one of the best compositions I've heard from this composer who is rising to his place in the stars.Entire album is a must have for any "film-score-buff", don't pass this up...you'll be missing an important part in the career of the composer extradinor' ~ CARTER BURWELL!Total Time: 43:20 on 15 Tracks ~ Sony Music Soundtrax/Columbia CK-85947 ~ (2001)"
Loran S. Christensen | Moroni, Utah USA | 08/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After leaving this movie most people had the classic rock songs running through their heads. In particular Queen's timeless anthem "We Will Rock You."I own and enjoy the song compilation soundtrack to this movie. The only problem I see with the approach they took for this movie is a lot of movies are going to try the same thing, when they shouldn't. The fruits of battle. Very similar to the Matrix. The action sequences were phenominal. But, people tried to ride the coat tails. With such a good song compilation cd this score will unfortunately go unnoticed by many. Carter Burwell, (a master of scoring) penned a superb score that brings out the emotions of the scenes perfectly. It's much like Mark Mancina's score to Tarzan. It fulfills it's purpose.Adding to the problem of recognition to this cd is it's late release time. But hey, I'm just glad it got released. A lot of Burwell's masterpieces have left on the rack. Mystery Alaska for example.To sum up. Great album. A must own for all true score fans.Mhalky Chris"
KnightsTale Scores so-so
babydollmrm | Fort Worth,TX USA | 07/06/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As I enjoyed the movie, I to some extent enjoyed the score. I preferred the soundtrack much better, but thought this cd was of equal quality, just not in my personal opinion. I believe that the score was well set up to follow the plots in the motion picture. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys easy listening that is also exciting and partially up-beat."