The Great Gatsby soundtrack features new Jay-Z, The xx, Florence & the Machine

on April 04, 2013, 4:14pm

 The Great Gatsby soundtrack features new Jay Z, The xx, Florence & the Machine

The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby reboot is already something of legend thanks in part to an executive producer named Jay-Z and a star-studded cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” by Beyoncé and André 3000. Today, the full tracklist for the soundtrack was revealed, and other contributing artists include Jack White, The xx, Florence and the Machine, Bryan Ferry, and King HOV himself.

Jay-Z opens the soundtrack with a brand new track titled “100$ Bill”, which is followed by the “Back to Black” cover. Both Florence and the Machine and The xx also contributed new music in the form of “Over the Love” and “Together”, respectively. Jack White’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” and Gotye’s “Hearts a Mess” are also featured.

According to a press release, Jay-Z and director Baz Luhrmann worked on the project over the past two years, “translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures.”

Below, you can watch a new trailer for the film featuring snippets of Beyoncé and André’s “Back to Black” cover and Florence and the Machine’s “Over the Love”, along with an original by Lana Del Rey titled “Young and Beautiful”.

Beginning May 7th, the soundtrack will be available digitally and as a 17-track deluxe edition exclusively at Target. A 14-track physical version will also be available at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada, and widely, both physically and digitally, at various retailers.

The Great Gatsby is directed by Luhrmann, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, and Tobey Maguire, and is set to hit theaters on May 10th.

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
02. Beyoncé and André 3000 – Back to Black
03. – Bang Bang
04. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
05. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
06. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is The Drug
07. Florence and the Machine – Over The Love
08. Coco O. of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
09. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love is Blindness
13. Nero – Into the Past


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Monika Štefeková
April 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The more I read about this version of Great Gatsby, the more I can feel Fitzgerald rolling in his grave.

Donielle Pilkey
April 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I disagree. Movies based on books should be taken as interpretations, They are never going to be exactly like the book. I love the book and I am excited to see this film and how it portrays Fitzgerald’s Gatsby. People need to stop taking movies SO seriously. They are here for entertainment and if you don’t like it why waste your time talking about it?

Monika Štefeková
April 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

I am fine with interpretations but what I cannot stand is taking a piece set in a certain time and completely change the setting (music, exteriors, etc.).
And about your entertainment point – movies like Avengers are just for entertaiment but there is a reason why something is called a classic – it offers more than few hours of fun. I am simply sick of this era that produces authors and filmmakers who earn their living by cheapening the great novels into something vulgar and therefore easily digestable by today´s viewers…

Jenn Gaboriault
April 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I’ll just assume you’re not familiar with Baz Luhrmann’s other work. He’s a post modernist director who takes stories set in given time periods (e.g. Romeo + Juliet) and stylizes them to bring out certain aesthetic and emotional aspects that he couldn’t do as well with a purely period piece. He’ll likely stay true to the basis of the story, like he did with Romeo + Juliet, but take artistic license to make the film more powerful and interesting to watch.

April 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

More powerful and interesting to watch? So, making a bloated, dumbed-down Cirque du Soleil adaptation of Fitzgerald’s seminal novel is progress? This is vandalism.


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