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A Shot at Glory
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
UK soundtrack to 2000 film starring Robert Duvall & Michael Keaton. Featuring a score by Dire Straits frontman who's also scored the films 'Local Hero' (1983), 'Cal' (1984), 'The Princess Bride' (1987) & 'Last Exit to Br... more »
UK soundtrack to 2000 film starring Robert Duvall & Michael Keaton. Featuring a score by Dire Straits frontman who's also scored the films 'Local Hero' (1983), 'Cal' (1984), 'The Princess Bride' (1987) & 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' (1990). A Warner U.S. release.
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JD Cetola | Omaha, NE USA | 05/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've long enjoyed the Dire Straits' guitar sound and have been a fan of the Knopfler Brothers for a long long time. While I prefer the Dire Straits albums, or the solo albums by David or Mark, the soundtracks that Mark has composed over the past 20 years have found a comfortable spot on the cd rack as well. And this release doesn't vary the formula from his previous soundtracks too much at all (although it is much more a Knopfler album than the somewhat annoying "Metroland").Here are the basics: The cd is 38 minutes long. Mark Knopfler composed all the music and sings vocals on three tracks--the best of which, "He's the Man" would fit well on either of his solo releases. All the songs with vocals are more reminiscent of his work with the Notting Hillbillies or Chet Atkins. What I'm trying to say is these songs have a little more country sound to them. The other eight songs are instumentals and have a Celtic flavor to them. In fact, the entire album (aside from the vocal tracks) is very familiar--it sounds a heckuva lot like the "Local Hero" soundtrack. The songs feature Celtic instrumentation and the primary theme throughout sounds very much like 'Going Home'. Additionally, as you'd expect, this OST features Guy Fletcher on keyboards! Overall, an enjoyable soundtrack, but a tad too short and familiar."
Another nice soundtrack from MK
JD Cetola | 06/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These soundtrack CDs have become a nice way to get some original material from MK between his solo projects. This is no exception. The instrumentals are really nice and the contemporary tunes range from the typical DS style tune to material more like his solo work (I'm thinking Golden Heart here). Of course, I haven't even seen the movie yet and don't know the context for which these tunes were written. This CD is longer time-wise than the last soundtrack (Wag the Dog), but still a little short for today's CD media standards (38 min.)."
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Jack W. Williams | Dublin, OH USA | 05/30/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge MK fan, but I was a little disappointed with this one. For a couple of fantastic MK soundtracks with a Celtic lilt, check out "Local Hero" and "Cal". Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad soundtrack, but I didn't feel like it was as good as MK's other work."