Les Miserables Original London Cast CD (2004)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Red Ink Records
SKU 61012451
UPC 766927336225
UPC 14 00766927336225
Format CD
Release Date 6/8/2004
Links
Author Various Artists
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 73362
Lable Name Red Ink Records (USA)
Released 05/19/1998
Original Release 1985
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code AAD
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00766927336225
Musical Guests
Patti LuPone
Album Notes and Credits
Principal cast includes: Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle.
Producers: Alan Boubil, Claude-Michel Schonberg.
All music written by Alan Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
The songs on this recording are slightly different from those on the Broadway cast album, including a complete version of the song "Little People."
Originally conceived as a simple recording production, Les Mis?rables evolved quickly into one of the premiere theater events of the 1980s. Theatrically on par with The 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 Mis?rables is typical of theater 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 original London cast recording is considered by many to be superior to various other releases of Les Miz, including the Broadway cast. Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle originate here the roles they played in the Broadway cast, joined by Patti LuPone and Michael Ball. An important addition to a collection for those who want a nearly complete version but who don't need the full symphonic version. ~ Sarah Erlewine
Disc 1
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Mis?rables, musical: Work Song, Les,Les Mis?rables, musical: I Saw Him Once: In My Life / A Heart Full Of Love
2 Mis?rables, musical: Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven, Les,Mis?rables, musical: The Attack on Rue Plumet, Les
3 Mis?rables, musical: What Have I Done?, Les,Mis?rables, musical: One Day More, Les
4 Mis?rables, musical: At the End of the Day, Les,Mis?rables, musical: On My Own, Les
5 Mis?rables, musical: I Dreamed a Dream, Les,Mis?rables, musical: The First Attack, Les
6 Mis?rables, musical: Lovely Ladies, Les,Mis?rables, musical: A Little Fall of Rain, Les
7 Mis?rables, musical: Who Am I?, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Drink With Me, Les
8 Mis?rables, musical: Come to Me, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Bring Him Home, Les
9 Mis?rables, musical: The Confrontation, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Dog Eats Dog, Les
10 Mis?rables, musical: Castle on a Cloud, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Soliloquy, Les (Javert's Suicide)
11 Mis?rables, musical: Master of the House, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Turning, Les
12 Mis?rables, musical: The Th?nardier Waltz of Treachery, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Les
13 Mis?rables, musical: Stars, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Beggars at the Feast/Wedding Chorale, Les
14 Mis?rables, musical: Look Down, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Finale. Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les (Reprise)
15 Mis?rables, musical: Little People, Les
16 Mis?rables, musical: Red and Black, Les
17 Mis?rables, musical: Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les
Disc 2
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Mis?rables, musical: Work Song, Les,Les Mis?rables, musical: I Saw Him Once: In My Life / A Heart Full Of Love
2 Mis?rables, musical: Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven, Les,Mis?rables, musical: The Attack on Rue Plumet, Les
3 Mis?rables, musical: What Have I Done?, Les,Mis?rables, musical: One Day More, Les
4 Mis?rables, musical: At the End of the Day, Les,Mis?rables, musical: On My Own, Les
5 Mis?rables, musical: I Dreamed a Dream, Les,Mis?rables, musical: The First Attack, Les
6 Mis?rables, musical: Lovely Ladies, Les,Mis?rables, musical: A Little Fall of Rain, Les
7 Mis?rables, musical: Who Am I?, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Drink With Me, Les
8 Mis?rables, musical: Come to Me, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Bring Him Home, Les
9 Mis?rables, musical: The Confrontation, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Dog Eats Dog, Les
10 Mis?rables, musical: Castle on a Cloud, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Soliloquy, Les (Javert's Suicide)
11 Mis?rables, musical: Master of the House, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Turning, Les
12 Mis?rables, musical: The Th?nardier Waltz of Treachery, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Les
13 Mis?rables, musical: Stars, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Beggars at the Feast/Wedding Chorale, Les
14 Mis?rables, musical: Look Down, Les,Mis?rables, musical: Finale. Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les (Reprise)
15 Mis?rables, musical: Little People, Les
16 Mis?rables, musical: Red and Black, Les
17 Mis?rables, musical: Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les
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