Misérables [Original London Cast] [Highlights]

Misérables [Original London Cast] [Highlights]

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First Night Records' single-CD "highlights" abridgement of Les Misérables' original London cast album cuts the score down from 31 tracks to 19 with a running time of 70 minutes. Of course, the selection includes the best-known numbers, among them "I Dreamed a Dream," as ably performed by Patti LuPone in the role of Fantine. Fans…  See more details below

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First Night Records' single-CD "highlights" abridgement of Les Misérables' original London cast album cuts the score down from 31 tracks to 19 with a running time of 70 minutes. Of course, the selection includes the best-known numbers, among them "I Dreamed a Dream," as ably performed by Patti LuPone in the role of Fantine. Fans of Susan Boyle, who rocketed to fame singing the song on Britain's Got Talent, should be pleased by the presence of this and other power ballads. Yet the dated synthesizer arrangements still sound thin; the music remains derivative; the lyrics are still pedestrian; and the performers are still hammy. In their defense, it must be admitted that there is no effective way to sing a power ballad subtly.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2009
Label:
First Night (Red)
UPC:
0766929946927
catalogNumber:
99469

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LuPone   Vocals
Michael Ball   Vocals
Frances Ruffelle   Vocals
Colin Wilkinson   Vocals
Dave Willetts   Vocals
Colm Wilkinson   Vocals
Keith Burns   Vocals
Clive Carter   Vocals
Ken Caswell   Vocals
Zoe Hart   Vocals
Gary Huddlestone   Vocals
Sally Mates   Vocals
Craig Pinder   Vocals
Peter Polycarpou   Vocals
Caroline Quentin   Vocals
Siân Reeves   Vocals
Roger Allam   Vocals
Alun Armstrong   Vocals
Jackie Marks   Vocals
Jill Martin   Vocals
Aline Mowat   Vocals
Rebecca Caine   Vocals
Beverly Klein   Vocals
Ian Tucker   Vocals
David Burt   Vocals
Paul Leonard   Vocals
Susan Jane Tanner   Vocals
Ian Calvin   Vocals
Liza Hayden   Vocals
Colin Marsh   Vocals
Misérables Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Christopher Beck   Vocals
Abbé Paul Léonard   Vocals
Alan Armstrong   Vocals
Beverley Klein   Vocals
Keith Burns   Vocals
Paul Leonard   Vocals
Alan Armstrong   Vocals

Technical Credits

Sheridan Morley   Liner Notes
Alain Boublil   Producer,Text
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer,Producer
David Hunt   Engineer
Herbert Kretzmer   Lyricist
Jean-Marc Natel   Text
Trevor Nunn   Adaptation,Stage Direction
John Caird   Adaptation,Stage Direction
John Cameron   Orchestration,Musical Supervision
James Fenton   Text
Claude-Michel Schoenberg   Producer

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Les Misérables [Original London Cast] [Highlights] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
straighttalker More than 1 year ago
I already had the complete recording having seen the play twice. This recording is the best numbers. You do not get lost in the play but the performance is perfect for ripping after you buy it to your MP3. I listen to it while I am at the pc at work all the time.