Is this the GREATest soundtrack of all time?
In an attempt to take some heat off releasing, you know, the actual movie, director Baz Luhrmann and executive producer Jay-Z have unveiled the soundtrack for the forthcoming The Great Gatsby.
The soundtrack to Luhrmann’s long-awaited 3D epic features a very impressive list of names including Jack White, Florence and The Machine, The xx and two Aussies – Sia and Gotye. As previously announced Beyonce and Andre 3000 have covered Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back In Black’ for the film, while Brian Ferry has re-imagined his classic track ‘Love Is The Drug’ and covered B’s ‘Crazy in Love’. The most surprising inclusion, however, is Jack White’s cover of U2’s ‘Love Is Blindness’ which first appeared on a tribute album to Bono and co. back in 2011.
A number of the artists worked alongside Luhrmann to create original music for the film, including Nero, will.i.am, The xx and Lana Del Rey, who penned her new single ‘Young And Beautiful’ especially for The Great Gatsby. A snippet from many of these are included in a new trailer for the film, released overnight.
According to the director, who has a reputation for making soundtracks as memorable as his actual films, we are now living in “the Hip-Hop Age” and in a statement published on Business Wire Luhrmann said that he has worked tirelessly to re-imagine the “Jazz Age” so vividly depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, through this modern lens. “We want our viewers to feel the impact of modern-day music the way Fitzgerald did for the readers of his novel at the time of its publication.”
The Great Gatsby soundtrack
100$ Bill – JAY Z
Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
Bang Bang – will.i.am
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Together – The xx
Hearts A Mess – Gotye
Love Is Blindness – Jack White
Into the Past – Nero
Kill and Run – Sia