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on 25 October 2001
A shot at Glory - A Mark Knopfler soundtrack.
A Shot at Glory is a film about a Scottish football team and stars Ally McCoist. Mark Knopfler has written the soundtrack.
Make no mistake; this is not your usual Mark Knopfler stuff. Traditional Scottish bagpipes, fiddles and whistles take up most of the CD. Knopfler only occasionally contributes his guitar and singing. It's more Runrig than Dire Straits. Nevertheless, it is very good. Dire Straits fans may not get what they were expecting but any fans of Celtic folk music will love it.
Scottish folk music AND Mark Knopfler - what a good idea!
Footballers in films - it'll never catch on.
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on 18 March 2002
No matter what the album, you can bet that if it's Knopfler, it's going to be good and this album is no exception! There is a good mix of rock guitar as well as a very relaxing blend of celtic/scottish sounding music.If you are used to hearing Knopfler in music than Dire Straits or Golden Heart then I would highly recommend this!
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on 14 June 2002
This is a typical Mark Knopfler soundtrack. Some of the tracks have the feel of Local Hero and to a lesser extent, Cal. Other tracks could have fitted very easily onto the Flying to Philadelphia CD. With the storyline of the film being very obviously Scottish, it should not come as too much of a surprise to find tracks influenced by traditional Highland jigs and reels. Mark Knopfler fans should have no hesitation in buying this CD.
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on 23 December 2012
This really is a very pleasing album which brings to mind all things Scottish ; the use of Bagpipes and whistles etc often determining the sound-scape wonderfully .The album is predominately instrumental ( exceptions being the Knopfler sung ' He's The Man' , 'Say Too Much ' and 'All that I Have in the World' ).In my opinion it generally holds together better as an album than my favourite MK album ,'Local Hero '.

Although it has some similarities to 'Local Hero' , this album doesn't have a classic stand-out song like 'Going Home' contained within it .That said , there are strong songs here that successfully reflect a wide spectrum of sentiments and moods ranging from the mellow and contemplative to the evocative and energetic and the rousing .When Mark decides to include some electric lead lines and riffs( as he does marvellously on 'Hard Cases' ,'He's The Man ' and others ) he generally uses the Gibson Les Paul (or similar ) rather than the Stratocaster. .On the Jazz inspired tune ' Say Too Much ' Mark uses a big hollow bodied Jazz guitar to lush effect .

One of my favourite pieces is the instrumental 'Training'.The title doesn't seem to do this particular song justice as it is surely worthy of a grander and more regal name ! In conclusion this charming album is well worth investigating and it definitely deserves to be recognised and appreciated as the fine piece of work that it most certainly is.
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on 10 June 2015
A present for my dad. It arrived on time and he loved it
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on 2 October 2015
Very good, good delivery.
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on 19 November 2014
Perfect, no problems.
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on 7 November 2014
NICE ALBUM
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on 27 October 2015
Thank you!
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on 2 February 2015
Due to lack of sufficient information I received the wrong format for my player. As it was nit possible to watch the DVD, there isn't much to review,
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