Moulin Rouge, Vol. 2 [Music from the Motion Picture]

Moulin Rouge, Vol. 2 [Music from the Motion Picture]

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For those who can't get enough of Moulin Rouge, this 11-track disc features more choice performances by the film's stars, as well as a few ambient instrumentals. On the Las Vegas-worthy "Sparkling Diamonds," Nicole Kidman growls and purrs through a brilliantly paired medley of Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"See more details below

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For those who can't get enough of Moulin Rouge, this 11-track disc features more choice performances by the film's stars, as well as a few ambient instrumentals. On the Las Vegas-worthy "Sparkling Diamonds," Nicole Kidman growls and purrs through a brilliantly paired medley of Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and Madonna's "Material Girl." Kidman's string-laden duet with costar Ewan McGregor, the ballad "Come What May," swoons and soars with equal measures of camp and tragedy. This second Moulin installment also includes the hilarious third-person rendition of the Madonna classic "Like a Virgin" and the sentimental cover of Queen's already emotional classic, "The Show Must Go On." Amiel's funny and seductive "Meet Me in the Red Room" is a bumping-and-grinding highlight. All of the tracks here are original film versions, except for the excellent Tony Phillips remix of "One Day I'll Fly Away," which interweaves Kidman's ethereal vocals with a Sneaker Pimps urban lullaby groove. Moulin Rouge 2 may be more for avid fans of Baz Luhrmann's frenetic film, but every track on this follow-up oozes with the over-the-top production and emotion that won over audiences in the first place.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann's 2001 musical, certainly has its share of admirers -- it even got nominated for Best Picture -- and some of those even praised the musical collage that represented most of the soundtrack. That patchwork is what the entire enterprise was built on. That was the music and aesthetic that pulsed through the first soundtrack for the movie, not the other, more typical movie music that was featured in the film. That's because that first soundtrack was intended to sell the film as a phenomenon -- something it did quite well with a trashy, all-star cover of "Lady Marmalade." So, this second one is for songs like "The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular)," "Come What May," and "Like a Virgin," plus some instrumentals -- music that played a big part within the film. Though this still has some of those covers that misunderstood both rock and movie musicals -- such as Jim Broadbent's swaggering "Like a Virgin" -- on the whole, this is a better soundtrack because it delivers music that was actually in the movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949322823
catalogNumber:
493228
Rank:
3906

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Tracks

  1. Your Song (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge)
  2. Sparkling Diamonds (after Jule Styne: from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rou  - Lara Mulcahy
  3. One Day I'll Fly Away (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge), To  - Nicole Kidman
  4. The Pitch (Spectacular, Spectacular) (after Offenbach: used in Luhrmann's M  - Jacek Koman
  5. Come What May (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge) [Original F  - Nicole Kidman
  6. Like A Virgin (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge) [Original F  - Richard Roxburgh
  7. Meet Me In The Red Room (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge) [
  8. Your Song (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge)
  9. The Show Must Go On (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge) [Original  - Anthony Weigh
  10. Ascension/Nature Boy (version from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge)
  11. Closing Credits: "Bolero" (from the Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge) [Origin  - Simon Standage

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Craig Armstrong   Solo Instrumental,Piano,Soloist
Edwin Roxburgh   Track Performer
Jim Broadbent   Vocals,Track Performer
John Leguizamo   Vocals,Track Performer
Ewan McGregor   Vocals
Sydney Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chris Elliott   Conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Amiel   Track Performer
Christopher Gordon   Conductor
Nicole Kidman   Track Performer
Cecilia Weston   Conductor
Simon Standage   Solo Instrumental,Violin,Soloist
Lara Goodridge   Background Vocals
Amanda Colliver   Background Vocals
London Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Matthew White   Vocals
Caroline O'Connor   Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master

Technical Credits

David Baerwald   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Craig Armstrong   Arranger,Producer
Christo Curtis   Engineer
Marius de Vries   Director,Producer,Music Direction
Simon Franglen   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Richard Lush   Engineer
Tony Phillips   Remixing
Leo Robin   Composer
Steve Sidwell   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Karyn Rachtman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Andrew Ross   Vocal Coach
Phillip Hartl   Orchestra Leader
Josh Abrahams   Producer
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Baz Luhrmann   Vocal Coach
Laura Ziffren   Executive Producer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Chris Elliott   Arranger
Simon Fanglen   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Blam   Producer
Michael Kisin   Orchestra Leader
Simon Leadley   Engineer
Steve Sharples   Producer,Engineer
Baz Lurmann   Producer

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