Gatsby Soundtrack: Hell Yes, Old Sport

You had me at Craig Armstrong…


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” –
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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