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Chicago [The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Chicago [The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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Directed by Rob Marshall (Annie) and adapted for film by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters), Chicago tells the tale of two ruthless female vaudeville performers -- one past her prime, the other aspiring to stardom -- who compete for notoriety while incarcerated on the city's famed Murderers Row for violently avenging romantic betrayals. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger tackle the lead roles of Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, respectively, with commendable theatrical flair, bringing the seductive musical charm of Bob Fosse's Broadway hit based on the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb to life on the big screen and on this soundtrack. Featuring several songs from both leads, alongside performances from costars Richard Gere (as the devilish lawyer Billy Flynn, who represents both women) and Queen Latifah (as conniving prison matron, Big Mama), the disc takes on a life of its own. Highlights include Zeta-Jones's smoldering rendition of "All That Jazz," Zellweger's breathy, torch-song take on "Nowadays," and Gere's enchanting "Razzle Dazzle." Talented character actor John C. Reilly -- who plays Roxie's unassuming and dimwitted hubby, Amos -- deserves kudos for his heartbreaking performance of "Mister Cellophane," as does Latifah for her sassy showstopper "When You're Good to Mama" and "Class," a comical duet with Zeta-Jones cut from the film. Adding a dash of contemporary flavor to this mesmerizing soundtrack are two songs inspired by the scandalous story: Latifah's female-affirming rap version of "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')," featuring Lil' Kim and Macy Gray, and Anastacia's power-pop ditty "Love Is a Crime." From start to finish, Chicago gives listeners the old razzle-dazzle -- and them some.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998701823
catalogNumber: 87018
Rank: 912

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Green   Banjo
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Mark Russell   Bass
Stan Sulzmann   Alto,Clarinet,Reeds,Soprano,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alan Barnes   Clarinet,Reeds,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Bartek   Conductor
Pete Beachill   Trombone,Tenor Trombone
John Beal   Bass
Dana Calitri   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jack Cavari   Guitar,Drums
Mitch Dalton   Banjo,Guitar
Margaret Dorn   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Larry Farrell   Trombone
Lawrence Feldman   Soprano Saxophone
Mark Harrison   Vocals
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Gary Kettel   Percussion
Curtis King   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Eric Kupper   Guitar,Keyboards
Queen Latifah   Vocals
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Lou Marini   Alto Saxophone
Audrey Martells   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Jim Saporito   Percussion
John Saver   Piano
Laura Seaton   Violin
Ray Swinfield   Clarinet,Reeds,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Talbot   Alto,Clarinet,Reeds,Soprano,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Eric Troyer   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Christine Baranski   Vocals
Paul Morgan   Double Bass
Scott Fowler   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Cynthia Onrubia   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Deanie Richardson & Second Fiddle   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Singleton Palmer Band   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lil' Kim   Vocals
Chuck Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
David Hartley   Piano
Marc Mann   MIDI Manager
Cleve Asbury   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Paul Bogaev   Conductor
Perry J. Cavari   Drums
Taye Diggs   Vocals
Willy Falk   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Denise Faye   Vocals
Nathan Durham   Tuba
Tata Nicole   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Mary Ann Lamb   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Billy Hartung   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Macy Gray   Vocals
Darius de Haas   Vocals
Sara Ramirez   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Timothy Shew   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jeff Siebert   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Chris Garrick   Violin,Soloist
Capathia Jenkins   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Edgar Godineaux   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michael Johnston   Vocals
Nick Richards   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Charles King   Vocals
Laura Dean   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robert Montano   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Roxane Barlow   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Harrison Beal   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Renée Zellweger   Vocals
Catherine Zeta-Jones   Vocals
Richard Gere   Vocals
Shaun Amyot   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova   Vocals
Jocelyn Dowling   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Melanie Gage   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Deidre Goodwin   Vocals
Greg Laswon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Owen Slade   Tuba
Damon Sharpe   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Pizzi   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Rick Negron   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Susan Misner   Vocals
Mýa Harrison   Vocals
Colm Feore   Vocals
Anastacia   Musician
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Laura Saxon   Violin
William Hartung   Vocals
Mitchell Dalton   Banjo,Guitar
Nicky Richards   Vocals
Darren Lee   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Freddy Green   Banjo
Nate Durham   Tuba
Vicky Lambert   Vocals
Desmond Richardson   Vocals
Charley King   Vocals
Tara Nicole   Vocals
Keith O'Quin   Trombone
Sean Palmer   Vocals
Stan Saltzman   Clarinet
Jeff Saver   Piano
John C. Reilly   Vocals
Nikki Richards   Background Vocals
Kate Kaufman   Vocals
Michelle Johnston   Vocals
Roxanne Barlow   Vocals
Willie Falk   Vocals
Marc Russell   Bass Guitar
Jim Sapporito   Percussion
Dennis Collins   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Producer
Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
John Kander   Composer
Laurence Rosenthal   Casting
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Douglas Besterman   Arranger,Orchestration
David Coleman   Art Direction
Eddie DeLena   Engineer,Engineering
Greg Dennon   Engineer
Greg Lawson   Composer,Producer
Joel Moss   Engineer
Dennis Sands   Engineer,Engineering
Michael Starobin   Orchestration
Rick Wake   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Rob Williams   Engineer
Bob Fosse   Choreographer
Martin Richards   Producer,Executive Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jennifer Berman   Executive Producer
Jim Caruana   Engineer,Engineering
Marc Mann   MIDI Assistance
Bob Weinstein   Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein   Executive Producer
Paul Bogaev   Arranger,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Fred Ebb   Composer,Lyricist
Juan Francisco   Engineer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer,Vocal Recording
Craig Zadan   Executive Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Richie Jones   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Engineering
Denise Rich   Composer
Alison Burton   Studio Manager
David Krane   Dance Arrangement
Ryan Robinson   Technical Editor
Randy Spendlove   Producer
Juan Bohorquez   Engineer
Neil Meron   Executive Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Rob Williams   Engineer,Engineering
Billy Condon   Screenplay
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova   Contributor
Barry Fawcett   Stage Crew
Deidre Goodwin   Contributor
Rich Wheeler   Stage Crew
Susan Misner   Contributor
Matt Sullivan   Associate Supervisor
Mýa Harrison   Contributor
Julie Goldstein   Executive Producer
Rob Marshall   Director,Choreographer,Executive Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
David Scheuer   Engineering
Ric Wake   Producer
Juan Francisco   Engineering
Robert L. Marshall   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Dan Hertzel   Engineer,Engineering,Vocal Recording
Greg Dennen   Engineering

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Chicago [The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is amazing
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am buying this just for #4, Cell Block Tango.. I have had it stuck in my head since I saw Chicago, two weeks ago!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great soundtrack and movie. This movie is a spectacular ,example of amazing talent from Cathrine Zeta-Jones,Renee Zellweger,and Richard Gere
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good cd. we think that the carmel high school verson of cell block tango is better though.Wes is HOTTTT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
amazing, fabulous, delightful, exciting, dramatic, catchy, brilliant, fantastic, terrific.....have run out of words to describe this great CD. Definatly the best in my collection ( and I'm not putting that down any day!). Definatly gives us " the old razzle dazzle"!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This rocks! I've seen the movie twice and I recomend this to anyone who loves Catherine, Renee, and Richard. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the cd after seeing the film, the day after I was dumped(I was dumped on Valentines day). The Cell Block Tango cheered me up. The cast can actually sing which makes the recording all the more enjoyable. Queen Latifah is awesome as are Zeta-Jones(a london musicaltheatre veteran), Zelweger, and Gere (also a musical theatre vet.) is superb.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both the movie and the soundtrack are amazing! You couldn't ask for any better compilation of talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most fun c.d. I have gotten in a while. You will definitely be beltin it out with this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This music blow the joint wide open and gotz me swinging. Yeah. Plus, the movie is the bomb.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has sung to me all the great pictures and stories from the movie. Highly Recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title says it all. I never got to see this show but seeing the movie makes me want to just stand right up and dance! The music is all from the broadway musical and it just is soo catchy! BUY THIS SOUNDTRACK- the singers are fantastic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd has the best songs ever. The people who sing them are outstanding with their performances. The movie itself is amazing. If I could I would give this cd and movie 7,000 grammys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Catherine Zeta-Jones shines as Velma while Rene Zelleweger is adequate as Roxie. Richard Gere performs exceptionally as Billy Flynn while Queen Latifah is Mama. Great vocals all around and a booming rendition of All That Jazz by CZJ. Rene kept this from 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best soundtrack i have ever had!! My friends, their mom, their moms friend and i love to listen to this cd in the car. We all sing along to it and have fun!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's unbelievable but even though this version is sung by amateurs it is by far better than the broadway original recording. Contrary to other opinions, I have to say that this recording is MORE uplifting and upbeat than the broadway version. No one can sing "When You're Good To Mama" better than Queen Latifah. In my opinion the broadway production has too much "1920's twang" which I don't care for. A diehard musical fan would probably say that is exactly what makes it better, but it just doesn't resonate well in my ears and make me want to get up and sing like the movie version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really Brigitte's review. But yeah. She liked it a lot. I did too though. This is a really good movie, and I didn't know that half those stars could sing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful soundrack to match the movie. All the songs from the original show with new singers. Very, very, very cool. A must buy for any Broadway/Musical lover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally thought that Chicago didnt deserve Best Picture...but the music was so friend told me after the movie, "I don't think this is the kinda musical where you sing the music" but my boyfriend and I found ourselves singing the music days after the movie and as I lay in bed I played the music through my head. I loved practically all the songs. The ones Zellweger sang were the best personally. And I think personally that Zellweger has a very sweet voice which really suited the music. Well, I hope this has helped you, I'm not very good at writing this kinda stuff...but..."the name on everybodys lips is gonna be".........CHICAGO!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie was great and the music better!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read about this movie in the paper, I didn't think much of it, so waited about ten days-2 weeks before viewing. Was not expecting it to be so invigorating and lively, the story is typical of the 1920s, but I loved the music and dancing so much that I went to see it a second time, and will be getting the musicCD version ASAP!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so happy to see this awesome musical!!! the Music, the story.. it was put together so genuis like... i loved it... a real winner by Far!!!