Across The Universe Soundtrack

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Across The Universe Soundtrack

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As soundtracks to Beatles-inspired movies go, Across the Universe -- the companion piece to Julie Taymor's pseudo-psychedelic fantasmagoria extravaganza that tells the story of the '60s through the tunes of the Fab Four -- has bewilderingly gaudy moments, but it's not as appallingly tacky as Sgt. Pepper or as stuffy as All This and World War II. Still, Taymor's overly designed fantasia is at once too tasteful and too garish, which is an odd combination for an odd movie -- and something that may be more gripping onscreen than it is on record. Dana Fuchs furiously channels Melissa Etheridge (especially on "Helter Skelter") when her performance is isolated as music, although the biggest surprise is that Bono not only looks like a dead ringer for Robin Williams in the film, but he sounds a bit like him too, with overly earnest readings of "I Am the Walrus" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Much of the rest slides by agreeably enough. Jim Sturgess has the same plainspoken delivery as Ewan MacGregor in Moulin Rouge, which helps in love songs from "All My Loving" to "Something" -- and he does a credible job on the rockabilly revamp of "I've Just Seen a Face" -- while Joe Cocker steals the show with his slinky, funky, spacy version of "Come Together." And, apart from Bono and Fuchs' too-strong soulful belting, nothing is distracting -- but the biggest strength of Across the Universe may be that, when considered in its entirety, it mainly whets the appetite for the original recordings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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Artist: Various Artists
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.21
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.45 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0060251744974
1. All My Loving - Jim Sturgess
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand - T.V. Carpio
3. It Won't Be Long - Evan Rachel Wood
4. I've Just Seen A Face - Jim Sturgess
5. Let It Be - Carol Woods & Timothy T. Mitchum
6. Come Together - Joe Cocker
7. I Am The Walrus - Bonon & Secret Machines
8. Something - Jim Sturgess
9. Oh! Darling - Dana Fuchs And Martin Luther McCoy
10. Strawberry Fields Forever - Jim Sturgess And Joe Anderson
11. Across The Universe - Jim Sturgess
12. Helter Skelter - Dana Fuchs
13. Happiness Is A Warm Gun - Joe Anderson Featuring Salma Hayek
14. Blackbird - Evan Rachel Wood
15. Hey Jude - Joe Anderson
16. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Bono

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Customer review by lucyinthesky

5.0 stars by lucyinthesky

After seeing the movie, I rushed to get this CD. If you're a Beatles fan then this is a must! I was so afraid that they would butcher the songs, but they are amazing!

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Customer review by iluvthebeatles

5.0 stars by iluvthebeatles

as soon as i saw this movie in theatres, i just had to have the soundtrack. Buy the soundtrack and see the movie in theatres! its worth the money!

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Customer review by Beachbunny6

4.0 stars by Beachbunny6

I saw the movie and fell in love with the music. Even though it does not have one of the songs that I love, it had all the others. I normally purchase my music via itunes but this is a cd that I had to have. Well worth it!

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