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

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527248011
  • Catalog Number: 001403700
  • Sales rank: 83,708

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)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Title (1:43)
  2. 2 Introduction (6:12)
  3. 3 Paris To Coney Island (6:22)
  4. 4 The Story (6:38)
  5. 5 Building the Set (4:49)
  6. 6 Recording the Album (8:42)
  7. 7 Worldwide Press Launch (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simon Lee Primary Artist, Conductor
Gareth Valentine Conductor
Sally Dexter Vocals
Ramin Karimloo Vocals
Sierra Boggess Vocals
Choristers of Reigate St. Mary's Choir, Chorus
Summer Strallen Vocals
Niamh Perry Vocals
Love Never Dies Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Love Never Dies Cast Ensemble Choir, Chorus
Joseph Millson Vocals
Charlie Manton Vocals
Adam Pearce Vocals
Adam Jones 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
Paul Chandler Pro-Tools
Matt Robertson Orchestration, Choir Arrangement
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    That's it?

    Well, if there was ever a disappointment in a sequel, this was it. I don't think there was one song from the soundtrack I liked. The beautiful melodies of "Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You" and "Masquerade" are gone. What is here is a hodge-podge of styles, no depth, and no character. I wasn't sure if I was listening to "Chicago," "Barnum" or a caliope at the carnival. I give this album two-thumbs down. Not what I expected from Sir Andrew at all. I will be interested to see how the staged production is received. Visuals are great but a score and characters you can be attracted to have to be present. After listening to it (twice, actually), all I can say is, "that's it?"

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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Can't wait for this to hit Broadway!

    This has been a long time in coming, a sequel to Phantom of the Opera. And it was well worth the wait. The new Phantom and Christine are awesome and needless to say I could almost feel the chemistry between the two of them through my stereo! My personal favorite tracks are Dear Old Friend, Beneath a Moonless Sky, The Beauty Underneath (oooh so Phantom that song), Devil Take the Hindmost and of course Love Never Dies.

    The DVD that is with this was interesting to say the least as it showed the buildup for the recording itself and how we could have a recording BEFORE the show's premiere in September in the UK. I've seen that this will not come the B'way til next Spring, but am willing to wait for it. You don't get to see much of the show of course, but do get to see certain set pieces and interviews from cast and crew.

    For any Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, this is a MUST HAVE for it has been YEARS in the making! Get it! Buy it!

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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing...

    If you liked the original Phantom of the Opera you will absolutlty love "Love Never Dies". It's a thousand times better than the original and the music is just over the top. Webber out did himself with this one and I'm waiting anxiously for the show to come to Broadway and the Hal Leonard sheet music to come out. =)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    It's all so Beautiful, almost too Beautiful!

    I have had this album playing continuously for days now. I can't stop listening!!

    Where to begin?!? When I heard Webber was writing a sequel to Phantom (one of my favs), I was excited to say the least, but I had my doubts. How could you sequel such a classic? Well, Webber has certainly exceeded expectations!!

    Karimloo and Boggess (Erik and Christine, respectively) have probably the greatest chemistry of any Phantom/Christine duo. And Liz Robertson (Madame Giry), such power!! Incredible!!!

    In case you're wondering, my favorite songs are "Beneath a Moonlit Sky" and "The Beauty Underneath." "Look With Your Heart" is up there, too. The intro to "Devil Take the Hindmost," where the Phantom walks up to Raoul, gives me chills just thinking about it, though I don't like the idea of them betting over Christine. I love "Once Upon Another Time," too, but I can't listen to it too much. It makes my heart ache...

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Stand Alone Piece Worthy of the Lore of the Original "Phantom."

    When at first hearing of the idea of a sequel to the greatest musical ever written I was at first skeptical. How can one follow up a great success that is Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera?" Well Sir Webber you have achieved success. "Love Never Dies" is a stand alone work. It cannot be compared to the original because the story has moved on-even into a new world. All the passion and intensity these two principal characters (the Phantom and Christine) have for one another is very much alive. The performances are fantastic. The pure vocal quality of Sierra Boggess (Christine) and the mysterious allure of Ramin Karimloo (the Phantom) is a masterpiece of two voices combining to create a colorful canvass of pure artistry. When listening to the recording for the first time I do recommend reading the included libretto along with the music and allow yourself to envision yourself within the story. The orchestral interludes are full of rich harmonies. The opening alto flute solo is very haunting but gives a gorgeous overtone of what is to come. Enjoy "Love Never Dies" and do not compare to original. Allow this story to be its own chapter in the overall story that is "The Phantom of the Opera"

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