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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996 Version) [Enhanced CD] [Enhanced, Soundtrack]

Romeo & Juliet (Related Recordings)Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 29, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: October 29, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002U4X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. #1 Crush - Garbage
2. Local God - Everclear
3. Angel - Gavin Friday
4. Pretty Piece Of Flesh - One Inch Punch
5. Kissing You (Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet) - Des'ree
6. Whatever (I Had A Dream) - Butthole Surfers
7. Lovefool - The Cardigans
8. Young Hearts Run Free - Kym Mazelle
9. Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) - Quindon Tarver
10. To You I Bestow - Mundy
11. Talk Show Host - Radiohead
12. Little Star - Stina Nordenstam
13. You And Me Song - The Wannadies

Editorial Reviews

Like the movie itself, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack is filled with emotional twists; from the hardness of Garbage's "#1 Crush" and the Butthole Surfers' "Whatever" to Stina Nordenstam's endearing, whispery "Little Star" the journey is all over the map. Within the CD-enhanced grooves, however, moments of absolute brilliance flow; Des'ree's "Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo + Juliet)" is perhaps her strongest work to date, while Radiohead's "Talk Show Host" is a track that the group treasures and performs live often. Those two tracks alone make this soundtrack worth the purchase price. --Denise Sheppard

Product Description

1 x CD Enhanced, Compilation
Europe 1996

1Garbage ,#1 Crush4:46
2Everclear ,Local God3:55
3Gavin Friday ,Angel4:19
4One Inch Punch ,Pretty Piece Of Flesh4:52
5Des'ree ,Kissing You (Love Theme From Romeo + Juliet)4:57
6Butthole Surfers ,Whatever (I Had A Dream)4:09
7Cardigans, The ,Lovefool3:18
8Kym Mazelle ,Young Hearts Run Free4:15
9Quindon Tarver ,Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)1:43
10Mundy ,To You I Bestow3:58
11Radiohead ,Talk Show Host4:17
12Stina Nordenstam ,Little Star3:39
13Wannadies, The ,You And Me Song2:56

Customer Reviews

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection of ultracool music February 4, 2001
By yarden
Format:Audio CD
Although I like Volume 2 better, this soundtrack is the one that most "Romeo + Juliet" aficionados will want to own. This soundtrack is the one with all the complete songs on it, including some really great songs by some great artists.
Garbage's "#1 Crush" is a pop-goth song that stays true to the feel of the movie, and "Young Hearts, Run Free" is a great techno song by Kym Mazelle. I can't stand to hear "Lovefool" by the Cardigans one more time, but for many, it might be the highlight of the album. "Little Star" by Stina Nordenstam is a trippy minimalist delight, and "You and Me Song" by the Wannadies is one of those pieces of pop fluff you think you heard in "So I Married an Axemurderer" and not "Romeo + Juliet".
The tracks I mostly appreciate, and that make the album worth checking out are: "Kissing You" by Des'ree (the love theme of the movie, and a truly beautiful sappy romantic song), "Everybody's Free" by vocal dynamo Quindon Tarver (I was shocked when I saw that this album didn't include Tarver's performance of Prince's "When the Doves Cry" but then it was released shortly after on Volume 2), and "Talk Show Host" by Radiohead (in their pre-OK Computer days).
All the other songs make the CD part of your complete soundtrack experience. If you want to own the pop songs that gave this movie a lot of its amazing audio depth, then get this CD.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Don't Own This, Your CD Collection Is Confused August 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Romeo + Juliet is THE best soundtrack I've ever owned. It does envoke a very specific mood...but you can definitely let it all out when you're singing along with this. There is a sense of darkness throughout, lightening at times, but ever present.
For the most part, the album is upbeat. "Young Hearts Run Free" may even provoke a smile. The real treasure lies in the dark reality of songs like "Local God", "Whatever", and "To You I Bestow" (arguably THE best song on this album). "Kissing You" is a wonderful love song, appropriately placed, and "Little Star" provides a calming lift after the turmoil of the rest of the album.
This album is unquestionably a must for anyone who shows even a remote interest in music. Romeo + Juliet is a tool to help you deal with the chaos that is life.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost every song on this soundtrack is fantastic! October 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Another old favorite of mine, this soundtrack combines many different styles of music. Garbage, which is one of my favorite groups, appears on the very first track with their now-famous "#1 Crush" (Think: "I would die for you, I would die for you...".) And this is also the CD that made the Cardigan's "Lovefool" (Think: "Love me, love me, say that you love me...") a hit. Des'ree's romantic "Kissing You" will remind you of everything the Romeo and Juliet legacy stands for, and other songs such as Kim Myzelle's "Young Hearts Run Free" and the Wannadie's "You and Me Song" will make even the shyest among you start dancing! Mundy's "To You I Bestow" is very romantic and noble. This is not one of those soundtracks with one good song worth listening to and the rest throw-away-able. Almost every song is great, and this is a CD you will want to hold on to- I know because I have had it for a really long time. :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect compliment to one of the best films ever! February 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Baz's masterpiece that was Romeo and Juliet was heavy on the mainstream MTV vibe and so justly so is the soundtrack to go along with it. Starting off on a great note with "#1 Crush" by Garbage this soundtrack serves the best track here right off the bat. Followed up nicely by Everclears "LOcal God" one of my personal favorite Everclear songs. Everclear was prime choice for a track here since they were, at the time, standing tall on the success of their "Afterglow" album. One Inch Punch serves a great track with "Pretty Piece of Flesh" which is sported in one of the films most memerable scenes. Not a Butthole Surfers fan but there track here is a standout, believe it or not. Things are slowed down with "Angel" a beautiful song that brings to mind memories of Claire Danes in her costume and the slow yet soulful "KIssing You" by Des'ree is welcome. Radio Heads "Talk show Host" is great but it's the closing "You and Me Song" that stands out above all, mostly because it doesn't seem to fit with the vibe of the CD, but it's escused because it's such a great song. I cant think of a bad track here, everyone is worth listening to...Highly Highly recomended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this soundtrack February 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I liked the movie, but never really get too worked up over it. I walked into my friends room and he was playing a CD, and it kept playing songs I had heard before and liked, I asked if he had burned it, he said it was the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. I was surprised to hear it actually, I didn't remember the soundtrack being this good. It really is excellent. From The Cardigans to Radiohead, it's all pretty good pop rock music. I especially love Talk Show Host by Radiohead and #1 Crush by Garbage. There are a few weak links, but that doesn't matter, the overwhelming majority of the material is worthwhile. Definitely worth a listen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars " She owns this song like no other
To really appreciate the album you need Romeo + Juliet Volume 2. Nevertheless, this album is worth its purchase price simply for Des'ree's cut of "Kissing You. Read more
Published 1 month ago by New York City Train
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great shape thanks!
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Rice
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this music.
I really like the music and I own the movie.It met my expectations.I would buy it again. It is different compared to other music
Published 3 months ago by Loisann Sciarrillo
4.0 out of 5 stars Soundtract
I gave it a four out of five because there is one or two songs I never really listen to. The rest of the CD is fantastic.
Published 3 months ago by Mom of two
5.0 out of 5 stars Very "Baz Luhrmann" - beautiful, strange, and emotional
The soundtrack for Romeo + Juliet is one of my personal favorites. I like to say it's very "Baz Luhrmann" - which I can't really put into words well. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Liz
3.0 out of 5 stars hmmm
I think there is only one song on this whole CD that I liked. I wouldn't really recommend this, but that is just me.
Published 7 months ago by Christine A. Pawasarat
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Of course I'm loving this DVD, one of the best. Hello! I enjoy watching it over and over and over. Received it on time and in great packaging.
Published 12 months ago by Priscilla
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my most favorite CD's
I used to listen to this CD on REPEAT way back when and watched the VHS also WAY BACK WHEN. One of my most favorite movies and soundtracks. Read more
Published 19 months ago by AmIQrzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I would give it a 5 except it doesnt have the song "When Doves Cry" like it had in the movie. Other wise I love this soundtrack.
Published 19 months ago by Annika L Neilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Romeo And Juliet
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them. Read more
Published 21 months ago by David
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