Chicago [The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Chicago [The Miramax Motion Picture Soundtrack]


Maurine Watkins' satirical play Chicago has gone through several permutations since it opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on December 30, 1926. There was a silent movie version in 1927, followed by a sound film called Roxie Hart starring Ginger Rogers in 1942. In 1975, director/choreographer Bob Fosse and the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb brought a darker vision to the story of a murderess who achieves acquittal due to publicity and slick lawyering, and their musical ran 898 performances back on Broadway. But the show really came into its own in 1996 when, in the wake of the O.J. Simpson trial, a revival was mounted that was still running on Broadway six years later when this movie version of the musical was released. The story and setting are perfect for Kander & Ebb, who delight in using musical pastiches of the interwar era to underlie a deeply pessimistic world view in such works as Cabaret. Indeed, listeners will be much reminded of that earlier score by this one, in which each character gets one or more hot jazz-style numbers to illuminate his or her villainy. What may surprise listeners is how effective the principals -- Ren?e Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and John C. Reilly -- are, given that none of them are known for their singing abilities. Modern studio techniques can do wonders, of course, making actual dubbing virtually unnecessary, but the actors really throw themselves into these performances. Less impressive are the extraneous songs (not actually featured in the film) tacked on at the end, presumably to expand the album's commercial appeal, including a rap by Queen Latifah (who co-stars in the film) and Lil' Kim, and a musically irrelevant dance tune by Anastacia that wasn't even written by Kander & Ebb. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Kirkwood
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  • Label: Sony Music Distribution (USA)
  • UPC: 696998701823


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Track listings

  • 1. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Overture / And All That Jazz Catherine Zeta Jones/Taye Diggs
  • 2. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Funny Honey Ren‚E Zellweger/Taye Diggs/John C. Reilly
  • 3. Chicago, Film Score (2003): When You're Good To Mama Queen Latifah
  • 4. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Cell Block Tango Mya Harrison/Catherine Zeta Jones/Susan Misner/Deidre Goodwin/Taye Diggs/Denise Faye
  • 5. Chicago, Film Score (2003): All I Care About Taye Diggs
  • 6. Chicago, Film Score (2003): We Both Reached For The Gun Ren‚E Zellweger/Shaun Amyot/Richard Gere/Rick Negron/Taye Diggs/Cleve Asbury
  • 7. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Roxie
  • 8. Chicago, Film Score (2003): I Can't Do It Alone Taye Diggs
  • 9. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Mister Cellophane
  • 10. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Razzle Dazzle
  • 11. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Class Queen Latifah
  • 12. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Nowadays (Roxie) Taye Diggs
  • 13. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Nowadays / Hot Honey Rag Catherine Zeta Jones/Taye Diggs
  • 14. Chicago, Film Score (2003): I Move On Catherine Zeta Jones
  • 15. Chicago, Film Score (2003): After Midnight (Elfman)
  • 16. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Roxie's Suite (Elfman)
  • 17. Chicago, Film Score (2003): Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin') [Bonus Track; Not Used In Film] Macy Gray/Queen Latifah
  • 18. Love Is A Crime (Inspired By The Film Chicago, 2003): [Bonus Track]
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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