Miss Saigon [Original London Cast Recording] [Highlights]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's follow-up soundtrack to Les Miserables is another sung-through operetta with a serious theme and a classic source. This time, they have placed Madame Butterfly in the waning days of the Vietnam War. Jonathan Pryce stands out as a pimp named The Engineer in this highlights' collection off Miss Saigon, taken from the London cast recording, and the score has the same rock feel as Schönberg's Les Miserables music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's follow-up soundtrack to Les Miserables is another sung-through operetta with a serious theme and a classic source. This time, they have placed Madame Butterfly in the waning days of the Vietnam War. Jonathan Pryce stands out as a pimp named The Engineer in this highlights' collection off Miss Saigon, taken from the London cast recording, and the score has the same rock feel as Schönberg's Les Miserables music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1993
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 720642462126
  • Catalog Number: 24621
  • Sales rank: 49,128

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (3:21)
  2. 2 The Heat Is On In Saigon (4:37)
  3. 3 Why God Why? - Simon Bowman (4:52)
  4. 4 Sun And Moon - Simon Bowman (2:43)
  5. 5 The Last Night Of The World - Simon Bowman (4:25)
  6. 6 The Morning Of The Dragon (2:10)
  7. 7 I Still Believe - Claire Moore (4:32)
  8. 8 This Is The Hour (3:38)
  9. 9 If You Want To Die In Bed - Jonathan Pryce (3:38)
  10. 10 I'd Give My Life For You (5:20)
  11. 11 Bui-Doi (4:05)
  12. 12 The Fall Of Saigon (4:53)
  13. 13 Her Or Me - Claire Moore (3:21)
  14. 14 The American Dream - Jonathan Pryce (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Bradbury Violin
Duke Dobing Flute, Piccolo
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Godfrey Salmon Violin
Lea Salonga Vocals, Track Performer
Justin Ward Viola
Glen Martin Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet
Norris Bosworth Viola
Keith Burns Vocals
Claire Moore Vocals, Track Performer
David Randall Violin
David Hartley Synthesizer, Piano, Celeste
Martin Koch Conductor
Ian Laws Synthesizer, Guitar
Paul Clarvis Percussion
John McDougall Bassoon
William Arman Violin
Julian Fairbank Percussion
Peter Polycarpou Vocals
Jonathan Pryce Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Rozman Violin
Robert Sydor Clarinet, Saxophone
Martin Wall Horn
Anthony Castro Synthesizer, Keyboards
Simon Bowman Vocals, Track Performer
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Graeme Scott Viola
Technical Credits
Alain Boublil Producer, Audio Production
William David Brohn Orchestration
Claude-Michel Schönberg Audio Production
Nicholas Allott Executive Producer
David Hunt Engineer
John Napier Production Design
Anthony Castro Director
Claude-Michel Schoenberg Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!

    Very, very emotional... I could practically feel Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman pouring their hearts into their songs as Chris and Kim. Also, I have to give credit to Claire Moore and Jonathan Pryce. They sound great as Ellen and the Engineer. I unfortunately have never had the opportunity to see Miss Saigon in a theatre production, but this CD at least gives me a little hint of the full musical, which I'm sure must be fantastic.The orchestra also accented the songs beautifully. I have to say, though I enjoy the whole score, my personal two favorites are "Sun and Moon" and "Last Night of The World", and that is why I only got the London Highlights CD. If you only want to listen to one or two songs from the score, buy the Highlights CD. If you are looking for the full score from beginning to end of Miss Saigon, however, I recommend the complete two disc set. Enjoy the music!

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