Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby (Deluxe ) [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

May 7, 2013 | Format: MP3

$16.49
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Digital Booklet: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Water Tower Music/Interscope
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  • Total Length: 1:12:34
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00CIU3IVS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Both songs are very good though.
fre
When I saw row Movie and heard the music I had to go buy this CD.
Michael W. clark
What an amazing blend of musical genres.
TDB

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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Eric Dial on May 11, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby soundtrack during the movie. I can understand the disappointment of those looking for a more authentic feel, however it is a Baz Lurhmann film, you should know what you are getting. The sound track is highly effective in capturing the themes of the novel. This is its great strength. So many reviewers have rated it negatively that have not heard the soundtrack in the context of the movie, only what they assume it will be. If you might want the soundtrack, go see it in context. Do that before listening to the negative reviews based on assumptions.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Wigglefish23 on May 14, 2013
Format: Audio CD
You know how when you are in a museum, and you see bowl of fruit and you just sort of walk by it because it's boring compared to everything else? Yea, that how I feel about this soundtrack if it had been purely 20s music. I think that's what the OTHER Gatsby movie is for.

People - HELLO!!! This was an appropriate and proportionate interpretation of music in this movie!! It fit the storyline to a perfect T! I couldn't have been happier with it, and I haven't stopped listening to it since it's release. And considering the director and his other films, anyone expecting a liner soundtrack is seriously responsible for their own disappointment. See the other movie if you want a Jazz age soundtrack. If you want a compelling arrangement that will carry the storyline beyond the screen, this is the one for you. I only wish they would include the instrumental versions of the songs, but maybe in a few weeks it'll come out.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Tom on May 11, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
You could say that Lurhmann "Moulin Rouged" The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann also had reasons behind this choice as a filmmaker, hoping to engage today's viewers with music that they associate with today's party lifestyle, in order to give scenes the emotional impact on a viewer that these moments would have for the revelers of 1922 -- avoiding the feeling of quaintness that can accompany a party scene scored with completely period music, no matter how shocking or naughty it was at the time. However, I find that this soundtrack is much better than the "Romeo + Juliette" or "Moulin Rouge" movies, as all of the songs (except for Jack White's Love Is Blindless, which is a U2 cover, "Love Is The Drug" which is a nice Jazz reworking of a song by Roxy Music, and probably more that I am forgetting)

I found this soundtrack to be very interesting as most of the songs take direct cues of jazz songs that make up the Art Deco era, and incorporate them very seamlessly into the songs, which gives it a nice, refreshing and new take on music. {You can expecially hear this on Will.i.am's Bang Bang, or A Little Party Never Killed Anybody.

Don't let the " Produced by Jay-Z" sentence scare you away (it almost did for me!), and keep in mind that this will not be a 100% jazz soundtrack, but something different that we have actually not seen before in soundtracks. I definitely recommend it, and I will wait for the Vinyl Edition to come out in June.

SEPTEMBER 7TH UPDATE

For the people who wanted more of a Jazz soundtrack to compliment the era that the movie is set in, I think you would like this album:
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on May 7, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a great soundtrack, but make sure you compare the track listings from this version and the Deluxe version. The Deluxe, while about $3 more, contains 6 more tracks, including "Imagine Me and You" by the xx and the Florence + the Machine songs. In my haste, I did not read the track listings or search for an additional version, so if you're looking for those songs, you may be disappointed with this version.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Rachelle Temoney on May 12, 2013
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I feel (a little bit) for the people who are not familiar with Baz Lurhmann's work and came here expecting to find music appropriate for a period piece. I really encourage said people to open their mind some and give the soundtrack a try. One of the things that makes The Great Gatsby a classic is it's timelessness. No matter the year or the generation, the story itself--indulgence, shallowness, love, desire, death--- transcend all chains of time and will apply again and again to each and every generation that reads it. Baz Lurhmann understands this and that is why he is so good at what he does. This is not the first time, nor probably the last, that he will take a classic tale and put a modern spin on it through his choice of soundtrack. My teenage angst was lived via his soundtrack for Romeo and Juliet, and in a major way I was able to transfer that angst into the movie and find myself in the characters. I believe they call that being relatable. I'm a little bit taken aback by one negative review that appeared to accuse this soundtrack of purposely trying to reach all types of people. Ummmm, the nerve? Of some people? To want everyone to like and enjoy something?? Odd. And stereotypical. Apparently people who love rap are only suppose to love rap, and on forth.

Anyway, I will say that Jay-Z contributed what I think the worst track on the entire album. He should stay the man behind the curtain. I also don't find the slight remake of Beyonce's Crazy in Love a needed song. But she's his wife and she's also Beyonce, so yeah, of course you knew she'd have TWO songs. Having said that, the Back to Black cover by her and Andre 3000 is one of my favorites.
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