Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby soundtrack sequel. Ferry reworked the late singer's classic track with his Bryan Ferry Orchestra for Yellow Cocktail Music: The Great Gatsby Jazz Recordings, which will be released next month (Jul13).
The veteran singer says, "Back to Black is a big favourite of mine. We did a version that took it back into period."
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra reworked Roxy Music's Love is the Drug for the original Great Gatsby album, which was released earlier this year (13).
We all remember the music of the 1920s. That's right, all of us. We were there. The decade kicked off a new wave of jazz and big band harmonies, coloring the prosperous age with a fresh American flavor. As such, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby — adapted from the iconic literary representation of the era — had better have some pretty good tunes lined up if it wants to be a worthy tribute to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, and the '20s in general.
It doesn't seem that anyone with even the highest hopes for a riveting score will be disappointed. In his soundtrack, Luhrmann melds contemporary beats with the ballads of yore, producing this inspiring amalgam of Beyoncé Knowles' "Crazy in Love" with the up-tempo stylings of Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
Along with this hybrid of past and present auditory glories, we have a handful of other enjoyable numbers lined up for Gatsby. Peruse below:
"Over the Love" by Florence + The Machine
"Young & Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock
"Where the Wind Blows" by Coco O.
"Kill and Run" by Sia
"Together" by The xx
"Into the Past" by Nero
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