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Aspects of Love (Remastered 1989 Original London Cast) [Cast Recording, Original recording remastered]

Michael Ball , Ann Crumb , Andrew Lloyd Webber Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)


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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Railway Station At Pau (Incorporating Love Changes Everything)Kathleen Rowe Mcallen 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Small Theatre In MontpellierPaul Bentley 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Cafe In Montpellier ((incorporating 'Parlez-vous-Francais?'))Paul Bentley 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Railway Station At PauMichael Ball 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. In A Train Compartment ((inc. 'Seeing Is Believing))Michael Ball 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The House At PauMichael Ball 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. An Art Exhibition In ParisKathleen Rowe Mcallen 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A Memory Of A Happy MomentKathleen Rowe Mcallen 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. In Many Rooms In The House At PauMichael Ball 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. On The TerraceMichael Ball 8:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Outside The BedroomMichael Ball 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Up In The Pyrenees ((inc. 'Chanson d'enfance'))Michael Ball 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The House At PauMichael Ball 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. A Fairground In Paris ((inc. Everybody Loves A Hero))Original London Cast of Aspects of Love Cast 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. George's Flat In ParisLaurel Ford 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. First Orchestral InterludeLaurel Ford 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. She'd Be Far Better Off With YouPaul Bentley 5:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Second Orchestral InterludeOriginal London Cast of Aspects of Love Cast0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Guilietta's Studios In Venice ((inc. 'Stop, Wait, Please'))Carol Duffy 9:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. A Registry OfficeOriginal London Cast of Aspects of Love Cast0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. A Military Camp In MalayaMichael Ball 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Orchestral Intro (Act Two)Original London Cast of Aspects of Love Cast0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Theatre In ParisPaul Bentley 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Leading LadyPaul Bentley 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. At The Stage DoorMichael Ball 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. George's House At PauKevin Colson 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Other PleasuresMichael Ball 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. A Cafe In VeniceKathleen Rowe Mcallen0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. There Is More To LoveKathleen Rowe Mcallen 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Garden At PauMichael Ball 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Mermaid SongMichael Ball 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Countryside Around The House (Third Orchestral Interlude)Andrew Lloyd Webber 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Garden At Pau (Version 2)Michael Ball 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. On The Terrace (Version 2)Michael Ball 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The First Man You Remember (Version 2)Michael Ball 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. In The Vineyard At PauOriginal London Cast of Aspects of Love Cast 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Up In The PyreneesMichael Ball 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. George's Study At PauKevin Colson 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. A Circus In Paris ((inc. 'Journey of a Lifetime'))Michael Ball 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Outside The Circus ((inc. 'Falling'))Michael Ball 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Jenny's Bedroom In ParisMichael Ball 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. The Vineyards At Pau ((inc. 'Hand Me The Wine and the Dice'))Paul Bentley 8:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. A Hay LoftKathleen Rowe Mcallen 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. On The Terrace (Version 3)Michael Ball 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Anything But Lonely (Version 2)Kathleen Rowe Mcallen 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Audio CD (May 23, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Cast Recording, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000BT7I78
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,022 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Original 1989 London Cast Recording. This almost chamber-like work features Lloyd Webber's most sophisticated music. A literary story in post-World War II England, Aspects of Love introduced the enuring classic song, Love Changes Everything.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN IMPROVED RELEASE OF ALW'S INTIMATE CHAMBER PIECE December 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
When "Aspects of love" premiered in April 1989 in London, wide audiences knew Andrew Lloyd Webber mostly by his big blockbuster musicals such as "Cats", "The Phantom of the opera" or "Evita. After the "Phantom", the composer decided to try something new, much in the same way he has done with "Cats" in the early 80-is after he decided to part ways with his lyricist Tim Rice. As the basis for his next musical he chose David Garnett's short novel of the same title.

The plot involves various love triangles and is as close to a soap opera as you can get in a musical. We follow a 17 year-old Englishman Alex, who is in love with an older French actress Rose Videle. They end up in the Spanish villa that belongs to Alex's uncle George, an elderly painter and writer. George in turn has an ongoing affair with a younger Italian sculptress Giulietta. George finds Rose and Alex in the villa and after Alex is called to the army, George and Rose begin living together, which at first Alex finds impossible to accept. Giulietta and Rose become quite friends, there is even a hint of a lesbian relationship between them. Even so, George and Rose get married. Some time has passed and Alex is out of the army and is reunited with George, Rose and their 14 year-old daughter Jenny in their villa in France. Jenny falls in love with Alex, something that a very old George, now depended solely on Jenny's love cannot agree to. Alex is torn between Rose and Jenny and soon George dies. At his funeral Alex meets Giulietta and they are instantly drawn to one another. Alex leaves with her, although Rose pleaded him not to leave her alone.

As you can see, the plot isn't quite as simple as it might appear.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A DIFFERENT LLOYD WEBBER SOUNDING EQUALLY GOOD November 19, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When "Aspects of love" premiered in April 1989 in London, wide audiences knew Andrew Lloyd Webber mostly by his big blockbuster musicals such as "Cats", "The Phantom of the opera" or "Evita. After the "Phantom", the composer decided to try something new, much in the same way he has done with "Cats" in the early 80-is after he decided to part ways with his lyricist Tim Rice. As the basis for his next musical he chose David Garnett's short novel of the same title.

The plot involves various love triangles and is as close to a soap opera as you can get in a musical. We follow a 17 year-old Englishman Alex, who is in love with an older French actress Rose Videle. They end up in the Spanish villa that belongs to Alex's uncle George, an elderly painter and writer. George in turn has an ongoing affair with a younger Italian sculptress Giulietta. George finds Rose and Alex in the villa and after Alex is called to the army, George and Rose begin living together, which at first Alex finds impossible to accept. Giulietta and Rose become quite friends, there is even a hint of a lesbian relationship between them. Even so, George and Rose get married. Some time has passed and Alex is out of the army and is reunited with George, Rose and their 14 year-old daughter Jenny in their villa in France. Jenny falls in love with Alex, something that a very old George, now depended solely on Jenny's love cannot agree to. Alex is torn between Rose and Jenny and soon George dies. At his funeral Alex meets Giulietta and they are instantly drawn to one another. Alex leaves with her, although Rose pleaded him not to leave her alone.

As you can see, the plot isn't quite as simple as it might appear.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXQUISITE & UNDER-RATED MASTERPIECE! August 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I will never understand why this show was never the hit it so deserved to be. It was richly complex, deeply profound, and touched me to the core, staying with me, still, through the years. Perhaps it was too daring for the narrow, provincial American mind.

Much has been said here, but to truly appreciate the music, I think you had to have seen the original show live.

I was fortunate enough to see the original cast at the Kennedy Center in D.C. 1993 (or so) and will NEVER forget it. It is WAY up there at the top of my favorites of all Broadway shows, and I have seen almost ALL of Andrew Lloyd Webber's shows at least once-- in both D.C. and NYC-- since the beginning.

If ASPECTS OF LOVE ever comes around again, don't miss it!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes Everything February 5, 2002
By Z. Yang
Format:Audio CD
After the spectacular rock musical of Jesus Christ, the extravaganza of Cats, and the glorious operatic Phantom, Andrew Lloyd Webber surprised the world with his down-to-earth "Aspects of Love", a musical adapted from the novel by David Garnett. The unusualness is also reflected in the music. What we hear is an intimate and rather contrasting music score played on a smaller orchestra - a gentle and elegant chamber piece.

The show is about love. The relationships woven among the five main characters: Alex, Rose, George, Jenny and Giulietta, is complicated enough to confuse the audience, and yet, with Don Black/Charles Hart's witty lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber's stroke of genius, the story is unfolded methodically. The musical is opened, uniquely, with one male soloist (Michael Ball) singing "Love Changes Everything", which distills the essence of the show. While Andrew Lloyd Webber wrapped the well-knitted plot with his intertwining music, he didn't forget bringing out half dozen of enchanting songs, which can also be performed singly in concert. Besides "Love Changes Everything", there are "Seeing is Believing", "Anything But Lonely", "The First Man You Remember", "Mermaid Song", "There is More to Love"...... The melodies simply strike you to the heart the first time you hear them and will stay there for the rest of your life.

The cast is wonderful. It feels like character Alex was written for Michael Ball. I don't know if it is Michael who made Alex so charming or it is Alex who made Michael so irresistible. His fully voiced, straight from the belly B-flat at the end of Act II alone is already one magic of the show, and yet, he offers more: his vibrato and his croon, his passion and his tenderness. I think Ann Crumb is very successful in creating Rose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caught up in the magic of a new and everlasting real life love affair,...
A truly twist of heart strings.

Caught up in the magic of a new and everlasting real life love affair, I lived every bar, every beat, every nuance, as a sterling troop... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eagle Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Lloyd Webber hidden masterpiece
A true but sadly unknown treasure. I'm glad to have found it.
Published 1 month ago by Anthony Mcclure
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Lloyd Webber at His Best
Andrew Lloyd Webber may have been working overtime to develop this marvelous musical entertainment. It was unfortunately not as successful as Cats or Phantom, but far more... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barry Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes Everything
Andrew Lloyd Webber wanted to write a musical about love. And this musical is actually very good. Well crafted melodies work well in this musical to produce music that is very... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bernard Kinney
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Weber, it's must. (But I like the "edited" version...
It, in deed, gives you a unique aspect of love. It's Weber before he lost his drive. It's hard to love, but hard to not love it.
Published 10 months ago by Ralph D. Finch
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Changes everything
love the play in NYC in late 80s and love to hear it now especially the song love changes everything
Published 12 months ago by Carol S Hallberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic from my adolescence
I loved this musical in high school and I loved rediscovering it as an adult. The story is contrived, but the music is lovely.
Published 16 months ago by Mlle
1.0 out of 5 stars Skips on the CD playback
The cds were advertised as either good or very good, I don't remember which. When I attempted to play them on a quality cd player there were "skips" and the general... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Larry Niedergerke
5.0 out of 5 stars Aspect of Love (Remastered 1989 Original London Cast)
Very enjoyable. Music and singing first rate. Highly recommend this if you like musical theater and terrific voices, especially Michael Ball. Wow!
Published 19 months ago by Sheila A Harris
2.0 out of 5 stars Two songs but nothing else
I liked two songs from Aspects of Love that I heard on a collection of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Unfortunately, they were the only items I liked; I didn't care for the story line behind... Read more
Published 23 months ago by COvolunteer
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