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Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

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by Melissa Wimbish

The Great Gatsby soundtrack is making people all over the world spontaneously bust out into The Charleston. HotNewHipHop shares some insight regarding the vision of the album:

The director, [Baz] Luhrmann, spoke on the adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, and creating music for it that blends the Jazz Age with a modern spin. “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is peppered with contemporary music references specific to the story’s setting of 1922.  While we acknowledge, as Fitzgerald phrased it, ‘the Jazz Age,’ and this is the period represented on screen, we—our audience—are living in the ‘hip-hop age’ and want our viewers to feel the impact of modern-day music the way Fitzgerald did for the readers of his novel at the time of its publication.”

Hov (aka Jay-Z) said in a  previous statement, ”‘The Great Gatsby’ is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion.  It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist.  The imagination Baz brought to ‘Moulin Rouge!’ made it a masterpiece, and ‘Romeo + Juliet’s’ score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character.  This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.”

The Great Gatsby (Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film) [Deluxe Edition] – Various Artists

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