Phantom of the Opera [Original London Cast Recording]

Phantom of the Opera [Original London Cast Recording]

by A. L. Webber
     
 

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As much a brand name as a composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber never does anything In a small way. 1988's The Phantom of The Opera, perhaps the finest effort of Lord Webber's career, began life with a particularly human heart beating at its center: Michael Crawford's Phantom. The very last word inSee more details below

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As much a brand name as a composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber never does anything In a small way. 1988's The Phantom of The Opera, perhaps the finest effort of Lord Webber's career, began life with a particularly human heart beating at its center: Michael Crawford's Phantom. The very last word in swoony romanticism, honey-tenored Crawford stormed Broadway and jumped-started a late-career revival that has yet to slow down. This double-disc, original cast recording also features costar Sarah Brightman (the former Mrs. Lloyd Webber), who uses her powerful voice to stunning advantage on "All I Ask of You" and "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again." Crawford's gorgeous, hushed vocal dazzles in the memorable showpiece, "The Music of the Night," as spectacular and definitive a Broadway moment as any in the last half-century.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tavia Hobart
This is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most highly acclaimed productions. The two-disc set comes with a booklet that has not only the lyrics, but also the dialog and stage directions. Sarah Brightman appears as Christine Daae (the heroine) and Michael Crawford as the Phantom. It's also available in a one-disc "highlights" version.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2001
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0731454392822
catalogNumber:
543928
Rank:
240

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Prologue
  2. Overture
  3. Think of Me
  4. Angel of Music
  5. Little Lotte... / The Mirror (Angel of Music)
  6. The Phantom of the Opera
  7. The Music of the Night
  8. I Remember... / Stranger Than You Dreamt It...
  9. Magical Lasso...
  10. Notes... / Prima Donna
  11. Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
  12. Why Have You Brought Me Here... / Raoul, I've Been There...
  13. All I Ask of You
  14. All I Ask of You (Reprise)

Disc 2

  1. Entr'Acte
  2. Masquerade / Why So Silent...
  3. Notes... / Twisted Every Way...
  4. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  5. Wandering Child... / Bravo, Monsieur...
  6. The Point of No Return
  7. Down Once More... / Track Down This Murderer...

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Primary Artist
Michael Crawford   Vocals,cast
Sarah Brightman   Vocals,cast
Steve Barton   Vocals,Actor,cast
Rosemary Ashe   Vocals,cast
David Firth   Vocals,cast
Janos Kurucz   Vocals,cast
Janet Devenish   Vocals
John Savident   Vocals
Phantom of the Opera Cast Ensemble   cast
John Aron   Vocals
Michael Reed   Conductor
Mary Millar   Vocals
Laurie Lewis   Violin
Rod Argent   Keyboards
Keith Marshall   Oboe,Cor anglais
Graham Ashton   Trumpet
Stan Barrett   Percussion
Mark Berrow   Violin
Sheila Bromberg   Harp
Frank Clarke   Bass
Mike Cookson   Viola
Kenneth Essex   Viola
Howard (Jimmy) Evans   Trumpet
Robin Firman   Cello,Viola
Hans Geiger   Violin
Chris Green   Cello
Geoffrey Grey   Violin
Norman Jones   Cello,Viola
Homi Kanga   Violin
Chris Laurence   Bass
Paul Maguire   Keyboards
John Meck   Viola
Michael Reed   Conductor
Billy Reid   Violin
George Robertson   Viola
David Rose   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Celia Sheen   Violin
Mark Thomas   Violin
Dick Wall   Trombone
Arthur Watts   Bass
Roger Welch   Viola
Pete Whittaker   Bassoon
John Willison   Violin
Nick Worters   Bass
Steve Pierce   Clarinet
David Bellman   Viola
Norman Archibald   Trumpet
Nick Busch   Horn
Justin Pearson   Cello
Frank Clark   Bass
Norris Bosworth   Viola
David Randall   Violin
Danielle Emond   Horn
Perry Montague-Mason   Conductor
Chris Gradwell   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Ken Hogg   Violin
Keith Riby   Horn
Alan Smyth   Viola
Alexa Turpin   Flute,Piccolo
Jill Washington   cast
Michael Dore   Horn
Colin Staveley   Violin
Jeremy White   Viola
Paul Cullington   Bass
Brian Mack   Viola
Alison Kelly   Violin
James Patterson   cast
Bill Jones   Viola
Dave Locke   Percussion
David Jackson   cast
Bob Norris   Cello
Mike Stanley   Keyboards
Maria Kesselman   cast
Peter Bishop   cast
Bill Reid   Violin
Derek Taylor   Horn
Gordon Buchan   Violin
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Book,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Mike Batt   Lyricist
Charles Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Martin Levan   Engineer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer,Lyricist,Book
Sheila Bromberg   Contributor
David Cullen   Orchestration
Harold Prince   Director
Gillian Lynne   Choreographer

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