- Audio CD (Dec 21 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Cast Recording, Soundtrack
- Label: Universal Music Canada
- ASIN: B00A80SHFM
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,465 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Les Miserables Soundtrack, Cast Recording
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Les Misrables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, the production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. With international superstars and beloved songs including 'I Dreamed a Dream', 'Bring Him Home', 'One Day More' and 'On My Own', Les Misrables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
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In the full-length film, the acting-while-singing worked really well for the film and was quite moving, but when I'm listening to the music on my own, I found the background sounds, breathing, sobbing, etc., rather distracting. Bottom line to me is if you love the music, it's better to buy the London cast recording or 25th anniversary concert rather than this soundtrack.
Russell Crowe's singing was surprisingly pleasing, but he definitely no Philip Quast.
Hugh Jackman's performance as Jean Valjean can sound a little inconsistent at times, but overall a good effort.
My biggest criticism is directed toward the sound engineers.
I realize that this is a "highlights" album, but some of the tracks sound weirdly cut/truncated.
And "Do You Hear the People Sing" is NOT in this album??? REALLY, you cut THAT iconic song from the album? Boo!
There had better be a complete symphonic recording of this movie coming out soon
(i.e. the equivalent to a 2-or-3 CD Les Misérables album)
Overall, I like the music, but the highlights album editing itself could have been better executed.
It's just my honest opinion, as I own 19 different international production recordings of this musical, and I'm simply comparing this one to all the others.
If you are looking for a CD that honors the depth and richness of the story both musically and vocally, I would suggest you look at purchasing the Les Miserable Live version, 2010 cast or the 25th anniversary version.
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