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: 04/16/2002
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0606949325923
catalogNumber: 493259


Disc 1

  1. Nature Boy
  2. Lady Marmalade
  3. Because We Can
  4. Sparkling Diamonds
  5. Rhythm of the Night
  6. Your Song
  7. Children of the Revolution
  8. One Day I'll Fly Away
  9. Diamond Dogs
  10. Elephant Love Medley
  11. Come What May
  12. El Tango de Roxanne
  13. Complainte de la Butte
  14. Hindi Sad Diamonds
  15. Nature Boy
  16. Lady Marmalade

Disc 2

  1. Your Song
  2. Sparkling Diamonds
  3. One Day I'll Fly Away
  4. The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular)
  5. Come What May
  6. Like a Virgin
  7. Meet Me in the Red Room
  8. Your Song
  9. The Show Must Go On
  10. Ascension/Nature Boy
  11. Closing Credits: "Bolero"

Album Credits

Performance Credits

José Feliciano   Track Performer
David Bowie   Track Performer
Ozzy Osbourne   Track Performer
Gavin Friday   Vocals
Massive Attack   Track Performer
Beck   Track Performer
Craig Armstrong   Piano
Bono   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Visconti   Vocals
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Chris Cox   Keyboards
Joel Zifkin   Violin
Maurice Seezer   Guitar,Keyboards
Jamie Allen   Track Performer
Jim Broadbent   Track Performer
John Leguizamo   Track Performer
Ewan McGregor   Vocals
Chris Elliott   Conductor
Julian Gallagher   Keyboards
Christina Aguilera   Track Performer
Alessandro Safina   Track Performer
Barry Harris   Keyboards
Christopher Gordon   Conductor
Nicole Kidman   Track Performer
Michael Kisin   Leader
Cecilia Weston   Conductor
Simon Standage   Violin
Lara Goodridge   Background Vocals
Amanda Colliver   Background Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Ozzy Osbourne   Contributor
Paul Stanley   Composer
Gavin Friday   Arranger,Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
David Foster   Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Edge   Composer
Beck   Contributor
Craig Armstrong   Arranger,Producer,Orchestra Production
Bono   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Christo Curtis   Engineer
Marius de Vries   Producer,Vocal Producer,Music Direction
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Ron Fair   Vocal Producer
Simon Franglen   Engineer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Production Assistance
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Richard Lush   Engineer
Tony Phillips   Remixing
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Carmen Rizzo   Engineer
Leo Robin   Composer
Steve Sidwell   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Jule Styne   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Tony Visconti   Vocal Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Chris Cox   Programming
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Neil Davidge   Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Producer
Maurice Seezer   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Rufus Wainwright   Producer
Josh Abrahams   Producer
Fatboy Slim   Producer
Missy Elliott   Producer
Jimmy Douglas   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer
Michel Pepin   Producer,Engineer
Michael C. Ross   Engineer
Brian Springer   Engineer
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Ash Howes   Programming,Engineer
Baz Luhrmann   Composer,Producer,Soundtrack Supervisor
Laura Ziffren   Executive Producer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Simon Thornton   Engineer
Chris Elliott   Arranger
Alexis Smith   Producer
Julian Gallagher   Producer
Mickey Petralia   Engineer
Andrea Ross   Vocal Coach
Don Murnaghan   Engineer
Dylan Dresdow   Engineer
Barry Harris   Programming
Alvin Sweeney   Engineer
Thunderpuss   Producer
Simon Leadley   Engineer
Georges van Parys   Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Producer

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