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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 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537245857
  • Catalog Number: 001791602
  • Sales rank: 2,340

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Down (2:21)
  2. 2 The Bishop (1:34)
  3. 3 Valjean's Soliloquy (3:18)
  4. 4 At the End of the Day (4:27)
  5. 5 I Dreamed a Dream (4:38)
  6. 6 The Confrontation (1:55)
  7. 7 Castle on a Cloud (1:11)
  8. 8 Master of the House (4:51)
  9. 9 Suddenly (2:32)
  10. 10 Stars (3:01)
  11. 11 ABC Café / Red and Black (4:21)
  12. 12 In My Life - A Heart Full of Love (3:12)
  13. 13 On My Own (3:11)
  14. 14 One Day More (3:39)
  15. 15 Drink With Me (1:41)
  16. 16 Bring Him Home (3:37)
  17. 17 The Final Battle (3:17)
  18. 18 Javert's Suicide (3:00)
  19. 19 Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (3:12)
  20. 20 Epilogue (6:20)
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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
Simon Gibson Mastering
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    In all fairness to Barnes and Noble, complaints about the conten

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    I know this is a highlight CD, but it is missing some of the mor

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Pardon me, but a CD titled "Les Miserables--Highlights from

    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!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Really Great!! This CD is just what I wanted. Guaranteed to be

    Really Great!! This CD is just what I wanted. Guaranteed to be a great souvenir from experiencing the movie.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    If only it had a few more songs I would give it 5 stars. Univer

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    This is NOT the official soundtrack. Look closely. It is HIGHLIG

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    I bought this on line and even called the customer service cente

    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.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    The level of talent in those chosen vocally was at best disturbi

    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.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Epilogue contains "finale" and "do you hear the p

    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.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    5 Stars Times 10!!! It is a wonderful CD. Yes, it is the Highlig

    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!

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    Book Review Outline Book title and author:project x Title of r

    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



    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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