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'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Beyonce

The xx, Jack White, Florence and the Machine also contributed

Beyoncé Knowles, Andre 3000.
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April 4, 2013 10:40 AM ET

Beyoncé and Andre 3000 will partner up on a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's remake of The Great Gatsby, which will also features music from Jay-ZJack White, Lana Del Rey, the xx and Florence and the Machine.

Jay-Z is producing and making music for the Gatsby soundtrack, which will reporetdly meld past and present styles of music. Gatsby star Leonardo DiCaprio introduced Hov and Luhrmann, and the MC will collaborate with composer Craig Armstrong (who scored Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!), as well as music supervisor Anton Monsted.

Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' to Kick Off Cannes

Along with Beyoncé and Andre 3000's cover of Winehouse's hit, the soundtrack will also features new renditions of pop classics including the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Emeli Sandé's new take on Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love," and White's version of U2's "Love Is Blindness."

In addition to appearing on the soundtrack album, new songs from will.i.am ("Bang Bang"), the xx ("Together"), Florence and the Machine ("Over The Love") and Del Rey ("Young and Beautiful") will appear in specific scenes in the film. 

"The question for me in approaching Gatsby was how to elicit from our audience the same level of excitement and pop cultural immediacy toward the world that Fitzgerald did for his audience?" Luhrmann said in a statement. "And in our age, the energy of jazz is caught in the energy of hip-hop."

The Gatsby soundtrack is set for release on May 7th from Warner Bros. (pre-order for digital copies begins April 23rd). The film – which stars DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as narrator Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan – will open May 10th. Check out the full track listing, and a trailer with snippets from some of the songs:

"100$ Bill" – Jay-Z
"Back to Black" – Beyoncé and André 3000
"Bang Bang – will.i.am
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
"Young and Beautiful" – Lana Del Rey
"Love Is the Drug" – Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
"Over the Love" – Florence + The Machine
"Where the Wind Blows" – Coco O. of Quadron
"Crazy in Love" – Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
"Together" – The xx
"Hearts a Mess" – Gotye
"Love Is Blindness" – Jack White
"Into the Past" – Nero
"Kill and Run" – Sia

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