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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996 Version) [Enhanced CD] Enhanced, Soundtrack
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|5. Kissing You (Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet) - Des'ree|
|6. Whatever (I Had A Dream) - Butthole Surfers|
|7. Lovefool - The Cardigans|
|8. Young Hearts Run Free - Kym Mazelle|
|9. Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) - Quindon Tarver|
|10. To You I Bestow - Mundy|
|11. Talk Show Host - Radiohead|
|12. Little Star - Stina Nordenstam|
|13. You And Me Song - The Wannadies|
Like the movie itself, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack is filled with emotional twists; from the hardness of Garbage's "#1 Crush" and the Butthole Surfers' "Whatever" to Stina Nordenstam's endearing, whispery "Little Star" the journey is all over the map. Within the CD-enhanced grooves, however, moments of absolute brilliance flow; Des'ree's "Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo + Juliet)" is perhaps her strongest work to date, while Radiohead's "Talk Show Host" is a track that the group treasures and performs live often. Those two tracks alone make this soundtrack worth the purchase price. --Denise Sheppard
Top Customer Reviews
This cd has a little bit of everything for everyone. It's got the rock, the dance, the punk, and the ballads. It would be an excellent addition to any CD collection, whether you've seen "Romeo + Juliet" or not. This is definitely the best movie soundtrack I've ever heard. Happy listening!
The song by Radiohead is nothing short of brilliant, and the love theme by Des'ree will break your heart every time. Every time I hear "Little Star" by Stina Nordenstam, my body just relaxes and I ease into a state of comfortable numbness. I also LOVE "To You I Bestow" and "Young Hearts Run Free"! Such great party songs!
However, there is one song on this soundtrack that will make the whole thing worth owning: "#1 Crush" by Garbage. This track doesn't just play, it BURNS. Shirley Manson's longing moans and obsessive wails grab you by the throat and don't let go. The lyrics and the expert musicianship of this song can make everybody identify with it on some level.
If you are considering buying this cd, get it now just for the song by Garbage. You will not be disappointed.
Garbage's "#1 Crush" is a pop-goth song that stays true to the feel of the movie, and "Young Hearts, Run Free" is a great techno song by Kym Mazelle. I can't stand to hear "Lovefool" by the Cardigans one more time, but for many, it might be the highlight of the album. "Little Star" by Stina Nordenstam is a trippy minimalist delight, and "You and Me Song" by the Wannadies is one of those pieces of pop fluff you think you heard in "So I Married an Axemurderer" and not "Romeo + Juliet".
The tracks I mostly appreciate, and that make the album worth checking out are: "Kissing You" by Des'ree (the love theme of the movie, and a truly beautiful sappy romantic song), "Everybody's Free" by vocal dynamo Quindon Tarver (I was shocked when I saw that this album didn't include Tarver's performance of Prince's "When the Doves Cry" but then it was released shortly after on Volume 2), and "Talk Show Host" by Radiohead (in their pre-OK Computer days).
All the other songs make the CD part of your complete soundtrack experience. If you want to own the pop songs that gave this movie a lot of its amazing audio depth, then get this CD.
Most recent customer reviews
I never thought that a girl could say all that to a boy. Oh la la !Published on April 5 2005 by D'Artagnan
So few soundtracks have the ability to embody the spirit of the movie, unfortunately. This, however, is a happy exception. I liked it more than the movie. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by fairyathena
This CD is by far one of the best soundtracks out there. Forget the fact that it's derived from a film based on one of the most popular Shakespearian stories of all time. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Dex
How often do we buy soundtrack albums for one great song and figure out the rest of the album seems to be coasting on the legend of that one song? Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by E. Kutinsky
This soundtrack has more variety than anything else I can think of. This cd begins with Garbage that makes you turn up the volume and then Everclear brings the noise, as well. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Reader
Personally, I loved the movie Romeo and Juliet, and I thought the movie had a great mix of music. i usually rate these things well, because I only buy books and music that i KNOW... Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by B. Munoz
This soundtrack is not worth the money. The songs on it are not worth the time it takes to listen to them. Don't even consider buying it. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004
I recently bought this CD again after destroying it beyond repair when I was 16. I do love some of the songs on this compilation. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Ava Arden
This cd is a great compilation of artists and styles that are married beautifully to Baz Lurhman's vision of Romeo and Juliet. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by girldiver