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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie – OST Review

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (OST)

Review by Jack Foley

IndieLondon Rating: 4 out of 5

GLEE’S chart domination looks set to continue with the release of this live CD to commemorate the recent live tour and forthcoming concert movie.

Recorded in the US, the CD features 22 songs from Glee The 3D Concert Movie featuring all of the main cast members as well as an extended cameo from The Dalton Academy Warblers.

It drops in some surprise cover versions and showcases the vitality and excitement of seeing Glee live – as witnessed by IndieLondon at London’s O2 Arena earlier this year.

The highlights fly thick and fast and include Mark (Puck) Salling’s rousing rendition of Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls, Heather Morris’ sexed up version of I’m A Slave 4 U and Cory Monteith’s crowd-pleasing Jessie’s Girl, which – forgive me if I’m wrong – has yet to appear on a Glee soundtrack.

The Dalton Academy Warblers, meanwhile, bring some show-stopping qualities to their much loved takes on Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and P!nk’s Raise Your Glass as well as Paul McCartney’s Silly Love Songs.

While an added bonus comes of the cast’s rendition of Florence + The Machine’s Dog Days Are Over – expertly done and another one-off to make the CD more sought after.

And talking of crowd-pleasing antics, the CD (and live shows) open with the cast’s anthemic version of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ to get the party started in spectacular fashion, while they’re chart-topping original number, Loser Like Me helps draw things to a close and prove that they’re now far more than just ‘cover version’ specialists.

Say what you will about the obvious money-making potential of the live tours, but to see and hear Glee live is to understand just how they’ve been able to become such a musical phenomenon, irrespective of what you think of the TV show itself.

This live collection is merely another positive underlining of their effortless appeal.

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’
  2. Dog Days Are Over
  3. Sing
  4. I’m A Slave 4 U
  5. Fat Bottomed Girls
  6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  7. Ain’t No Way
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  9. Born This Way
  10. Firework
  11. Teenage Dream
  12. Silly Love Songs
  13. Raise Your Glass
  14. Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy
  15. Lucky
  16. River Deep, Mountain High
  17. Forget You
  18. Don’t Rain On My Parade
  19. Jessie’s Girl
  20. Valerie
  21. Loser Like Me
  22. Safety Dance
  23. Somebody To Love