|some people want to fill the world with silly love songs . . .|
|Music from Baz Lurhmann's Film
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In turning the story of the famed Paris nightclub the Moulin Rouge into a modern day fable celebrating love and creative inspiration, Baz Luhrman creates an accompanying soundtrack that exalts 20th century pop composers at the same time as it's blurring their musical boundaries. It's an approach best exemplified by dramatic leads Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor during the gorgeous "Elephant Love Melody," an endearing call-and-response during which lines from songs by the Beatles, Kiss, U2, Wings, and Thelma Houston are tossed back and forth as the duo argue over their burgeoning emotional involvement.
Elsewhere, Kidman quotes Madonna ("Material Girl") and Marilyn Monroe ("Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") amidst brassy, Vegas-like arrangements and dance beats. McGregor also pulls off a gorgeous version of Elton John's "Your Song," complete with sweeping orchestration, Placido Domingo's swooping tenor, and a powerful children's chorus. Among the most interesting collaborations here are between David Bowie and Massive Attack, who perform a chilled-out trip-hop cover of the standard "Nature Boy," and the Missy Elliott-produced superstar summit of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," featuring Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya. Beck and Timbaland also team up for a blipping, bleeping minimalist take on Bowie's "Diamond Dogs
SOUNDTRACK ALBUM PRODUCER: Baz Luhrmann
MUSIC SUPERVISORS + EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCERS: Anton Monsted + Laura Ziffren
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Marius DeVries
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF MUSIC FOR TWENTIETH CENTRUY FOX: Robert Kraft
EXECUTIVE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM PRODUCER FOR INTERSCOPE RECORDS: Karyn Rachtman
BUSINESS AFFAIRS FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX: Traci Dallas Opdahl and Lance Grode
MUSIC CLEARANCE FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX: Ellen Ginsburg
ADDITIONAL MUSIC CLEARANCE: Shelly Hogan
MUSIC PRODUCITON SUPERVISED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX: Michael Knobloch
MUSIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX: Rebecca Morellato
MUSIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR FOR BAZMARK FILM: Paul McKay
CD DESIGNED BY BAZMARK DESIGN
SILVANA AZZI + CATHERINE MARTIN
ADDITIONAL COLLAGES BY
ALEXANDRA BOLTON AND NIKKI DI FALCO
London Orchestra conducted by Cecilia Weston
Additonal Conduction by Chris Elliott
London Orchestra Engineered by Geoff Foster
London Orchestra Contracted by Isobel Griffiths
London Orchestra Leader: Gavyn Wright
Choir Master: Jenny O'Grady for Metro Voices
Music Preparations by Nick Mera for Dakota Music Services, Ltd and Matt Dunkley
Assistant Engineers: John Bailey, Chris Barrett, Ricky Graham, Jake Jackson, Dave Morgan, Neale Ricotti, Jepson Staral and Jason Wormer
Album Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Oasis Mastering
Supervising Music Editor: Simon Leadley Singing Coach for Nicole Kidman and Ewan MacGregor [sic]: Andrew Ross
BLAM: Baz Luhrmann and Anton Monsted
ALL TRACKS RECORDED AND MIXED AT AIR STUDIOS, ANGEL STUDIOS, BIFFCO STUDIOS, CAPITOL STUDIOS, CHARTMAKER STUDIOS, CHICAGO TRAX RECORDING, ENTERPRISE STUDIOS, FISHTANK RECORDING STUIDIO, FLM STUDIOS, FULHAM ROAD, HIT FACTORY, HORSE STUDIO, IONA, M5 STUDIO, MASSIVE ATTACK STUDIOS, PRODUCTION FRISSON, RIG A & ELENOR RIG B, ROYALTONE STUDIOS, QUAD STUDIOS, SOUNDFIRM, THE STRONGROOM, TRACKDOWN STUDIOS, THE VILLAGE RECORDER AND WESTLAKE AUDIO.
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