Behind The Red Curtain

The kind of musical score you love to tell your friends about!

You've seen the movie, now get the music - and what music it is too! Baz Luhrmann's fevered imagination has infused "Moulin Rouge" with the kind of musical score you love to tell your friends about. And with everyone from U2 and Fatboy Slim to David Bowie and India's very own Alka Yagnik collaborating on the soundtrack, this is one compilation that will blow your socks off.

The album opens with David Bowie's delightfully-brooding "Nature Boy", quickly seguing into Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim and Mya's pounding remake of "Lady Marmalade". Fatboy Slim brings in some grunge with "Because We Can", while Valeria infectious dance beats in "Rhythm Of The Night" will send you to the dance floor in a hurry.

Bono and Beck bring in some hard rock with "Children Of The Revolution" and "Diamond Dogs" respectively, while Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor collaborate on the truly stunning "Elephant Love Medley", which combines 60s, 70s and 80s pop culture into one stupendous duet. Finally, Sting's "Roxanne" gets a Latin touch when it's put to the music of the tango, for one of the film's most memorable sequences.

If you liked the movie, you'll love this collection. Go get your copy now!

This article was first published on 18 Jul 2001.