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The Phantom of the Opera: Canadian Cast Cast Recording, Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (Jan. 1 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording, Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0000072VS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,116 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Prologue-The Stage Of The Paris Opera House, 1911
2. Overture
3. The Dress Rehearsal Of Hannibal
4. Think Of Me
5. The Mirror... (Angel Of Music)
6. The Phantom Of The Opera
7. The Music Of The Night
8. Notes/Prima Donna
9. All I Ask Of You
10. I Gave You My Music...
11. Entr'acte
12. Masquerade
13. The Graveyard
14. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
15. Wandering Child.../Bravo Monsieur...
16. The Point Of No Return/Down Once More
17. The Phantom's Lair


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have never believed in products/ people that have to bash their competitors to sell their products yet I find myself doing the same in response to the bashing of the Canadian Cast. I first saw the Phantom when I was 10 and I fell in love with the music, the story and the atmosphere. I went back three years later and I have been itching to go again ever since. I purchased the London recording because it was all that was immediately available and it was good - but that's all. When I heard my friend's copy of the Canadian recording I knew it was the CD I had been looking for. Colm Wilkinson portrays the Phantom as exactly what he is - a passionate, misguided, desperate, and tortured man. He does not force the emotions he portrays them as somebody in the Phantom's position would. I found the London version flat and lacking in this department - completely unable to convey the depth of emotion that any true fan clings to. Rebecca Cain is also absolutely wonderful. Her voice is often wrought with emotion yet still beautifully carried. I love this CD because it makes me feel like I'm back in the theatre, participating in the magical atmosphere that is unique to the Phantom, not sitting in my den. If you are looking for an emotional masterpiece this is the CD for you. However, if you saw the performance with the same flat tone as the London recording it would probably do for you what the Canadian recording does for me. I suggest you carefully sample both CDs before you make your choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "midnightradio918" on Jan. 5 2004
Format: Audio CD
I own both the original London cast recording (the double CD) and this one and I've listened to a friend's copy of the London cast highlights CD and I have to say that I think this recording is the best I've ever heard. I have yet to hear any of the foreign-language recordings, although I understand some of them are fantastic. The only thing that keeps me from recommending this recording above all others is that this CD is, after all, only a highlights recording (which is why I'm only giving it four stars) and the original London cast double CD does contain most -- but not all -- of the music in the show (it's also a very good recording, just not nearly as good as this one). But the performers on this recording far outshine the performers on the original London cast recording. The London cast highlights recording isn't even worth considering. It's an abbreviated selection of songs performed by an inferior cast. You'd do well to forget it even exists.
By the way... As you may or may not know, Colm Wilkinson, who sings the role of the Phantom on this recording, was Andrew Lloyd Webber's first choice to play the Phantom on stage in London, but he was performing in another show and couldn't do it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ttlgrl on April 20 2007
Format: Audio CD
I struggled for the longest time on whether to buy the Original recording or this one, but having listened to them both, they each have their strong points & weaknesses. Colm Wilkinson is certainly a very strong performer & one could even say a better phantom than Michael Crawford; however Mr. Crawford's voice has a charm all it's own & one ends up appreciating his performance on it's own merit. For Ms. Caine though, the matter is a little different. After being subject to the sonorous sound that is Ms Brightman's voice, Rebecca Caine comes across as rather shrill. Notwithstanding, the style of music on this disc is more technical than on the original & certainly as enjoyable if not more. I do miss the numbers included on the original that are missing here & vice versa.

If you can, get both because they are two different listening experiences & you stand to gain more.
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A real musical treat - so glad to have this dc in our music collection and Rebecca Cain is amazing!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1 2004
Format: Audio CD
I started listening to Phantom when I was about 12, now I'm 14 and still am a Phantom nut! I first got the OLC soundtrack and loved it. I just got the Canadian soundtrack and had to admit it just was not as good as the OLC, but still is great! It was just a little weak and seemed a bit rushed. Here's what I think:
Colm Wilkinson(The Phantom)had a great voice, but when he sang quietly or deeply it sounded strange. It sounded like he had something in his mouth, or was at least jutting his jaw out really far. He was more frightening during his threats and rages, and was very heartbreaking at the sad songs. Michael Crawford had a more smooth, hypnotic and tender voice, but was not has emotional as Colm.
What really disappointed me was that they didn't have him do his trademark laugh after "I Gave You My Music"! That was one of my favorite parts!
Rebecca Caine(Christine)...she has been called many things, from "amazing" to "breathtaking" to even "a vibrating train wreck". I don't think she is a vibrating train wreck, but I don't think she's the best Christine on the planet, either. It was very hard for her to hit that high A at the end of the theme song. She squeaked that note instead of singing it loud and clear like Sarah Brightman. But she is very understandable, unlike Sarah. She does have a good voice. She is also more emotional than Sarah.
Byron Nease(Raoul)has been called "boring" by many reviewers, but I don't think he's that bad. His voice is too operatic, though, when it should be just normal. He would of made a great Piangi, but not a Raoul.
Carlotta, Piangi, the managers and the other actors were also nice, Carlotta was wonderfully irritating, and I like that she didn't roll her "Rs" all the time like Rosemary Ashe. Piangi was also good.
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