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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies [Cast Recording, Deluxe Edition]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful album!

    I've been a fan of The Phantom of the Opera for six years! When I learned Andrew Lloyd Webber has done a sequel. I was surprised! I waited till after my birthday to buy it. After I brought it I couldn't stop listening to it. Webber was very true to the main characters from the first and the story is will done. I was in tears when I listen to Till I hear you sing and Beneath a moonless sky! and was surprise at the twist and turns in the plot. from listening to love never dies. I've started to listened to phantom of the opera again and fell in love with it all over again. Now am trying to figure a way to see the show in london. so I can enjoy it as much as I did when I saw phantom 1. And I got to watch the dvd of behind the scenes and the recording of the CD that came with it. So for all you phantom fans out there. Buy this CD and fall in love with phantom all over again. As I hope to see the show with the fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a definite "ADD" to any musical fan, especially of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    It took a couple of times listening through to fully understand the story and the players, but once done, the enjoyment began.

    You need to take a leap of faith and accept that the Phantom has moved during the past 10 years from Paris to Coney Island, but once over that hurdle, the true strength of the story and music reveals itself.

    Each time you listen, more small details reveal themselves and you realize how intricate AWL's music/story is and what genius is involved in this. Nobody can help but be moved and share the "AHA" moment of realization as they listen to "Beautiful" and the next song, "The Beauty Underneath" where the Phantom realizes how much more life has in store for him than he ever imagined.

    The cross stories of Christine and Raoul struggling with his decline due to drink and gambling while she still has an ever increasing need to sing, make for an interesting plot. Mix in Madame Giry who returns to look after both the Phantom and her daughter and the tension is ever present and palpable. Meg Giry plays a key role and as you learn all she has done for the Phantom to attempt to gain his unrequited love, you run through the entire gambit of emotions until the final realization in "Miss Giry, You're Hurting Me".

    It starts off slow and you need to muddle through the first 15 minutes or so. After that, it builds and builds to a climax which was not expected or seen. This has all the twists and turns of Phantom of The Opera and possibly even more. The characters are strong, distinct personalities, and grow with each listening of the score. I can't imagine that the story and music would have nearly the strength that they do if this was a stand along musical. One truly needs to know the backstory of Phantom to truly enjoy the detailed plot and even music which Love Never Dies puts forth. This should be viewed as a bookend to the Phantom story.

    For fans of The Phantom, Raoul, Christine, and The Girys, this is a ride which can only be likened to the fastest roller coaster on Coney Island itself. It's a heck of a ride and well worth the price of admission. Try it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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