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I hate to be cliché,
but if you loved the film Chicago, then you'll absolutely love the soundtrack.
It's one of those CDs that when you hear the music again, every image that provoked
you and sentiment you felt while watching the film comes back to you in a rush,
and suddenly you're overcome with the desire to practice your jazz hands and audition
for the next musical at the local community center. For those who first winced
at the thought of Richard Gere or Renée Zellweger singing, you will be
pleasantly surprised to discover that nearly every song on the soundtrack is solid
- except for the pathetic hip-hop version of "Cell Block Tango" by Queen
Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray, and the harmlessly bland "Love Is a Crime"
by Anastacia. While it's difficult to single out only a few highlights, I find
myself returning to Queen Latifah's scintillating rendition of "When You're
Good To Mama" and the Richard Gere led "We Both Reached For The Gun."
Updating the classic music of Kander and Ebb with fresh, unexpected voices and
flawless production, the Chicago soundtrack is a superb album, one you
just might kill for.