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on 14 January 2003
What a wonderful soundtrack. From the overture, with that jazzy percussion, and all that jazz, we know that we are not hearing just "another soundtrack", instead we're hearing THE soundtrack. The voice of CZJ is absolutely the most sexiest there is, so Velma Kelly!! On the other side, we have Renee Zellweger with an ingenue voice, a mixing between a sassiest and an angelical voice, which is perfect for her role. Also the soundtrack revives all the exciting scenes from the movie. Funny honey is so 20's!. But, a big surprise is the Queen Latifah, a la "sophie Tucker's" rendition of when you're good to mama, a truly surprise from what we can call a red hot mama. Mr. Cellophane in Reilly voice shines here. But the best surprise (especially for those who don't have the Broadway versions)are the Danny Elfman jazz compositions (I think he is the new Benny Goodman) and "I Move on", brialliantly sang by those killer dillers, CZJ and RZ. Love is a Crime and the new Cell block Tango version are acceptable but they desmiss the premises of this soundtrack. Nevertheless, you won't be dissapointed (especially after you hear Richard Gere sing).
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VINE VOICEon 11 October 2007
John Kander and Fred Ebb present CHICAGO, a musical set during prohibition in Chicago.
The story deals with the idea of a "celebrity criminal." The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by writer Maurine Dallas Watkins about real crimes & criminals she reported on!

The synopsis {possible spoilers ahead!}
Velma Kelly is a vaudevillian that murders her husband & sister {they were sleeping together.}
Chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her lover Fred Casely.
Roxie's husband Amos takes the rap, but Roxie is arrested & sent to a jail inhabited by Velma and other murderesses. Fraudulent Matron "Mama" Morton {whose mutual aid system suits her clients perfectly} controls the block. She helps Velma become the media's top murder-of-the-week.
Velma is not happy to see Roxie, who's stealing her limelight and her lawyer Billy Flynn. Roxie convinces Amos to pay for Billy Flynn to be her lawyer. Billy takes Roxie's case, and her story catches the eye of caring tabloid columnist Mary Sunshine. Roxie's press conference turns into a ventriloquist act with Billy dictating a new version of the truth, while Roxie mimes the words. Roxie becomes the new toast of Chicago and Velma's forgotten. Velma tries to talk Roxie into recreating Velma's old act, but Roxie turns her down, only to find she gets forgotten! Separately, Roxie and Velma realize there's no one they can rely on but themselves and the ever-inventive Roxie decides that being pregnant in prison would put her back on the front page..............

Want to know what happens? BUY THE DVD! then when you can't stop humming the songs in it, BUY THIS CD!

The songs {70 minutes, 17 seconds of them!}
1. OVERTURE/AND ALL THAT JAZZ 6:04 - Catherine Zeta-Jones's vocals are excellent ~ 10/10.
2. FUNNY HONEY 3:39 - a humorous song {I think so anyway!} 10/10.
3. WHEN YOURE GOOD TO MAMA 3:19 - a Pearl Bailey/Sophie Tucker/Mae West type double-entendre song, Queen Latifah's vocals are superb ~ 10/10.
4. CELL BLOCK TANGO 7:22 - the 6 merry murderesses of the cook county jail! {the foreign dialogue in this song is Hungarian.} All the ladies out there will love this song! 100/100!
5. ALL I CARE ABOUT 3:48 - a striptease based on Sally Rand and her fan dance {watch the film!} with "Billy Flynn" spoofing Al Jolson. An excellent song ~ 10/10.
6. WE BOTH REACHED FOR THE GUN 3:57 - an excellent song, even better in the film! 10/10.
7. ROXIE* 3:20 - an autobiographical, observational, stand-up comedy routine! 10/10 {*one use of swearing.}
8. I CANT DO IT ALONE 3:50 - makes more sense with the film, but still a good song ~ 10/10.
9. MR. CELLOPHANE 3:57 - excellent vocals by Mr John C. Reilly ~ 9/10.
10. RAZZLE DAZZLE 3:45 - "back since the days of old Methuselah, everyone loves the big bambooz-a-ler!" 10/10.
11. CLASS* 2:52 ~ Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones sing a fabulous duet! 9/10 {*some swearing, just thought you'd like to know!}
12. NOWADAYS 2:14 - reminiscent of "Maybe This Time" from CABARET ~ 10/10.
13. NOWADAYS/HOT HONEY RAG 3:26 - another song that makes more sense after seeing the film, but it's still a fabulous song ~ 10/10.
14. I MOVE ON 3:58 - Catherine and Renée also make a fabulous duo! 9/10.
15. AFTER MIDNIGHT 3:24 - a piece of music by the Simpson's theme tune composer! {Danny Elfman} 10/10.
16. ROXIES SUITE 3:52 - another jazzy piece of music by the Simpson's theme tune composer! 10/10.
17. CELL BLOCK TANGO {HE HAD IT COMING*} 3:37. Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim and Macy Gray. Cool, but not my kind of cool {rap / R n B etc} ~ 3/5 {*some swearing.}
18. LOVE IS A CRIME 3:19 - Anastacia Newkirk, the little lady with the big voice, belts out this divine song as only she can! 1000/1000!

If you're still undecided, this soundtracks film won 6 Academy Awards, 3 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTAS!

Young, old, female, male, anyone and everyone, buy this CD, you won't regret it!

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on 27 December 2017
Cd was scratched to point every other track jumps, it came quickly and was wrapped accordingly however I didn’t have chance to check it was working before Christmas, present ruined!
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on 7 May 2009
never arrived, disappointing as it was to be a birthday present 4 my sister. just tried 2 give no stars but wasn't allowed 2 continue!
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on 25 June 2017
After watching and enjoying the film, I decided to buy the sound track, it did not disappoint..
Great music
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on 3 December 2015
i have both the stage version and this the film version of Chicago, the stage version is longer but i am still very pleased with this version, there are some tracks at the end not on the stage version, i love the songs and am very pleased with it.
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on 12 December 2016
Favourite soundtrack could listen to it all day, all that jazz now set as my ringtone - only problem is I sing along and miss calls!
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on 19 September 2017
Perfect for every fan of the movie. Great singing.
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on 5 March 2016
Love listening and singing along to this soundtrack. Some of the vocals are a bit questionable (Richard Gere for example) but that somehow makes it all the more enjoyable. Great for any fans of the film as well as the show.
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on 16 October 2017
for the film lovers
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