dley’s Soundtrack

The soundtrack for Moulin Rouge was compiled by the film's director, Baz Luhrmann's (Romeo and Juliet) and is more than just a soundtrack. As with all soundtracks, it enhances the scenes of the movie, but in this case the actors, a love struck poet (Ewan McGregor) and Courtesan Satine(Nicole Kidman), not o­nly act in the film but also sing o­n many of the tracks. Collectively the two movie stars contributed o­n seven of the fifteen selections. As a matter of fact, I found both actors were in fine voice. Some of the other songs o­n this CD include David Bowie performing "Nature Boy". Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya perform "Lady Marmalade".Montreal's own Rufus Wainwright o­n piano-and-accordion performs o­n "Complainte De La Butte." The album picks up some velocity o­n Fatboy Slim's fast paced "Because We Can" and is o­nce again slowed down by two renditions of Nat "King" Cole standards.This compilation album is jam packed with talent (Bono, Beck, Massive Attack, Phil Collins and Dolly Parton). This wide-ranging soundtrack is filled with strong musical sentiments that compliment the film, as all outstanding soundtracks should.

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