The Great Gatsby OST (Full Album Stream)

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We’ve heard full versions, snippets and rough edits of various tracks from this official soundtrack, and ahead of its release on Tuesday we get a full stream of the album in its completed format.

As listed previously, artists include Beyonce, Andre 3000, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine, Emeli Sande, Q-Tip, Jack White and many more. Of course, Jay-Z also contributes a track in addition to being the album’s executive producer, rounding off what is surely one of the most star-studded film soundtracks in recent memory, whilst also remaining sonically diverse through its range of artist choices. I’ve got no doubts that there’ll be something on here for everyone, and you can stream it all courtesy of NPR below.

The Great Gatsby OST (Full Album Stream)

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Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra-Crazy In Love (Cover)

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Another one from that huge soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, and a track that arguably got overshadowed by the bigger names listed to appear on that OST.

Bad move to overlook this. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra provide a deliciously unique twist on Beyonce’s solo debut from almost 10 years ago (scary), switching out the high-octane production for bubbly horns, bouncy percussion and a great series of steps and progressions that make it a frighteningly-addictive backdrop. It’s a vintage style done so well that it sounds right out of the 1920′s; Boardwalk Empire fans will find that mental image quite easy to generate. Emeli absolutely plays her part too, delivering soulful vocals that ride along the vivacious horns very well, particularly on the hook where their synchronicity is such that the horns almost feel as though they’re operating in a backing vocal capacity. Her performance errs on the right side of ‘old-school’ without sacrificing the innate youthfulness of her voice, which does add a welcomed touch of modernism to the otherwise throwback track. A hugely fun listen, and yet another reason to grab that soundtrack when it arrives on 7th May.

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