Chicago CD (2003)

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Although the cd is as fantastic as the movie, I am disappointed in the addition of three songs. Queen Latifah's cover of Cell Block Tango/He Had It Coming and Anastacia's Love Is A Crime should never have been included on this cd. The entire cd, like the movie, is jazz/blues based. These two songs, 'inspired by the movie' are rap, and not very good rap at that. I don't know what the producer's were thinking of when they included these songs, and while I enjoyed the movie so much so that I've alread seen it twice, I don't know if I'll listen to the cd as much because of the rap inclusions. If space was needed to be filled, they could have added more of Danny Elfman's musical arrangements.

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Listening to this CD was as fun as watching the movie. In the case of the CD, it's nice to hear that it holds up as an independent entity away from the film. In some cases (especially Queen Latifah's "Mama" song) I found listening to the CD more enjoyable than watching the performance in the movie. It's also nice to have the recording of "Class" even though it was unfortunately cut from the film. The two songs "inspired" by Chicago are ok, but they don't really belong on this CD. Thanks to the producers for including a couple of Danny Elfman's wonderful arrangements as well. The overall quality of the CD seems a little bit tinny to me, but not so much as to be distracting.

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Suprisingly Disappointed

on 1/22/2003

Although the cd is as fantastic as the movie, I am disappointed in the addition of three songs. Queen Latifah's cover of Cell Block Tango/He Had It Coming and Anastacia's Love Is A Crime should never have been included on this cd. The entire cd, like the movie, is jazz/blues based. These two songs, 'inspired by the movie' are rap, and not very good rap at that. I don't know what the producer's were thinking of when they included these songs, and while I enjoyed the movie so much so that I've alread seen it twice, I don't know if I'll listen to the cd as much because of the rap inclusions. If space was needed to be filled, they could have added more of Danny Elfman's musical arrangements. Read More

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As fun as the movie

by screenguy on 1/31/2003

Listening to this CD was as fun as watching the movie. In the case of the CD, it's nice to hear that it holds up as an independent entity away from the film. In some cases (especially Queen Latifah's "Mama" song) I found listening to the CD more enjoyable than watching the performance in the movie. It's also nice to have the recording of "Class" even though it was unfortunately cut from the film. The two songs "inspired" by Chicago are ok, but they don't really belong on this CD. Thanks to the producers for including a couple of Danny Elfman's wonderful arrangements as well. The overall quality of the CD seems a little bit tinny to me, but not so much as to be distracting. Read More

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Product Overview

Chicago is the soundtrack to the film interpretation of the hit Broadway musical featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. This album contains the original recordings from the film by the actors, plus a new song from Anastacia and score from Danny Elfman.

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60585097
UPC 696998701823
UPC 14 00696998701823
Format CD
Release Date 1/14/2003
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Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Rick Wake; Randy Spendlove
CatalogID 87018
Lable Name Epic (USA)
Released 01/14/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00696998701823
Album Notes and Credits
Music and lyrics written by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Original score composed by Danny Elfman.
CHICAGO won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture, Television Or Media. "I Move On" was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Includes a bonus DVD disc.
Includes liner notes by Kander & Ebb.
CHICAGO won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture, Television Or Media. "I Move On" was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Original score composed by Danny Elfman.
This is a multi-channel Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
CHICAGO won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture, Television Or Media. "I Move On" was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
CHICAGO has a long and varied history; it began life in the '20s as a play about a showgirl named Roxie Hart, the character whose name was used as the title for a '40s movie inspired by the show. In the '70s, Broadway composers Kander and Ebb (CABARET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) wrote the songs for a musical version focusing on the '20s-jazz angle and capitalizing on the murder-and-sex theme, and Bob Fosse fleshed the whole thing out to great success. The late-'90s Broadway revival of the show was even more successful and gave rise to a film version featuring Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, movie stars not known for singing.
The film turned out to be a huge hit, and the actors handle their vocal chores admirably, as borne out on this soundtrack disc. Zeta-Jones and Zellweger handle their respective roles of vamp and showgirl well. While Gere will probably never have a solo singing career, his quirky, character-filled singing is perfectly in the style of many male vocalists of the '20s and works just fine. The songs are full of surprise left hooks and catchy refrains, melding early jazz with showtunes in a seamless manner. While the contemporary pop tunes by Anastacia and Queen Latifah tacked onto the end mar one's suspension of disbelief somewhat, this is nevertheless an impressive and entertaining affair.
Disc 1
1 Overture / All That Jazz
2 Funny Honey
3 When You're Good To Mama
4 Cell Block Tango
5 All I Care About
6 We Both Reached For The Gun
7 Roxie
8 I Can't Do It Alone
9 Mister Cellophane
10 Razzle Dazzle
11 Class - (bonus track)
12 Nowadays (Roxie)
13 Nowadays / Hot Honey Rag
14 I Move On
15 After Midnight - Daany Elfman
16 Roxie's Suite - Danny Elfman
17 Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin') - Queen Latifah/Lil' Kim/Macy Gray
18 Love Is A Crime - Anastacia

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