Les Misérables [Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition]

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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 ...
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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. [A Deluxe Version was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2013
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537342761
  • Catalog Number: 001827902
  • Sales rank: 786

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Down (3:16)
  2. 2 The Bishop (1:34)
  3. 3 Valjean's Soliloquy (3:18)
  4. 4 At The End Of The Day (4:26)
  5. 5 The Docks (Lovely Ladies) (4:03)
  6. 6 I Dreamed A Dream (4:37)
  7. 7 Fantine's Arrest (1:59)
  8. 8 Who Am I? (2:37)
  9. 9 Fantine's Death (2:52)
  10. 10 The Confrontation (1:54)
  11. 11 Castle On A Cloud (1:11)
  12. 12 Master Of The House (4:48)
  13. 13 The Bargain (3:24)
  14. 14 Suddenly (2:32)
  15. 15 The Convent (0:52)
  16. 16 Stars (2:45)
  17. 17 Paris / Look Down (3:13)
  18. 18 The Robbery (2:51)
  19. 19 ABC Café / Red & Black (4:21)
  20. 20 In My Life (4:16)
  21. 21 A Heart Full Of Love (2:01)
  22. 22 On My Own (3:11)
  23. 23 One Day More (3:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Do You Hear The People Sing? (2:03)
  2. 2 Building The Barricade (1:43)
  3. 3 Javert At The Barricade (1:45)
  4. 4 The First Attack (1:21)
  5. 5 Little Fall Of Rain (2:31)
  6. 6 Drink With Me (1:42)
  7. 7 Bring Him Home (3:37)
  8. 8 The Death Of Gavroche (2:45)
  9. 9 The Final Battle (3:06)
  10. 10 The Sewers (2:23)
  11. 11 Javert's Suicide (2:55)
  12. 12 Turning (0:38)
  13. 13 Empty Chairs At Empty Tables (3:11)
  14. 14 A Heart Full Of Love reprise (1:30)
  15. 15 Valjean's Confession (2:16)
  16. 16 Suddenly reprise (0:53)
  17. 17 The Wedding (2:02)
  18. 18 Beggars At The Feast (0:29)
  19. 19 Epilogue (8:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Godfrey Vocals
Colm Wilkinson Vocals
Hugh Jackman Vocals
Russell Crowe Vocals
Helena Bonham Carter Vocals
Sacha Baron Cohen Vocals
Amanda Seyfried Vocals
Aaron Tveit Vocals
Hadley Fraser Vocals
Stephen Brooker Conductor
Anne Hathaway Vocals
Daniel Huttlestone Vocals
Isabelle Allen Vocals
Eddie Redmayne Vocals
Samantha Barks Vocals
Les Misérables Motion Picture Cast Ensemble Choir, Chorus
Les Misérables Motion Picture Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Anne Dudley Producer, Orchestration
Alain Boublil Lyricist, Liner Notes
Claude-Michel Schönberg Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Rolf Wilson Orchestra Leader
Herbert Kretzmer Lyricist
Jean-Marc Natel Lyricist
Cameron Mackintosh Producer, Liner Notes
Trevor Nunn Lyricist
Simon Gibson Mastering
John Caird Lyricist
James Bellamy Programming
Andy Nelson Re-recording Mixer
Jonathan Allen Engineer
Robert Houston Programming
Neil Stemp Programming
Stephen Brooker Orchestration, Music Direction
Rael Jones Programming, Orchestration
Philip French Liner Notes
Chris Jahnke Orchestration
Stephen Metcalfe Producer, Orchestration
Lee McCutcheion Producer
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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    This 2 disc version of the soundtrack is about as complete as an

    This 2 disc version of the soundtrack is about as complete as any cast recording. My original London Cast Recording leaves out "Fantine's Arrest" and some of the music from the barricade scenes, for example. I wish they had included more of the recitatives and music that was written specifically for the movie, such as the scene where Javert first encounters Jean Valjean as mayor in the factory, and the scene where Javert offers to resign for incorrectly believing the mayor is Jean Valjean, just before "Who Am I."

    The singing is a little more raw than we are used to from the concert productions and the cast recordings, but the film cast brings passion. Much has been said about Anne Hathaway's brilliant performance of Fantine, but I feel not enough superlatives have been shown at Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne. Hugh Jackman is the best leading man in musical theatre right now (two Tony Awards and counting) and thoroughly deserved his Academy Award nomination. His voice is rich and powerful, as well as sensitive and subdued, as the scene requires. Not since The Fountain has he had a role that showcased his immense talent and allowed him to prove that he is one of the best actors out there--so much more than Wolverine or a pretty face/body. Eddie Redmayne also brought the intensity, that made his Marius leap off the screen for me. His version of "Empty Chairs" is so moving and I look forward to perhaps seeing him sing again in a film or on stage. With more consistent training, he could make an excellent musical lead on stage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    I have truly enjoyed listening to this recording. I had the old

    I have truly enjoyed listening to this recording. I had the older stage versions on cassette tapes,and when looking for CD format, opted to go with the movie soundtrack. Whenever I play this, I'm re-imagining the movie. It would have been nice to have all the music, but to tell the truth, I don't really notice the condensed version. I'm getting it for my daughter-in-law for Christmas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Director Tom Hooper wanted Les Miz finished in 2 1/2 hours, mean

    Director Tom Hooper wanted Les Miz finished in 2 1/2 hours, meaning he had to cut DOG EAT DOG,
    butcher TURNING and DRINK WITH ME, and other small cuts. That being said, I love the 2 disc soundtrack
    and the movie!  I had reservations about Russell Crowe's singing, but he moved me nevertheless.
    Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, esp. Eddie Redmayne are all terrific!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 19, 2013

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