An excellent soundtrack for an excellent series. Being four years older than Simon in 1997, this soundtrack has had me bopping around for days. Not only are there old classics, and also classics dressed up (cue Minogue & Minogue, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor), but some fantastic new music from Dan Gillespie. This includes the fabulous theme tune, and some spectacular orchestrations throughout. My only gripe is that the Annie medley from the Joseph episode isn't included. That said, it is a superb soundtrack!!
As some reviewers have mentioned, it is a shame that some of the cast songs aren't in this album, but what this album does instead, is very, very clever. A mix of retro 90's hits that contrast between camp, cheesy and hip mixed with songs done exclusively for the show by the Minogue sisters, Danni and Kylie, The Feeling and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The gems of the album are the full length version of the intro, the full version of the series #1 finale - both by Dan Gillespie, and two beautiful songs by Sam Taylor that should not be overlooked by any means! Now here's the clincher, what it successfully does by using these songs, is remind you of a certain moment in the Beautiful People series with each song. This is worth it for the price alone, making the album itself, priceless.
Like the series, the soundtrack is exactly the same in offering a whimsical mix and charm of emotions that will be playing again and again on your car CD player, normal CD player/Mp3/Ipod or computer. An album evoking great memories of a fantastic series only complimented, second-to-none, by this amazing album!
although the tv series pasted mainly under the radar...i think it will go down as a cult comedy..due to the warmth and the humour.
the soundtrack has some hidden gems as well as some ultimate classics...i think you need to see the show to appreicate!
along with the storming kylie/danni duet of abba's "the winner takes it all" which is stunning and deserves a single release, you get classics by artists like baccara, charlene, gina g and the pet shop boys.
as well as sophie ellis-bextors take on "jolene", melissa manchesters anthemic "dont cry out loud" and a carnival remix of the spice girls "spice up your life"
however the two stand out tracks for me are by sam taylor! his haunting ballads "sometimes i need you" and "run away" are pure listening joy!
Having missed some of the series on TV I was very keen to get the DVD. Well what can I say? It was as sensational as I expected. Simon and Kylie up to their queenie tricks. Mum and the skanky sister proving that apples don't fall far from the tree! I even laughed when grandma died. The downside: Well now my housemates say "girfriend" at the end of every question instead of using my name. Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. Stu
I've watched the six episodes of "Beautiful People" in the USA on Logo and loved it. I searched for when it was being released on DVD and discovered there was an available soundtrack. I was curious and purchased it. I LOVE it. I play it every day. I do hope the producers of the TV Series do another season. I highly recommend this CD and the DVD when it comes out!