Center Stage [Sony]
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
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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- I Wanna Be With You - Mandy Moore
- First Kiss - International Five
- Don't Get Lost In The Crowd (From Center Stage) - Ashley Ballard
- We're Dancing - P.Y.T.
- Friends Forever - Thunderbugs
- Get Used To This - Cyrena
- A Girl Can Dream - P.Y.T.
- Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
- Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Come Baby Come - Elvis Crespo
- The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
- If I Was the One - Ruff Endz
- Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
- I Wanna Be with You - Mandy Moore
Performance CreditsMichael 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 CreditsMichael 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
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
David McPherson Soundtrack Executive Producer
Debbie Patton Soundtrack Executive Producer
Dushyant Bhakta Engineer
Simon Katz Composer
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The movie was awesome. It didn't get great reviews...but that is because there are already movies like 'Fame' and 'Flash Dance' and critics don't think this is a very original film. Some of the acting isn't that great either...but the dancing is amazing, the story is cute, and the guys are hott! The soundtrack is awesome (if you like pop music). Just watch the movie, buy the soundtrack, and we'll leave it at that. :o)
This CD was totally good. The variety of music was totally cool. The movie was great as well. Some may call it a chick flick but it is definately a must see for whatever gender. The dancing was great as well..
It was a wonderful movie and soundtrack. The dancing was sepctacular and it ttok me away. I'm a dancer myself, and I LOVED the movie. The soundtrack takes you back and takes you into another place. 5 Stars
It was terrific, just like the movie.
It was the best dance movie I've ever seen. I've always wanted to see a movie with that great of dancing in it but it never really came out. Thank god this did I've also read in magazines such as Dance Spirit that there will be some other movies about the dance world coming out one starring Julia Stiles. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Center Stage is my favorite movie! The acting needed a little work but I definately think that the dancing made up for it. It was really fun to see professional dancing too. The guys were hot and I believe that it told the truth about what the dance world is really like.
I don't like Michael jackson or Red Hot Chillie Peppers,but they ROCK in this c.d.!! I loved the movie so I thought I'd check out the soundtrack & I love it I listen to it every night.it kicks butt!!!!!
The movie was awsome! I never really listened to the CD but the movie was awsome so this must be too.
I loved this movie. The dancing was excellent and watching in a theater was almost as good as watching it live. The passion and feeling was very strong from the dancers. It reminded me why I love dance and love to perform. The soundtrack went along perfectly with the dance scenes. It was a great variety.
THIS CD IS VERY GOOD AND THE MUSIC MAKES YOU WANNA GET UP AND DANCE. I THINK EVERYBOBY SHOULD GET THIS CD.
This CD rocks! I love the cd and the movie. I also dance ballet which helped me understand everything that they did in the movie. Mandy Moore's ''I Wanna Be With You'' is terrific, and the rest of the music is great too.
A primo movie!! Fantastisch! Everyone see it! The music is great-I love ''Canned Heat'' and ''Cosmic Girl''. The dance that Jody does at the end in red is the best it gets. Wow!
this was an awesome movie letting dancers all over the world if you follow your heat and dance and have fun for yourself there is just no way of telling what dreams may come true after they kept saying you cant dance she danced what she felt and she became a star just goes to show even with the wrong feet you can dance magically i loved this story the dancing love scenes good guy finally won nice girl and those who dont have it in their heart and is dancing for someone else stand up for what you really want its your life dont ever let anyone upset you about how much you should eat or weigh listen to your heart dance dance dance form what you feel in your heart i loved the movie it was so reallife in nyc
If you love the fast action and romance than you will love this move and you will watch it over and over again.
I bought the video of Center stage & I absolutely loved it. So of course I had to have the soundtrack to go with it so I could listen & recall all the parts of the movie it refered to! Just can't get enough dancin'. Excellent dancing. They all won my heart.
I loved this movie!!! And Im not just saying that because I am a dancer there for someone who loves dance movies, But this was a REALLY good movie!
I loved this movie. I watched it 3 times in a row. thats like 6 hours of dancing ! The movie was great and the soundtrack is awesome. I loved the songs and I danced along wit them. People say the acting isn't that great..HELLLOOO it's a dance movie , it's all about dancing not really acting. Duh! I do ballet and Modern myself so this was really captivating for me. And I know if I watched the movie and I never danced before in my life I'd want to sign up for lessons right after I watched Center Stage. I love the movie so much I think I'll go watch it now. C-ya!
The movie was so good that I had to buy the soundtrack. The music was awesome, the dancng was great, and the boys were HOT! What more could you want!
As a ballerina myself, I definitely can relate to this movie, and the songs are amazing to practice to! Not only are they catchy, but it's one of those albums where you don't have to constantly have to pick up your remote so you can change it to the next track. It's a mesh of everything, 80's and today, slow and fast tempos. It's just a rare album that I think combines just the right stuff.
I think Center Stage is a fantastic cd and has some of the most inspiration and talanted people seing e.g. P.y.T. We're Dancing, and it has a mixture of soothing and energetic voices all blending in with one and other that gives the movie center stage it's extra kick. Over all its sensational
I have seen this movie on DVD many times (I own a copy), mainly for the dance sequences although the characters are very real. The music sucks you into the reality of the plot all the more. If you loved the movie, you'll love this album. If you haven't seen the movie but enjoy the ballet, you won't be disappointed.
this movie is so fantastic, and being a balletrina-teen i can deffinately relate. when the company came out, i went to see it, but it didnt have that kind of playfulness and dance moves that Center Stage has. i love it sooo much, and to this day its still my favorite movie.