GREAT GATSBY Soundtrack Preview & New TV Spot

GREAT GATSBY Soundtrack Preview & New TV SpotThe soundtrack for any Baz Luhrmann film is always a cause for celebration, but THE GREAT GATSBY could well be his most significant musical contribution to film since MOULIN ROUGE judging from an extensive soundtrack preview for the forthcoming period-set 3D feature film just released.

Showcasing some of the film's most hotly anticipated earcandy, the new soundtrack preview gives us the first listen to many heretofore unheard tunes from the new F. Scott Fitzgerald-based, Jazz Age-set film.

The soundtrack for the film was executive produced by Luhrmann alonside rap icon Jay-Z, who has contributed to the film's score and songlist, as well.

The plucky, jazzy sounds of the era merge with modern hip-hop affectation and bravado in's "Bang Bang", while Fergie cues up her inner Ella Fitzgerald for "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody". So, too, is Bryan Ferry and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra's "Love Is The Drug" an addictive addition to the songstack. Gotye's haunting "Heart's A Mess" and Jack White's spine-tingling "Love Is Blindness" add to the emo cred of the soundtrack, while indie darling Lana Del Rey contributes an evocative new tune, "Young And Beautiful". Plus, Florence & The Machine's propulsive "Over The Love" further amps up the heady and amorous atmosphere of the entire affair.

Additionally, Emeli Sande joins the Bryan Ferry Orchestra for a reworked and retrofitted "Crazy In Love" - of note: although Beyonce herself does not appear in this particular soundtrack preview, she and Andre 3000 perform a new version of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" in the film proper. Other contributing artists include the xx, Coco O. of Quadron, Q Tip, GoonRock, Nero and Sia.

Additionally, a brand new teaser trailer planned for TV promotion has been released, featuring many new scenes and glimpses at the mise en scene of the eye-popping visual and audio feast.

THE GREAT GATSBY will be released May 10.

Check out the soundtrack preview for THE GREAT GATSBY below.

Also, here is the new TV spot for THE GREAT GATSBY.


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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.