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Evita (soundtrack)

Evita is a soundtrack album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. It was released to promote and accompany the 1996 motion picture, Evita. The soundtrack also includes performances by Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce and Jimmy Nail, but is considered a Madonna album since the majority of the songs are sung by her. The RIAA certified it Gold and Platinum on January 24, 1997 and 5× Multi Platinum on March 29, 1999, recognizing 2.5 million shipments throughout the United States (as it is a double album and exceeds 100 minutes in length, the RIAA counts each unit sale twice).

Background

The soundtrack was released in two different versions: a two-disc edition entitled Evita: The Motion Picture Music Soundtrack featured all the tracks from the film, and Evita: Music from the Motion Picture, a single-disc edition contained a selection of highlights from the soundtrack. The single-disc version uses the same artwork that was used to promote the film. The album was an international top 10 success, reaching #2 in the US and #1 in the UK, and contains three hit singles; "You Must Love Me" (#18 in the US and #10 in the UK), sung by Madonna; "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (#8 in the US, #3 in the UK, and #1 in France), also sung by Madonna; and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (#7 in the UK), in which Madonna sings lead vocals.

"You Must Love Me", specially composed for the film Evita, won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Madonna, herself, took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, and the film won the award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Madonna later performed an instrumental interlude of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" on her 2001 Drowned World Tour, and in 2004, she performed "Lament" during her Re-Invention Tour on a controversial electrical chair. In 2008 and 2009, she performed "You Must Love Me" during Sticky & Sweet Tour, accompanied by the Kolpakov Trio, a Russian Roma ensemble. During her concerts at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which were filmed for later broadcast and DVD/Blu-ray release, Madonna also sang "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" after the performance of "You Must Love Me".

Track listing

The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack

The two-disc edition includes the entire soundtrack to the film.

CD 1

All lyrics are written by Tim Rice, and all music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  1. A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952 - John Mauceri
  2. Requiem for Evita - John Mauceri
  3. Oh What a Circus - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  4. On This Night of a Thousand Stars - Jimmy Nail
  5. Eva and Magaldi / Eva Beware of the City - Madonna, Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas
  6. Buenos Aires - Madonna
  7. Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Madonna
  8. Goodnight and Thank You - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  9. The Lady's Got Potential - Antonio Banderas
  10. Charity Concert / The Art of the Possible - Jimmy Nail, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas
  11. I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You - Madonna, Jonathan Pryce
  12. Hello and Goodbye - Madonna, Andrea Corr, Jonathan Pryce
  13. Peron's Latest Flame - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  14. Dice Are Rolling / A New Argentina - Madonna, Jonathan Pryce
CD 2

All lyrics are written by Tim Rice, and all music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  1. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada (Part 1) - Jonathan Pryce
  2. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Madonna
  3. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada (Part 2) - Madonna
  4. High Flying, Adored - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  5. Rainbow High - Madonna
  6. Rainbow Tour - Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Gary Brooker, Peter Polycarpou
  7. The Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines (You'd Like to Hear) - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  8. And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) - Antonio Banderas
  9. Partido Feminista - Madonna
  10. She Is a Diamond - Jonathan Pryce
  11. Santa Evita - John Mauceri
  12. Waltz for Eva and Che - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  13. Your Little Body's Slowly Breaking Down - Madonna, Jonathan Pryce
  14. You Must Love Me - Madonna
  15. Eva's Final Broadcast - Madonna
  16. Latin Chant - John Mauceri
  17. Lament - Madonna, Antonio Banderas

Additional note:

  • "Dice are Rolling" comes immediately before "A New Argentina" on the 2-CD edition, hence the longer running time. This is not mentioned in the liner notes.

Music from the Motion Picture

The single-disc edition includes the highlights from the film soundtrack. All lyrics are written by Tim Rice, and all music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  1. Requiem for Evita - John Mauceri
  2. Oh What a Circus - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  3. On This Night of a Thousand Stars - Jimmy Nail
  4. Eva and Magaldi / Eva Beware of the City - Madonna, Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas
  5. Buenos Aires - Madonna
  6. Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Madonna
  7. Goodnight and Thank You - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  8. I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You - Madonna, Jonathan Pryce
  9. Peron's Latest Flame - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  10. A New Argentina - Madonna
  11. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Madonna
  12. High Flying, Adored - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  13. Rainbow High - Madonna
  14. And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) - Antonio Banderas
  15. She Is a Diamond - Jonathan Pryce
  16. Waltz for Eva and Che - Madonna, Antonio Banderas
  17. You Must Love Me - Madonna
  18. Eva's Final Broadcast / Latin Chant - Madonna, John Mauceri
  19. Lament - Madonna, Antonio Banderas

Additional notes:

  • "Latin Chant" actually appears on the 1-CD edition, immediately after "Eva's Final Broadcast", hence the longer running time. This is not mentioned in the liner notes.

Credits

  • Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Caddick
  • Mixed by Madonna, David Reitzas and Nigel Wright
  • Engineered by Dick Lewzey, David Reitzas, Robin Sellars and Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Orchestrations by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Additional orchestrations by David Cullen

Singles

From this album, Madonna released four singles:

# Title Date
1. "You Must Love Me" October 21, 1996
2. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" December 1996 (Europe) & February 11, 1997 (US)
3. "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (UK) March 18, 1997
4. "Buenos Aires" (Promo only) August 19, 1997

Charts and certifications

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Australia Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 6
Finnish Albums Chart 17
French Albums Chart 2
Italian Albums Chart 2
Japanese Albums Chart 21
New Zealand Albums Chart 6
Norwegian Albums Chart 3
Spanish Albums Chart 16
Swedish Albums Chart 5
Swiss Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 2

Certifications

Country Certification
Argentina Platinum
Australia Platinum
Austria 2× Platinum
Brazil Gold
Germany Platinum
Hong Kong Platinum
Netherlands Gold
New Zealand Platinum
Norway Gold
Poland Gold
Spain Gold
Switzerland Platinum
United States 5× Platinum1
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