Glee 3D Concert Movie Soundtrack15.08.11 # Soundtrack # No Comment
The Glee 3D Concert Movie soundtrack. If pretty boys and pretty girls wearing mechanical smiles and throwing their lean bodies around a stage in freshly pressed GAP slacks whilst executing melodically accurate renditions of a selection of pop songs ranging from The Beatles to Cee Lo Green flips your switch, you young sir or madam are in luck. If on the other hand you find such relentlessly glossy teens oppressively annoying, and their heartless karaoke like toxic noise pollution, simply buy yourself a copy of Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys, put California Uber Alles on repeat and take refuge from the glossy mob.
Yes, the half-dozen soundtrack albums already available from Glee’s inexplicably adored TV series have been commercially successful to an appropriately money-guzzling level to warrant the release of a 3D concert movie, complete with soundtrack tie-in. This is sure to make a bazillion dollars, delight whole swathes of gloss-loving adolescents, and annoy countless more. Functioning essentially like a Best Of compilation of the previous releases with added crowd roars, these live recordings include persistently gormless versions of contemporary twaddle (Katy Perry, Pink, Britney) mixed with unwise versions of previously well-loved classics (The Beatles, Queen). The shiny happy version of Valerie – originally by The Zutons but made famous by Amy Winehouse (RIP) – with hindsight seems particularly unwise, although it’s hard to single out individual songs as being more awful than the others. The translation of The Beatles’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand into an innocent ballad celebrating gay attraction is the least awful, having its heart in the right place, but the whole enterprise should be aurally offensive to anyone with a functioning critical faculty. It’s like being lost in a terrible fever dream populated by seven thousand Rick Astleys.
But bad songs sung in identikit fashion by attractive clone youths seem to be the order of the day, so expect to see the Glee 3D Concert Movie Soundtrack somewhere near the top of the charts (as if they matter anymore), and try to avoid your local cinema when the film is showing, unless you wish to be swept away by a rampaging sea of teenage nuance-ophobes. And remember this: the triumph of Glee is not the triumph of the underdog, as some of the relentlessly wholesome young cast sometimes like to proclaim, but rather the continuing triumph of glossy nothingness, which has covered contemporary popular culture like a thick blanket and threatens to suffocate any who shove their heads under.
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Soundtrack (Songs) – Track List
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Glee Cast Concert Version)
2. Dog Days Are Over (Glee Cast Concert Version)
3. Sing (Glee Cast Concert Version)
4. I’m A Slave 4 U (Glee Cast Concert Version)
5. Fat Bottomed Girls (Glee Cast Concert Version)
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Glee Cast Concert Version)
7. Ain’t No Way (Glee Cast Concert Version)
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Glee Cast Concert Version)
9. Born This Way (Glee Cast Concert Version)
10. Firework (Glee Cast Concert Version)
11. Teenage Dream (Glee Cast Concert Version)
12. Silly Love Songs (Glee Cast Concert Version)
13. Raise Your Glass (Glee Cast Concert Version)
14. Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy (Glee Cast Concert Version)
15. Lucky (Glee Cast Concert Version)
16. River Deep, Mountain High (Glee Cast Concert Version)
17. Forget You (Glee Cast Concert Version Featuring Gwyneth Paltrow)
18. Don’t Rain On My Parade (Glee Cast Concert Version)
19. Jessie’s Girl (Glee Cast Concert Version)
20. Valerie (Glee Cast Concert Version)
21. Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Concert Version)
22. Safety Dance (Glee Cast Concert Version)
23. Somebody To Love (Glee Cast Concert Version)
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