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Les Miserables: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Cast Recording, Live


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 13 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Cast Recording, Live
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B0002E5O9G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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To celebrate 10 years as the world's most popular musical, the cast of Les Mis‚rables threw a phenomenal birthday party at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1995. A decade after Trevor Nunn directed its premiere at the Barbican Centre, and the subsequent move into what became a permanent home at the West End Palace Theatre, producer Cameron Macintosh felt the time had come for a little outing for "the miserables." Conductor David Charles Abell, having climbed out of the cluttered Palace pit, for one glorious night has the entire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at his disposal and there are appearances from over 150 singers--birthday celebs from Les Mis stagings worldwide--who flocked to the grandiose venue. Hosts for the night are the 1995 London cast: Colm Wilkinson's Valjean has power and beauty in "Who Am I?" and "Bring Him Home," and Michael Ball is a charming Marius. Miss Saigon herself, Lea Salonga, gets the crowd-pleasing favorite "On My Own." The Albert Hall sounds filled to the brim with an appreciative audience that contributes to the festive atmosphere. The result is a real treat for fans and lovers of Boubil and Sch”nberg's greatest musical--this double CD is an obligatory item in every collection of Les Mis memorabilia.

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To celebrate 10 years as the world's most popular musical, the cast of Les Misérables threw a phenomenal birthday party at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1995. A decade after Trevor Nunn directed its premiere at the Barbican Centre, and the subsequent move into what became a permanent home at the West End Palace Theatre, producer Cameron Macintosh felt the time had come for a little outing for "the miserables." Conductor David Charles Abell, having climbed out of the cluttered Palace pit, for one glorious night has the entire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at his disposal and there are appearances from over 150 singers--birthday celebs from Les Mis stagings worldwide--who flocked to the grandiose venue. Hosts for the night are the 1995 London cast: Colm Wilkinson's Valjean has power and beauty in "Who Am I?" and "Bring Him Home," and Michael Ball is a charming Marius. Miss Saigon herself, Lea Salonga, gets the crowd-pleasing favorite "On My Own." The Albert Hall sounds filled to the brim with an appreciative audience that contributes to the festive atmosphere. The result is a real treat for fans and lovers of Boubil and Schönberg's greatest musical--this double CD is an obligatory item in every collection of Les Mis memorabilia. --Yngvil V.G. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is definitely the best of all Les Miserables recordings. The live performances are exciting and very dynamic.
Miss Salonga's interpretation of Eponine is particularly impressive - very empathetic and appropriate (given all that Eponine has experienced, the right degree of bitterness interspersed with the frustrated love that permeates through the character 'shines' through), and her voice is just so amazing!
The other members of the cast are equally impressive.
Get this and the complete recording and you have all the Les Miserables CDs that you need for your lifetime.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brad Harper on Jan. 27 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you've never heard a Les Miserables recording and are wondering if it's worth your hard-earned money to invest in a CD of the show, the answer is a very enthusiastic "yes". It's a very straightforward, honest, and compelling work that's very different from traditional broadway. The marches and waltzes that make up the meat of the music are simple and catchy, yet they burn with a fiery, operatic heart. The story pounds forward with a wonderful energy, and it's given life by some of the greatest voices in theatre history. It will move you, thrill you, and leave you with the feeling that you've just experienced something magical. I never dreamed that I could enjoy musical theatre - until I heard Les Miserables.
But which recording to buy? There, it gets a bit more complicated. Each of the four English-language recordings has its own strengths and weaknesses.
The first thing that must be said about this live concert double CD is that it's far inferior to the video. In fact, the sound is quieter for some reason on the CD than on the video. The video adds a lot in other ways as well, especially from the wonderfully expressive Phillip Quast (Javert) and dimpled, hilariously lovestruck Michael Ball (Marius). If you have an option, get the video.
That aside, this CD is a great addition to Les Mis lore and an excellent all-around performance. The music is splendid (although incomplete), and the vocalists are all very good - some are better than others. In a galaxy of theatre stars, Quast steals the night with a touching and complex portrayal of the police inspector who hounds Javert. His "Stars" shines so brightly that it eclipses the other dozen or so memorable ballads, even Colm Wilkinson's show-stopper "Bring Him Home".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln on July 13 2004
Format: Audio CD
The 10th Anniversary Gala performance of LES MISERABLES, presented in concert-style at the Royal Albert Hall, drew together a cast of performers from productions worldwide, and came to be known as the 'Dream Cast' for the musical. Colm Wilkinson again plays Valjean, with Javert played by Philip Quast (THE SECRET GARDEN). The lovely Ruthie Henshall (DIVORCE ME DARLING, MISS SAIGON) plays the tragic Fantine and belts out an impressive "I Dreamed a Dream". Lea Salonga (MISS SAIGON, FLOWER DRUM SONG) is a luminous Eponine and Michael Ball (CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG), the original Marius, returns to the role once again. Judy Kuhn, the original Broadway Cosette, also is in top voice. The comical Thenardier's are played by Jenny Galloway (OLIVER!) and Alun Armstrong (another original cast member). Also back from the original cast is Beverly Klein as the grasping old crone in the "Lovely Ladies" scene. This historic recording is a must-own for LES MIZ fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl on June 25 2004
Format: Audio CD
A few months ago I learnt the piano score for 'On My Own'. A little later, on the recommendation of my sister, I watched the DVD of the TAC and was blown away. Then, I watched the entire thing again. And spent another 5 hours re-watching my favourite bits. Then, I got this CD for my birthday.
Colm Wilkinson/Jean Valjean - simply stated, amazing. Although the little shrieks at the end of long notes are a bit annoying (Another story must begiiiiiiiin-ek!), he is a brilliant singer and really interpretates the character well.
Philip Quast/Javert - another excellent singer, really becomes Javert. I couldn't imagine any other as the strict, disciplined, harsh law enforcer whose world falls to pieces.
Ruthie Henshall/Fantine - pure delight to hear her (when she sings 'You let your foreman seeeeennnd' close your eyes and breathe in, and let it out on 'me away'. She has the lovliest voice I've ever heard). Fits the part amazingly.
Michael Maguire/Enjolras - good singer, looks fit the part perfectly. However he does strain on the high notes ('They will come when we cccaaaeeeellllll')
Michael Ball/Marius - good singer through most of it, but really comes out in 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables'. If not technically a perfect singer, Ball still suits the part perfectly.
Judy Kahn/Cosette - the only one I really did not like. Her looks don't fit the part and she sings with little emotion. Watching her on the DVD is like watching a marble column sing; perfect, but not lively enough.
Alun Armstrong and Jenny Gallowy/M+Mme Threnadier - extremely funny, although Armstrong's 'Dog Eat Dog' was not memorable. Galloway was perfect. Hilarious.
Lea Salonga/Eponine - unbelievable voice, lots of emotion but somehow it was always Lea Salonga, not Eponine.
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