Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year. Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars

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Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year. Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

In December 2012, the world's longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs-including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”-Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Victor Hugo's 19th century French historical novel Les Misérables found its way to the stage in 1980 as a remarkably successful musical, and finally the big screen in 1996 sans all of the singing, but it wasn't until 2012 that the two mediums would finally meet. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, in his wisdom (depending on which side of the "should stage actors be replaced by more bankable, less vocally adept film actors when Broadway makes the jump to Hollywood), decided to have his actors sing live (stage veteran Hugh Jackman and newcomer Samantha Barks steal the show). Fans of the film should take heed of the small print that adorns the collection's jacket (highlights from the motion picture soundtrack) as, at 60 minutes, it leaves out well over an hour of music.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2012
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602537245857
catalogNumber:
001791602
Rank:
21730

Tracks

  1. Look Down
  2. The Bishop
  3. Valjean's Soliloquy
  4. At the End of the Day
  5. I Dreamed a Dream
  6. The Confrontation
  7. Castle on a Cloud
  8. Master of the House
  9. Suddenly
  10. Stars
  11. ABC Café / Red and Black
  12. In My Life - A Heart Full of Love
  13. On My Own
  14. One Day More
  15. Drink With Me
  16. Bring Him Home
  17. The Final Battle
  18. Javert's Suicide
  19. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
  20. Epilogue

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frances Ruffelle   Vocals
Colm Wilkinson   Vocals
Julia Worsley   Vocals
Hugh Jackman   Vocals
Charlotte Spencer   Vocals
Russell Crowe   Vocals
Helena Bonham Carter   Vocals
Katy Secombe   Vocals
Sacha Baron Cohen   Vocals
Hannah Waddingham   Vocals
Daniel Evans   Vocals
Michael Jibson   Vocals
Amanda Seyfried   Vocals
Iain Pirie   Vocals
Aaron Tveit   Vocals
Stephen Tate   Vocals
Hadley Fraser   Vocals
Stuart Neal   Vocals
Stephen Brooker   Conductor
Anne Hathaway   Vocals
Adam Pearce   Vocals
Gabriel Vick   Vocals
Bertie Carvel   Vocals
Killian Donnelly   Vocals
Daniel Huttlestone   Vocals
Isabelle Allen   Vocals
Eddie Redmayne   Vocals
Samantha Barks   Vocals
Roger Davison   Piano
Marc Pickering   Vocals
Lynne Wilmot   Vocals
Kate Fleetwood   Vocals
Julian Bleach   Vocals
Jennifer Whyte   Piano
Fra Fee   Vocals
Hugh Skinner   Vocals
George Blagden   Vocals
Alistair Brammer   Vocals
Adrian Scarborough   Vocals

Technical Credits

Anne Dudley   Orchestration,Musical Producer,Additional Music
Alain Boublil   Lyricist,Liner Notes
Rolf Wilson   Orchestra Leader
Herbert Kretzmer   Lyricist
Lee McCutcheon   Producer
Jean-Marc Natel   Lyricist
Cameron Mackintosh   Producer,Liner Notes
Trevor Nunn   Lyricist
John Caird   Lyricist
James Bellamy   Programming
Andy Nelson   Re-recording Mixer
Jonathan Allen   Engineer
Claude-Michel Schoenberg   Composer,Liner Notes,Musical Producer
Robert Houston   Programming
Neil Stemp   Programming
Stephen Brooker   Adaptation,Music Direction
Rael Jones   Programming,Orchestration
Chris Jahnke   Adaptation
Stephen Metcalfe   Producer,Orchestration,Adaptation

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Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all fairness to Barnes and Noble, complaints about the contents of the CD are the responsibility of producers and the record label, Republic. Check any other music outlet, iTunes Store or Amazon. This is it for the official movie soundtrack. Barnes and Noble can only sell what producers make available -- they are not content creators.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really Great!! This CD is just what I wanted. Guaranteed to be a great souvenir from experiencing the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pardon me, but a CD titled "Les Miserables--Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack" that doesn't include the wonderful song "Do You Hear the People Sing?" is not something I want in my collection!  And I say that as a fan of both Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe!
clarinetplayerSC More than 1 year ago
If only it had a few more songs I would give it 5 stars. Universal Republic needs to release a 2-disc edition! So many great songs are left out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know this is a highlight CD, but it is missing some of the more memorable songs. Also, parts of songs are missing. Not worth the money they are asking for it.
5thgradeS.S.teacher More than 1 year ago
This is NOT the official soundtrack. Look closely. It is HIGHLIGHTS! Clever marketing. This is a teaser. The soundtrack is sue to be released later this week. I enjoyed this, even though I do not feel Russell Crowe is a great singer. For his part, I think he is tolerable. Isabelle Allen's haunting "Catle on a CLoud" is beautiful, and Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne are incredible. I was astounded by Ann Hathaway's voice, and I already knew from Mamma Mia that Amanda Seyfried was a good singer. Just enjoy it until the actual soundtrack is released. I do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The level of talent in those chosen vocally was at best disturbing. It was sad even to have heard how Colm Wilkinson's voice had deteriorated. As for the movie itself, although it was visually stunning it was another cruel example of Hollywood editing lyric and dialogue for 'politically correct ' purposes.
Die-hardTwi-hard More than 1 year ago
Epilogue contains "finale" and "do you hear the people sing" for those that commented that they were missing. I only wish that  "look down" beggars version was on here.
BasiaG More than 1 year ago
5 Stars Times 10!!! It is a wonderful CD. Yes, it is the Highlights, but that's all you get on a Broadway soundtrack! (I have not yet seen the movie) OMG, when it started with that full orchestra, not a small Broadway orchestra, my heart stopped a beat. When you heard a singer "Whisper" her song to make an emphatic soul searching message, you got it! This is one CD that I will wear out in the next month! Another is already on order. THIS IS THE CROWN JEWEL OF MY CD COLLECTION FOR 2013!
skyler13 More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author:project x Title of review: Number of stars (1 to 5): 4 Introduction this boy is tuting 18 his parents are leaving town and told the boy he could have a copple frenids over for his party Description and summary of main pointsthe few people so up and a copple hours the party grew and grew till the party was in the hole nabor hood Evaluation the cops try to comtoal the party but they cant because there was 80,000people at the party Conclusionthton the moring got there and the party died and the all whent home and the 4 boys that hosted the party got in troble Your final review it was the best book in history
JTF62 More than 1 year ago
I bought this on line and even called the customer service center to make sure I was getting the complete soundtrack. Of course, the person I asked said yes. It arrived yesterday and I didn't open it because I just knew it wasn't what I wanted. I will be returning it, unopen, and am extremely disappointed in B&N's service on this product. Shame on you, Barnes and Noble, for misrepresenting this beautiful musical.