Robin Hood Soundtrack is 4 Songs and a Score
The soundtrack album for Robin Hood features the score by Marc Streitenfeld, who has been Ridley Scott’s go-to guy since he broke with Hans Zimmer a few years back. There are also four other songs in the movie; however, they aren’t included on the soundtrack album. There are three songs from Alan Doyle, the front man for the Canadian folk band Great Big Sea.
I’m curious about this movie. It certainly intrigues me more than Kevin Costner version of things. Ridley Scott is usually spot on and Russell Crowe is at his best in such roles. Plus, you can never go wrong with Cate Blanchett.
There was a lot of musical attention on Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, mainly because of Bryan Adams ballad (Everything I Do) I Do it For You. There won’t be that kind of auditory attention here, but it’s a good score.
I haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet but will circle back with information about the scenes that songs were in when I do. For now, the following list will have to do. Hope it helps. Unfortunately I could only find downloads for one of the songs – a version of Lessons from the Empty Glass by The Killigans. If you happen to find the tunes from Alan Doyle, please let me know and I would be happy to add links to them here.
Update: I saw the movie and was able to match the songs with the scenes they were in. I was a little thrown off because “Lessons from the Empty Glass” is listed first in the credits, but I really think it is the song played by the band in Nottingham. Perhaps a quieter version plays earlier. The score from Marc Streitenfeld is also extremely well done and sounds like distinctive songs in a number of places.
- Singing on the boat after the king is dead – Row Me Bully Boys Row – Alan Doyle [version by Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd]
- Singing next to the fire (singing a sad song) – Sadness, Sadness – Alan Doyle
- Second song in front of the fire (asks for a song about a woman) – Large Woman – Alan Doyle
- Band playing in Nottingham – Lessons from the Empty Glass – Chris W. Nebesniak [version by The Killigans]
Original music for Robin Hood – Marc Streitenfeld
Here’s Alan Doyle singing Falling Down Blue. It’s not from the movie, but will give you a feel for what he sounds like: