In spite of the complaints about Gary Morris, I must stand up for him. Yes, he did take some time getting used to. But I got used to him, and actually prefer this recording to the Broadway Version.
I agree, Colm is absolutely amazing. But am I the only person who notices a strange resemblance in his Jean Valjean towards Sean Connery? I've seen the 10th anniversary special, and his jaw is jutting forward, forcing him to create that voice. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing him, but Colm is not a god.
Yes, Colm has more power than Gary, but it's due to the fact that he originated the role. For what it's worth, I think that both men are amazing, and I love BOTH albums.
But due to the Completeness of this album, and the hilarity of the Thenardier's, I prefer this version.