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A Knight's Tale
Various Artists - Soundtracks
A Knight's Tale
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Writer-director Brian Helgeland dared to use rock music--mostly anthems from the '70s--to accompany his rousing tale of a medieval jousting champion, and this anachronistic strategy pays off handsomely by giving the film a...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Title: A Knight's Tale
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 11
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/11/2001
Re-Release Date: 5/8/2001
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 696998564824, 5099750309629

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Writer-director Brian Helgeland dared to use rock music--mostly anthems from the '70s--to accompany his rousing tale of a medieval jousting champion, and this anachronistic strategy pays off handsomely by giving the film a joyful exuberance that it might otherwise have lacked. Divorced from the movie, this hot sampling of hits is just another corporate song package intended to boost the movie's profit margin, but it's still a blast to listen to. For anyone who grew up with this music--by Queen, War, David Bowie, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Heart, Thin Lizzy, and others--the lineup of favorites plays like an hour from the golden years of album-oriented-rock radio. Younger listeners can hear what they missed--the music was so much better than it was given credit for at the time--and an update of Queen's "We Are the Champions," with Robbie Williams interpreting the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury, turns out to be not half bad (especially since Brian May's guitar licks are still fantastic). "One of Our Own" is the only track to sample Carter Burwell's lush film score with a dialogue clip included, and three tracks (including "Eye Conqueror" by Third Eye Blind) are passable nonmovie songs exclusive to this CD. Cynics might argue that this music has no place in a medieval knight's tale, and that this soundtrack is entirely perfunctory. Those opinions could be justified, but it's a whole lot easier--and a lot more fun--to press "play" and groove on this energetic celebration of heroic rock & roll. --Jeff Shannon

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Terry S. from HOPEDALE, MA
Reviewed on 4/13/2007...
My cd's are kept in great shape.
Cindy B. (SawyersLady) from PROVIDENCE, RI
Reviewed on 9/8/2006...
This is a great soundtrack. Perfect to listen to while cleaning the house!

CD Reviews

Knight's Music Rocks!
Tom | 05/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The soundtrack for "A Knight's Tale" is really great. I saw the movie the other night, and I loved the 70s rock music that was played throughout the film. The music is upbeat and positive and keeps you in a funky mood all day! If you like Queen, David Bowie, and other great rock performers of the 70s and 80s, then you'll love this soundtrack. Songs like "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" get you energized and pumped, and they're great to listen to in your car or while you're working out. "Low Rider" is a fun song to play on your stereo, as are all the other songs on this cd. Overall, I think "A Knight's Tale" soundtrack is a great cd, and I recommend it to everyone, especially those who have seen the movie. :)"
Awesome album!!!
Tom | Texas | 05/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw A Knight's Tale on opening night last Friday and I imediately knew that I had to get the soundtrack! It is so great, especially songs like "The boys are back in town", "We Will Rock You", and "Eye Conquerer", by Third Eye Blind. If your having second thoughts about getting this CD, then Don't. Buy this CD and you will relive every moment of the movie. This is the best soundtrack I've ever purchased and you won't regret it."