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Chicago (2003 movie soundtrack)

4 Ratings: 4.5
Soundtrack for the 2003 movie

The movie version of Kander and Ebb's Chicago was long in the making, but it's well worth the wait. Director Rob Marshall's main change was to turn the classic musical numbers into fantasy sequences, but of course this isn't … see full wiki

4 reviews about Chicago (2003 movie soundtrack)
review by . May 04, 2006
posted in Music Matters
To be honest, I've never really like the show CHICAGO very much. I find the show too negative, pessimistic, and depressing. Despite this, I will admit that the show boasts some memorable and impressive music numbers and from time to time I find myself humming or singing a tune from the show. The film version of CHICAGO did a wonderful job at bringing the show to the big screen and this album captures much of the musical showmanship on cd. If you like the movie, you will probably enjoy this soundtrack. …
review by . December 29, 2005
This album is great especially after you had seen the movie. I wish they would have separated the Overture from All That Jazz so you can skip through the opening instrumental to get to the singing but it's a small quibble. The Cell Block Tango sounds even better on this album and they really did wonders with this particular orchestration. I will tell you this..... this album helped shed me some pounds from imitating the choreography every time I played it.    John C. Reilly and …
review by . March 11, 2003
posted in Music Matters
CHICAGO has finally made it to the big screen, after years of broken deals and broken promises. And it was worth the wait! This CHICAGO stays faithful to the original Broadway show (and the Encores! revival) without losing much information in the transition.Catherine Zeta-Jones is a powerforce as Velma Kelly, the vaudeville star who kills her sister Veronica, while Renee Zellweger displays her musical talents for the first time, playing a coy yet knowing Roxie Hart, the vaudeville wannabe who sees …
review by . January 16, 2003
CHICAGO, the movie, is one of the strongest stage-to-film transitions to come out in a long time. It captures all the joy and Esprit de Corps of the musical. Because the film is so successful on all levels visually, it runs the risk of closer inspection when the CD of the soundtrack is addressed. Were the musical numbers intrinsically excellent or were they just bouyed up by visual manipulations (superb as those manipulations were!)?Now that the CD is out the jury is in! Here is a disc of magic …
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Label: Sony
Genre: Broadway & Vocalists
Release Date: January 14, 2003

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