The Phantom Of The Opera (Extended Edition) CD (2004)

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I had to shed all my preconcieved notions of how Phantom should sound before I decided to write this review. It´s a great soundtrack! Let´s hope the movie is as great. The music of Lloyd Webber has been re-orchestrated and great new music has been written for new sequences. And the full symphony orchestra and choir make the climatic scenes much more effectives than in the Theater where the music was as big as a 26 piece orchestra could be. I know I´m going to upset a lot of Michael Crawford fans but Gerard Butler is THE PHANTOM OF THE NEW MILLENIUM! His darker and a bit hoarse voice is much more appropiate for the darker scenes and his head voice is really tender and sweet when it needs to be like in "Music of the night". Michael Crawford is great but his much more lighter sound makes his Phantom a little less effective where the Phantom has to show anger and rage. And of course the role I was waiting to hear the most was Christine. Yes Emmy Rossum has the range, yes her voice has the agility and yes she can hit the infamous Eb6. But there´s just something that doesn´t quite makes her THE CHRISTINE OF ... Her singing seems at time strained and nasal and her voice color is not the one I had hoped for Christine. Her speaking voice is much more sexy and effective than her singing voice. But don´t get me wrong she´s still very good. I have nothing to say of Patrick Wilson´s Raoul. His everything this (at times) ungratefull role needs to be. I was very shoked when i first heard that Minnie Driver was cast as Carlotta because i assumed she would have to sing all of the decaying soprano´s parts herself. But of course the singing voice of Carlotta was done by a profesional opera singer Margaret Preece. I yet have to see Minnie´s on screen performance but the vocal performance of Mrs. Preece is a top one and adds the comic relief that Phantom at time needs so desperatly. But THE greatest and most pleasing surprise from Minnie Driver was to hear her in the Ending Credits song "Learn to be lonely". It´s a very simple, tender pop balad which in my opinion works perfectly in balance to the larger than life dramatic score of the movie. It has a similar effect the song "Into the west" had on me at the end of "Lord of the rings". Minnie Driver is a superb singer. It´s a real shame there was nothing for her to sing in the rest of the movie. I hope my review was helpfull!

-Luis quote

Phantom for the new millenium

by Luis on 12/4/2004

I had to shed all my preconcieved notions of how Phantom should sound before I decided to write this review. It´s a great soundtrack! Let´s hope the movie is as great. The music of Lloyd Webber has been re-orchestrated and great new music has been written for new sequences. And the full symphony orchestra and choir make the climatic scenes much more effectives than in the Theater where the music was as big as a 26 piece orchestra could be. I know I´m going to upset a lot of Michael Crawford fans but Gerard Butler is THE PHANTOM OF THE NEW MILLENIUM! His darker and a bit hoarse voice is much more appropiate for the darker scenes and his head voice is really tender and sweet when it needs to be like in "Music of the night". Michael Crawford is great but his much more lighter sound makes his Phantom a little less effective where the Phantom has to show anger and rage. And of course the role I was waiting to hear the most was Christine. Yes Emmy Rossum has the range, yes her voice has the agility and yes she can hit the infamous Eb6. But there´s just something that doesn´t quite makes her THE CHRISTINE OF ... Her singing seems at time strained and nasal and her voice color is not the one I had hoped for Christine. Her speaking voice is much more sexy and effective than her singing voice. But don´t get me wrong she´s still very good. I have nothing to say of Patrick Wilson´s Raoul. His everything this (at times) ungratefull role needs to be. I was very shoked when i first heard that Minnie Driver was cast as Carlotta because i assumed she would have to sing all of the decaying soprano´s parts herself. But of course the singing voice of Carlotta was done by a profesional opera singer Margaret Preece. I yet have to see Minnie´s on screen performance but the vocal performance of Mrs. Preece is a top one and adds the comic relief that Phantom at time needs so desperatly. But THE greatest and most pleasing surprise from Minnie Driver was to hear her in the Ending Credits song "Learn to be lonely". It´s a very simple, tender pop balad which in my opinion works perfectly in balance to the larger than life dramatic score of the movie. It has a similar effect the song "Into the west" had on me at the end of "Lord of the rings". Minnie Driver is a superb singer. It´s a real shame there was nothing for her to sing in the rest of the movie. I hope my review was helpfull! Read More

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Product Overview

Contains a 2 CD Deluxe Collector's Edition, packaged in a 4 3/4" x 5" hardcover book with all of the music from the single disc plus other original score material featured in the film.

Sony Classical and Really Useful Records present the original soundtrack recording of music from director Joel Schumacher’s film of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, featuring one of the most popular musical theater scores of all time plus a new end-title song written especially for the film, “Learn To Be Lonely,” performed by singer/actress Minnie Driver, who also appears in the film. Produced by Really Useful Films and released by Warner Bros. Pictures, The Phantom of the Opera stars Scottish actor Gerard Butler in the title role and Emmy Rossum as Christine, with Tony and Emmy nominee Patrick Wilson.

Also working on the soundtrack recording are Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-time creative collaborators, co-producer Nigel Wright and conductor and music supervisor Simon Lee. This highly talented team has brought together more than 100 hand-picked musicians from all over Europe for the recording sessions at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios.

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 63919455
UPC 827969352229
UPC 14 00827969352229
Format CD
Release Date 11/23/2004
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Author Original Broadway Ca
Detailed Track Info
Counter 1
Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Counter 2
Title Overture
Composer Name ,
Minutes 7
Seconds 25
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Hannibal" by .
Counter 3
Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
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Counter 4
Title Little Lotte
Composer Name ,
Minutes 4
Seconds 11
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "The Mirror" by .
Counter 5
Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
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Written 2004
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Counter 6
Title I Remember
Composer Name ,
Minutes 3
Seconds 21
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Stranger Than You Dream It" by .
Counter 7
Title The Phantom of the Opera: Notes/Prima Donna
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Notes" by and "Prima Donna" by .
Counter 8
Title The Phantom of the Opera: Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh/Il Muto
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh" by and "Il Muto" by .
Counter 9
Title The Phantom of the Opera: Why Have You Brought Me Here/Raoul I've Been There
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Why Have You Brought Me Here" by and "Raoul I've Been There" by .
Counter 10
Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Counter 11
Title Masquerade
Composer Name ,
Minutes 8
Seconds 38
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Why So Silent" by .
Counter 12
Title The Phantom of the Opera: Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Madame Giry's Tale" by and "The Fairground" by .
Counter 13
Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Counter 14
Title The Point Of No Return
Composer Name ,
Minutes 6
Seconds 43
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Chandelier Crash" by .
Counter 15
Title The Phantom of the Opera: Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
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Work Notes This selection is a medley which includes "Down Once More" by and "Track Down This Murderer" by .
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Title The Phantom of the Opera, film score
Composer Name Webber, Andrew L.
Composer Info Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer) (1948 - )
Minutes 2
Seconds 47
Period Contemporary
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Written 2004
Country
Language
Studio/Live
Venue
Recorded Date
Work Notes
Performer Driver, Minnie
Instrument
ANotes
Disc 1
1 Phantom of the Opera: Prologue, The,The Phantom of the Opera: Masquerade/Why So Silent: Masquerade / Why So Silent
2 The Phantom of the Opera: Overture/Hannibal: Overture / Hannibal,The Phantom of the Opera: Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground: Madame Giry's Tale / The Fairground
3 Phantom of the Opera: Think of Me, The,Phantom of the Opera: Journey to the Cemetery, The
4 Phantom of the Opera: Angel of Music, The,Phantom of the Opera: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, The
5 The Phantom of the Opera: Little Lotte/The Mirror (Angel of Music): Little Lotte / The Mirror,Phantom of the Opera: Wandering Child, The
6 Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera, The,Phantom of the Opera: The Swordfight, The
7 Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night, The,Phantom of the Opera: We Have All Been Blind, The
8 Phantom of the Opera: Magical Lasso, The,Phantom of the Opera: Don Juan, The
9 The Phantom of the Opera: I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It: I Remember / Stranger Than You Dream It,The Phantom of the Opera: The Point of No Return/Chandelier Crash: The Point Of No Return / Chandelier Crash
10 The Phantom of the Opera: Notes/Prima Donna: Notes / Prima Donna,The Phantom of the Opera: Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer: Down Once More / Track Down This Murderer
11 The Phantom of the Opera: Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh/Il Muto: Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh / Il Muto,Phantom of the Opera: Learn to Be Lonely, The - (featuring Minnie Driver)
12 The Phantom of the Opera: Why Have You Brought Me Here/Raoul I've Been There: Why Have You Brought Me Here / Raoul I've Been There
13 Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You, The
14 Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You, The (Reprise)
Disc 2
1 Phantom of the Opera: Prologue, The,The Phantom of the Opera: Masquerade/Why So Silent: Masquerade / Why So Silent
2 The Phantom of the Opera: Overture/Hannibal: Overture / Hannibal,The Phantom of the Opera: Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground: Madame Giry's Tale / The Fairground
3 Phantom of the Opera: Think of Me, The,Phantom of the Opera: Journey to the Cemetery, The
4 Phantom of the Opera: Angel of Music, The,Phantom of the Opera: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, The
5 The Phantom of the Opera: Little Lotte/The Mirror (Angel of Music): Little Lotte / The Mirror,Phantom of the Opera: Wandering Child, The
6 Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera, The,Phantom of the Opera: The Swordfight, The
7 Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night, The,Phantom of the Opera: We Have All Been Blind, The
8 Phantom of the Opera: Magical Lasso, The,Phantom of the Opera: Don Juan, The
9 The Phantom of the Opera: I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It: I Remember / Stranger Than You Dream It,The Phantom of the Opera: The Point of No Return/Chandelier Crash: The Point Of No Return / Chandelier Crash
10 The Phantom of the Opera: Notes/Prima Donna: Notes / Prima Donna,The Phantom of the Opera: Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer: Down Once More / Track Down This Murderer
11 The Phantom of the Opera: Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh/Il Muto: Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh / Il Muto,Phantom of the Opera: Learn to Be Lonely, The - (featuring Minnie Driver)
12 The Phantom of the Opera: Why Have You Brought Me Here/Raoul I've Been There: Why Have You Brought Me Here / Raoul I've Been There
13 Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You, The
14 Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You, The (Reprise)
Product Attributes
Artist Original Broadway Ca
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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