‘Gatsby’ soundtrack out of tune with the times

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

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At the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” amid the turbulent prosperity and cultural shifts of the 1920s, is a love story. It’s also a period piece, a fact that Baz Luhrmann skirts in his new film adaptation of the 1925 novel.

Its soundtrack, curated by Jay-Z, is a similarly fantastical reimagining of that era, putting ’20s jazz in the modern context of pop and hip-hop. A cavalcade of stars are on board, from Jay-Z and Jack White to Beyoncé and Florence + the Machine. Oh, and soul, too.

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