Third Man Records has announced the upcoming worldwide release of the vinyl version of The Great Gatsby film soundtrack, a star-studded 17-track collection featuring new originals, covers and highlight tracks from some of the biggest artists of our time.
Anticipation is already high for this companion piece to Baz Luhrmann's groundbreaking film of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, and the soundtrack was executive produced by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, and produced by the film's co-writer/producer/director Luhrmann.
The Great Gatsby soundtrack features an all-star line up from Jack White, Jay-Z, Florence + The Machine, The xx, Beyoncé x André 3000, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Lana Del Rey, Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock among many more standout contributions.
Jay-Z (with collaborator and the films executive music consultant, Jeymes Samuel) worked with Luhrmann and music supervisor, Anton Monsted, on the Gatsby project over the past two years, translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel into the musical equivalents of our own times through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures.
Third Man will present the 17-track deluxe edition of the album on vinyl, housed in glorious gatefold artwork. Additionally, Third Man will also be releasing 7" single components to the soundtrack, including Jack White's cover of U2's gripping track "Love is Blindness".