Beyonce Will Cover Amy Winehouse For The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

By Sean O'Connell 2013-04-02 09:55:50discussion comments
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At the very least, the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmannís The Great Gatsby is going to sizzle.

We clarified earlier that artist and mogul Jay-Z would serve as executive producer for Luhrmannís soundtrack, which also would feature score compositions from Craig Thompson and Anton Monsted. It makes sense, then, that Jay-Zís wife Beyonce would contribute a track for the soundtrack, which will accompany the film in May.

E! Online reports that Beyonce and Outkast's Andre 3000 will collaborate on a cover of Amy Winehouseís jaunty, lounge-club single "Back to Black," delivering what a source for Interscope Records calls a ďvery different takeĒ on the late singerís song.

The Gatsby soundtrack is shaping up to be a star-studded affair. Early reports claim that Lady Gaga and Prince were contributing tracks for the album. Adding Beyonce and Andre 3000 ups the albumís already substantial street cred. Considering the fact that music has played such a vital role in the initial trailers and recent TV spots for Luhrmannís delayed work, the driving beats of the movieís soundtrack might be all we can talk about come May.

Luhrmannís adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeraldís literary masterpiece stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, pairing him with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. The movie is scheduled to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, though in an odd twist of scheduling, it already will have been open for 5 days in the States. (We get it on May 10.) As a bonus, hereís a live recording of Winehouse singing Back to Black on the BBC from a London concert. You cal tell how the throwback tempos fall in line with Luhrmannís turn-of-the-century debauchery for Gatsby, so Iíll be curious to see how many changes Beyonce makes to the already popular song.

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