The wildly popular soundtrack to Baz Lurhmann’s film reinterpretation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) enjoyed a nice stay at the top of the charts buoyed by its strong collection of songs. The film enjoyed its own cult status with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the doomed couple in a modernized version of the story complete with guns and lots of anger.
Capitol looks back at the soundtrack on the release’s 10th anniversary with 5 added songs including a new mix of “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good),” now labeled “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen).” Other adds are Quindon Tarver’s version of “When Doves Cry,” another remix, this one of Kym Mazelle’s “Young Hearts Run Free (Ballroom Version),” and an instrumental version of the Des’ree “Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo+Juliet.”
With an album that contained Radiohead music (“Talk Show Host”) alongside Butthole Surfers’ “Whatever (I Had a Dream),” itself sandwiched between The Cardigans (“Lovefool”) and Des’ree (“Kissing You”), you know the movie itself has to be eclectic. The film chose music to fit the varying emotions of the storyline. If that meant slipping a Garbage tune (“# 1 Crush”) alongside an Everclear song (“Local God”) then so be it.
The soundtrack album that enjoyed as much popularity as the film is now back with more for those fans of the film that needs more.