Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.
But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the River Thames at an über-fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in Australia August 4th.To coincide, Rhino will release the accompanying soundtrack digitally on July 1st and physically on July 29th. The album has today been launched with the exciting news that Kylie Minogue has recorded her own unique take on the classic Absolutely Fabulous theme song This Wheel’s On Fire. Originally written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko, the theme song became synonymous with the show having been recorded firstly by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson, and subsequently by Deborah Harry and Edmondson. Kylie commented, “As a huge fan of the ‘Ab Fab’ series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song, ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’.”
In addition to Kylie Minogue, the soundtrack also compiles tracks from contemporary pop stars including Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith and La Roux; classic material from Serge Gainsbourg, Nancy Sinatra and Leonard Cohen; and live cast recordings of some of the film’s most memorable musical moments.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – The Soundtrack will be released on CD and digital formats. The album is available to pre-order now.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – The Soundtrack Tracklisting
This Wheel’s On Fire – Kylie Minogue
Get Ugly – Jason Derulo
Can’t Get Enough of Myself – Santigold
Hangin’ – Formation
Sexotheque – La Roux
Upright Downtown – La Roux
Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
Ready For The Good Life – Paloma Faith
Le Jeu du Téléphone – Lucky Blondo
Where Do You Go To My Lovely – Peter Sarstedt
Boum – Charles Trenet
At Seventeen (live version) – Julia Sawalha
Jah Jah – Deficio & Lindborg
Big Spender (live version) – Jane Horrocks
MacArthur Park – Nancy Sinatra
C’est Si Bon – Eartha Kitt
Il Est Tout Pour Moi – François Hardy
Je t'aime... moi non plus – Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Absolutely Fabulous score suite – Jake Monaco
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