Feel like some killer new music from all your favourite bands this weekend? Well, then, you’re in luck – after weeks of teasers, tasters, trickles and the occasional total track you can now listen to the entire soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s soon-to-be-released The Great Gatsby.
The soundtrack features previously unheard songs from Jay-Z and Sia along with other new originals and covers by The xx, Lana Del Rey and Florence and the Machine and more.
Jay-Z opens up the soundtrack with 100$ Bill, which begins with a classic Gatsby quote, while Sia finishes things off with Kill And Run (and goddamn isn’t it good to hear Sia’s voice again?). You may have already heard Together by The xx, Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey or Only The Love by Florance and Machine, but they’re all worth another listen. So do it.
There’s also the André 3000 and Beyoncé version of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black. Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse was scathing in his assessment of André 3000 contribution to the cover, labelling the OutKast member’s part as “terrible”.
Also be sure not to sleep on Jack White’s cover of U2’s Love Is Blindness.
You can stream the entire soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby over at NPR
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack – Track List
1. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
2. Beyonce and André 3000 – Back to Black
3. will.i.am – Bang Bang
4. Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
5. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
6. Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is the Drug
7. Florence and the Machine – Over the Love
8. Coco O of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
9. Emelie Sande and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love (Beyonce cover)
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness (U2 Cover)
13. Nero – Into the Past
14. Sia – Kill and Run