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Les Miserables (1985 Original London Cast) (CD)

By: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Patti LuPone, Rebecca Caine, Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle

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DISC 1 for Les Miserables (1985 Original London Cast) (CD) Album By Alain Boublil
1   Work Song
2   Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven
3   What Have I Done?
4   At the End of the Day
5   I Dreamed a Dream
6   Lovely Ladies
7   Who Am I?
8   Come to Me
9   Confrontation
10   Castle on a Cloud
11   Master of the House
12   Thénardier Waltz
13   Stars
14   Look Down
15   Little People
16   Red and Black
17   Do You Hear the People Sing?
DISC 2 for Les Miserables (1985 Original London Cast) (CD) Album By Alain Boublil
1   Love Montage: I Saw Him Once/In My Life/A Heart Full of Love
2   Plumet Attack
3   One Day More
4   On My Own
5   The Attack
6   A Little Fall of Rain
7   Drink with Me
8   Bring Him Home
9   Dog Eats Dog
10   Javert's Suicide: Soliloquy
11   Turning
12   Empty Chairs
13   Wedding Chorale/Beggars at the Feast

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Album Description

Les Miserables, the Musical Sensation with the Original London Cast.

Product Notes

This recording captures the 1985 London cast that transformed an obscure French musical based on Victor Hugo's gargantuan novel of pre-Revolutionary France into a worldwide phenomenon throughout the late-'80s and '90s and became one of the best examples of the era's trend of blockbuster musical spectacles. Yes, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg's score tends to recycle its themes, but the beautiful melodies and stirring anthems rarely fail to captivate and touch its audience. Colm Wilkinson is the heroic Valjean, Patti LuPone is the tragic Fantine, Michael Ball is the love-struck Marius, and Frances Ruffelle is the despondent Eponine, with Roger Allam (Javert), Alun Armstrong and Sue Jane Tanner (the Thénardiers), Rebecca Caine (older Cosette), and David Burt (Enjolras) filling out the excellent cast. Fans will want to take note that this recording includes some material that was revised when the show crossed the pond to Broadway--"Little People" was lost altogether, while the "Love Montage" was significantly rewritten. Les Misérables sounds especially vivid in its 1998 remastering, and a synopsis and full lyrics are included. --David Horiuchi

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