Nine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Overture Delle Donne||Female Ensemble||4:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Guido's Song||Daniel Day-Lewis||3:41||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||A Call from the Vatican||Penelope Cruz||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Folies Bergère||Judi Dench||4:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Be Italian||Fergie||4:11||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Husband Makes Movies||Marion Cotillard||4:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Cinema Italiano||Kate Hudson||3:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Guarda la Luna||Sophia Loren||3:10||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Unusual Way||Nicole Kidman||3:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Take It All||Marion Cotillard||3:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Can't Make This Movie||Daniel Day-Lewis||2:11||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Finale||Maury Yeston||3:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Quando Quando Quando||Fergie||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Io Bacio...Tu Baci||Noisettes||3:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Cinema Italiano (The Ron Fair Remix)||Kate Hudson||3:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Unusual Way||Griffith Frank||3:41||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Be Italian (Club Version)||Fergie||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Missing most of the music, but the cast is SUPERB
Why Rob Marshall and the creative team here decided they should cut half of the score sort of befuddles me - I understand why some were chucked (some of those cut were either insanely short or just wouldn't work on film), but the title song, "Nine," sung by Guido's mother, has been inexplicably replaced by "Guarda La Luna" (which isn't a bad song, but it isn't as good as the original song) - I understand that Sophia Loren isn't a soprano, but the keys could have been lowered. Also, the child Guido's song "Getting Tall" is also a gem that should have remained in the piece. But, these are my only complaints. The orchestrations here are even better than the stage version, and the cast is top-knotch. There is no weak link in sight, and the tree new songs added by original composer Maury Yeston are all very good, his new song for Luisa (Marion Cotillard), "Take It All," being my favorite. Fergie is perfect as Saghrina, and her "Be Italian" is now my favorite rendition of the song. As the, I believe, new character Stephanie, Kate Hudson wows in her new catchy number, "Cinema Italiano," Penelope Cruz will have you running to take a cold shower in "A Call From the Vatican," Nicole Kidman (who else could play Guido's goddess-like muse?) is an example of PERFECT casting, and her "Unusual Way" is poignant, resigned, and quietly beautiful,and Marion Cotillard, the only actress in the film given two solo numbers, breaks your heart with her graceful portrait of a wronged, but devoted, wife in her songs "My Husband Makes Movies" and the previously mentioned "Take It All" -she's already been nominated for a Golden Globe for her work here and TIME Magazine named her performance as one of the year's top ten best. Rock on, Ms.Cotillard, rock on! And, last, but not least, Daniel Day-Lewis: I had my doubts when I heard he was doing this film, but he is absolutely perfect - between the two men who have played the role before him, the late Raul Julia in the original 1982 Broadway production and Antonio Banderas in the 2003 revival, Day-Lewis is my favorite: his quido is the perfect marriage of acting and profesionalism. I believe him as a movie director, completely. So, a very good soundtrack to what I'm sure is a SPECTACULARLY GOOD film, but do to the severe cutting of the score, I have to recommend buying this album along with the equally star-studded 2003 Revival Cast Recording, starring Antonio Banderas as Guido, Chita Rivera as Liliane, Jane Krakowski as Carla (for which she won the Tony Award for Best Feautured Actress), Laura Benanti as Claudia, Mary Stuart Masterson as Luisa, and Mary Beth Peil as Guido's Mother.
Who knew these brilliant actors could sing? Besides the AWFUL "Club Version" of Be Italian this soundtrack is deefinitely a keeper!
Two Words: Sophia Loren!
Sophia Loren is an icon, a true diva, and one in a million who could make this little heart thud! At 75 she still has it! Hands down the most talented actress in the world! Miss Loren is beautiful, statuesque, sexy and as we hear in "Guarda la Luna" - Vocally enchanting. It is a little known fact that Sophia has a singing voice of an angel, as her songs are very hard to come by. If you like her only gem on this record, try finding her Italian Greatest Hits "Sophia Loren: Secrets Of Rome" or hunt for these essential tracks: "There Is A Star" "I Wanna A Guy" "Mambo Bacan" "Bing, Bang, Bong" "Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo" and "Soldi, Soldi, Soldi" - You wont regret it!