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Courtney Howard // Film Critic
Sweetie Darlings! The best news arrived in my inbox this morning, touting pop princess Kylie Minogue’s cover of “This Wheel’s On Fire,” a.k.a. the theme song to ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE. And it’s, of course, bloody brilliant. Listen!
The song, originally recorded by Bob Dylan and The Band, was originally covered for the hit British TV series, first by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmonson (Jennifer Saunders’ hubby), and then later by Debbie Harry (who also guest-starred on the 2002 Christmas special) and Edmonson.
Here’s the Driscoll/ Edmonson version:
The soundtrack (out July 22) also includes songs from La Roux, Paloma Faith, Santogold, co-stars Jane Horrocks (LITTE VOICE) and Julia Sawalha. It will be released in the US on digital format only. The digital version can be pre-ordered from iTunes and Apple Music – “This Wheel’s on Fire” is also available as an instant grat track for those who pre-order the full soundtrack.
Here’s the official tracklisting:
1. This Wheel’s On Fire – Kylie
2. Get Ugly – Jason Derulo
3. Can’t Get Enough of Myself – Santigold
4. Hangin’ – Formation
5. Sexotheque – La Roux
6. Upright Downtown – La Roux
7. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
8. Ready For The Good Life – Paloma Faith
9. Le Jeu du Téléphone – Lucky Blondo
10. Where Do You Go To My Lovely – Peter Sarstedt
11. Boum – Charles Trenet
12. At Seventeen (live version) – Julia Sawalha
13. Jah Jah – Deficio & Lindborg
14. Big Spender (live version) – Jane Horrocks
15. MacArthur Park – Nancy Sinatra
16. C’est Si Bon – Eartha Kitt
17. Il Est Tout Pour Moi – François Hardy
18. Je t’aime… moi non plus – Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
19. Absolutely Fabulous score suite – Jake Monaco
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