Evita (The Motion Picture Music Soundtrack) Soundtrack
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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's ground-breaking musical Evita finally makes it to the big screen. Starring Madonna as Eva Peron, Antonio Banderas as Che Guevara and Jonathan Pryce as Juan Peron, the film, which was directed by Alan Parker. Evita--The Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack is a two-CD/cassette package containing all the music from the film.
Evita was finally filmed in 1996, 20 years after its initial incarnation as a studio-bound rock opera. In between, of course, it was one of the most successful and long-running musicals on either side of the Atlantic. Given such a long history, the film might easily have been a stale anticlimax, fatally holed by our overfamiliarity with songs such as the ubiquitous "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." On the contrary, it was an impressive and immensely satisfying production. The numbers, augmented by a new song for Eva ("You Must Love Me"), sound fresh and the singing is excellent. Coming from Jonathan Pryce (Peron) and Jimmy Nail (Magaldi), this is hardly a surprise. The real revelation is Antonio Banderas as Che, a kind of one-man Greek chorus commenting on Eva's rise and the price she must pay. His warm tenor dispels memories of previous, rougher interpretations from such singers as David Essex and Colm Wilkinson. Ultimately, though, the star is Madonna. She is totally immersed in the role of Eva from start to finish, her singing ranging from girlish delicacy to a hard-edged stridence as the dictator's wife achieves her goals. Rarely has a film so successfully given a stage show such a new lease on life. --Piers Ford
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I still recommend the soundtrack, but just be aware that it's not exactly what you're used to...
Cumple mucho mejor como 'Magaldi' un JIMMY NAIL, que sin tener la fuerza de un tanguero real sabe sacarle partido a su rol. De lujo la 'Amante de Peron' que nos brinda ANDREA CORR (la vocalista de "The Corrs", que aqui se luce con ganas.) Secundarios y coro cumplen con suficiencia, y algo mejor la orquesta.
Un disco que para los amantes de Madonna puede tener mucha calidad, pero para los amantes del musical es francamente de un nivel de correcta suficiencia, pero ¿es que acaso no se puede hacer nada mejor a dia de hoy con 'Evita' que una version solo correcta?
And Antonio...mmm...let's put it this way: I never understand what the fuss about him was til I saw this. He is gorgeous, talented and dang near perfect. Wonderful man. Perfect for Che.
The musical may no be entirely historically accurate, but it was like Madonna was channeling Eva anyway. The whole thing is perfect. A must have for any music fan.
There are several disappointments re this recording. The first are the voices. Madonna is a brilliant pop singer, but she lacks the range for this particular role, and the score had to be rewritten for her; Banderas and Price are merely so-so. The material has been considerably softened from the super-tough stage show about the power-hungry and bombastic Eva Peron, and the result is a considerably less interesting "poor little me" Eva who--as sung by Madonna--is less inclined to eat up those who oppose her than to sigh and be sad. The result is very, very mild cheese indeed. One day Madonna will find a film that truly explores her obvious talent. Regretfully, EVITA was not it. And the soundtrack merely reflects the failure of the film itself.
GFT, Amazon reviewer
Madonna's vocal performance is awesome, I believe she performed best on the recording than any of her previous or later recordings since the role of Evita required extensive vocal range and was demanding both vocally and acting-wise. She is great in all her big numbers but "Don't cry for me Argentina" and "You must love me" must receive special attention.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This movie was definitely Madonna's best performance.
Even though this is the soundtrack, her singing is by far her best. Read more
OK, HERE'S THE DEAL. THIS CD IS NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL. I LIKED THE ORIGINAL PATTIE LuPONE VERSION MUCH BETTER. Read morePublished on June 26 2004
I am a big Madonna fan and all , but this album is just plain horrible all the songs are really horid and resemble "Phantom of the Opera" or some other Broadway... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by Ky Connell
I love this soundtrack and I am not a big Madonna fan, okay I am, but in this soudtrack she is outstanding. I only wish it had the entire movie on it, but that is unrealistic. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by Guenevere
It did well, and I have even bought it, for some strange reason I just dont not want it.. But I heard its nice to own, At 5x platinum, peak at # 2..Published on Nov. 7 2003 by RICO
Not sure if people here are completely honest. Madonna's vocal performance on this amazing EVITA score was not much to be desired. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2003
Madonna sounds amazing. Her voice is expressive and has awesome power and range. She easily carries the soundtrack. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003 by LouBeOH
Madonna sounds amazing. Her voice is expressive, has power and range. She easily carries the soundtrack. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003 by LouBeOH
If Madonna released this as her studio album (only has songs performed by her), this would have been a huge sucess, she has enough songs to do it:
Dont Cry For Me... Read more