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Dreamgirls Soundtracks to be Released December 5

According to Amazon.com, Dreamgirls fans will have their pick of two soundtracks from the upcoming film version of the show.

Both a single disc soundtrack and the 2-disc Collector's Edition "Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture" will both be released on December 5th.

In addition to numbers first heard in the original Broadway musical, "Dreamgirls: Music From the Motion Picture" will premiere four new original songs including the first single "Listen" by Beyonce (scheduled for release on November 14, 2006) and "Love You I Do" by Jennifer Hudson. The second single slated for release from the soundtrack is "One Night Only" by Beyonce.

The two-disc set will feature the following tracks:

Disc One:
"I'm Lookin' for Something"
"Goin' Downtown"
"Takin' the Long Way Home"
"Move"
"Fake Your Way to the Top"
"Big" (Instrumental)
"Cadillac Car"
"Steppin' to the Bad Side"
"Love You I Do"
"I Want You Baby"
"Family"
"Dreamgirls"
"Heavy"
"It's All Over"
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

Disc Two:
"I'm Somebody"
"When I First Saw You"
"Patience"
"I Am Changing"
"Perfect World"
"I Meant You No Harm"/"Jimmy's Rap"
"Lorrell Loves Jimmy"/"Family" (Reprise)
"Step On Over"
"I Miss You Old Friend"
"Effie, Sing My Song" (*Bonus Track)
"One Night Only"
"One Night Only" (Disco)
"Listen"
"Hard to Say Goodbye"
"Dreamgirls" (Finale)
"Curtain Call"
"Family" (End Title)
"When I First Saw You" (Duet)
"One Night Only" (Dance Mix/*Bonus Track)
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Dance Mix/*Bonus Track)
"Patience" (Composer Demo/*Bonus Track)

Of those tracks, "Move," "Fake Your Way to the Top," "Cadillac Car," "Steppin' to the Bad Side," "Love You I Do," "I Want You Baby," "Family," "Dreamgirls," "It's All Over," "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "When I First Saw You," "Patience," "I Am Changing," "I Meant You No Harm"/"Jimmy's Rap," "I Am Changing," "One Night Only," "One Night Only" (Disco), "Listen," "Hard to Say Goodbye" and "Dreamgirls" (Finale) will be featured on the one-disc CD.

On December 21st, 2006, 25 years after first bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning show Dreamgirls will come to the big screen, under the direction of Bill CondonDreamgirls brings together an ensemble of award-winning stars from the worlds of film, television, Broadway, and the recording industry, including Academy Award(R) winner Jamie Foxx (Ray), recording superstar and actress Beyonce Knowles (The Pink Panther) and box office favorite Eddie Murphy (The Nutty Professor, Dr. Dolittle). The film also introduces Jennifer Hudson, making her feature film debut. Rounding out the main cast are veteran actor Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Broadway's Caroline or Change), Keith Robinson ("Fat Albert"), Sharon Leal (TV's "Boston Public"), and three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, Sophisticated Ladies).

"Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, Dreamgirls follows the rise of a trio of women -- Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Deena (Beyonce Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) -- who have formed a promising singing group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx). Although the Dreams go on to become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined," state notes.

Bill Condon, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Gods and Monsters and gained a second Oscar nomination for his screenplay adaptation of Chicago, wrote the screenplay for Dreamgirls, based on the stage musical's original book by Tom Eyen. Academy Award(R)-nominated producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, I, Robot) produced the film, with Patricia Whitcher (Memoirs of a Geisha) serving as executive producer. The lyrics are by Tom Eyen, with music by Henry Krieger.

Dreamgirls is a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, and will be distributed by Paramount.

Visit www.amazon.com to pre-order one or both of the Dreamgirls soundtracks.

 


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