Evita [Motion Picture Music Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Madonna staked much of her career on Evita, gambling that it would establish her as a proper movie star and a respected actress, as well as reviving her slumping musical career. Both the film and the soundtrack, while worthy efforts, fall just short of their goals, despite their numerous strong points. The double-disc soundtrack to Evita -- which essentially is an audio document of the entire film, since there is no dialogue in the movie -- is an exquisitely produced and expertly rendered version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-inspired musical, yet it remains curiously unengaging. Part of the reason is Madonna's performance. While she gives a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Madonna staked much of her career on Evita, gambling that it would establish her as a proper movie star and a respected actress, as well as reviving her slumping musical career. Both the film and the soundtrack, while worthy efforts, fall just short of their goals, despite their numerous strong points. The double-disc soundtrack to Evita -- which essentially is an audio document of the entire film, since there is no dialogue in the movie -- is an exquisitely produced and expertly rendered version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-inspired musical, yet it remains curiously unengaging. Part of the reason is Madonna's performance. While she gives a startlingly accomplished and nuanced performance -- her voice actually sounds like it matures over the course of the album -- it is impossible to listen to her without getting the impression that she is trying really hard to be credible, which makes it difficult to connect with her. It doesn't help that her supporting cast of Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas are only fitfully successful; Banderas' performance, in particular, suffers from being removed from the visuals. Even with the faults, Evita has its merits, including the written-for-film ballad "You Must Love Me," and is worth investigating. It just isn't the definitive work that it wishes to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624634621
  • Catalog Number: 46346
  • Sales rank: 5,568

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952 - Antonio Banderas (1:19)
  2. 2 Requiem for Evita - Antonio Banderas (4:16)
  3. 3 Oh What a Circus - Antonio Banderas (5:44)
  4. 4 On This Night of a Thousand Stars - Jimmy Nail (2:24)
  5. 5 Eva and Magaldi/Eva Beware of the City - Antonio Banderas (5:20)
  6. 6 Buenos Aires - Madonna (4:09)
  7. 7 Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Madonna (3:33)
  8. 8 Goodnight and Thank You - Antonio Banderas (4:18)
  9. 9 The Lady's Got Potential - Antonio Banderas (4:24)
  10. 10 Charity Concert/The Art of the Possible - Antonio Banderas (2:33)
  11. 11 I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You - Jonathan Pryce (4:18)
  12. 12 Hello and Goodbye - Andrea Corr (1:46)
  13. 13 Peron's Latest Flame - Antonio Banderas (5:17)
  14. 14 A New Argentina - Antonio Banderas (8:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 1 - Jonathan Pryce (1:27)
  2. 2 Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Madonna (5:31)
  3. 3 On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 2 - Madonna (2:00)
  4. 4 High Flying, Adored - Antonio Banderas (3:32)
  5. 5 Rainbow High - Madonna (2:26)
  6. 6 Rainbow Tour - John Gower (4:50)
  7. 7 The Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines (You'd Like to Hear) - Antonio Banderas (2:31)
  8. 8 And the Money Kept Rolling (In and Out) - Antonio Banderas (3:53)
  9. 9 Partido Feminista - Madonna (1:40)
  10. 10 She Is a Diamond - Jonathan Pryce (1:39)
  11. 11 Santa Evita - Antonio Banderas (2:30)
  12. 12 Waltz for Eva and Che - Antonio Banderas (4:12)
  13. 13 Your Little Body's Slowly Breaking Down - Jonathan Pryce (1:24)
  14. 14 You Must Love Me - Madonna (2:50)
  15. 15 Eva's Final Broadcast - Madonna (3:05)
  16. 16 Latin Chant - Antonio Banderas (2:11)
  17. 17 Lament - Antonio Banderas (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A. L. Webber Primary Artist
Gary Brooker Track Performer
Jimmy Nail Vocals, Track Performer
John Mauceri Conductor
David Caddick Conductor
Madonna Vocals, Track Performer
Lorenza Johnson Background Vocals
Julian Littman Background Vocals, Track Performer
Gordon Neville Background Vocals
Laura Pallas Background Vocals
Mark Ryan Background Vocals
Linda Taylor Background Vocals
Peter Polycarpou Track Performer
Jonathan Pryce Vocals, Track Performer
Fredrick Warder Background Vocals
Andrew Wood-Mitchell Background Vocals
Julia Worsley Background Vocals
Nick Holder Background Vocals
Angeline Ball Background Vocals
Andrea Corr Track Performer
Antonio Banderas Vocals, Track Performer
Alex Sharpe Background Vocals
George Little Background Vocals
John Gower Track Performer
Michael Dixon Conductor
Nick Curtis Conductor
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Courtney Pine Contributor
Peter Adams Contributor
David Caddick Producer
David Cullen Orchestration
Lawrence Dermer Producer
Fridrik Karlsson Contributor
Paul Keogh Contributor
Dick Lewzey Engineer
Steve Pearce Contributor
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Ralph Salmins Contributor
Robin Sellars Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent Engineer
Nigel Wright Producer
Tim Rice Composer
Dave Collins Mastering
Keith Fairbairn Contributor
Gary Moore Contributor
Alan Parker Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eh, Okay

    Maybe I'm overly critical, because I came in expecting a Phantom of the Opera type of amazingness. After all, it is Andrew Lloyd Webber! I did like all the melodies, so his part was really good. But I find I wasn't thrilled with Antonio Banderez's voice. It was either mediocre or not good at all. Madonna was just Madonna, good but nothing spectacular. Some of the songs I felt shouldn't have been songs but just speaking parts, because they were awkward (or maybe it was just the people singing them). But it did have its redeeming songs: Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Another Suitcase, Another Hall, Buenos Aires, High Flying Adored, and You Must Love Me. But overall, it was simply eh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Guilty Pleasure

    I've never really been a big fan of Madonna, but I love her performance in Evita. Even better, though, is Antonio Banderas as Che. He is amazing in the movie, and I don't think his performance is diminished in any way on the soundtrack. I like this soundtrack better than the original Broadway production. The song during the waltz between Eva and Che is one of my favorites, because it shows Eva's many sides, from ambitious to vulnerable. Other performances of Evita have left me disliking Eva intensely, but Madonna's performance puts the listener (and viewer, in the case of the movie) in a tough spot trying to decide whether or not to like Eva - the character is just more well-rounded in this version, to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna - Classically FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    This definitely shows her versatility in her styles & vocal capacities!!!! I've never enjoyed a movie or soundtrack more!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Want Madonna

    I love music. Evita is the best. Madonna is so hot. I am Zach Smith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    This movie is incredible. I can't stop watching it. It is one of my favorites. The soundtrack is incredible also because it basically is the movie. I know every song. I play it over and over. Madonna and Antonio Banderas did a wonderful job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!!!

    I've memorized all of the lyrics to every song. It's absoultly beautiful. madonna and Antonio banderas does a wonderful job as well as everyone else in the background. It's one of my favorite movies of all time and one of my favorite cd's of all time.

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