Gatsby Soundtrack: Hell Yes, Old Sport

You had me at Craig Armstrong…

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The man who composed one of my favorite soundtracks of all time is producing the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, along with Jay-Z.  A teaser video/clip of the soundtrack has just been released, and it’s already got people screaming yay or nay.

I didn’t realize that the music would be period-inspired.  Some bloggers have been complaining that it’s dumbing down the text and the story for a popular, mainstream audience, but I disagree.  I have to say – I love it, and if it makes the story more accessible – key word being accessible, not diluted — what’s wrong with that?  I think the Lana Del Rey is my favorite.

Check it out:

Here is the track list: 

1) “Bang Bang” – Will.i.am
2) “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – Fergie, Q Tip and GoonRock
3) “Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
4) “Love Is the Drug” – Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
5) “Over the Love” – Florence and the Machine
6) “Where the Wind Blows” – Coco O. of Quadron
7) “Crazy in Love” – Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
8) “Together” – the xx
9) “Hearts a Mess” – Gotye
10) “Love Is Blindness” – Jack White
11) “Into the Past” – Nero
12) “Kill and Run” – Sia

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