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

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Few musicals have enjoyed the cultural and financial longevity of The Phantom of the Opera. Lyricists Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, and composer Andre Lloyd Webber's take on the classic French novel by author Gaston Leroux, opened in 1986 with no endgame in sight, which makes one wonder why it took so long to cash in and make a sequel. In 2010, Webber, along with writer Glenn Slater, who won a Tony for his work on the 2007 stage adaptation of the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid, brought Christine Daaé and the Phantom together again in Love Never Dies. Set ten years after the events of the first installment, the Phantom has lured his muse from Paris to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Few musicals have enjoyed the cultural and financial longevity of The Phantom of the Opera. Lyricists Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, and composer Andre Lloyd Webber's take on the classic French novel by author Gaston Leroux, opened in 1986 with no endgame in sight, which makes one wonder why it took so long to cash in and make a sequel. In 2010, Webber, along with writer Glenn Slater, who won a Tony for his work on the 2007 stage adaptation of the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid, brought Christine Daaé and the Phantom together again in Love Never Dies. Set ten years after the events of the first installment, the Phantom has lured his muse from Paris to New York City for a performance that unbeknownst to her, he set up at a new venue called Phantasma in Coney Island. High drama and tragedy ensue fans of the original will revel in the gothic splendor of pieces like "The Coney Island Waltz" and the crafty/schmaltzy ballads "Til I Hear You Sing" and "Love Never Dies", allowing Webber to spin a predictable but effective new set of themes that both celebrate the half-masked anti-hero's pipe organ past while allowing him to evolve as much as he can with his anger issues and addiction to heartache beneath the formidable shadows of the Big Apple.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527247939
  • Catalog Number: 001403502
  • Sales rank: 23,447

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Prologue. (4:10)
  2. 2 Act 1. The Coney Island Waltz (3:34)
  3. 3 Act 1. "That's The Place That You Ruined, You Fool!" (0:38)
  4. 4 Act 1. Scene 1. Heaven By The Sea (1:52)
  5. 5 Act 1. Scene 1. Only For Him/Only For You (3:53)
  6. 6 Act 1. Scene 2. The Aerie (1:43)
  7. 7 Act 1. Scene 2. 'Til I Hear You Sing (4:19)
  8. 8 Act 1. Scene 2. Giry Confronts The Phantom/'Til I Hear You Sing (Repris (4:33)
  9. 9 Act 1. Scene 3. Christine Disembarks (2:28)
  10. 10 Act 1. Scene 3. Arrival Of The Trio - "Are You Ready To Begin?" (1:49)
  11. 11 Act 1. Scene 4. "What A Dreadful Town!..." (2:28)
  12. 12 Act 1. Scene 4. Look With Your Heart (4:32)
  13. 13 Act 1. Scene 4. Beneath A Moonless Sky (7:33)
  14. 14 Act 1. Scene 4. Once Upon Another Time (2:50)
  15. 15 Act 1. Scene 4. "Mother Please, I'm Scared!" (1:15)
  16. 16 Act 1. Scene 5. Dear Old Friend (6:12)
  17. 17 Act 1. Scene 6. Beautiful (3:32)
  18. 18 Act 1. Scene 6. The Beauty Underneath (4:35)
  19. 19 Act 1. Scene 6. The Phantom Confronts Christine (7:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Act 2. Entr'acte (3:17)
  2. 2 Act 2. Scene 1. Why Does She Love Me? (6:38)
  3. 3 Act 2. Scene 1. Devil Take The Hindmost (3:51)
  4. 4 Act 2. Scene 2. Heaven By The Sea (Reprise) (2:27)
  5. 5 Act 2. Scene 2. "Ladies... Gents"/The Coney Island Waltz (Reprise) (1:23)
  6. 6 Act 2. Scene 3. Bathing Beauty (4:03)
  7. 7 Act 2. Scene 4. "Mother, Did You Watch?" (1:15)
  8. 8 Act 2. Scene 5. Before The Performance (9:31)
  9. 9 Act 2. Scene 6. Devil Take The Hindmost (Reprise) (2:55)
  10. 10 Act 2. Scene 6. Love Never Dies (6:10)
  11. 11 Act 2. Scene 7 & 8. "Ah Christine!..." (2:29)
  12. 12 Act 2. Scene 7 & 8. "Gustave! Gustave!..." (4:58)
  13. 13 Act 2. Scene 9. "Please Miss Giry, I Want To Go Back..." (14:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A. L. Webber Primary Artist
Gareth Valentine Conductor
Simon Lee Conductor
Sally Dexter Vocals
Ramin Karimloo Vocals
Sierra Boggess Vocals
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Book
David Cullen Orchestration
Marius de Vries Producer, Orchestration, Choir Arrangement
Robin Sellars Engineer
Glenn Slater Lyricist
Nigel Wright Producer
Geoff Foster Engineer
Rolf Wilson Orchestra Leader
Ben Elton Book
Yvie Burnett Vocal Coach
Yann McCullough Pro-Tools
Matt Robertson Orchestration, Choir Arrangement
Paul Chandler Pro-Tools
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    I loved the music! It continues to echo in my mind. A great endi

    I loved the music! It continues to echo in my mind. A great ending to the Phantom saga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The 'Twilight' of Musicals

    I'll admit, I didn't expect to be dazzled by this sequel to the brilliant Phantom of the Opera, but I certainly didn't expect it to be this awful. Lloyd Webber's musical stylings skip all over the place for this one, from rock (The Beauty Underneath), tacky vaudeville (Bathing Beauty) to the cliched love ballad (Love Never Dies). Lyrics are awful (there are apparently NO other ways to say "beautiful"), personalities seem to have been warped completely from the beloved characters of the original (Raoul's a drunk? Mme. Giry's constant verbal abuse of Meg?). I enjoyed the vocal performances, but the material is just terrible. Should have bought 'Till I Hear You Sing' and 'Devil Take the Hindmost' by themselves; they're the only ones I really enjoyed. Truly a disappointment from Webber.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!!!

    I felt right THERE- Sung with such SOUL! It answered questions Phantom Of The Opera left hanging. So true to it's word: LOVE NEVER DIES!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Was not expecting much...WAS SURPRISED!

    I really enjoyed it! And i know what people are saying about the plot and all, but the music is very well put together. At times there were those bits that sounded out of place, but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend this to any Phantom fan, or any fan of musicals...you won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!!!

    I was so excited when I found out there was a sequel to Phantom! All the music is great. Andrew Llyod Weber has done it again. The man opening on the West End as the Phantom, Rahim Karimloo, has an amazing voice. It is so soulful. Sierra Boggess, the West End opener as Christine, is extremely talented and has been performing for years.

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