The Great Gatsby soundtrack proves that great music truly is timeless. Featuring a who’s who of today’s most important and creative artists – including Beyonce & Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, The xx and Bryan Ferry – Baz Luhrmann’s musical take on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald has captivated the thousands who have downloaded it since its recent release – all while introducing a new audience to the beats that inspired the Fitzgerald’s Gilded Age.
Fusing top hip-hop artists with the sounds of the Jazz Age has proved to be a winning formula – especially in the hands of the soundtrack’s executive producer Jay Z. Just like Luhrmann’s film – which opens in theaters everywhere this Friday – it is an unexpected journey filled with surprises and bold expression.
A mash-up of techno, hip-hop and jazz, the soundtrack crackles with the kind of electric energy one would imagine after first hearing the frenetic jazz of the 1920’s.
Luhrmann worked closely with the artists to ensure that the songs represent similar themes to the book and film – love, loss, longing and excess – all of which ring true to the ears of today’s audiences.
You can listen to The Great Gatsby soundtrack here.
Check out the “Great Music is Timeless” feature below to see how The Great Gatsby soundtrack came to be – and be sure to see Gatsby when it opens this Friday in 3D.
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