Moulin Rouge [Original Soundtrack]

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For the soundtrack to his film Moulin Rouge, a tale of star-crossed lovers who meet at the famed turn-of-the-century Paris nightclub, Romeo and Juliet director Baz Luhrmann has erased musical boundaries. David Bowie opens and closes the disc with two drastically different versions of the standard "Nature Boy" -- the opening track is accented by a dramatic orchestral arrangement, while the closing version is a trip-hop collaboration with Massive Attack. In between these sonic bookends, stylistic hybrids run delightfully wild as each selection helps tell the film's forbidden affair between main characters Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Beck, with the help of Timbaland's beat wizardry, delivers a spacey, minimalist ...
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For the soundtrack to his film Moulin Rouge, a tale of star-crossed lovers who meet at the famed turn-of-the-century Paris nightclub, Romeo and Juliet director Baz Luhrmann has erased musical boundaries. David Bowie opens and closes the disc with two drastically different versions of the standard "Nature Boy" -- the opening track is accented by a dramatic orchestral arrangement, while the closing version is a trip-hop collaboration with Massive Attack. In between these sonic bookends, stylistic hybrids run delightfully wild as each selection helps tell the film's forbidden affair between main characters Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Beck, with the help of Timbaland's beat wizardry, delivers a spacey, minimalist take on Bowie's "Diamond Dogs," and a superstar summit between junior divas Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim results in a paint-peeling cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade." Kidman and McGregor also flaunt their surprisingly effective vocal chops on several tracks and combine their talents on the comical "Elephant Love Melody," a call-and-response medley of love songs from such varied artists as the Beatles "All You Need Is Love", Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You", U2 "In the Name of Love", and Thelma Houston "Don't Leave Me This Way". Elsewhere, the endearing McGregor and Jose Feliciano transform the Police classic "Roxanne" into "El Tango de Roxanne," and a vampy Kidman delivers the showstopper "Sparkling Diamonds," complete with Vegas-flavored brass arrangements, street-credible beats, and lyrics borrowed from Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and Madonna's "Material Girl." With Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann -- who had a pop hit back in '99 with the spoken-word curio "Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen" -- shows that besides being a visionary filmmaker, he's got a flair for things musical as well. Dave Gil de Rubio
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 606949325923
  • Catalog Number: 493259
  • Sales rank: 72,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nature Boy - David Bowie (3:25)
  2. 2 Lady Marmalade - Pink (4:24)
  3. 3 Because We Can - Fatboy Slim (3:27)
  4. 4 Sparkling Diamonds - Natalie Mendoza (2:52)
  5. 5 Rhythm of the Night - Valeria (3:49)
  6. 6 Your Song - Alessandro Safina (3:38)
  7. 7 Children of the Revolution - Maurice Seezer (2:59)
  8. 8 One Day I'll Fly Away - Nicole Kidman (3:18)
  9. 9 Diamond Dogs (4:34)
  10. 10 Elephant Love Medley - Nicole Kidman (4:13)
  11. 11 Come What May - Nicole Kidman (4:38)
  12. 12 El Tango de Roxanne - Ewan McGregor (4:43)
  13. 13 Complainte de la Butte - Rufus Wainwright (3:07)
  14. 14 Hindi Sad Diamonds - Alka Yagnik (3:28)
  15. 15 Nature Boy - Massive Attack (4:23)
  16. 16 Lady Marmalade - Pink (4:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Your Song (2:28)
  2. 2 Sparkling Diamonds - Natalie Mendoza (2:52)
  3. 3 One Day I'll Fly Away - Nicole Kidman (5:10)
  4. 4 The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular) - Nicole Kidman (2:50)
  5. 5 Come What May - Nicole Kidman (4:38)
  6. 6 Like a Virgin - Jim Broadbent (3:10)
  7. 7 Meet Me in the Red Room - Amiel (2:38)
  8. 8 Your Song (4:55)
  9. 9 The Show Must Go On - Nicole Kidman (3:04)
  10. 10 Ascension/Nature Boy (4:09)
  11. 11 Closing Credits: "Bolero" (6:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
José Feliciano Track Performer
David Bowie Track Performer
Ozzy Osbourne Track Performer
Gavin Friday Vocals
Massive Attack Track Performer
Beck Track Performer
Craig Armstrong Piano
Bono Guitar, Vocals
Tony Visconti Vocals
Gavyn Wright Leader
Chris Cox Keyboards
Joel Zifkin Violin
Maurice Seezer Guitar, Keyboards
Jamie Allen Track Performer
Jim Broadbent Track Performer
John Leguizamo Track Performer
Ewan McGregor Vocals
Chris Elliott Conductor
Julian Gallagher Keyboards
Christina Aguilera Track Performer
Alessandro Safina Track Performer
Barry Harris Keyboards
Christopher Gordon Conductor
Nicole Kidman Track Performer
Michael Kisin Leader
Cecilia Weston Conductor
Simon Standage Violin
Lara Goodridge Background Vocals
Amanda Colliver Background Vocals
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Richard "Biff" Stannard Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Phil Collins Composer
Elton John Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ozzy Osbourne Contributor
Paul Stanley Composer
Gavin Friday Arranger, Producer
Richard Rodgers Composer
David Foster Producer
Jack Nitzsche Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Kenny Nolan Composer
The Edge Composer
Beck Contributor
Craig Armstrong Arranger, Producer, Orchestra Production
Bono Arranger, Composer, Producer
Christo Curtis Engineer
Marius de Vries Producer, Vocal Producer, Music Direction
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Ron Fair Vocal Producer
Simon Franglen Engineer, Vocal Producer, Vocal Production Assistance
Kenny Gamble Composer
Cary Gilbert Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Patrick Leonard Producer
Richard Lush Engineer
Tony Phillips Remixing
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Carmen Rizzo Engineer
Leo Robin Composer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Steve Sidwell Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Jule Styne Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Tony Visconti Vocal Engineer
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Chris Cox Programming
Geoff Foster Engineer
Neil Davidge Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja Producer
Emile Ford & the Checkmates Mastering
Maurice Seezer Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Rufus Wainwright Producer
Josh Abrahams Producer
Fatboy Slim Producer
Missy Elliott Producer
Jimmy Douglas Engineer
Timbaland Producer
Michel Pepin Producer, Engineer
Don Bartley Mastering
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Brian Springer Engineer
Matt Dunkley Orchestration
Ash Howes Programming, Engineer
Baz Luhrmann Composer, Producer, Soundtrack Supervisor
Laura Ziffren Executive Producer
Ryan Freeland Engineer
Simon Thornton Engineer
Chris Elliott Arranger
Alexis Smith Producer
Julian Gallagher Producer
Mickey Petralia Engineer
Andrea Ross Vocal Coach
Don Murnaghan Engineer
Dylan Dresdow Engineer
Barry Harris Programming
Alvin Sweeney Engineer
Thunderpuss Producer
Simon Leadley Engineer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved the movie, love the collector's edition soundtrack!!

    Get the Collector's edition shipped from the UK, you'll get Spectacular, Spectacular and another bonus remix of One Day I'll Fly Away. It was a wonderful movie and it's a good cd. I wish they had the actor's sing every song like in the movie, (EX. Lady Marmalade) but it's still really cool to hear the songs and sing to them in the car. ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    Moulin Rouge was an amazing movie and this CD kept the standard. Nicole and Ewan have amazing voices. I only wish that they would have included Spectacular, Spectacular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic! But Cheesy.

    Although the movie Molin Rouge was very succesful, ths cd is not. It has wonderfulsongs but actor and actress Ewan McGreggor and Nicole Kidman are not star struck singers

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