The Renowned American Classic The Great Gatsby is a hauntingly tragic saga filled with desire, greed, power, and most of all love. We all grew up reading this beautiful piece by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and have grown to appreciate the powerful emotions this book induces from its readers.
The novel was first transformed onto screen in 1926, and four times since then. The latest attempt was made by director Baz Luhrmann, who created a brilliant show of flamboyance and extravagance. However the movie wasn’t the only thing that was flamboyant; the new soundtrack of Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby was a complete surprise to its listeners when it released on May 7, 2013. The score and the soundtrack are usually an integral part of the filming process, but often overlooked by the audience as a memorable part of the film. But for The Great Gatsby, Luhrmann made sure that his film’s soundtrack is not overlooked!
Director Jack Clayton’s 1974 version of the Great Gatsby was filled with soft ballads that illustrated the love between the main characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan; as well as included Jazz and Ragtime Orchestra pieces, which were popular genres of the 1920’s.
Luhrmann on the other hand, used renowned artists like Jay-Z, Fergie, Florence + the Machine, and The xx to transcend the film into the 21st Century. He cleverly used Hip Hop, Rap and Dance Music to portray the celebration of the nouveau riche of the 1920’s. An example of the ingenuity can be seen in the remake of Beyonce’s hit Crazy in Love, which was performed by Emile Sande along with Brian Ferry Orchestra that incorporated Jazz into the track to unite the 1920’s with the 2000’s.
NSM Music has brought its customers the new Great Gatsby Soundtrack to experience firsthand the brilliance of Baz Luhrmann’s selection for his new movie. Select the Featured Tab on your Jukebox’s home screen to bring The Great Gatsby to life at your location today!