The Great Gatsby soundtrack

timthumb.phpI’m a little embarrassed to admit this, being an entertainment journalist and all, but I haven’t seen Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby yet. I’ve heard mixed reports, mostly positive but some weren’t so fond of it. I guess movie watching is very subjective and what I like, you might not enjoy. That’s the way of the world I guess. I will watch it though and I will share my thoughts when I get around to it. One thing I feel most of us will love is the soundtrack… WOW! Jigga, Bey. Gotye, Jack White, Sia, Florence + The Machine and Lana Del Rey just to mention a few of the many artists on this record. The album is co-produced by Anton Monsted, who served as executive music supervisor too. He, together will Luhrmann and Jay-Z, have created something I can only describe as a masterpiece in itself.

I’ve had brief listens to all of the tracks and I’m absolutely loving them. As for the ones I’ve got on repeat? Tjo, hotness. What I love about this album is that it’s got that swing, jazzy vibe but it’s funked up with some electro thrown in there. Rocking! Here is the official track listing:

1.   100$ Bill – JAY Z

2.   Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000

3.   Bang Bang – will.i.am

4.   A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock

5.   Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

6.   Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

7.   Over The Love – Florence + The Machine

8.   Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron

9.   Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

10.  Together – The xx

11.  Hearts A Mess – Gotye

12.  Love Is Blindness – Jack White

13.  Into the Past – Nero

14.  Kill and Run – Sia

If you’re an Amy Winehouse fan, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Beyonce and Andre 3000’s version of Back to Black. I love it, but share your thoughts below.

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