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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996 Version) [Enhanced CD]
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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996 Version) [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Like the movie itself, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack is filled with emotional twists; from the hardness of Garbage's "#1 Crush" and the Butthole Surfers' "Whatever" to Stina Nordenstam's endearing, whispery "Little Star" t...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Title: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996 Version) [Enhanced CD]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 84
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383771509, 0724385564307, 724383771547

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Like the movie itself, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack is filled with emotional twists; from the hardness of Garbage's "#1 Crush" and the Butthole Surfers' "Whatever" to Stina Nordenstam's endearing, whispery "Little Star" the journey is all over the map. Within the CD-enhanced grooves, however, moments of absolute brilliance flow; Des'ree's "Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo + Juliet)" is perhaps her strongest work to date, while Radiohead's "Talk Show Host" is a track that the group treasures and performs live often. Those two tracks alone make this soundtrack worth the purchase price. --Denise Sheppard

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Ryn W. (VermicioussKnid) from LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
Reviewed on 5/3/2011...
This music still takes me back to high school. Great mix of songs
Steve S. (Reno-ness) from ARROYO GRANDE, CA
Reviewed on 6/6/2007...
Baz has a "way" to tell a story (Moulin Rouge is a classic!) and the re-telling of the classic love story needs a soundtrack that emphasizes that emotion! Yes!
Chris F. from MATTAPOISETT, MA
Reviewed on 1/28/2007...
Like the movie itself, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack is filled with emotional twists; from the hardness of Garbage's "#1 Crush" and the Butthole Surfers' "Whatever" to Stina Nordenstam's endearing, whispery "Little Star" the journey is all over the map. Within the CD-enhanced grooves, however, moments of absolute brilliance flow; Des'ree's "Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo + Juliet)" is perhaps her strongest work to date, while Radiohead's "Talk Show Host" is a track that the group treasures and performs live often. Those two tracks alone make this soundtrack worth the purchase price.
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CD Reviews

Good collection of ultracool music
yarden | portland, or | 02/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although I like Volume 2 better, this soundtrack is the one that most "Romeo + Juliet" aficionados will want to own. This soundtrack is the one with all the complete songs on it, including some really great songs by some great artists. Garbage's "#1 Crush" is a pop-goth song that stays true to the feel of the movie, and "Young Hearts, Run Free" is a great techno song by Kym Mazelle. I can't stand to hear "Lovefool" by the Cardigans one more time, but for many, it might be the highlight of the album. "Little Star" by Stina Nordenstam is a trippy minimalist delight, and "You and Me Song" by the Wannadies is one of those pieces of pop fluff you think you heard in "So I Married an Axemurderer" and not "Romeo + Juliet".The tracks I mostly appreciate, and that make the album worth checking out are: "Kissing You" by Des'ree (the love theme of the movie, and a truly beautiful sappy romantic song), "Everybody's Free" by vocal dynamo Quindon Tarver (I was shocked when I saw that this album didn't include Tarver's performance of Prince's "When the Doves Cry" but then it was released shortly after on Volume 2), and "Talk Show Host" by Radiohead (in their pre-OK Computer days).All the other songs make the CD part of your complete soundtrack experience. If you want to own the pop songs that gave this movie a lot of its amazing audio depth, then get this CD."
Almost every song on this soundtrack is fantastic!
neeterskeeter27 | http://www.neeterskeeter.com/new | 10/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another old favorite of mine, this soundtrack combines many different styles of music. Garbage, which is one of my favorite groups, appears on the very first track with their now-famous "#1 Crush" (Think: "I would die for you, I would die for you...".) And this is also the CD that made the Cardigan's "Lovefool" (Think: "Love me, love me, say that you love me...") a hit. Des'ree's romantic "Kissing You" will remind you of everything the Romeo and Juliet legacy stands for, and other songs such as Kim Myzelle's "Young Hearts Run Free" and the Wannadie's "You and Me Song" will make even the shyest among you start dancing! Mundy's "To You I Bestow" is very romantic and noble. This is not one of those soundtracks with one good song worth listening to and the rest throw-away-able. Almost every song is great, and this is a CD you will want to hold on to- I know because I have had it for a really long time. :)"