Les Misérables: Highlights from the Complete Symphonic International Recording

Les Misérables: Highlights from the Complete Symphonic International Recording

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Les Misérables: Highlights from the Complete Symphonic International Recording

Originally conceived as a simple recording production, Les Miserables evolved quickly into one of the premiere theatre events of the 1980s. Theatrically on par with Phantom of the Opera, Les Miz is drawn from the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The story chronicles the life of Jean Valjean, a simple Frenchman who was arrested as a youth for stealing a loaf of bread. After serving five years for that crime, as well as an additional 14 for attempted escape, Valjean is released on parole. Upon changing his name and eluding his parole officer, Valjean becomes the surrogate father of a young girl and a mayor as the French Revolution sets in. As the war rages, he finds that he cannot change the man he is. Les Miserables is typical of theatre in the '80s, with extravagant effects and large full cast numbers. The beautiful score is full of emotion and humor, including such memorable and noteworthy songs as "Look Down," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Bring Him Home," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" and the ubiquitous "On My Own." The international studio cast includes members from the London, Broadway, and Tokyo productions and was recorded at three different locations.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: First Night (Red)
UPC: 0766927332326
catalogNumber: 73323
Rank: 15007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Morris   Vocals
Michael Ball   Vocals
Kenny d'Aquila   Vocals
Philip Quast   Vocals
Kaho Shimada   Vocals
Gay Soper   Vocals
Anthony Warlow   Vocals
Barry James   Vocals
Debbie Byrne   Vocals
Tracy Shayne   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alain Boublil   Lyricist
David Caddick   Producer
David Hunt   Engineer
Herbert Kretzmer   Lyricist
Jean-Marc Natel   Lyricist
Cameron Mackintosh   Producer
Trevor Nunn   Lyricist
John Caird   Lyricist
James Fenton   Additional Music

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