The Orchestral Score From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby [+digital booklet]

August 13, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: The Orchestral Score From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby
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  • Original Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Water Tower Music/Interscope
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 1:01:56
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Yaroslav on August 15, 2013
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Finally the score has been released. For more then 3 months I've been waiting for it and was not disappointed. Now I can definitely say that Gatsby sore is one of the most beautiful and powerful works Craig Armstrong has ever created. Being permanent Luhrmann's collaborator, Armstrong composed unforgettable scores we all know so well - his music for 'Romeo + Juliet' and 'Moulin Rouge' became the integral part of Luhrmann's visionary universe and powerful storytelling device. The 'invisible maestro' - as Baz Luhrmann calls Armstrong - brings to Great Gatsby the emotional core which harmonically suits the stunning image of the movie. Armstrong's breathtaking music, delicately mixed with the songs from the movie, is the essence of the Gatsby world; it is haunting, romantic, dramatic, poignant, decadent, and, above all, unspeakably exquisite. So, if you are a fan of Craig Armstrong/Baz Luhramnn/Great Gastby/Lana Del Rey, don't event think to miss it! Highly recommended!

Bravo maestro Armstrong! The Great Gatsby score is the real work of art, which deserves an Oscar nomination. 10 out of 10.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph T. Sellner on December 9, 2013
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When I first saw the trailer to The Great Gatsby, I was turned off by the loud, blaring rap music on the background that I felt was just not appropriate for a movie set in this period. After deferring watching the movie countless weeks after it's release on home video, I finally rented it from Netflix,and I realized there was a separate score available only as a download from Amazon. I was really impressed by Craig Armstrong's moving work on this beautifully shot movie.Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cameron Adams on November 17, 2013
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I will start by saying I was absolutely not a fan of the film. I didn't like the flamboyant visuals or the horrible portrayal of the main character (not Tobey's fault, more of the script's fault) and was so irritated by the whole thing that the actual score (which is practically drowned out by the bizarre choice of pop songs) never even registered with me. It wasn't until one of the songs from the score came up on my Pandora station that I decided to give this a real listen.

Boy was I glad that I did. I know Craig Armstrong from his work on Elizabeth: The Golden Age (another great score) and was just as pleased with the music here. They prominently feature the melody from Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" and even sometimes uses recordings of her voice to enhance the tracks. The melody's are sweeping, romantic and haunting, and the tracks are varied and stand well on their own as great pieces of music. You really do get a sense of longing and heartbreak from the music.

This has got to be one of the best scores I've heard in a while, and it's a shame that it's paired with the film that it is. Fans of the book, however, could listen to his as a companion to that, for the music really does fit the mood and themes of the story perfectly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reticuli on November 16, 2013
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This superb score came as a huge surprise in the form of an original orchestral work by Craig Armstrong for the recent film version of “The Great Gatsby” I never saw and assumed was more or less blanketed with pop and today’s rock music. Be that as it is there is also this haunting nostalgic beauty of Americana out of the world and influence of Ives, Copland, Glass, Adams and some musical structure having a debt to Bernard Herrmann. An example of this influence is a cue titled “Let’s go to town” that propels, pulses and streams along John Adams/Trumpet Lontano style yet with Armstrong’s own sense of harmony and instrumental use and color. Another example, the Charles Ivesian “Dream Violin” continues this connectivity reminding me of the tonal layers of “The Unanswered Question” and on and on and never for a moment any of the tracks feeling or sounding derivative or that the composer became a victim of inherited ideas. This is easily the best new score of the year and a chance discovery for me since not one critic reviewing the film mentioned a word about this music.
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