I have never had the pleasure of seeing this show on Broadway, but simply listening to this soundtrack gives me at least some idea of how awesome the show was when performed live.
Frank Wildhorn is one of my favorite Broadway composers, he's right up there alongside ALW. The songs are filled with energy, adventure, and all sorts of emotions, you can't help but get swept away, especially in regards those who lend their voices to these incredible songs: Douglas Sills, Terrance Mann, and Christine Andreas.
Every song is simply a delight and they reflect the story exceptionally well. It is a true swashbuckling story filled with passion, intrigue, and loads of laughs.
"Madame Guillotine" is one of my favorites, as it is filled with the ripe madness and furvor of the French Revolution as the citizens worship the instrument of destruction, the guillotine.
"Into the Fire" is another one of my favorites, a rousing anthem to raise the spirits of bravery and courage, a fitting battlecry as Percy and his friends decide to take it upon themselves to save the lives of the innocent in Paris. Wonderful stuff.
"Falcon in the Dive" is an awesome song as sung by Chauvelin as he deals with the various thoughts and feelings that plague him in his duty to hunt down the Pimpernel and maintain order as a servant of the revolution.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" is definitely awesome because it is an ensemble song dealing with the various rumors about who the Pimpernel is. Some of them more outlandish than the last.
"The Creation of Man" is one of the funniest songs as it deals with Percy and his friends singing about how it is the duty of the aristocratic male to uphold the banner of well-tailored fashions.
I could go on and on, but basically every song on this album is excellent. Do yourself a favor and get this record, and get your hands on the concept album as well. Both are really awesome.