The Guru [Universal]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to the Bollywood-meets-Hollywood comedy The Guru features a wide, sometimes dizzying array of sounds spanning British teen pop, show tunes, smooth vocal jazz, hip-hop, and, of course, authentic Bollywood music. While the album might be almost too diverse for its own good, most of the tracks share a similarly lively energy, whether it's Sugababes' "Round Round" or Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi's "Kya Mil Gaya Kya." There are also a few covers, ranging from Sophie Ellis-Bextor's take on Blondie's "One Way or Another," which is passable but pales in comparison to the original, to Diana Krall's nice but slightly schmaltzy version of Billy Joel's "Just the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to the Bollywood-meets-Hollywood comedy The Guru features a wide, sometimes dizzying array of sounds spanning British teen pop, show tunes, smooth vocal jazz, hip-hop, and, of course, authentic Bollywood music. While the album might be almost too diverse for its own good, most of the tracks share a similarly lively energy, whether it's Sugababes' "Round Round" or Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi's "Kya Mil Gaya Kya." There are also a few covers, ranging from Sophie Ellis-Bextor's take on Blondie's "One Way or Another," which is passable but pales in comparison to the original, to Diana Krall's nice but slightly schmaltzy version of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" to Jo OMeara's similarly pleasant but overdone cover of "Every Kinda People." Though they make sense in the film's context, the inclusion of los Del Rio's "Macarena" and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's "You're the One That I Want" from Grease just add to the soundtrack's fragmented, confusing feel. Ms. Dynamite's "It Takes More," Pretty Willie's "Na Na," and Paulina Rubio's "Don't Say Goodbye" lend some consistency to The Guru, but for the most part the album is a collection of fair to good songs that don't always sound good together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 731451173523
  • Catalog Number: 1107998
  • Sales rank: 152,180

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Way or Another - Sophie Ellis-Bextor (3:36)
  2. 2 Round Round - Sugababes (3:57)
  3. 3 I'm Gonna Fly - Becky Baeling (4:02)
  4. 4 Kya Mil Gaya Kya - Mohammed Rafi (3:28)
  5. 5 You're the One That I Want - John Travolta (2:50)
  6. 6 Macarena - The Del Rios (3:53)
  7. 7 Chori Chori Gori Se - Abhijeet (6:26)
  8. 8 Phoolan Ka Rasta - Geetha R. Bennett (2:14)
  9. 9 Just the Way You Are - Diana Krall (4:58)
  10. 10 Every Kinda People - Jo O'Meara (3:47)
  11. 11 What a Man - Linda Lyndell (2:41)
  12. 12 It Takes More - Ms. Dynamite (4:39)
  13. 13 Na Na - Pretty Willie (4:14)
  14. 14 Chori Chori Gori Se - Jimi Mistry (3:34)
  15. 15 Don't Say Goodbye - Paulina Rubio (3:39)
  16. 16 Read My Mind - Samantha Mumba (3:22)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Debbie Harry Composer
Billy Joel Composer
John Farrar Composer, Producer
Andy Fraser Composer
Nigel Harrison Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Tony Moran Composer, Producer
Timothy R. Powell Producer
Mark Taylor Composer, Producer, Engineer
Willie Woods Composer
Jeremy Wheatley Producer
Dave Crawford Composer
Big Hair Arranger, Producer
Dawn Solér Executive Producer
Jonathan Quarmby Producer
David Carbonara Composer, Producer
Brian Higgins Composer, Producer
Rafael Ruiz Composer
Antonio Romero Monge Composer
Steve Torch Composer
Kevin Colbert Composer
Gen Rubin Composer, Producer
Bloodshy Producer, Remixing
Tim Powell Producer
Hasrat Jaipuri Composer
Jeeve Composer
Shankar-Jaikishan Composer, Music Direction
Keisha Buchanan Composer
Mutya Buena Composer
JL Producer
Paul Barry Composer
Becky Baeling Composer
Yoad Nevo Programming
Marco Rakascan Producer
Rino Spadavecchia Composer, Producer
Nick Angel Executive Producer
Calanit Ledani Composer
Cheryl Yie Composer
Rajesh Roshan Music Direction
Avant Producer, Remixing
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