Across the Universe [Deluxe Version]

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The deluxe edition of the soundtrack to Julie Taymor's Beatles fantasia Across the Universe features a second disc of covers and interpretations from the film. Most of the additional tracks feature the film's principals, but Bono's try at "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" makes this edition of interest to those who haven't seen the film.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As soundtracks to Beatles-inspired movies go, Across the Universe -- the companion piece to Julie Taymor's pseudo-psychedelic fantasmagoria extravaganza that tells the story of the '60s through the tunes of the Fab Four -- has bewilderingly gaudy moments, but it's not as ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The deluxe edition of the soundtrack to Julie Taymor's Beatles fantasia Across the Universe features a second disc of covers and interpretations from the film. Most of the additional tracks feature the film's principals, but Bono's try at "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" makes this edition of interest to those who haven't seen the film.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As soundtracks to Beatles-inspired movies go, Across the Universe -- the companion piece to Julie Taymor's pseudo-psychedelic fantasmagoria extravaganza that tells the story of the '60s through the tunes of the Fab Four -- has bewilderingly gaudy moments, but it's not as appallingly tacky as Sgt. Pepper or as stuffy as All This and World War II. Still, Taymor's overly designed fantasia is at once too tasteful and too garish, which is an odd combination for an odd movie -- and something that may be more gripping onscreen than it is on record. Dana Fuchs furiously channels Melissa Etheridge (especially on "Helter Skelter") when her performance is isolated as music, although the biggest surprise is that Bono not only looks like a dead ringer for Robin Williams in the film, but he sounds a bit like him too, with overly earnest readings of "I Am the Walrus" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Much of the rest slides by agreeably enough. Jim Sturgess has the same plainspoken delivery as Ewan MacGregor in Moulin Rouge, which helps in love songs from "All My Loving" to "Something" -- and he does a credible job on the rockabilly revamp of "I've Just Seen a Face" -- while Joe Cocker steals the show with his slinky, funky, spacy version of "Come Together." And, apart from Bono and Fuchs' too-strong soulful belting, nothing is distracting -- but the biggest strength of Across the Universe may be that, when considered in its entirety, it mainly whets the appetite for the original recordings. [The deluxe version of Across the Universe is a double-disc, 29-track set containing almost all of the songs featured in Taymor's film, all presented in the order they are in the film.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517507739
  • Catalog Number: 001027102
  • Sales rank: 8,130

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Girl (1:04)
  2. 2 Hold Me Tight (2:36)
  3. 3 All My Loving (2:27)
  4. 4 I Want to Hold Your Hand (2:47)
  5. 5 With a Little Help from My Friends - Jim Sturgess (3:13)
  6. 6 It Won't Be Long (2:18)
  7. 7 I've Just Seen a Face (1:50)
  8. 8 Let It Be - Timothy T. Mitchum (3:48)
  9. 9 Come Together - Joe Cocker (4:27)
  10. 10 If I Fell (2:38)
  11. 11 Dear Prudence - T.V. Carpio (5:18)
  12. 12 Flying (3:56)
  13. 13 Blue Jay Way (4:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Am the Walrus - Secret Machines (4:47)
  2. 2 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite (2:42)
  3. 3 Because - T.V. Carpio (2:32)
  4. 4 Something (3:02)
  5. 5 Oh! Darling - Martin Luther "M.L." McCoy (2:29)
  6. 6 Strawberry Fields Forever - Jim Sturgess (3:38)
  7. 7 Revolution (2:18)
  8. 8 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (4:02)
  9. 9 Across the Universe (3:29)
  10. 10 Helter Skelter (3:41)
  11. 11 Happiness Is a Warm Gun - Selma Hayek (3:10)
  12. 12 Blackbird (3:06)
  13. 13 Hey Jude - Joe Anderson (4:12)
  14. 14 Don't Let Me Down (3:07)
  15. 15 All You Need Is Love - Jim Sturgess (3:21)
  16. 16 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Bono (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Stewart Musician
Bernie Worrell Musician
Ronnie Cuber Musician
Gil Goldstein Musician
Jim Keltner Musician
The Edge Background Vocals
Carla Azar Musician
Stephen Bruton Musician
T Bone Burnett Musician
Peter Calo Musician
Robert Carlisle Musician
Keith Ciancia Musician
Caroline Dale Musician
Charley Drayton Musician
Teese Gohl Musician
Page Hamilton Musician
Dan Higgins Musician
Richard King Musician
Howard Levy Musician
Olivia McClurkin Choir Conductor
Marcus Rojas Musician
Jonathan Sheffer Conductor
Patrick Warren Musician
Bruce Williamson Musician
Elliot Goldenthal Musician
Jay Bellerose Musician
Antoine Silverman Musician
Marc Mann Musician
Mike Elizondo Musician
Michael Roth Musician
Pancho Navarro Musician
Rick Martinez Musician
Josh Garza Musician
Brandon Curtis Musician
Brian John Mitchell Musician
T-Bone Wolk Musician
Anja Wood Musician
Martin Luther "M.L." McCoy Musician
Benjamin Curtis Musician
Across the Universe Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Louis Bellafatto Vocal Supervision
T Bone Burnett Producer
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Teese Gohl Producer
Jimmy Iovine Soundtrack Executive Producer
Joel Iwataki Engineer
Stephen McLaughlin Engineer
Elliot Goldenthal Producer, Orchestration
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Mike Piersante Engineer
Paul Bogaev Vocal Supervision
Robert Elhai Orchestration
Lawrence Manchester Engineer
Liam Ward Creative Assistance
Julie Taymor Soundtrack Executive Producer
Brandon Mason Engineer
Josh Garza Producer
Brandon Curtis Producer
Halsey Quemere Engineer
Jason Wormer Engineer
Ghian Wright Engineer
Stacy Parrish Engineer
Yohei Goto Engineer
Emile Kelman Engineer
Sheldon Yellowhair Engineer
Missy Webb Engineer
Vanessa Parr Engineer
Tony Seyler Soundtrack Executive Producer
Adam Haggar Engineer
Bryan Pugh Engineer
Benjamin Curtis Producer
Steve Sherr Marketing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missing I Want You

    The soundtrack was amazing but the one song I really wanted to have was I Want You (She's So Heavy) and it wasn't on there!! Where can I even find that song?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    why did they miss this song

    Why put out a soundtrack on a double album and leave out such great numbers as "Why Don't We Do It In The Road"?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    liked it

    I loved the movie and soundtrack, but there is a song missing to the soundtrack that was in the movie. Why6 is that? the song, I want you (She's so heavy). I was pretty upset not to see it in there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Who does not love the Beatles?

    After seeing the movie I had to have this CD. The movie is so entertaining and puts the music to the times we were living in and makes the music mean so much more than lyrics and music. Beautiful production. I keep this at my desk and listen to it when I have to turn out the rest of the workplace to concentrate

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    This is a great CD..I had seen the movie first so I am not sure about those who buy the music without seeing the movie...

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Movie!!

    I saw the movie a few weeks ago, and it was awesome. Allegory that's not overdone, and serendiptiously very relevant as far as the plot. The characters are obviously based on music legends like Joplin and Hendrix (duh for anyone in doubt), but again, great movie. Sadly, this version does not include two tracks: Why Don't We Do It In The Road, and I Want You (She's So Heavy). These songs are sung in parts of the movie that introduce key parts in character and plot development. But they are available on the iTunes version, which is about 60 cents more than the Member Price here. But purchasing the movie as well isn't a bad idea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is why I'm a musician

    I was quite into the Beatles when I was younger but not overly so then about 2 days ago I saw this movie and ran out and bought the album yesterday. Haven't stopped listening to it since. The Beatles were the real reason I got into playing music but THIS is why I'm still a musician.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This music is timeless...with a twist

    I love the different versions of these classics. I Want You is on I tunes-not with the CD, but if you put the title in, you'll get a version from the movie.Also-it's on the Beatles' Abbey Road album.By the way, the movie storyline is pretty good and the young stars are fabulous singers and performers. Def worth the watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing production!

    The Delux version has every song in the film (some titled under different names). I wish the CD was more intune with the film in having the other actors sing, like Hold Me Tight and the film's version of All You Need is Love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    I cannot stop listening to this CD. It takes classics and updates them into something new and different. I love the soundtrack and I love the movie as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get the Soundtrack, not the movie!

    This soundtrack is absolutely, positively pheonominal. It was too bad the movie was one of the worst movies on which I've ever wasted my time. The only thing good about the movie was that this gem of musical splendor has come from that poorly crafted visual piece (piece of ...). Buy this. (And Sturgess' vocals were spot on... don't let anyone tell you differently!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the most moving cds out there.

    Wow so this movie is definitely my favorite by far. The vocals for this movie were sheer genius and the use of songs to seem like part of the dialogue were just amazing. Remaking beatles songs to almost surpass the originals is almost impossible, but this cd shows it has been done. :) A wonderful CD and movie. A must-buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One word - WOW.

    Buy it, I'm telling you. You will have no regrets if you like the Beatles at all. Their performance of Blackbird, Hey Jude, and I've Just Seen a Face blow me away. A great soundtrack woven in with an amazing movie. Just trust me, you should buy it. Not just your favorites on iTunes, because some of the less popular ones are great to. Take 'I want to hold your hand' by T. V. Carpio. It's slow, but the vocals are great. Please please please buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    jim sturgess sucks!

    The other performers do a pretty good job of the Beatle cover songs. Unfortunately the cd is ruined by sturgess and his pathetic attempt of doing a Beatles song all done sloppy and with no style whatsoever. Any singer from any local garage band could have done a better job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I AM SO IMPRESSED!

    I enjoyed Beatles music back in the day but was not a die-hard fan. This movie and CD totally turned me on. The concept and the various renditions of the music are simply incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Saw the movie last night and was totally amazed. Brought me right back to that time. Just incredible!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow...

    I loved it! I can't stop listening to it. This soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    watch the movie first, then buy the soundtack

    It is a movie to a soundtrack! You can't really understand or like it unless you have seen the movie (which is my new favorite by the way).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this soundtrack!

    I saw this movie with my husband, and we are huge Beatles fans. It was fantastic, along with the soundtrack. The artists have brought something new to something we thought could never be improved. And whomever is the critic totally misunderstood Sadie, she was obviously Janis Joplin... Melissa Ethridge... Really?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!

    Beatle fans will love this movie and sound track!

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