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All music written by Mark Knopfler. 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. ~ Johnny Loftus
Song List: Disc 1
1. Once Upon a Time...Story Book Love
2. I Will Never Love Again
3. Florin Dance
4. Morning Ride
5. Friends' Song
6. Cliffs of Insanity
7. Sword Fight
8. Guide My Sword
9. Fire Swamp and the Rodents of Unusual Size
10. Revenge
11. Happy Ending, A
12. Story Book Love
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Label:  Warner Bros. Records (Record Label)
ArtistOriginal Soundtrack/Mark Knopfler
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review by . December 03, 2009
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Pros: Magical and fun to listen to     Cons: Difficult to separate it from the movie     The Bottom Line: ...Is this a kissing book?     I honestly have no idea what possessed me to get this soundtrack. I’ve always enjoyed the music from The Princess Bride, but never in an “Omigod, I have to get that soundtrack!” way. *shrug* Yet here I am, listening to Mark Knopfler’s take on storybook love. The interesting thing …
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