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ChicagoThe '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough,...ChicagoSoundtracksThe '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough,...2003-01-17
Queen Latifah, Chicago

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Chicago

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performers: Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Various Artists, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

The ‘96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb’s riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine Zeta-Jones acquitting herself best among the novice belters, even sans leggy visual aids. If you found the movie ”Class”-less, the album restores that cut number, and adds some lesser non-film bonuses, too – like a Queen Latifah/Lil’ Kim/Macy Gray hip-hop update of ”Cell Block Tango,” mercifully left off the end credits but amusing enough here.

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