Moulin Rouge [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Moulin Rouge [Original Motion Picture 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 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

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2001
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949303525
catalogNumber: 493035

Album Credits

Performance Credits

José Feliciano   Track Performer
David Bowie   Track Performer
Ozzy Osbourne   Track Performer
Massive Attack   Track Performer
Beck   Track Performer
Bono   Guitar
Tony Visconti   Vocals
Joel Zifkin   Violin
Maurice Seezer   Guitar,Keyboards
Rufus Wainwright   Track Performer
Lil' Kim   Track Performer
Jim Broadbent   Track Performer
Joe Leguabe   Track Performer
Ewan McGregor   Track Performer
Chris Elliott   Conductor
Julian Gallagher   Keyboards
Christina Aguilera   Track Performer
Alessandro Safina   Track Performer
Nicole Kidman   Track Performer
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Contributor
Gavin Friday   Arranger,Producer
David Foster   Producer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Beck   Contributor
Craig Armstrong   Producer,Orchestra Production
Bono   Arranger
Marius de Vries   Vocal Producer,Music Direction
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Ron Fair   Vocal Producer
Simon Franglen   Engineer,Vocal Production Assistance
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Carmen Rizzo   Engineer
Steve Sidwell   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Neil Davidge   Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Producer
Maurice Seezer   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Fatboy Slim   Producer
Missy Elliott   Producer
Jimmy Douglas   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer
Michel Pepin   Engineer
Michael C. Ross   Engineer
Ash Howes   Programming,Engineer
Baz Luhrmann   Producer
Alexis Smith   Producer
Julian Gallagher   Producer
Mickey Petralia   Engineer
Don Murnaghan   Engineer
Dylan Dresdow   Engineer
Alvin Sweeney   Engineer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Producer

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Moulin Rouge [Original Soundtrack] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is really fun to listen to and sing along. The singers are great and you'll want to listen to it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Moulin Rouge was a great film to watch the music was good but there is still a few songs missing of the first and second movie soundtracks lets hope that there will be a third soundtrack to finsh of the first and second moulin rouge movie soundtracks. Fiona
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moulin Rouge is an exciting, sad, love story. It was twisted but I recomend going to see it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like the movie one bit, except for the awesome music that was played throughout. The movie was a washout, the soundtrack is a winner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved moulin rouge, the only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is only b/c i don't understand why a couple of tracks were on there. it's a great cd tho. you should get it!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 100% positive it will win some awards. You have to see the movie. Although, i think the music makes the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike movies which can have a love it or hate it review, this Baz Luhrmann's postmodernistic musical soundtrack appeals to all who appreciates exotic European-style music with a twist. Stylish and expressive, it transcends me back to many dramatic scenes in the movie that is as memorable as spectacular. Nicole Kidman proved her vocal talents in tracks like ¿Sparkling Diamonds¿ and ¿One day I¿ll Fly Away¿. Composer/producer Craig Armstrong had given Parisian music new life which so complements both the soundtrack and the movie. ¿Come What May¿ is a great romantic number by both Ewan Mcgregor and Kidman, but of course the signature track is the remake of Bob Crewe¿s ¿Lady Marmalade¿ appropriately performed by 4 sexy mega pop artists This musical in a packet will be one of the most listened ¿ to CD among the rest and that¿s a promise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my, I haven't even gotten the actual cd yet, (but I will for christmas-shhh I snuck a peak!), but I keep listening to it's soundbytes on the internet and I just can't get enough!!! I loved the movie so much. It was different and exciting and yet you could pick out things and phrases from old songs and whatnot. It's really quite original though, and I just can't wait for christmas!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great song! i have no other much comments it rocks!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best Cd in the world memorized every word to every song. Best movie also.Kiss kiss.Love It!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Mya,Lil Kim,Misdeminor,Pink and Christina Aguleria were the bomb.What I want to know is when are they goin to hook up again,cause I sure am waiting. Lover BOY always and ''4'' ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack is truely amazing! The song ''Come what may'' sung by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor will leave you in tears! This soundtrack is great for the family, because it has Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, Fat boy slim, Beck, Lil Kim, Christina, Mya, Pink, and a lot more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie but the soundtrack doesn't have everything. It doesn't have ''Like A Virgin'', ''The Sound of Music'', or the ''Freedom, Beauty, Truth, and Love Theme''. Or the ''So delighting it will run for 50 years'' thing. So it's better to buy the movie to get all the music, but this soundtrack is great, with the power hit ''Lady Marmalade'' performed by pop-stars Christina Aguilera and Mya and rap/r&b-stars Pink and Lil' Kim. Missy Elliot adds the icing to the cake. Some of the favorites from the movie are ''Sparkling Diamonds'', a beautiful medley of ''Diamond's Are A Girls Best Friend'' and ''Material Girl'' performed by Nicole Kidman, and ''Hindi Sad Diamonds'' with ''Chamma Chamma'' and a reprise of ''Diamond's Are A Girls Best Friend''. ''Elephant Love Medley'' displays the wonderful voice talents of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, along with beautiful love songs like Dolly Parton's ''I Will Always Love You'' and Elton John's ''Your Song'' (which also appears as a solo by Ewan McGreogor on the album). This CD is a must have for your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
not only was moulin rouge the best movie i've ever seen, but unlike the soundtracks to most good movies, this soundtrack is excellent. i bought the cd right after i saw the movie for the first time in june and i have yet to remove it from my cd player
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing the movie on DVD, I had to have the soundtrack the next day. I wish every minute of music in the movie had been on the disc, but its a very solid disc none the less. Anyone hearing this album for the first time will be pleasantly surprised at how good McGreggor and Kidman are singing the material. The beautiful singing is complimented by the sumptious production and orchestration. It makes for lovely and dramatic listening. One album it reminds me of strongly is the ODE version of TOMMY, with the London Philharmonic. They both employ similar orchestration which can be very dramatic and stirring - particularly in the car. I made the mistake of not seeing this movie in the theater when it came out because I thought the idea of a modern musical was silly. I was just wrong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is definately not for the weepy!If you enjoyed the film, then the album brings back all the best bits. I bet that once you listen to it once, you will listen to it over and over again-and I bet you'll all dance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is awesome. Do not think twice about getting it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a reasonably good cut from the film music. IT IS NOT, nor does it resemble by the subtlest reflection, any of the music of the era nor of the club I remember. Truth can be a ''B'' when it doesn't match your fantasy. Sorry kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is one of the best ever! The movie was really awesome as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everybody should own this soundtrack. Moulin Rouge is the best movie ever made and by casting Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman made the movie and the soundtrack so much better. Their voices, especially the sexy Ewan McGregor, just makes your heart melt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absoutely brilliant soundtrack and the movie's great as well. This is promised to make you dance, i guarantee you will be singing it for the next few days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved the movie, then you will for sure love the sound track!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd! It is my absolute favorite! I have no idea why that girl says the music doesn't match the movie. It does too! The disappointed girl has no taste and is a dyke. get this cd! EWAN MCGREGOR IS HOT!