Third Man Records has announced the worldwide release of the vinyl version of The Great Gatsby film Soundtrack, set to drop May 7.
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s executive-produced (note the “J” & “Z” in the middle) soundtrack has added to the already-high anticipation for this companion piece to Baz Luhrmann’s groundbreaking film of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. The soundtrack, produced by the film’s co-writer/producer/director Luhrmann, features an all-star line up from Jack White, Jay-Z, Florence + The Machine, The xx, Beyoncé x André 3000, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, will.i.am, Lana Del Rey, Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock among many more.
Jay-Z (with collaborator and the films executive music consultant, Jeymes Samuel) worked with Luhrmann and music supervisor, Anton Monsted, on the Gatsby project over the past two years, translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents of our own times through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures.
Third Man’s release will be a 17-track deluxe edition of the album on vinyl, housed in glorious gatefold artwork. Additionally, Third Man will also be releasing 7″ single components to the soundtrack, including Jack White’s “Love is Blindness.”