Center Stage [Sony]

Center Stage [Sony]

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Beautiful dancers, romance, and New York City -- "Center Stage" is a flick with all the makings of a modern girl's fairy tale -- the ultimate fantasy indulgence for any woman who has ever dreamed of being the prima ballerina, with all the inherent beauty and glamour it entails. The soundtrack, too, has an assortment of guilty pleasures; the first half of the tracks… See more details below

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Beautiful dancers, romance, and New York City -- "Center Stage" is a flick with all the makings of a modern girl's fairy tale -- the ultimate fantasy indulgence for any woman who has ever dreamed of being the prima ballerina, with all the inherent beauty and glamour it entails. The soundtrack, too, has an assortment of guilty pleasures; the first half of the tracks are swoony, girly pop tracks in the vein of the Spice Girls' catchy dance anthems, mostly performed by generic unknowns. The star of the soundtrack is Mandy Moore's "I Wanna Be with You," a breathy, heady ballad from Moore's 2000 album of the same name. But the real action kicks in on the second half of the soundtrack with older tracks, including Jamiroquai's disco-esque "Cosmic Girl"; the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass-rockin' cover of the Stevie Wonder classic "Higher Ground"; Elvis Crespo and Gizelle D'Cole's merengue crowd-mover "Come Baby Come"; and Michael Jackson's sexy BAD-era funk track "The Way You Make You Feel." CENTER STAGE may never match the torrid and tailor-made dance movie soundtracks of, say, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, but the ear-candy adds up to a mix-tape of sugary goodies -- and that, after all, is a breakfast of champions for all prima ballerinas.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to Center Stage, a musical drama about aspiring dance students, features songs by Jill Scott, Cyrena, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Michael Jackson. Mandy Moore's "I Wanna Be With You," Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat," International Five's "First Kiss," and Ruff Endz "If I Was the One" are some of the high points from this eclectic collection, which also includes songs by Elvis Crespo & Gizelle, P.Y.T., and Ashley Ballard.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646396926
catalogNumber:
63969

Tracks

  1. I Wanna Be With You  - Mandy Moore
  2. First Kiss  -  International Five
  3. Don't Get Lost In The Crowd (From Center Stage)  - Ashley Ballard
  4. We're Dancing  -  P.Y.T.
  5. Friends Forever  -  Thunderbugs
  6. Get Used To This  -  Cyrena
  7. A Girl Can Dream  -  P.Y.T.
  8. Cosmic Girl  -  Jamiroquai
  9. Higher Ground  -  Red Hot Chili Peppers
  10. Come Baby Come  - Elvis Crespo
  11. The Way You Make Me Feel  - Michael Jackson
  12. If I Was the One  -  Ruff Endz
  13. Canned Heat  -  Jamiroquai
  14. I Wanna Be with You  - Mandy Moore

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Jackson   Track Performer
Red Hot Chili Peppers   Track Performer
Keith Thomas   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Socky Torres   Background Vocals
Jamiroquai   Track Performer
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Henry Garcia   Background Vocals
Jose Diaz   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Hilda Gonzalez   Background Vocals
Elvis Crespo   Vocals,Track Performer
Tiffany Arbuckle   Background Vocals
Eliezer Gonzalez   Bass
Mandy Moore   Track Performer
P.Y.T.   Track Performer
Gizelle D'Cole   Vocals
Gizelle   Track Performer
Thunderbugs   Track Performer
Jill Scott   Vocals
Ruff Endz   Track Performer
International Five   Vocals
Ashley Ballard   Track Performer
Cyrena   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Alexis "Pucho" Fraticheli   Guiro

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Producer
Robbie Nevil   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Keith Thomas   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Solá Akingbolá   Composer
Rico Anderson   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer,Engineer
Wallis Buchanan   Composer
Jason Kay   Composer
Garth Richardson   Engineer
Guy Roche   Producer,Engineer
Ken Ross   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Dan Shea   Producer
Toby Smith   Composer
Stone   Producer,Engineer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Rick Wake   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Glen Brunman   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Producer
Soul Solution   Producer
Jay Kay   Arranger,Producer
Chris Bellman   Mastering
Corey Rooney   Producer
Rolando Alejandro   Engineer
Oscar Llord   Executive Producer
Dan Muckala   Programming
Ricky Marti   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Producer,Engineer
Derrick McKenzie   Composer
Wasabees   Producer,Engineer
Eraser   Producer
David McPherson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Debbie Patton   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Dushyant Bhakta   Engineer
Simon Katz   Composer

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